2011 JD Power & Associates Poll Released: Champion Energy #1 Again

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The JD Power & Associates group has released their most recent survey of the deregulated electricity providers operating in Texas. In their own words: The study, now in its fourth year, measures customer satisfaction with retail electric utility providers in Texas by examining four key factors (listed in order of importance): price; billing and payment; […]

Texas Electricity Crisis: Explaining the Market Dangers

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Everyone has seen the ERCOT notices to conserve electricity recently. They seem like there have been daily alerts and calls to action for people to regulate their electricity intake for the sake of conservation. I’m sure a lot of people dismiss this stuff out of hand, but the concern is valid. And I’m going to […]

Texas Electricity: Minimum Usage Charges

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Earlier this week, I got an email from a Texas Electricity Ratings reader, suggesting I write an article about Minimum Usage charges. We’ve discussed Minimum Usage charges in the past here, but to clear things up, in short, they’re additional charges that are tacked onto a person’s bill if they use less than a certain […]

Recharge Texas’s Analysis of Complaints is a Complete Farce and Embarrassment

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So I recently saw an article that a group called Recharge Texas released through Business Wire discussing some truly wrongheaded ideas. Recharge Texas claims to be the state’s “premier website for energy consumers.” I wonder if just maybe that title was something they gave to themselves. Without further ado, let’s jump right in and examine […]

Texas Electricity Ratings News: Stuffing The Ballot Box

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A key part of what what makes Texas Electricity Ratings unique is that we’re the only site in Texas that allows customers to have a hand in the deregulated electricity market. By allowing customers to submit reviews about their own experiences and rank the level of service from the electricity providers they’ve used, people currently […]

Market Rates: Abilene Electricity & AEP North 5/26

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Good afternoon, everyone. Our shopping guide entry today for Texas Electricity focuses on the North Texas region, which is serviced by the AEP North TDSP. This includes the prices for Abilene electricity and San Angelo electricity. Compared to Houston and Dallas, the electricity rates in this region are much more expensive for month to month […]

Market Rates: Corpus Christi Electricity & AEP Central 5/25

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Good morning, everyone. This mornings entry into our weekly series of Texas electricity shopping guide entries is for South Texas, which is the AEP Central service area. AEP Central’s service area includes Corpus Christi electricity and Brownsville electricity. This is the most expensive area of Texas for electricity rates, so it’s important to understand where […]

Market Rates: Houston Electricity & Centerpoint 5/24

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Good morning, everyone. Here is today’s shopping guide entry for Texas electricity, covering the Centerpoint TDSP. This includes electricity in Houston and the surrounding areas. The rates for Houston electricity are a little bit more expensive than Dallas electricity, but they’re still much cheaper than the rest of the state of Texas. To help shoppers […]

Market Rates: North Texas & Abilene Electricity 5/19

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Good afternoon, folks. Here is today’s Texas electricity shopping guide, this one reviewing the electric rates for North Texas (AEP North). This coverage area includes electricity in Abilene and electricity in San Angelo. It’s important to keep in mind that electricity prices for this region are expensive, so switching electricity providers is a good way […]

Market Rates: South Texas & Corpus Christi Electricity 5/18

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Good morning, everyone. Today’s entry into the Texas electricity shopping guide is for the South Texas area (AEP Central). This service area includes electricity for Corpus Christi and electricity for Brownsville. The electric rates in this region are the highest in Texas so shoppers should use the guide below to understand where the market starts […]