Texas Electricity Relief Program To End This Month

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Payment Deferment During COVID-19 Back in March, the Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUCT) created the Electricity Relief Program (ERP) to reduce the economic burden of electricity cost during the COVID-19 pandemic. The two main benefits to Texas electricity customers are deferred payment plans and prevention of shutoffs for nonpayment. The program was extended in Read More

COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program Extended

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Public Utility Commission Continues Shut Off Protections The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) announced that it was extending the Covid-19 Electricity Relief Program (ERP) until August 31, 2020. The PUCT originally set the program to end on July 17 as the anticipated number of cases eased. Unfortunately,  the recent increase in Covid-19 cases and Read More

Texas Facing High Energy Hurricane Season

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Prepare Now for a Busy 2020 Hurricane Season The 2020 hurricane season will officially begin one month from now on June 1. And since this year’s winter was one of the warmest in North America without the help of an El Niño, Texas residents might see the impact of at least one tropical storm this Read More

PUC COVID-19 Program To Protect Texas Electricity Customers

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About the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program Even though multiple Texas TDUs and retail electricity providers have suspended service disconnectionsand late fees for customers who can’t pay their electricity bills, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program (CERP) designed to reduce the economic impact of Texas electricity bills on residential customers. The Read More

ERCOT Warns Record Summer Electricity Use

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ERCOT Reserve Margin 2020 News ERCOT released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) prediction on Thursday, March 5 for Spring 2020 (March – May) and also its preliminary Summer (June – September) assessment. ERCOT anticipates having enough electricity capacity to meet the forecast 64,233 MW spring peak load. However, this summer looks like Read More

CenterPoint TDU Gets Smaller Rate Hike

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How will CenterPoint TDU rate changes impact your electricity bill? In a recent settlement agreement, CenterPoint TDU agreed to smaller rate hikes than it originally intended to levy. What does that mean for you? If you’re a typical residential electricity customer, your electricity bill will go up about a dollar or two. You may not Read More

How Many kWh Does A Fridge Use?

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Easy Tips to Reduce Your Refrigerator’s Energy Use  Keeping your Texas electricity bills low is crucial if you want to save money. But some appliances, like your HVAC system, make that easier than others. You can’t exactly turn off your refrigerator, for instance, because it needs to preserve your food. So, how can you make Read More

Massive Renewable Energy Projects Beginning in Texas

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What Texas renewable energy projects will come online in 2020? Texas has become a hotbed for solar farms and wind farms with energy companies investing big money into massive renewable energy projects. Many huge projects are on schedule to begin producing green energy for Texas homes and businesses. More utility scale battery storage facilities should Read More

ERCOT Adds 2% to Summer Electricity Outlook

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How much Texas electricity will be available this summer? Imagine you’ve just come in from mowing your lawn on a scorching Texas afternoon. As you cross your home’s threshold, you feel an immediate blast of cold air slam into your body. The only thing more refreshing will be the shower that rinses away the sweat, Read More

My Experience with Griddy

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As someone who works in the retail electricity industry, I definitely had my reservations about Griddy. Not the concept or the technology, but the way they’ve been marketing it. But I definitely was curious to see what all the hype was about, and more importantly, whether Griddy lived up to the hype.  How Griddy Works Read More