Texas Electricity Ratings Updates Rankings: May 8th 2012

Posted on 5 CommentsPosted in Amigo Energy, Bounce Energy, Champion Energy, Direct Energy, Gexa Energy, Spark Energy, StarTex Power, Tara Energy, TER News, Texas Electricity News, TXU Energy

Everyone, I’ve been talking about updating the rankings for the past week or so, but we’ve been very busy getting the new Texas Electricity Ratings website launched and live. However, now that we’ve completed that, it is time to focus on the site’s core responsibility: Ranking Texas Electricity Providers and helping customers shop for electricity plans. We’ve Read More

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 Read More

Texas Electricity Ratings Update: New Rankings Released

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Good afternoon, everyone. I just wanted to post a quick update that I’ve revised the Texas Electricity Ratings ranking of providers this week. The new rankings and numbers are posted, although there wasn’t much change in the actual order of providers. Bounce Energy remained in the top spot, boosted by their great freshman performance in Read More

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

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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

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 Read More

Texas Electricity Ratings Update: Bounce Energy #1

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Bounce Energy, Champion Energy, Direct Energy, Gexa Energy, StarTex Power, TER News, Texas Electricity News

With summer having arrived, I wanted to highlight the most recent update in the Texas Electricity Ratings rankings of providers. In the latest ratings calculation, we had a major shift in the top spot, with Bounce Energy sliding into the #1 spot, which been occupied by Champion Energy for almost a year. Bounce barely edged 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: North Texas Electricity 5/5

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Good morning, everyone. Today’s entry into the Texas electricity shopping guide takes a look at North Texas electricity (AEP North). This covers electricity in Abilene and electricity in San Angelo. The electricity rates in this region is almost as expensive as South Texas, so being a discerning shopper and understanding the market is essential to Read More

Market Rates: West Texas & TNMP 4/29

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Good morning, everyone. In celebration of it being Friday, we offer our last Texas electricity shopping guide of the week. Today’s entry is for West Texas and the Texas-New Mexico Power region. TNMP services a large pocket in West Texas, as well as many other smaller pockets all over the state. The electric rates in Read More

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. Read More