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

Texas Weather Heats Up Wholesale Electricity Rates

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How high will my August electricity bill be? Did you sign on to a wholesale electricity rate plan? Did you buy a variable rate plan? RUN, DO NOT WALK and choose a cheap electricity fixed-rate plan now. Be sure to choose a term that’s long enough to at least get you through summer into fall. Why? Read More

Updated Texas Hurricane Season

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Hurricane Season Returns to Texas On August 8, NOAA released its August update for the Atlantic Hurricane Season and the final El Niño Advisory. The news is this — El Niño is dead, conditions in the tropical Atlantic have changed. Now there’s a higher likelihood for tropical cyclones to form during the last 100 days Read More

Is Tiered Rate Electricity Better Than Bill Credit in Texas?

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Are tiered pricing and bill credits a Texas electricity rate trend? Retail electricity providers in Texas compete for your business. You have the power to choose which company services your home. To win your business, companies compete predominantly on price. This competition has caused retail power companies to develop a wide range of pricing structures Read More

What’s the Best Tiered Energy Plan in Plano, TX?

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How to Find the Best Energy Rates for the Oncor Area With summer heating up, shopping for the cheapest energy rates in Texas can be a challenge. But it’s not impossible. There are still top-rated energy providers offering electricity plans with low rates as long as you know how to compare and shop energy providers Read More