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 […]

Compare Electricity Rates: 6 Month Plans in Houston

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Frontier Utilities has made a specialty out of six month plans. In an earlier article, we looked at plans that didn’t have Frontier’s high cancellation rates. If you’re looking for Houston electricity rates, and you’re not sure if you’ll be around for a full year, a 6 month plan might be the way to go. […]

TCAP’s 2017 Texas Electricity Prices Report

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The Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP) released it 2017 snapshot of Texas Electricity prices last week. For folks comparing Texas rates and looking for the cheapest electricity plans, the report has some interesting and somewhat nuanced insights. TCAP’s ELECTRICITY PRICES IN TEXAS main take-aways are: Average residential electricity prices in the competitive retail areas of […]

Texas Electricity Generation Infographic

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Texas Electricity Ratings gives consumers the power to choose the cheapest Texas electricity rates. And if you’re committed to using renewable or alternative electricity sources, knowing what’s currently available and what’s going to be available will make all the difference when you shop for a plan. Because we want consumers to be smart shoppers, we’ve assembled our […]

PUC to NextEra— What Part Of “NO”?

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Ouch! Back on April 13, the Texas Public Utility Commission rejected NextEra Energy Inc.’s proposed $18.4 billion acquisition of Oncor. Though not unexpected, the PUC unanimously voted down the deal saying it was not in the best interest of consumers who want the best electricity rates. The chief concern being NextEra dispensing with ring fencing […]

Texas Spring Forecast

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We’re already just a few weeks into spring and it looks like an early spring warm up is coming to your area. While a warm spring might sound nice, if you live in Dallas or Houston or almost anywhere in Texas, a warm spring means it’s just going to get a whole heck of a […]

What 3 things do I need to know to shop for Texas electricity this summer?

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Shopping for a retail electricity provider during the summer in Texas can be frustrating and confusing. And if you don’t have a basic understanding of what drives prices in the ERCOT region, you could wind up paying more for electricity. While learning that sounds complicated, you really only need to know three things when you’re shopping […]

The Texas Flood of 2016 & Your Electricity Bills

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El Niños bring cool, wet weather in Texas by blowing persistent and extended Pacific jet stream across the state. While this helps kill off hurricanes, it amplifies storm tracks across the southwest and Texas bringing more rain into the Lone Star State — up to a foot or more on average. And this El Niño […]

PUC Continues to Drop Ball on Consumer Advocacy?

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I revieve reader questions on a regular basis about how the PUC handles their ranking system. The general thrust is “I see there is a state rankings system for Texas electricity, but it looks dated.” Or “I don’t see the electricity provider that I’m interested in listed on the PUC’s page. What gives?” I wrote an […]