TCAP’s 2017 Texas Electricity Prices Report

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The Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP) released it 2017 snapshot of Texas Electricity prices last week. For folks comparing Texas rates and looking for the cheapest electricity plans, the report has some interesting and somewhat nuanced insights. TCAP’s ELECTRICITY PRICES IN TEXAS main take-aways are: Average residential electricity prices in the competitive retail areas of […]

Texas Electricity Generation Infographic

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Texas Electricity Ratings gives consumers the power to choose the cheapest Texas electricity rates. And if you’re committed to using renewable or alternative electricity sources, knowing what’s currently available and what’s going to be available will make all the difference when you shop for a plan. Because we want consumers to be smart shoppers, we’ve assembled our […]

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 […]

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 […]

Texas Spring Forecast

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We’re already just a few weeks into spring and it looks like an early spring warm up is coming to your area. While a warm spring might sound nice, if you live in Dallas or Houston or almost anywhere in Texas, a warm spring means it’s just going to get a whole heck of a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Low Natural Gas Prices Are Still Fueling Lower Electricity Rates – Time To Compare and Shop!

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If you’ve been thinking about shopping for a new Texas electricity provider but have been holding off because natural gas prices rise during the summer and so do electricity rates, listen up. Now is still a good time to shop for lower electricity rates. Yes, natural gas prices are expected to rise this summer — […]

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 […]

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, […]