Examining a Few Texas Electricity Ratings Customer Reviews

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Centerpoint, Deregulated Electricity, First Choice Power, ONCOR, PUC/ERCOT, StarTex Power, Stream Energy, Tara Energy, Texas Deregulated Electricity, Texas Electricity

I get tons of customer reviews through Texas Electricity Ratings, and one of the most consistent issues I see are negative reviews based on misconceptions, or in some cases, a lack of understanding of how the deregulated electricity market works. Since a big part of what I do is to try and help educate people […]

Texas Electricity Ratings Updates Rankings on 2/22/12

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Deregulated Electricity, Provider Spotlight, TER News, Texas Deregulated Electricity, Texas Electricity

I just wanted to make a quick post alerting everyone that I’ve re-calculated the rankings on my website, Texas Electricity Ratings. The rankings are compiled using a number of independent sources including current electric rates, the most recent PUC complaint statistics, Better Business Bureau rankings, the customer reviews submitted through the website, and more.

Who is The Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP)?

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Anyone who visits my blog regularly has probably seen that I’ve been talking a lot about the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP) lately. TCAP recently published their “history” of deregulated electricity in the state of Texas, and there are several things about their self-proclaimed history I find questionable, which I’ve documented at great length […]

Austin Contributor Backwards on Electric Deregulation

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I was perusing an article from Carol Penny, a local contributor for the Austin American Statesman, and I couldn’t help but think one thing: at least the article was published under the “Opinion” category. Sheesh. Opinions don’t need factual support, so she has that going for her, I suppose…

Texas Electricity News and Links

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Here are a few interesting articles I’ve stumbled across today, none of which are worth an individual post. However, I figured I’d post them all here as a link dump for anyone interested in the topics. Enjoy: AEP AEP has been busy. While I don’t have any new updates from their case in Texas regarding […]

Texas Electricity, TCAP, and a Biased “History” – Part Four

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Yes, I’m still writing blog posts about TCAP’s recent release of their “history” of deregulated electricity in Texas which they have been still pushing out heavily through PR channels the past couple weeks. I know I initially said I didn’t want to do a 10 part series on this topic, but I never said it […]

Texas Electricity, TCAP, and a Biased “History” – Part Three

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When I last left off on my critique of TCAP’s “history” of deregulated electricity in Texas, I was moving one by one through their “major findings” section of the document and giving my thoughts and raising questions about their facts and claims. I’m about half of the way through their findings, so without further ado […]

Texas Electricity, TCAP, and a Biased “History” – Part Two

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Previously, I posted Part 1 of my look into TCAP’s (Texas Coalition for Affordable Power) history of deregulated electricity in the state of Texas, including a quick explanation of who TCAP is as an organization. To be honest, I could go page by page and pick apart much of what this “history” is claiming as […]

Texas Electricity, TCAP, and a Biased “History” – Part One

Posted on 6 CommentsPosted in Deregulated Electricity, PUC/ERCOT, TER News, Texas Deregulated Electricity, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News, Trends

Most people probably haven’t heard of TCAP, the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power. Although, if you’ve read the TER Blog or visited the TER Facebook page with any regularity, you might have seen me comment about TCAP’s public relations face, Recharge Texas. So who is TCAP? TCAP is a membership group of local community politicians […]

Money Saving Program for Houston Electricity and Dallas Electricity Customers

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The always informative Energy Choice Matters had an interesting article about a possible program for consumers in the Centerpoint and Oncor footprints to save money. Simple Energy (not to be mistaken with the recently purchased Simple Power), is a company that is trying to offer potential rewards for customers to save energy. The only catch […]