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 […]

Three Cheapest Fixed Rate Electricity Plans in Houston

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How can I get cheap Houston electricity? Finding cheap electricity during the hot Texas summer is a tall task. As the heat index rises, retail electricity prices follow suit. Now isn’t the optimal time of the year to sign up for a contract, but if you need to power your home, you must shop for […]

What Is a Texas Electricity Bill Scam?

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How Can You Avoid Utility Bill Scams This Summer? Scammers are on the hunt. Being prepared can help you avoid becoming a victim. One way scammers can steal your account information is through electricity bill scams. Understanding how scammers work is best way to protect yourself. What Are Common Texas Electricity Bill Scams? There are […]

What Are the Rules for Texas Smart Meters?

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Why Do We Have Smart Meters in Texas? Smart meters are already at work in nearly all Texas homes. But why are they important and do you have to have one in your home? Smart meters can help customers maximize their energy savings and improve ERCOT’s grid reliability. And with Texas energy rates are on […]

ERCOT Prepping for Record June Demand TODAY!

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Does ERCOT Have Enough Electricity for Today? ERCOT is heading into a show down between Texas electricity demand and Texas heat. With Friday temperature highs throughout the state expected between the upper 90s and 100s, ERCOT forecasts that it will face a peak demand of 68,374 megawatts (MW) on Friday, June 22 at roughly 4 […]

The Summer Guide to Texas Electricity: 2018

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Summertime is always a very busy season in the world of Texas electricity, and 2018 is no exception. In fact, 2018 as already been an extremely active shopping season, and it will only get busier as the days and weeks continue to tick by into the crucible of the summer heat. We’ve been doing this […]

What is a Plan EFL and how does it affect my Texas electricity?

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What Is an EFL in Texas? No one wants to read the fine print. But when you’re comparing Dallas electric rates, you need to know the full picture. This helps you save big when using the power to choose to find the cheapest electricity plan for your Dallas, Texas home. The Energy Facts Label (EFL) […]

ERCOT Posts New June Peak Demand Record

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ERCOT’s new June peak demand record? But It’s Only June 1! ERCOT’s Twitter posting on June 1 sent an electric shiver through a sweltering Texas: ERCOT set a new June peak demand record this afternoon, reaching 67,887 MW between 4 and 5 p.m.  Well, technically— demand was 67886.60 MW but you get the point. Texas […]

NOAA Forecasts 2018 Hurricane Season

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How bad will hurricane season be this summer? Extreme weather is exerting a greater impact on our lives now than ever before. Hurricane season makes this all too clear. Storms can disrupt gas and oil wells and knock down transmission lines, both of which can affect the price of energy throughout the country. Homeowners dwelling […]

Record-Setting Electricity Demand Expected For Texas Summer

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Is summer going to be hot in Texas? Saying the Texas summer will be hot is like saying the 4th of July fireworks will be colorful. Each year air conditioners and freezers work overtime whenever the weather gets unbearable. When the gurus of Texas energy consumption evaluate the future demand, they factor in the weather […]