Texas Electricity Ratings Unveils New Tool for Electricity Shopping

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The Texas electricity market has been de-regulated since 2002, and Texas Electricity Ratings has been helping customers find the right electricity plans to meet their needs since 2008. While it’s hard to believe we’ve been doing this for 10 years, what sadly isn’t difficult to believe is that the Texas Electricity Market is still confusing, […]

Tax Cuts to Reduce Texas TDU Electricity Charges?

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Hey, Houston electricity customers! Get out your wallets and stand ready to get trickled on! Whoa! Not so fast, there! Cheaper rates might be coming —but not right away. Reasonable Texas Profits CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric has been doing well. Really, really well. Since the Texas Public Utilities Commission (PUC) sets a limit on much […]

Texas Electric Rates Might Spike This Summer

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ERCOT, the entity charged with running the Texas grid and ensuring it’s reliability, announced Monday that it was lowering its estimated reserve margin for the summer of 2018. While that’s not good news for Texas electric rates , it’s not the end of the world, either. ERCOT’s preferred reserve margin is 13.75% extra generating capacity […]

Texas Electricity Ratings Updates Summer Rankings: 7/31/2018

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Texas Electricity Ratings, the top website for consumer advocacy and shopping in the Texas electricity marketplace, has released their updated rankings for the electricity companies in Texas. Ahead of August 1st, typically the hottest month of the year in Texas, the team at Texas Electricity Ratings wanted to make sure that shoppers were armed with […]

Will Rising PV Panel Prices Overshadow Eclipse Pricing?

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It sounds like a great cosmic conjunction. The kind of thing that has practically never happened in living memory. Oh yeah —there’s that eclipse-thing, too. Seriously, who could have imagined a potential solar panel trade war happening during an presidency firmly committed to protecting and promoting fossil fuels. But the fact is that American solar […]

TCAP’s 2017 Texas Electricity Prices Report

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The Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP) released it 2017 snapshot of Texas Electricity prices last week. For folks comparing Texas rates and looking for the cheapest electricity plans, the report has some interesting and somewhat nuanced insights. TCAP’s ELECTRICITY PRICES IN TEXAS main take-aways are: Average residential electricity prices in the competitive retail areas of […]

Texas Electricity Generation Infographic

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Texas Electricity Ratings gives consumers the power to choose the cheapest Texas electricity rates. And if you’re committed to using renewable or alternative electricity sources, knowing what’s currently available and what’s going to be available will make all the difference when you shop for a plan. Because we want consumers to be smart shoppers, we’ve assembled our […]

PUC to NextEra— What Part Of “NO”?

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Ouch! Back on April 13, the Texas Public Utility Commission rejected NextEra Energy Inc.’s proposed $18.4 billion acquisition of Oncor. Though not unexpected, the PUC unanimously voted down the deal saying it was not in the best interest of consumers who want the best electricity rates. The chief concern being NextEra dispensing with ring-fencing measures […]

Study: Some Residential Rates in Competitive Areas Are Cheaper

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Last week, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University released it’s study, Electricity Reform and Retail Pricing in Texas showing (in spite of a copy editing error) that “by 2016, the average price paid by residential customers in some competitive market areas was lower than the average price paid in […]

What’s Up with ONCOR? Maybe Your Rates!

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There’s bad news for consumers seeking the best electricity rates in Dallas. ONCOR wants to raise its transmission and distribution rates on April 21. If the 7.5 rate increase would take effect, it will add to the TDU charge portion of your monthly electric bill. More than 10 million customers across Texas would see higher […]