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 […]

Texas Electricity Ratings Updates Rankings: Summer 2018

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As we wade into the peak of what looks to be a blisteringly hot Texas summer, Texas Electricity Ratings has once again updated their rankings of best electricity companies in Texas. As always, it is important for customers to be armed with the latest information possible to help them make smart, informed decisions about their […]

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 […]

Best 3 No-Contract Month-To-Month Electricity Rates in Houston

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How can I get Houston electricity without a contract? Many people in deregulated parts of Texas that pay Houston CenterPoint rates will sign up with a retail electricity provider under a contracted plan. These plans typically include an early termination fee often in excess of $100 and at times more than $200. While contracts are […]

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 […]

Best 12-Month Dallas Electricity Rates One Year Later

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How Much Do Electricity Prices Change Year To Year? With energy rates always fluctuating, it’s good to compare plans from previous years to provide perspective and help choose the best plan for the future. Last year, Champions’ Champ 12 made the list for the best 12-month electricity plan in Dallas. Now, one year later, we’ll […]

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 […]

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 […]