Texas Electricity, AEP Texas and the Rules of Deregulation – Part 2

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Centerpoint, ONCOR, Provider Spotlight, PUC/ERCOT, Texas Deregulated Electricity, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News

So if you’ve read part one of my look into AEP’s application to sell retail electricity, you have an understanding of the rules that separate TDUs and REPs, as well as AEP’s place in the Texas electricity market. Now it is time to highlight why what AEP is doing is problematic for consumers. Let’s jump Read More

Texas Electricity, AEP Texas and the Rules of Deregulation – Part 1

Posted on 6 CommentsPosted in Centerpoint, Direct Energy, ONCOR, Texas Deregulated Electricity, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News, Trends

In a series of articles, I want to take a look at American Electric Power’s (AEP) court hearing regarding their application to become a Retail Electricity Provider (REP), similar to Reliant, TXU, Gexa, or Bounce. The interesting thing about their application is that AEP is currently a Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDU) for 2 regions Read More

A Dissection of Deregulated Texas Electricity & Regulated Austin Electricity

Posted on 7 CommentsPosted in TER News, Texas Electricity News

I ran across a very interesting article that discusses some of the changes that are taking place with Austin Energy, which services one of the last major regulated cities in Texas (along with San Antonio). The article itself is a good read, but there’s also a lot of information that shines some light on a Read More

Recharge Texas’s Analysis of Complaints is a Complete Farce and Embarrassment

Posted on 10 CommentsPosted in Direct Energy, PUC/ERCOT, Reliant Energy, TER News, Texas Electricity News, TXU Energy

So I recently saw an article that a group called Recharge Texas released through Business Wire discussing some truly wrongheaded ideas. Recharge Texas claims to be the state’s “premier website for energy consumers.” I wonder if just maybe that title was something they gave to themselves. Without further ado, let’s jump right in and examine Read More

Texas Electricity Ratings News: Stuffing The Ballot Box

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A key part of what what makes Texas Electricity Ratings unique is that we’re the only site in Texas that allows customers to have a hand in the deregulated electricity market. By allowing customers to submit reviews about their own experiences and rank the level of service from the electricity providers they’ve used, people currently Read More

A New REP in Texas: Twin Eagle Resource Management

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The Texas electricity market just got a bit more crowded. It looks like a company named Twin Eagle Resource Management has filed the paperwork to sell electricity in Texas. That’s quite a mouthful for a name. Fortunately, to avoid confusion with an existing retail electricity provider (REP) that does business as TriEagle Energy, Twin Eagle Read More

Texas Electricity Updates Rankings – 11/22

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Bounce Energy, Champion Energy, Dynowatt, Spark Energy, StarTex Power, TER News, Texas Electricity News

Texas Electricity Ratings has updated the rankings today, and the #1 Electricity provider in the land is still Champion Energy. Champion is the reigning JD Power & Associates winner for overall customer satisfaction for Texas deregulated electricity providers. This is the second straight ratings update where Champion has finished in the top spot. Also making Read More

Champion Energy Wins JD Power Award

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Champion Energy has won the 2010 JD Power & Associates award for the best retail electricity provider in the in the state of Texas. JD Powers & Associates is an independent marketing firm that conducts unbiased surveys about things such as customer satisfaction, buyer behavior, and product quality. They have surveys and rankings for the Read More

Green Energy Link Roundup

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Bounce Energy, Green/Renewable Energy, Reliant Energy, Special Promotions, Texas Electricity News

So, there’s always a lot of stuff at foot in regards to Texas electricity and the green market. Keep in mind, most of these links aren’t really anything that relates directly to the customer in terms of their monthly electricity bills, just kind of a link dump of some of the green energy articles and Read More