Is Wireless Power Coming To Texas?

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Will Texas electricity come without power lines? Researchers in Texas and beyond are exploring innovation in electricity delivery. They have been successful transmitting small amounts of power over short distances. Though you won’t see power lines being dismantled any time soon, companies are investing in new technologies that could drastically change how Texas retail power […]

Texas Electricity Ratings: Rankings Update 2/19/13

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We’re well into the new year, and it is time for a new update of our rankings here at Texas Electricity Ratings. We’ve had rate changes now that companies are preparing to move back into summer rates, and there’s also been another round of customer reviews that I’ve entered into my system. So with that […]

Texas Electricity Ratings: Rankings Update: 10/16/2012

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Summer has passed and we’ve had several events that have influenced some of the ways we rank providers at Texas Electricity Ratings, including rate changes as well as the releasing of the latest JD Power & Associates survey of Texas electricity providers, among others. And surprisingly enough,

Texas Electricity Provider Map

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Last week’s purchase of First Choice Power by Direct Energy was yet another major acquisition of a Retail Electricity Provider by a major energy conglomerate. There’s been around a half a dozen of these deals in the past year, and in my opinion things have gotten a bit muddled and confusing. So I wanted 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 […]

Market Rates: West Texas Electricity 5/13

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Good morning, Texans. Today is the last Texas electricity shopping guide entry of the week. It examines the electric rates for Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP), which is a huge pocket of service in West Texas and smaller pockets all over the state. It provides service for: Fort Stockton electricity, League City Electricity, Lewisville electricity, Friendswood […]

Market Rates: North Texas Electricity 5/12

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Good morning, everyone. Here’s this week’s Texas electricity shopping guide entry for North Texas (AEP North), which includes the prices for electricity in Abilene and electricity in San Angelo. The electricity rates in this area are almost as expensive as South Texas, so shopping for value to help save money is pretty important unless you […]

Market Rates: West Texas Electricity 5/6

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Good morning, everyone. It’s Friday, which means while most people are celebrating an end to their work week, here at Texas Electricity Ratings that means that we’re posting our last shopping guide entry for the week, West Texas (Texas-New Mexico Power). This service area provides electricity service for small pockets all over the state of […]

Market Rates: North Texas Electricity 5/5

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Good morning, everyone. Today’s entry into the Texas electricity shopping guide takes a look at North Texas electricity (AEP North). This covers electricity in Abilene and electricity in San Angelo. The electricity rates in this region is almost as expensive as South Texas, so being a discerning shopper and understanding the market is essential to […]

Market Rates: South Texas Electricity 4/4

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Good morning, folks. We’ll jump right into today’s Texas electricity shopping guide entry, which for today is the South Texas area (AEP Central). This includes Corpus Christi electricity and Brownsville electricity. The electricity rates in this region are always the highest in Texas, with their electricity prices starting at almost 2 cents per kWh higher […]