How Bad Are GE’s Gas Turbine Blade Troubles?

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What Is the Problem with GE’s Turbine Blades? GE’s financial difficulties continue as a recent discovery has shown that the blades in its flagship turbine have an oxidization issue. Oxidization exposes the blades to the possibility of rust and rapid deterioration. Currently, four natural gas generator units in Texas have been forced to pause operations […]

This Month’s Cheapest 12 Month Fixed Rates In Houston

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Which retail electricity providers offer the best price? Price is a big consideration for Texans switching retail electricity providers. A company’s reputation for reliability and customer service are important as well; however, price often trumps all other factors. Now is an excellent time to shop for electricity. The summer surge in retail electricity prices is […]

Sunny Times for Solar in Texas

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Are investors buying green energy? As green energy occupies a larger and larger share of the mix of energy sources powering Texas homes, investors are taking note. This industry, worth $15 billion nationally, is on the rise because the technology harvesting solar energy is getting better and better. Solar panels are coming down in price, […]

DOE: Wind Power Installations Reducing Project Costs

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Why Does the Cost for Renewables Continue to Decline? All around the nation, states are pushing for more and more renewable generation. Thanks in part to federal subsidies and tax breaks, the costs of building wind farms has dropped significantly over the years. And now, the Department of Energy (DOE) has recently released three reports […]

Three Most Popular 12 Month Fixed Plans For Houston Electricity

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What are the most popular Houston electricity plans right now? When it comes to power plans, knowing what is popular with other Houston electricity customers can help you narrow down the retail electricity providers and electricity plans you want to give serious consideration. Most Texas residential electricity customers use an average of about1,000 kWh of […]

ERCOT Announces Sufficient Generation For Fall & Winter

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Will there be enough Texas electricity for the cold weather? The organization responsible for managing nearly all of the Texas power grid — the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) — says there will be plenty of electricity for Texans this fall and winter. Even at peak demand, Texas electricity customers will stay warm and […]

Plan Picker 3000 Simplifies Your Power to Choose Houston Electricity

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Who can help choose my electricity plan? Selecting a Houston electricity provider is a daunting task. One retail electricity provider says they’ll give you free nights. Another says free weekends. Still another says you’ll get a free smart thermostat. But what are the details? You have contract terms, per kWh pricing, bill credits, freebies, and […]

Texas Hurricane Season Update, Fall 2018

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What Texas Hurricane Season? We should be in the middle of a strong hurricane season. But if you’ve looked for storm systems in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico over the past two months, there’s been total nada happening. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey one year ago, the dearth of tropical cyclones has […]

What To Expect If Your Electricity Provider Leaves Houston

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How do I find a new Houston electricity company? As new players enter the deregulated Texas electricity market, more competition often leads to lower prices for consumers. But sometimes, when companies leave the Texas market their customers must find new electricity providers. What is POLR Service? So Texans aren’t left in the lurch when their […]

Shop Short Term Fixed-Rate and Prepaid Houston Electricity

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How do I pick a college apartment electricity plan? So you have your off-campus apartment lease signed, and you’re ready to move in. What about electricity service? Picking a Texas electricity plan can be confusing in the best of times but because rates will likely fall when summer’s gone you’re not going to want to […]