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

Texas Freeze – How To Keep Warm If Your Power Goes Out

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How Do I Keep My Home Warm During Power Outage Texans woke to teeth-chattering Arctic cold this morning scarcely seen in decades. With temperatures struggling to climb from single digits in the wee-small hours, ERCOT warned Texas electric customers to conserve electricity. Otherwise, “Rotating outages  may be needed to protect the system.” The combination of Read More

Arctic Blast May Freeze Your Water Pipes

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Extreme Cold Coming to Houston – Protect Your Pipes Now! Part of the Arctic Vortex is pushing southward deep into heart of Texas. And if you’ve seen the local news, you know that Houston faces frigid Monday lows of 16°F! Not only will most folks get higher electric bills, but many homes could freeze their Read More

Best Romantic Dinner to Go in Dallas

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The Best Restaurants in Dallas for Valentine’s Takeaway Just because you’re staying safe at home this Valentine’s day doesn’t mean you need to cook. Lots of restaurants have great options for incredible meals. So, save a big on your electricity bills in Texas by staying out of the kitchen, lighting some candles, putting on soft Read More

Best Romantic Dinner to Go in Houston

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Who Has The Best Romantic Dinner To Go In Houston? This year’s Valentine’s Day is unlike any other we’ve experienced. The weather will be colder than in most years, and there’s that pesky, more-than-little pandemic. Cold weather and COVID-19 are just extra reasons to share a romantic dinner for two at home this Valentine’s Day. Read More

Best Dallas Thanksgiving To Go Dinners

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Celebrate Thanksgiving in Texas with the Best Takeaway Meals One great way to lower your Texas energy bills during the holidays is to order your Thanksgiving meal to go! Whether you don’t want to go out for dinner on Thanksgiving because of COVID or you struggle with boiling water, there are a lot of great takeaway options for 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