Most New Texas Generator Interconnections Are Green

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What is the Future of Texas Energy? Purchasing green energy is important to many Texas electricity customers but not all. Yet, if current trends continue, green energy may be the only option. As a proportion of total Texas electricity usage, wind power is expected to overtake coal sometime this year or next. According to the Read More

ONCOR Reduces TDU Rates

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What Kind of Savings Can I Expect with Oncor’s Recent Rate Reduction? With Texas hurricane season currently underway, it pays to have good news about lower electricity rates. The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) recently approved Oncor’s requested delivery rate decrease. It comes as a result of the federal tax cuts imposed at the Read More

ERCOT Announces Sufficient Generation For Fall & Winter

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Will there be enough Texas electricity for the cold weather? The organization responsible for managing nearly all of the Texas power grid — the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) — says there will be plenty of electricity for Texans this fall and winter. Even at peak demand, Texas electricity customers will stay warm and Read More

Texas Hurricane Season Update, Fall 2018

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What Texas Hurricane Season? We should be in the middle of a strong hurricane season. But if you’ve looked for storm systems in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico over the past two months, there’s been total nada happening. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey one year ago, the dearth of tropical cyclones has Read More

What to Expect If Your Electricity Provider Leaves Dallas

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What Are My Options If My Electricity Provider Goes Bust? Texas energy rates are on the rise this summer, and it’s not just the customers that are feeling it. This summer’s heat has already forced the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to shut down Breeze Energy and pushed two energy providers to sell off Read More

What To Expect If Your Electricity Provider Leaves Houston

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How do I find a new Houston electricity company? As new players enter the deregulated Texas electricity market, more competition often leads to lower prices for consumers. But sometimes, when companies leave the Texas market their customers must find new electricity providers. What is POLR Service? So Texans aren’t left in the lurch when their Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 an energy emergency when demand for Texas electricity gets precariously close or even surpasses the energy supply available. When this happens, the Read More