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 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 […]

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; […]

Texas Electricity: Minimum Usage Charges

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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: North Texas & Abilene Electricity 5/19

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Good afternoon, folks. Here is today’s Texas electricity shopping guide, this one reviewing the electric rates for North Texas (AEP North). This coverage area includes electricity in Abilene and electricity in San Angelo. It’s important to keep in mind that electricity prices for this region are expensive, so switching electricity providers is a good way […]

Market Rates: North Texas 5/17

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Good morning, everyone. With out any preamble, we’ll jump right into today’s entry into the Texas electricity shopping guide. The region we’re exploring today is North Texas, or the AEP North transmission area. Electricity rates in the North are almost as expensive as those in the South region, so consumers need to actively shop around […]

Market Rates: South Texas 3/16

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Greetings, everyone. Here’s today’s entry into our shopping guide for Texas electricity prices. Today’s entry is for the South Texas area, which includes electricity in Corpus Christi and electricity in Brownsville. As is always the case, this service area of Texas is far and away the most expensive when it comes to electricity prices. The […]

Market Rates: North Texas 3/10

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Good morning, all. Today’s entry into the Texas electricity shopping guide is focusing on the North Texas area. This covers electricity in Abilene and electricity in San Angelo. Usually these electric rates in this TDSP are cheaper than their AEP neighbor to the south, but it looks like the rates in this area have been […]

Market Rates: South Texas 1/12

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The Texas Electricity shopping guide region that we’re taking a look at today is the South Texas region (AEP Central). The South Texas region includes electricity in Brownsville and electricity in Corpus Christi. This is hands down the most expensive region in Texas, and it starts at a full cent and a half higher than […]

Chronicle Examines Difficulties of Being an REP

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Here’s an article by Loren Steffy that was recently in the Houston Chronicle.. It’s a fantastic article, and one of the few articles I’ve ever come across that does a great job of illustrating the difficulties of being an REP (retail electricity provider) in the Texas deregulated electricity arena. Even though electric resale has been […]