Your Power to Choose—Why ERCOT’s Power Pond Got Just a Little Smaller

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Is my electric company leaving Texas? During Texas droughts, the pond gradually shrinks to a puddle, the ubiquitous barred tiger salamander will turn cannibal, devouring each other until there’s only one big salamander left in the muddy ooze. The barred tiger salamander’s om-nom-nom behavior ominously resonates with the latest Texas retail electricity news. Not only […]

ERCOT Having a HOT ONE Today!

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How big will demand for Texas electricity go? High temperatures are expected throughout the north central region of Texas today. Dallas electricity customers will still see over 100°F with Austin and San Antonio likely to hit their hottest day of the summer thus far. Demand is forecast to get to 74,647 MW today and on […]

Houston and Dallas Sweat Through Record Electricity Demand

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Why is high electric demand such a Texas problem? Summers in Texas are supposed to be hot. But when the temperatures start hanging around 100°F or above for a few days, then the situation starts getting serious. Not just for homeless folks who need to get out of the heat to survive or anyone else […]

What is a Texas Energy Emergency?

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How do I know I’m in a Texas energy emergency? During the hot Texas summer, every air conditioning unit in Texas runs during the afternoon. That much consumption at one time can cause a energy emergency when demand for Texas electricity gets precariously close or even surpasses the energy supply available. When this happens, the […]

What Is a Texas Electricity Bill Scam?

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How Can You Avoid Utility Bill Scams This Summer? Scammers are on the hunt. Being prepared can help you avoid becoming a victim. One way scammers can steal your account information is through electricity bill scams. Understanding how scammers work is best way to protect yourself. What Are Common Texas Electricity Bill Scams? There are […]

PUC Chair says PowerToChoose Electricity Plans are Misleading

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  We at Texas Electricity Ratings have been telling anyone who would listen for a year now that electricity plans customers can shop for on Power To Choose are misleading.  In a recent statement by the chair of the Texas PUC (Public Utilities Commission) it appears that finally someone in a position to do something about […]

What Are the Rules for Texas Smart Meters?

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Why Do We Have Smart Meters in Texas? Smart meters are already at work in nearly all Texas homes. But why are they important and do you have to have one in your home? Smart meters can help customers maximize their energy savings and improve ERCOT’s grid reliability. And with Texas energy rates are on […]

Why do Cheap Texas Electricity Rates Depend on Where I Live?

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Why are my electricity costs different than other towns? When companies compete for customers, prices are bound to vary. This happens all the time in the deregulated Texas electricity market. Across vast swaths of Texas, electricity companies compete for the privilege to power homes and businesses. In the deregulated areas of Texas, retail electricity providers […]

ERCOT Prepping for Record June Demand TODAY!

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Does ERCOT Have Enough Electricity for Today? ERCOT is heading into a show down between Texas electricity demand and Texas heat. With Friday temperature highs throughout the state expected between the upper 90s and 100s, ERCOT forecasts that it will face a peak demand of 68,374 megawatts (MW) on Friday, June 22 at roughly 4 […]

Summer’s Best Fixed Rate Electricity Plans For Houston

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Are Houston Electricity Rates Going Up? In the first half of 2018, the average electricity rate for new customers climbed almost 20%. Amazingly, electricity prices jumped 10% from early May to early June. With above-average temperatures forecast and ERCOT’s reserve margin on the thin side, this summer’s retails electricity rates are expected to be some […]