PUC to NextEra— What Part Of “NO”?

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Ouch! Back on April 13, the Texas Public Utility Commission rejected NextEra Energy Inc.’s proposed $18.4 billion acquisition of Oncor. Though not unexpected, the PUC unanimously voted down the deal saying it was not in the best interest of consumers who want the best electricity rates. The chief concern being NextEra dispensing with ring fencing […]

Study: Some Residential Rates in Competitive Areas Are Cheaper

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Last week, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University released it’s study, Electricity Reform and Retail Pricing in Texas showing (in spite of a copy editing error) that “by 2016, the average price paid by residential customers in some competitive market areas was lower than the average price paid in […]

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 […]

What’s Up with ONCOR? Maybe Your Rates!

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There’s bad news for consumers seeking the best electricity rates in Dallas. ONCOR wants to raise its transmission and distribution rates on April 21. If the 7.5 rate increase would take effect, it will add to the TDU charge portion of your monthly electric bill. More than 10 million customers across Texas would see higher […]

Texas Spring Forecast

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We’re already just a few weeks into spring and it looks like an early spring warm up is coming to your area. While a warm spring might sound nice, if you live in Dallas or Houston or almost anywhere in Texas, a warm spring means it’s just going to get a whole heck of a […]

Rate of the Week: Best Houston Green Electricity Plan

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Houston Green Energy Best Green Energy Rate in Houston In this Texas electricity provider comparison, we will track down and highlight the best greater municipalities Houston Green Energy Rates available. We narrowed down our search after reviewing numerous providers’ price disclosures (EFL). We then chose as the best environmentally friendly plan, the Green Energy 12 […]

Winter’s Coming. Will Spring Electricity Prices Go Up?

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Winter arrives on December 21. In Texas, winter will probably be over by noon. NOAA is forecasting that with the emergence of the weak La Niña this month, there’s likely to a better chance for “above-normal temperatures for much of the southern U.S.” from December, 2016 through February, 2017. ERCOT was more specific in its […]

Texas Billing Scam Uncovered in…Virginia?

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Cindy Reed lives in Fairfax, Virginia, near the Washington Beltway. She might be a thousand miles from Texas but since February, she’s been receiving emailed bills from Reliant Energy for Texas electricity customers. According to coverage by both KPRC 2 Houston and NBC4 Washington Ms. Reed has received hundreds of notices which included the account numbers, […]

Trouble Ahead for Low Income Texas Electricity Customers?

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The LITE-UP Texas program that helped 700,000 Texas households in 2015 ended with this past August’s bill. LITE-UP Texas doled out hundreds of millions of dollars in assistance. The Star-Telegram reports that lawmakers occasionally tapped its funding source — called the System Benefit Fund — to prop up the state’s budget. But three years ago, […]

Energy Future Holdings Emerging from Chapter 11 in Near Future

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U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Sontchi gave approval in his Delaware courtroom this past Friday, August 26 for Energy Futures Holdings to reorganize from the biggest bankruptcy in US history since GM in 2009. TXU retail energy business and Luminant, Texas’ largest power plant operator, will be spun-off tax-free under the subsidiary Texas Competitive Electric Holdings […]