The Summer Guide to Texas Electricity: 2018

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Champion Energy, Consumer Advocacy, Dallas Electricity Rates, Deregulated Electricity, Fixed Rates, Houston Electricity Rates, Pre-Paid Electricity, PUC/ERCOT, Reliant Energy, Texas Deregulated Electricity, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News, TXU Energy

Summertime is always a very busy season in the world of Texas electricity, and 2018 is no exception. In fact, 2018 as already been an extremely active shopping season, and it will only get busier as the days and weeks continue to tick by into the crucible of the summer heat. We’ve been doing this […]

Energy Future Holdings to Sell ONCOR

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As I’ve stated for years, the bankruptcy of Energy Future Holdings has been inevitable. It was coming ever since the bottom dropped out of the natural gas market due to innovations in fracking. And finally, it looks like we can finally see how the Texas electricity market might look once the inevitable finally happens and […]

Direct Energy Purchases Bounce Energy

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This morning Direct Energy has announced their purchase of Texas retail electricity provider Bounce Energy. Bounce Energy, who has consistently been at the top of the Texas Electricity Ratings rankings (currently #1), has easily been the most innovative electricity provider in the country in terms of their online technology/capabilities and their success in reaching out […]

UPDATED: For the PUC Complaint Scorecard, the PUC Continues to Score an “F”

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The PUC Complaint Scorecard, one of the primary resources for consumers to research Texas electricity providers, is once again out of date. Sadly, this isn’t much of a surprise, since the consumer advocacy purview of the PUC seems to have taken a backseat to…well…anything but updating their complaint scorecard. As of today (4/29/13), the Complaint Scorecard […]

More Signs Pointing to Imminent EFH/TXU Bankruptcy

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Per the Wall Street Journal, Energy Future Holdings (parent company to TXU, Oncor, and Luminant)  formerly known as TXU Corp., has hired restructuring lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, according to people familiar to the matter. Speculation about the financial woes of Energy Future Holdings has been rampant for years now, and I’ve written about […]

PUC Rules Electric Companies Can’t Alter Fixed Price Rates

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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, […]

Texas Electricity Manipulation Questions Possibly Reveal Larger Concerns

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After writing a post asking some questions about whether or not it was possible if the Texas electricity market was being manipulated on 06/26/12, I have since received a fair amount of attention. On top of the previously linked articles, my post was also mentioned at the bottom of another Houston Chronicle piece discussing the […]

Texas Independent Market Monitor Response To Market Irregularities June 26th, 2012

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Since I released my article questioning strange behavior in the ERCOT electricity market on June 29th I’ve been receiving a lot of attention. I had a very long follow-up call with the Independent Market Monitor (IMM), Dan Jones, and some of his associates. Additionally I was contacted by a reporter at Platts who wanted my […]

Texas Electricity News & Notes – 7/10/2012

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There’s been a couple bigger articles written recently that I plan on tackling in the next few days, but in the meantime I wanted to throw out a handful of articles I saw and wanted to mention, but on their own probably didn’t warrant their own posts. So here’s what’s going on in the Texas […]