PUC To Implement Smart-meter Opt-Out Plan

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The PUC announced last week that they’d be coming up with an opt-out program for Smart Meters. This isn’t surprising, given the natural Independence of Texans in general, and some people have had concerns about the effectiveness of Smart Meters, as well as the idea that they don’t like agencies gathering their data on electricity usage. Read More

PUC Rules Electric Companies Can’t Alter Fixed Price Rates

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Ambit Energy, Deregulated Electricity, Fixed Rates, PUC/ERCOT, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News

After the PUC voted to raise the market cape earlier this summer (with more cap raises coming in upcoming years), there were a lot of concerns about whether or not Texas electricity companies would alter the rates of their fixed-rate electricity plans because of increased costs on their end. This was a controversial concept since Read More

PUC Looking to Revise Financial Requirements for REPs

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Amigo Energy, Consumer Advocacy, First Choice Power, PUC/ERCOT, StarTex Power, Tara Energy, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News

This news is a bit old, but it is worth a quick mention. Per Paul Ring, at Energy Choice Matters, the PUC is looking to reexamine and likely revise the financial qualifications it takes for REPs to be certified to sell electricity in the state of Texas. This is a direct result of the PUC Read More

What Is Proton Energy Thinking?

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Consumer Advocacy, Customer Service, Proton Energy, Texas Electricity

Since I’ve been writing this blog and running this website, I’ve seen a lot of new Retail Electricity Providers (REPs) enter and exit the market. At this point, it takes more than just low rates to set yourself apart in a crowded Texas electricity market, companies have to interface well with their customers. And in Read More

PUC Complaint Summary & Scorecard Need Some Work

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The PUC Scorecard and Complaint Summaries have been a part of how Texas Electricity Ratings evaluates the different retail electric providers in Texas since we first began the site back in 2009. After all, the Public Utilities Commission’s own view of different electricity companies was a logical voice to include when trying to create a Read More

Potential TXU Bankruptcy: What it Means for Texas Electricity Customers

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The Texas electricity market has been abuzz the past few weeks after a series of articles have been released speculating about the possibilities of Energy Future Holdings separating their competitive assets (TXU and Luminent, respectively) from Oncor in preparation of possible bankruptcy. There have been several articles in the Dallas Morning News, which you can Read More

Texas Electricity Ratings: Rankings Update: 10/16/2012

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Amigo Energy, Bounce Energy, Champion Energy, Deregulated Electricity, Direct Energy, Gexa Energy, Green Mountain Energy, StarTex Power, Tara Energy, TER News, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News, Texas Power

Summer has passed and we’ve had several events that have influenced some of the ways we rank providers at Texas Electricity Ratings, including rate changes as well as the releasing of the latest JD Power & Associates survey of Texas electricity providers, among others. And surprisingly enough,