ERCOT Sets New Winter Wind Power Record

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Texas Still Number 1 in Wind Generation While several Texas coal plants aim to close by 2020, wind generation continues to break records. On January 21, 2019, wind produced 19.7 gigawatts (GW), breaking the previous record of 19.2 GW. (A gigawatt is enough energy power 200 households at peak energy use in Texas.) The previous record happened […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five New Year’s Energy-Saving Resolutions for Your Houston Home

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How can I reduce my electric bill in 2019? Losing weight is the most common New Year’s resolution, but a close second is to be better with finances. This may mean fewer trips to Target or fewer Amazon binges, but it can also mean lowering your necessary expenses like utilities. Saving money doesn’t have to […]

Four Cheapest 6 Month Plans For Houston, Texas

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What are the best short-term Texas electricity plans? Locking in a fixed rate electricity plan is a great way to go for most people. What you may not know is the time of year when you lock in your rate can be almost as important as whether you lock in at all. Historical Texas electricity […]

Top Smart Home Tech For Seniors Aging In Place

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Which smart devices help seniors age in place? As the Texas population skews older over time, the idea of aging in place becomes a more pressing and higher profile issue. Aging in place is effort to keep seniors in their homes as long as possible to postpone transitioning to a nursing home. Aging in place […]

Where to Recycle Your Energy Wasting Holiday Decorations

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How can I recycle Houston holiday decorations? Will your old holiday lights even come on when you plug them in? And can you stand putting them on your house as their color coating flecks off them more and more while you lug them around the yard? You know you need to get rid of those plastic […]

Energy Efficient Holiday Outdoor Lighting Tips For Houston, TX

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How can I reduce my holiday electricity usage? Breaking out your tallest ladder and plastic tubs full of tangled light strings can be exciting and frustrating. Here you go again trying to top last year’s display. You lay out all your items and begin plotting your course to make your house fill the cold winter […]