Reliant’s New Unlimited Electricity Plan: A Closer Look

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Recently Reliant Energy announced a new electricity plan for Texans, the Reliant Predictable 12 Plan. As the Houston Chronicle outlined, the plan calls for customers to sign a one-year electricity contract at a flat, monthly rate, regardless of electricity usage. This kind of plan is normal in other industries, specifically cell phone service providers, but Read More

PUC Rules Electric Companies Can’t Alter Fixed Price Rates

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After the PUC voted to raise the market cape earlier this summer (with more cap raises coming in upcoming years), there were a lot of concerns about whether or not Texas electricity companies would alter the rates of their fixed-rate electricity plans because of increased costs on their end. This was a controversial concept since Read More

When To Buy Electricity in Texas – 2011/2012 Edition

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One of the most common questions most people ask is when to shop for Texas electricity. In fact, I’ve written about this topic before. Normally, my previous advice would apply any year, and for the most part it still does: Shop during the winter months when the rates are lowest and lock into long term Read More

Texas Electricity: Market Rates

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It’s been a long time since I posted a blog update with the list of different electricity rates throughout the 5 different regions of Texas. To be perfectly honest, making that post became too cumbersome, and I was trying to find some easier ways to do that regularly with some technological solutions. Well, that hasn’t Read More

2011 JD Power & Associates Poll Released: Champion Energy #1 Again

Posted on 5 CommentsPosted in Amigo Energy, Bounce Energy, Champion Energy, Direct Energy, Dynowatt, Fixed Rates, Gexa Energy, Green Mountain Energy, Reliant Energy, Spark Energy, StarTex Power, TER News, Texas Electricity News, TXU Energy, Variable Rates

The JD Power & Associates group has released their most recent survey of the deregulated electricity providers operating in Texas. In their own words: The study, now in its fourth year, measures customer satisfaction with retail electric utility providers in Texas by examining four key factors (listed in order of importance): price; billing and payment; Read More

Market Rates: Abilene Electricity & AEP North 5/26

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Good afternoon, everyone. Our shopping guide entry today for Texas Electricity focuses on the North Texas region, which is serviced by the AEP North TDSP. This includes the prices for Abilene electricity and San Angelo electricity. Compared to Houston and Dallas, the electricity rates in this region are much more expensive for month to month Read More

Market Rates: Corpus Christi Electricity & AEP Central 5/25

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Good morning, everyone. This mornings entry into our weekly series of Texas electricity shopping guide entries is for South Texas, which is the AEP Central service area. AEP Central’s service area includes Corpus Christi electricity and Brownsville electricity. This is the most expensive area of Texas for electricity rates, so it’s important to understand where Read More

Market Rates: Houston Electricity & Centerpoint 5/24

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Good morning, everyone. Here is today’s shopping guide entry for Texas electricity, covering the Centerpoint TDSP. This includes electricity in Houston and the surrounding areas. The rates for Houston electricity are a little bit more expensive than Dallas electricity, but they’re still much cheaper than the rest of the state of Texas. To help shoppers Read More

Market Rates: South Texas & Corpus Christi Electricity 5/18

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Good morning, everyone. Today’s entry into the Texas electricity shopping guide is for the South Texas area (AEP Central). This service area includes electricity for Corpus Christi and electricity for Brownsville. The electric rates in this region are the highest in Texas so shoppers should use the guide below to understand where the market starts Read More

Market Rates: Houston Electricity 5/17

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Good morning, everyone. Today’s entry into the Texas electricity shopping guide examines the electric rates for Houston electricity (Centerpoint service area). Shoppers looking to change electricity providers or get a lower priced electricity plan can start with the list below to understand the current market status. The electric plans listed are the most often ordered Read More