Texas Electricity, AEP Texas and the Rules of Deregulation – Part 1

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In a series of articles, I want to take a look at American Electric Power’s (AEP) court hearing regarding their application to become a Retail Electricity Provider (REP), similar to Reliant, TXU, Gexa, or Bounce. The interesting thing about their application is that AEP is currently a Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDU) for 2 regions […]

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 […]

Texas Electricity: Minimum Usage Charges

Posted on 33 CommentsPosted in Ambit Energy, Amigo Energy, Bounce Energy, Centerpoint, Champion Energy, Cirro, Direct Energy, Dynowatt, First Choice Power, Gexa Energy, Green Mountain Energy, Kinetic Energy, Mega Energy, MX Energy, Reliant Energy, Southwest Power & Light, Spark Energy, StarTex Power, Stream Energy, Tara Energy, Texas Power, TXU Energy

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 […]

Texas Electricity Provider Spotlight: TXU Energy

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I’ve been intending to do a Provider Spotlight section for Texas electricity for awhile, but this weekend I saw something that inspired me to start writing. My intention for these provider spotlight segments is to break down individual electricity providers in more detail so people can learn about the individual companies offering them electricity service […]

New Bill Could Allow Unchecked Increases in Texas Electricity Rates

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This article from the Dallas Morning News is a bit old, but I didn’t want it to go through without commenting on it and pointing it out to the people who keep up with Texas Electricity Ratings. The article highlights a bill that recently passed the Texas Senate and House of Representatives, involving the ability […]

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 […]

Market Rates: Houston Electricity 5/10

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Posted below are the details for our second Texas electricity shopping guide entry for the week, this one examining the rates in the Houston electricity market. Houston electricity (Centerpoint) is still relatively cheap compared with the rest of Texas, but Texans shouldn’t leave any money on the table simply because Houston electricity rates aren’t as […]

Market Rates: Houston Electricity 5/3

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Good afternoon, everyone. We’re continuing along with our weekly shopping guide for Texas electricity. Today’s entry is for Houston electricity, one of the biggest service areas in Texas with some of the most electricity customers. The electric rates are on the cheap side for Texas electricity, but shoppers should always be aware of where the […]

Market Rates: Houston Electricity 4/26

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Good morning, everyone. Today’s entry into our shopping guide for Texas electricity covers the prices for Centerpoint, which includes Houston electricity. The electricity rates in Houston are lower than most other areas of Texas, but even as a low priced area, the increasing summer temperatures will end up raising the rates sooner rather than later. […]