Why Texas Free Electricity Plans Aren’t Worth It

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Anytime a retail electricity provider announces FREE ELECTRICITY plans, customers get an ear-full about how these great Texas electricity plans can add up to savings. The problem is that these plans wind up costing customers more. That’s because when you compare them “apples to apples” with other electricity plans, you not only find out the Read More

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 Read More

How Bad Are GE’s Gas Turbine Blade Troubles?

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What Is the Problem with GE’s Turbine Blades? GE’s financial difficulties continue as a recent discovery has shown that the blades in its flagship turbine have an oxidization issue. Oxidization exposes the blades to the possibility of rust and rapid deterioration. Currently, four natural gas generator units in Texas have been forced to pause operations Read More

What to Expect If Your Electricity Provider Leaves Dallas

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What Are My Options If My Electricity Provider Goes Bust? Texas energy rates are on the rise this summer, and it’s not just the customers that are feeling it. This summer’s heat has already forced the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to shut down Breeze Energy and pushed two energy providers to sell off Read More

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 Read More

Tax Cuts to Reduce Texas TDU Electricity Charges?

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Hey, Houston electricity customers! Get out your wallets and stand ready to get trickled on! Whoa! Not so fast, there! Cheaper rates might be coming —but not right away. Reasonable Texas Profits CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric has been doing well. Really, really well. Since the Texas Public Utilities Commission (PUC) sets a limit on much Read More

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 measures Read More

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 Read More

Texas Electricity News and Links

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Here are a few interesting articles I’ve stumbled across today, none of which are worth an individual post. However, I figured I’d post them all here as a link dump for anyone interested in the topics. Enjoy: AEP AEP has been busy. While I don’t have any new updates from their case in Texas regarding Read More

Texas Electricity, ERCOT, and Future Power Generation

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Paul Ring over at Energy Choice Matters has been on fire lately with a number of interesting and thoughtful articles. In the latest one, Paul analyzes some comments Calpine COO Thad Hill in regards to the issues that Texas is having in attracting new investments in energy generation. Calpine is a fortune 500 company with Read More