ERCOT Announces Sufficient Generation For Fall & Winter

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Will there be enough Texas electricity for the cold weather? The organization responsible for managing nearly all of the Texas power grid — the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) — says there will be plenty of electricity for Texans this fall and winter. Even at peak demand, Texas electricity customers will stay warm and […]

Plan Picker 3000 Simplifies Your Power to Choose Houston Electricity

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Who can help choose my electricity plan? Selecting a Houston electricity provider is a daunting task. One retail electricity provider says they’ll give you free nights. Another says free weekends. Still another says you’ll get a free smart thermostat. But what are the details? You have contract terms, per kWh pricing, bill credits, freebies, and […]

Texas Hurricane Season Update, Fall 2018

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What Texas Hurricane Season? We should be in the middle of a strong hurricane season. But if you’ve looked for storm systems in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico over the past two months, there’s been total nada happening. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey one year ago, the dearth of tropical cyclones has […]

What To Expect If Your Electricity Provider Leaves Houston

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How do I find a new Houston electricity company? As new players enter the deregulated Texas electricity market, more competition often leads to lower prices for consumers. But sometimes, when companies leave the Texas market their customers must find new electricity providers. What is POLR Service? So Texans aren’t left in the lurch when their […]

Shop Short Term Fixed-Rate and Prepaid Houston Electricity

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How do I pick a college apartment electricity plan? So you have your off-campus apartment lease signed, and you’re ready to move in. What about electricity service? Picking a Texas electricity plan can be confusing in the best of times but because rates will likely fall when summer’s gone you’re not going to want to […]

Your Power to Choose—Why ERCOT’s Power Pond Got Just a Little Smaller

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Is my electric company leaving Texas? During Texas droughts, the pond gradually shrinks to a puddle, the ubiquitous barred tiger salamander will turn cannibal, devouring each other until there’s only one big salamander left in the muddy ooze. The barred tiger salamander’s om-nom-nom behavior ominously resonates with the latest Texas retail electricity news. Not only […]

ERCOT Having a HOT ONE Today!

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How big will demand for Texas electricity go? High temperatures are expected throughout the north central region of Texas today. Dallas electricity customers will still see over 100°F with Austin and San Antonio likely to hit their hottest day of the summer thus far. Demand is forecast to get to 74,647 MW today and on […]

3 Big Ways to Cut Your Houston Electricity Bill

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How can I lower my Houston electricity bill this summer? No one likes to pay more than necessary for anything, especially for Houston electricity. When the Texas summer temperatures rise, so do the electricity costs for homes and businesses. Air conditioners run longer to cool indoor spaces; more electricity is lost because of the heat’s […]

Houston and Dallas Sweat Through Record Electricity Demand

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Why is high electric demand such a Texas problem? Summers in Texas are supposed to be hot. But when the temperatures start hanging around 100°F or above for a few days, then the situation starts getting serious. Not just for homeless folks who need to get out of the heat to survive or anyone else […]

What is a Texas Energy Emergency?

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How do I know I’m in a Texas energy emergency? During the hot Texas summer, every air conditioning unit in Texas runs during the afternoon. That much consumption at one time can cause a energy emergency when demand for Texas electricity gets precariously close or even surpasses the energy supply available. When this happens, the […]