PUC Continues to Drop Ball on Consumer Advocacy?

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Consumer Advocacy, Direct Energy, Green/Renewable Energy, PUC/ERCOT, Texas Deregulated Electricity, Texas Electricity, Trends, TXU Energy, YEP-Energy

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 […]

Some Facts about Pennywise Power & Reliant Energy: Part 2

Posted on 8 CommentsPosted in Amigo Energy, Reliant Energy, Southwest Power & Light, Tara Energy, TER News, Texas Electricity News, Texpo, YEP-Energy

In Part One of my article discussing the relationship between Pennywise Power and Reliant Energy, I took a look at how the two separate brands are actually tied together as one company. I also identified why their relationship is different than other REPs in the Texas electricity that have the same energy conglomerates as a […]

Some Facts about Pennywise Power & Reliant Energy: Part 1

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Amigo Energy, First Choice Power, Reliant Energy, Southwest Power & Light, Tara Energy, Texas Electricity News, Texpo, YEP-Energy

Last month I published an article which attempted to illustrate the deregulated Texas electricity market. The point was to connect many of the REPs with their parent companies to give consumers a clearer picture of who all the players were in the Texas market. Building off of that post, I’d like to take a closer […]

Texas Electricity Provider Map

Posted on 6 CommentsPosted in Ambit Energy, Amigo Energy, APNA, Bounce Energy, Champion Energy, Cirro, Direct Energy, Dynowatt, First Choice Power, Gexa Energy, Green Mountain Energy, Just Energy, Kinetic Energy, MX Energy, Reliant Energy, Simple Power, Southwest Power & Light, Spark Energy, StarTex Power, Stream Energy, Tara Energy, Texas Electricity News, Texas Power, Texpo, Trends, TXU Energy, YEP-Energy

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Market Rates: West Texas & Lewisville 5/20

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Good afternoon, everyone. Today marks our last shopping guide entry this for Texas electricity. Today’s service area is the Texas-New Mexico power footprint, which covers electricity in Lewisville and many other service pockets all over Texas. The electricity rates in this region are between the rates for Houston and Dallas, so while not the most […]

Market Rates: North Texas & Abilene Electricity 5/19

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Good afternoon, folks. Here is today’s Texas electricity shopping guide, this one reviewing the electric rates for North Texas (AEP North). This coverage area includes electricity in Abilene and electricity in San Angelo. It’s important to keep in mind that electricity prices for this region are expensive, so switching electricity providers is a good way […]

Market Rates: South Texas & Corpus Christi Electricity 5/18

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Good morning, everyone. Today’s entry into the Texas electricity shopping guide is for the South Texas area (AEP Central). This service area includes electricity for Corpus Christi and electricity for Brownsville. The electric rates in this region are the highest in Texas so shoppers should use the guide below to understand where the market starts […]

Market Rates: Houston Electricity 5/17

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Good morning, everyone. Today’s entry into the Texas electricity shopping guide examines the electric rates for Houston electricity (Centerpoint service area). Shoppers looking to change electricity providers or get a lower priced electricity plan can start with the list below to understand the current market status. The electric plans listed are the most often ordered […]