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. […]

Will Rising PV Panel Prices Overshadow Eclipse Pricing?

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It sounds like a great cosmic conjunction. The kind of thing that has practically never happened in living memory. Oh yeah —there’s that eclipse-thing, too. Seriously, who could have imagined a potential solar panel trade war happening during an presidency firmly committed to protecting and promoting fossil fuels. But the fact is that American solar […]

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 […]

Best 12 Month Electricity Plan in Dallas, TX

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The variety of electricity rates in the Dallas area can vary by nearly $0.15 depending on your usage. You can see a quick summary of some these rates in this article, Rate of the Week: Dallas. In this article we will take a look at three plans that we have found that are best at […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best 6 Month Electricity Plan in Dallas

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In this Dallas Electricity Rates analysis we will determine the best 6-month plan available between the top three cheapest electricity providers in the metroplex area. Our top three contending power plans come from StarTex Power , Cirro Energy , and Frontier Utilities . StarTex Power was our top choice, giving Dallas consumers the best average […]

What’s Up with ONCOR? Maybe Your Rates!

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There’s bad news for consumers seeking the best electricity rates in Dallas. ONCOR wants to raise its transmission and distribution rates on April 21. If the 7.5 rate increase would take effect, it will add to the TDU charge portion of your monthly electric bill. More than 10 million customers across Texas would see higher […]

Winter’s Coming. Will Spring Electricity Prices Go Up?

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Winter arrives on December 21. In Texas, winter will probably be over by noon. NOAA is forecasting that with the emergence of the weak La Niña this month, there’s likely to a better chance for “above-normal temperatures for much of the southern U.S.” from December, 2016 through February, 2017. ERCOT was more specific in its […]

Texas Electricity Ratings Review Explanation of the Week: 8/15/2016

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Here at Texas Electricity Ratings, we are starting a new regular column that will look at a review that someone has submitted and examine it. The idea is to help consumers understand how the Texas electricity market works. This week’s review comes from “Susan,” in north Texas: I moved into my first apartment on July 11th, […]