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 […]

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 Electricity Ratings Review Explanation of the Week: 8/15/2016

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Here at Texas Electricity Ratings, we are starting a new regular column that will look at a review that someone has submitted and examine it. The idea is to help consumers understand how the Texas electricity market works. This week’s review comes from “Susan,” in north Texas: I moved into my first apartment on July 11th, […]

Champion Energy Wins 6th J.D. Power Award

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Champion Energy has won yet another J.D. Power award for customer satisfaction, showing once again that they are at the pinnacle of Texas electricity companies. This is the second consecutive year they have won the award, and the 6th time in 7 years. That is pretty staggering. But it also goes to show you that […]

Texas Electricity Ratings Updates Summer Rankings

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Texas Electricity Ratings has updated their Texas electricity provider rankings heading into the hottest portion of the Texas summer shopping season. The goal is to ensure that shoppers have the most up to date information at their disposal while shopping for electricity providers. In preparation for the final stretch of the summer season, Texas Electricity […]

PUC Cuts Back Centerpoint Rate Increases

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Back on this past March 21, Centerpoint filed an application with the PUC to increase its TDU rates for its Houston customers, as well as those in surrounding communities. CenterPoint said it invested $689,351,015 in its transmission system between 2010 and 2015 and needed $60,596,164 to make up revenue. The utility has indeed made substantial […]

What Happened to Clean Coal?

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Though Carbon Capture and Storage —“Clean Coal”— is technically feasible, it might be economically smarter to leave the once Black Diamond in the ground. For years, the coal industry has championed “clean coal” as an innovation that could reinvigorate the US coal industry and make it competitive as a low-carbon emitting fuel for the future. […]

Texas Electricity Consumer Questions—TDU Charges

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Occasionally, folks ask some good questions when they’re shopping for electricity. Our Texas Electricity Consumer Questions Series tries to clear up the confusion and answers those questions so you can be a better informed consumer. From J. in Sharyland— “Are there any REPs that don’t have high TDU charges?” We understand your frustration, J., but […]