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

What to Expect in Texas Green Energy 2021

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What’s the Future For Texas Green Energy 2021? Predicting the future in the energy sector can feel like playing darts blindfolded, but it can be fun to guess. Texas green energy 2021 looks to be a year of progress. With a federal executive branch making big plans on climate change and many renewable energy projects Read More

Texas ERP Program Ends, Now What?

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With Texas ERP Gone, How Do You Pay For Electricity? From March to September of this year, the Electricity Relief Program (ERP) reduced the threat of electricity shut offs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the program has expired, the 620,000 Texans receiving assistance wonder how they will pay for electricity. While these customers still Read More

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