ERCOT Announces Sufficient Generation For Fall & Winter

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Will there be enough Texas electricity for the cold weather? The organization responsible for managing nearly all of the Texas power grid — the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) — says there will be plenty of electricity for Texans this fall and winter. Even at peak demand, Texas electricity customers will stay warm and […]

Texas Hurricane Season Update, Fall 2018

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What Texas Hurricane Season? We should be in the middle of a strong hurricane season. But if you’ve looked for storm systems in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico over the past two months, there’s been total nada happening. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey one year ago, the dearth of tropical cyclones has […]

What to Expect If Your Electricity Provider Leaves Dallas

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What Are My Options If My Electricity Provider Goes Bust? Texas energy rates are on the rise this summer, and it’s not just the customers that are feeling it. This summer’s heat has already forced the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to shut down Breeze Energy and pushed two energy providers to sell off […]

What To Expect If Your Electricity Provider Leaves Houston

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How do I find a new Houston electricity company? As new players enter the deregulated Texas electricity market, more competition often leads to lower prices for consumers. But sometimes, when companies leave the Texas market their customers must find new electricity providers. What is POLR Service? So Texans aren’t left in the lurch when their […]

Your Power to Choose—Why ERCOT’s Power Pond Got Just a Little Smaller

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Is my electric company leaving Texas? During Texas droughts, the pond gradually shrinks to a puddle, the ubiquitous barred tiger salamander will turn cannibal, devouring each other until there’s only one big salamander left in the muddy ooze. The barred tiger salamander’s om-nom-nom behavior ominously resonates with the latest Texas retail electricity news. Not only […]

ERCOT Having a HOT ONE Today!

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How big will demand for Texas electricity go? High temperatures are expected throughout the north central region of Texas today. Dallas electricity customers will still see over 100°F with Austin and San Antonio likely to hit their hottest day of the summer thus far. Demand is forecast to get to 74,647 MW today and on […]

Houston and Dallas Sweat Through Record Electricity Demand

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Why is high electric demand such a Texas problem? Summers in Texas are supposed to be hot. But when the temperatures start hanging around 100°F or above for a few days, then the situation starts getting serious. Not just for homeless folks who need to get out of the heat to survive or anyone else […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]