PUC Hammers Texas Electricity Company

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The PUC (Public Utilities Commission) receives a lot of heat from Texans, oftentimes undeserved. One of the many responsibilities of the PUC is to act on behalf of Texans when it comes to making sure they aren’t being exploited by electricity companies. Now, when electric rates go up because people don’t read their terms of […]

Tres Amigas Superstation Gets an Investor

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As I’ve written before, the Tres Amigas Superstation which is being to constructed to connect America’s 3 major electricity grids is a great project. Well, the project recently received a 12 million dollar investment by Matsui, a Japanese company. Matsui will take an equity stake in the Tres Amigas. This is great news because anything […]

Texas Electricity, The Dallas Observer, and Yellow Journalism.

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To anyone familiar with the Dallas Observer, chances are that the title of this post might not surprise you. I saw this article bounce around the internet in several places before Christmas, and even though it is a week old I just can’t let it pass without pointing out some sensationalist tactics and poor research […]

Texas Electricity, The Texas Observer, and Yellow Journalism.

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Deregulated Electricity, PUC/ERCOT, Texas Deregulated Electricity, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News

To anyone familiar with the Texas Observer, chances are that the title of this post might not surprise you. I saw this article bounce around the internet in several places before Christmas, and even though it is a week old I just can’t let it pass without pointing out some sensationalist tactics and poor research […]

Texas Electricity: A Year In Review

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Texas electricity had a very busy year in 2011. There was a lot of different and important news stories from several unexpected angles that had an important impact on consumers and their electricity bills. And as far as years go, lots of the stories that started in 2011 could have a huge impact on 2012 […]

Texas Electricity, AEP Texas and the Rules of Deregulation – Part 4

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Centerpoint, Deregulated Electricity, ONCOR, PUC/ERCOT, Reliant Energy, Texas Deregulated Electricity, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News, TXU Energy

What does AEP Stand to Gain and Who is Opposed? It is easy to understand why AEP is so determined to sell Texas electricity under the AEP brand name. As we have already examined in part 2 and part 3 of my series on this topic, their brand awareness is off the charts. They would […]

Deregulated Texas Electricity Bills are Cheaper than Entergy Texas Bills

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Recharge Texas is back to their usual tricks and painting deregulated electricity in Texas in a negative light. Even worse is they have managed to wrangle a position blogging for the Houston Chronicle’s Fuel Fix blog, which I’m concerned will give them further false credibility. Anyway, Recharge Texas is once again claiming that Texans are […]

Texas Electricity, AEP Texas and the Rules of Deregulation – Part 3

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Bounce Energy, Centerpoint, Champion Energy, Cirro, Direct Energy, PUC/ERCOT, Reliant Energy, StarTex Power, Texas Deregulated Electricity, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News, TXU Energy

If you’ve read Part 1 and Part 2 of my examination of AEP’s application to sell deregulated electricity in Texas you are acquainted with both the basics of the situation, as well as just how much confusion exists by consumers in the Texas marketplace. In this section, I’m going to pick back up on market […]

Texas Electricity, AEP Texas and the Rules of Deregulation – Part 2

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Centerpoint, ONCOR, Provider Spotlight, PUC/ERCOT, Texas Deregulated Electricity, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News

So if you’ve read part one of my look into AEP’s application to sell retail electricity, you have an understanding of the rules that separate TDUs and REPs, as well as AEP’s place in the Texas electricity market. Now it is time to highlight why what AEP is doing is problematic for consumers. Lets jump […]

Texas Electricity, AEP Texas and the Rules of Deregulation – Part 1

Posted on 6 CommentsPosted in Centerpoint, Direct Energy, ONCOR, Texas Deregulated Electricity, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News, Trends

In a series of articles, I want to take a look at American Electric Power’s (AEP) court hearing regarding their application to become a Retail Electricity Provider (REP), similar to Reliant, TXU, Gexa, or Bounce. The interesting thing about their application is that AEP is currently a Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDU) for 2 regions […]