NRG Buying Discount Power, Power Express, & Volterra Energy

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NRG Buys VEH Brands and Customers NRG energy, the biggest electricity seller in Texas and parent company of Houston-based Reliant Energy, is reported to have agreed to purchase the customers and brand assets of the three retailers owned by Houston-based Volterra Energy Holdings LLC (VEH). Will NRG’s Deal Affect My Electricity? According to EnergyChoiceMatters.Com, NRG […]

This Month’s Cheapest 12 Month Fixed Rates In Houston

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Which retail electricity providers offer the best price? Price is a big consideration for Texans switching retail electricity providers. A company’s reputation for reliability and customer service are important as well; however, price often trumps all other factors. Now is an excellent time to shop for electricity. The summer surge in retail electricity prices is […]

Best Smart Home Rates in Houston

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Who has Houston’s best smart home electricity plan? Smart meters provide smart home customers an easy way to monitor electricity usage and to maximize savings. If you’re ready to switch to the smart home plan in the Houston area with the best rates, you should choose Cirro Energy’s Smart Value 12. Get An Intelligent Plan […]

Best 6 Month Electricity Plan in Dallas

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In this Dallas Electricity Rates analysis we will determine the best 6-month plan available between the top three cheapest electricity providers in the metroplex area. Our top three contending power plans come from StarTex Power , Cirro Energy , and Frontier Utilities . StarTex Power was our top choice, giving Dallas consumers the best average […]

Green Mountain Energy Wins 2014 J.D. Power & Associates Award!

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Green Mountain Energy has nabbed the top score in the J.D. Power & Associates annual customer satisfaction survey for Texas electricity! Congratulations Green Mountain! This is the first time in 4 years a company has beat out Champion Energy Services for the top spot in the survey. Additionally, the survey also shows that customer satisfaction […]

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

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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 Provider Map

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Last week’s purchase of First Choice Power by Direct Energy was yet another major acquisition of a Retail Electricity Provider by a major energy conglomerate. There’s been around a half a dozen of these deals in the past year, and in my opinion things have gotten a bit muddled and confusing. So I wanted to […]

Texas Electricity Crisis: Explaining the Market Dangers

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Everyone has seen the ERCOT notices to conserve electricity recently. They seem like there have been daily alerts and calls to action for people to regulate their electricity intake for the sake of conservation. I’m sure a lot of people dismiss this stuff out of hand, but the concern is valid. And I’m going to […]

Texas Electricity: Minimum Usage Charges

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Earlier this week, I got an email from a Texas Electricity Ratings reader, suggesting I write an article about Minimum Usage charges. We’ve discussed Minimum Usage charges in the past here, but to clear things up, in short, they’re additional charges that are tacked onto a person’s bill if they use less than a certain […]