ERCOT says it's in readiness for this year's Texas weather. Find out their power estimates for this winter and summer!

ERCOT States Its Winter and Summer Readiness

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How Ready Is ERCOT For Winter? After Winter Storm Uri caused the deaths of 246 people, everyone in Texas wants to know if Texas power generators have sufficiently weatherized their facilities. According to the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the answer is a confident yes, their winter readiness is up to the challenge. “Texans Read More

ERCOT says it's in readiness for this year's Texas weather. Find out their power estimates for this winter and summer!

ERCOT Winter Report Warns of 5 Extreme Events

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What Extreme Weather Events Might Impact Texas? As winter gradually sweeps in, Texans remember the bitter cold and power outages caused by Winter Storm Uri. As a result, Texans are paying close attention to the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) winter predictions.  Last month, ERCOT released its Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy, or SARA, for Read More

7 Scary Mistakes in Choosing an Electric Provider

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How to Avoid Frightening Energy Bills Texans have the power to choose the cheapest energy rates from the best electricity companies. Sadly, a lot of Oncor customers pay more for electricity than they should. That’s because they make these 7 scary mistakes in choosing an electric provider. Here’s what you need to avoid. 1 Not Reading Read More

Is The Texas Grid Ready for Winter?

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Winter Is Coming — Is Texas Ready? You’ve all seen the Game of Thrones meme. Lord Eddard Stark wrapped in a thick cloak clasps a downward point sword. Next to him is the caption “Winter is Coming”. Many Texans wonder if they’ll again scramble for bottled water and firewood as they did during Winter Storm Uri. Read More

Three Sneaky Electric Plan Terms to Avoid

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How to Avoid Paying Extra on Your Electric Bills Noting can ruin your day more than seeing extra fees or charges on your electricity bill that you didn’t expect to be there. Sadly, these terms and conditions tend to hide in plain sight. If you want to avoid the unpleasant surprise of extra charges, then Read More

New Texas Grid Laws Avoid Setting Standards

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Which Texas Grid Laws Passed Through The Legislature? The Texas Legislature passed two critical Texas grid laws last month. These will head to Governor Greg Abbott to sign into law. Senate Bill 2 and Senate Bill 3 enact sweeping change to the reliability of electricity service for Texans.  Other electric reliability bills failed to pass Read More

New TX Energy Law To Impact Customers

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Will Texas Ban Electricity Plans Like Griddy? Few things have bipartisan support like never letting the power outages from Winter Storm Uri ever happen again. As Texas’s political leaders decide how to best do this, one piece of legislation is flying through the Capitol. House Bill 16 proposes banning wholesale pass-through electric products like those Read More

Rate Reforms Planned for Texas Grid

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What Planned Rate Reforms for the Texas Grid Are Coming? The thaw after Winter Storm Uri has come, and nearly all Texans have reliable power and water once again. But as Texans huddled in unheated homes and boiled snow for potable water, they wondered who to blame.  They also wanted measures in place to prevent Read More

How Energy Customers Can Best Weather the TX Grid Failure

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Electricity Customers Will Survive the Texas Power Grid Failure One impish pal privately quipped to me that news about the Texas freeze reminded him of Sunday morning church after a Saturday night chili festival — lots of strained grimaces, startling noises, and mortified amazement. Still, crude humor aside, Texas energy customers are rightly outraged at events Read More

How Big Texas Freeze Shut Down ERCOT

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  How Did Cold Weather Freeze The Texas Grid? With Arctic-like cold and wind chills likely sticking around Texas until the weekend, many  electricity customers inn ERCOT are finding time to wonder what happened on Sunday, February 15. After all, the past week’s cold weather catastrophe seems more at home in the bleak whiteness of Read More