Study: Some Residential Rates in Competitive Areas Are Cheaper

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Last week, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University released it’s study, Electricity Reform and Retail Pricing in Texas showing (in spite of a copy editing error) that “by 2016, the average price paid by residential customers in some competitive market areas was lower than the average price paid in Read More

PUC Cuts Back Centerpoint Rate Increases

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Back on this past March 21, Centerpoint filed an application with the PUC to increase its TDU rates for its Houston customers, as well as those in surrounding communities. CenterPoint said it invested $689,351,015 in its transmission system between 2010 and 2015 and needed $60,596,164 to make up revenue. The utility has indeed made substantial Read More

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 Read More

Texas Electricity Ratings Update: New Rankings Released

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Good afternoon, everyone. I just wanted to post a quick update that I’ve revised the Texas Electricity Ratings ranking of providers this week. The new rankings and numbers are posted, although there wasn’t much change in the actual order of providers. Bounce Energy remained in the top spot, boosted by their great freshman performance in Read More

Texas Electricity: Market Rates

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It’s been a long time since I posted a blog update with the list of different electricity rates throughout the 5 different regions of Texas. To be perfectly honest, making that post became too cumbersome, and I was trying to find some easier ways to do that regularly with some technological solutions. Well, that hasn’t Read More

Indexed Plans Explained

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Indexed Plans have always been a quiet, and rarely understood part of the Texas electricity market. They’ve been present on the market for a couple years now, but for the most part have been sitting in the background behind Fixed Rate Electricity Plans and Variable Rate Electricity Plans. Recently, however, that has changed. For starters, Read More

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; Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More