The Summer Guide to Texas Electricity: 2018

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Summertime is always a very busy season in the world of Texas electricity, and 2018 is no exception. In fact, 2018 as already been an extremely active shopping season, and it will only get busier as the days and weeks continue to tick by into the crucible of the summer heat. We’ve been doing this […]

What is a Plan EFL and how does it affect my Texas electricity?

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What Is an EFL in Texas? No one wants to read the fine print. But when you’re comparing Dallas electric rates, you need to know the full picture. This helps you save big when using the power to choose to find the cheapest electricity plan for your Dallas, Texas home. The Energy Facts Label (EFL) […]

ERCOT Posts New June Peak Demand Record

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ERCOT’s new June peak demand record? But It’s Only June 1! ERCOT’s Twitter posting on June 1 sent an electric shiver through a sweltering Texas: ERCOT set a new June peak demand record this afternoon, reaching 67,887 MW between 4 and 5 p.m.  Well, technically— demand was 67886.60 MW but you get the point. Texas […]

NOAA Forecasts 2018 Hurricane Season

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How bad will hurricane season be this summer? Extreme weather is exerting a greater impact on our lives now than ever before. Hurricane season makes this all too clear. Storms can disrupt gas and oil wells and knock down transmission lines, both of which can affect the price of energy throughout the country. Homeowners dwelling […]

Summer Meltdown —Texas Electricity Rates Could Explode!

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How High Will Texas Electricity Rates Be this Summer? ERCOT announced on April 30 that while Summer 2018 would be one the highest for demand, it has sufficient electric generation reserves to meet it. Even though it expects a demand peak of 72,756 MW, ERCOT said it had enough capacity and added, “total generation resource […]

Record-Setting Electricity Demand Expected For Texas Summer

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Is summer going to be hot in Texas? Saying the Texas summer will be hot is like saying the 4th of July fireworks will be colorful. Each year air conditioners and freezers work overtime whenever the weather gets unbearable. When the gurus of Texas energy consumption evaluate the future demand, they factor in the weather […]

Texas Electricity Ratings Unveils New Tool for Electricity Shopping

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The Texas electricity market has been de-regulated since 2002, and Texas Electricity Ratings has been helping customers find the right electricity plans to meet their needs since 2008. While it’s hard to believe we’ve been doing this for 10 years, what sadly isn’t difficult to believe is that the Texas Electricity Market is still confusing, […]

Tax Cuts to Reduce Texas TDU Electricity Charges?

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Hey,Houston electricity customers! Get out your wallets and stand ready to get trickled on! Whoa! Not so fast, there! Cheaper rates might be coming —but not right away. Reasonable Texas Profits CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric has been doing well. Really, really well. Since the Texas Public Utilities Commission (PUC) sets a limit on much profit […]

Texas Electric Rates Might Spike This Summer

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ERCOT, the entity charged with running the Texas grid and ensuring it’s reliability, announced Monday that it was lowering its estimated reserve margin for the summer of 2018. While that’s not good news for Texas electric rates , it’s not the end of the world, either. ERCOT’s preferred reserve margin is 13.75% extra generating capacity […]

Texas Electricity Ratings Updates Summer Rankings: 7/31/2018

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Texas Electricity Ratings, the top website for consumer advocacy and shopping in the Texas electricity marketplace, has released their updated rankings for the electricity companies in Texas. Ahead of August 1st, typically the hottest month of the year in Texas, the team at Texas Electricity Ratings wanted to make sure that shoppers were armed with […]