What is a Texas Energy Emergency?

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How do I know I’m in a Texas energy emergency? During the hot Texas summer, every air conditioning unit in Texas runs during the afternoon. That much consumption at one time can cause a energy emergency when demand for Texas electricity gets precariously close or even surpasses the energy supply available. When this happens, the Read More

Three Cheapest Fixed Rate Electricity Plans in Houston

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How can I get cheap Houston electricity? Finding cheap electricity during the hot Texas summer is a tall task. As the heat index rises, retail electricity prices follow suit. Now isn’t the optimal time of the year to sign up for a contract, but if you need to power your home, you must shop for Read More

Texas Electricity Ratings Updates Rankings: Summer 2018

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As we wade into the peak of what looks to be a blisteringly hot Texas summer, Texas Electricity Ratings has once again updated their rankings of best electricity companies in Texas. As always, it is important for customers to be armed with the latest information possible to help them make smart, informed decisions about their Read More

Best Short Term Fixed Rate Electricity Plans in Houston

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Can I lock in Houston electricity prices for less than a year? It’s not surprising that this year’s hot Texas summer has increased Houston electricity prices. Because many people change residences in the summer, movers often lock in fixed rate electricity prices when rates are typically the highest. When you renew contracts every one, two, Read More

What Is a Texas Electricity Bill Scam?

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How Can You Avoid Utility Bill Scams This Summer? Scammers are on the hunt. Being prepared can help you avoid becoming a victim. One way scammers can steal your account information is through electricity bill scams. Understanding how scammers work is best way to protect yourself. What Are Common Texas Electricity Bill Scams? There are Read More

PUC Chair says PowerToChoose Electricity Plans are Misleading

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  We at Texas Electricity Ratings have been telling anyone who would listen for a year now that electricity plans customers can shop for on Power To Choose are misleading.  In a recent statement by the chair of the Texas PUC (Public Utilities Commission) it appears that finally someone in a position to do something about Read More

What Are the Rules for Texas Smart Meters?

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Why Do We Have Smart Meters in Texas? Smart meters are already at work in nearly all Texas homes. But why are they important and do you have to have one in your home? Smart meters can help customers maximize their energy savings and improve ERCOT’s grid reliability. And with Texas energy rates are on Read More

Best No-Contract Electricity Rates in Dallas

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What Are the Best No-Contract Rates in Dallas, Texas? If you like the freedom to switch between energy providers without committing to a long contract, then you may want to consider a month-to-month energy plan. With a month-to-month electricity plan in ONCOR Dallas, you may pay higher rates, but you won’t have to worry about Read More

Why do Cheap Texas Electricity Rates Depend on Where I Live?

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Why are my electricity costs different than other towns? When companies compete for customers, prices are bound to vary. This happens all the time in the deregulated Texas electricity market. Across vast swaths of Texas, electricity companies compete for the privilege to power homes and businesses. In the deregulated areas of Texas, retail electricity providers Read More

Best 3 No-Contract Month-To-Month Electricity Rates in Houston

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How can I get Houston electricity without a contract? Many people in deregulated parts of Texas that pay Houston CenterPoint rates will sign up with a retail electricity provider under a contracted plan. These plans typically include an early termination fee often in excess of $100 and at times more than $200. While contracts are Read More