Low Deposit Electricity Plans in Houston

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Can I get Texas electricity with a low deposit? When your credit is less than stellar or you’ve made a few late payments of your electricity bill, your retail electricity provider may charge you a deposit to ensure that you can pay for your service. Deposit amounts vary from provider to provider and plan to […]

High Usage Electricity Rates Houston

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Pay a low rate for a large amount of electricity When it come to electricity, no one wants to pay more than what’s necessary. Houston electricity customers have plenty of options when it comes to selecting their electricity plans, but only one is the least expensive for high usage customers. The best value for customers […]

PUC Looking to Revise Financial Requirements for REPs

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This news is a bit old, but it is worth a quick mention. Per Paul Ring, at Energy Choice Matters, the PUC is looking to reexamine and likely revise the financial qualifications it takes for REPs to be certified to sell electricity in the state of Texas. This is a direct result of the PUC […]

Examining a Few Texas Electricity Ratings Customer Reviews

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Centerpoint, Deregulated Electricity, First Choice Power, ONCOR, PUC/ERCOT, StarTex Power, Stream Energy, Tara Energy, Texas Deregulated Electricity, Texas Electricity

I get tons of customer reviews through Texas Electricity Ratings, and one of the most consistent issues I see are negative reviews based on misconceptions, or in some cases, a lack of understanding of how the deregulated electricity market works. Since a big part of what I do is to try and help educate people […]

Some Facts about Pennywise Power & Reliant Energy: Part 1

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Amigo Energy, First Choice Power, Reliant Energy, Southwest Power & Light, Tara Energy, Texas Electricity News, Texpo, YEP-Energy

Last month I published an article which attempted to illustrate the deregulated Texas electricity market. The point was to connect many of the REPs with their parent companies to give consumers a clearer picture of who all the players were in the Texas market. Building off of that post, I’d like to take a closer […]

Texas Electricity Provider Map

Posted on 6 CommentsPosted in Ambit Energy, Amigo Energy, APNA, Bounce Energy, Champion Energy, Cirro, Direct Energy, Dynowatt, First Choice Power, Gexa Energy, Green Mountain Energy, Just Energy, Kinetic Energy, MX Energy, Reliant Energy, Simple Power, Southwest Power & Light, Spark Energy, StarTex Power, Stream Energy, Tara Energy, Texas Electricity News, Texas Power, Texpo, Trends, TXU Energy, YEP-Energy

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

Posted on 7 CommentsPosted in Ambit Energy, Cirro, First Choice Power, Reliant Energy, Stream Energy, TER News, Texas Electricity News, TXU Energy

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

Posted on 33 CommentsPosted in Ambit Energy, Amigo Energy, Bounce Energy, Centerpoint, Champion Energy, Cirro, Direct Energy, Dynowatt, First Choice Power, Gexa Energy, Green Mountain Energy, Kinetic Energy, Mega Energy, MX Energy, Reliant Energy, Southwest Power & Light, Spark Energy, StarTex Power, Stream Energy, Tara Energy, Texas Power, TXU Energy

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 […]

Market Rates: Houston Electricity 4/26

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Good morning, everyone. Today’s entry into our shopping guide for Texas electricity covers the prices for Centerpoint, which includes Houston electricity. The electricity rates in Houston are lower than most other areas of Texas, but even as a low priced area, the increasing summer temperatures will end up raising the rates sooner rather than later. […]

Market Rates: West Texas 12/10

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The shopping guide region for Texas electricity rates that we’re examining today is West Texas (Texas New Mexico Power region). The electric prices in this area typically mirror the electricity rates found in the Houston region. In fact, this week it looks like some of them might even be slightly lower than Houston rates, although […]