Make Your Reservation at These Houston Valentine’s Day Restaurants

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Where are the hottest Houston Valentine’s Day spots? Valentine’s Day in Houston is a big night for the restaurant industry. Eateries roll out one-night-only prix fixe menus, wine deals, desserts for two, and other specials. But not all restaurants are created equal. For Valentine’s Day, you’ll want the power to choose a restaurant that serves […]

What Is the Cheapest Electricity Company in Texas?

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How to Find the Cheapest Energy Provider Cheaper energy rates appear to be on the horizon for Texans. The EIA predicts that retail sales of residential electricity will be 3.1 percent lower in 2019 than the previous year. So, you should shop while Texas energy rates are low. But how do you find and choose […]

ERCOT Reserve Margin Shrinks to 7.4%

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Can ERCOT juggle its energy reserves all summer long? The predicted amount of electricity the Texas grid will have to spare is less than what was available in the summer of 2018. According to forecasts by the Energy Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the reserve margin of electricity will be 7.4%. That’s down from the […]

Energy Plan Lessons From Customer Mistakes, Part 1

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Recently, I was reading through some provider reviews and found several classic examples where customers made mistakes with their with their Texas electricity plansthat wound up costing them more. In the interest of helping our other energy customers I’m sharing a few edited examples as common mistakes to show how other customers can avoid problems […]

Crowd Pleasing Super Bowl Party Snacks

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Texas Fans Will Love These Super Bowl Snacks! The game time temperature at Arrowhead Stadium for the AFC championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots was downright cold. The 20ish-degree weather tested the stamina of even the most ardent Chiefs fans. The weather will be much warmer under the retractable roof […]

Best PrePaid/Bad Credit Plans in Houston

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Can bad credit stop me from getting Houston electricity service? Bad credit isn’t always caused by an individual’s reckless spending. In fact, the number one reason Americans file for bankruptcy is medical debt. Even people with health insurance can fall victim to catastrophic medical expenses that eat away personal savings and other assets. If you’ve […]

Texas Battery Project Powering Utilities

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How does Texas store excess electricity? As reported on Texas Electricity Ratings in November, Luminant’s utility scale battery in West Texas was set to begin operation by the end of 2018. The project made its deadline just barely coming online December 31. This 10 megawatt storage facility is the largest of its kind in Texas […]

New Smart Home Energy Gadgets At CES

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What Smart Home Gadgets Save the Most on Energy Bills? From laundry folding machines to smart doorbells, the list of high-tech devices for smart homes at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was enlightening. While some of these devices could simply add hands-free convenience to your home, others could greatly lower your energy rates, providing you with huge […]

Can Smart Home Gadgets Help Lonely Texas Seniors? Pt.1

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What causes isolation among seniors? When you think about the older adults in your life, you may perceive them as homebodies. They don’t like to get out as much as the used to do, but is that really the case? Is it that they don’t like to get out or that they have a hard […]

Are Renewables Finally Kicking Coal Out of Texas?

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What’s the Future of Green Energy in Texas? As coal plants continue to shut down around Texas, it looks like green energy’s reach continues to spread. According to a new study out of Rice University, Texas’s vast landscape seems to be ripe for even more reliance on renewable energy generation. What does that mean for […]