Texas Electricity Fines: What Do The Fines Mean?

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On Monday I saw a couple of different notes over at Energy Choice Matters, both of which discussed a couple of Retail Electricity Providers (REPs) that have been levied fines by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) of Texas. Fines are nothing new to REPs, and having waded through much of the PURA documentation myself, I […]

More Signs Pointing to Imminent EFH/TXU Bankruptcy

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Consumer Advocacy, ONCOR, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News, TXU Energy

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 […]

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 […]

Texas Electricity Customer Satisfaction Tops in JD Power Survey

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As I wrote about yesterday, JD Power & Associates released their 2012 survey of Customer Satisfaction for the Texas electricity market. I’ve already written about the specific results and the electricity providers that excelled in the survey. Today I want to take a look at another segment of information that was released in the survey: […]

Texas Electricity and Social Media

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Bounce Energy, Spark Energy, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News, TXU Energy

Capital One and the American City Business Journals are working together to sponsor a contest to see which businesses are the best at social media, called the Social Madness contest. The contest is designed to measure how successful local businesses are with using social media to interact with their customers. Now obviously

Texas Electricity Ratings Updates Rankings: May 8th 2012

Posted on 5 CommentsPosted in Amigo Energy, Bounce Energy, Champion Energy, Direct Energy, Gexa Energy, Spark Energy, StarTex Power, Tara Energy, TER News, Texas Electricity News, TXU Energy

Everyone, I’ve been talking about updating the rankings for the past week or so, but we’ve been very busy getting the new Texas Electricity Ratings website launched and live. However, now that we’ve completed that, it is time to focus on the site’s core responsibility: Ranking Texas Electricity Providers and helping customers shop for electricity plans. We’ve […]

Examining a Few Texas Electricity Ratings Customer Reviews

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Centerpoint, Deregulated Electricity, First Choice Power, ONCOR, PUC/ERCOT, StarTex Power, Stream Energy, Tara Energy, Texas Deregulated Electricity, Texas Electricity

I get tons of customer reviews through Texas Electricity Ratings, and one of the most consistent issues I see are negative reviews based on misconceptions, or in some cases, a lack of understanding of how the deregulated electricity market works. Since a big part of what I do is to try and help educate people […]

Who is The Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP)?

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Anyone who visits my blog regularly has probably seen that I’ve been talking a lot about the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP) lately. TCAP recently published their “history” of deregulated electricity in the state of Texas, and there are several things about their self-proclaimed history I find questionable, which I’ve documented at great length […]

Texas Electricity, TCAP, and a Biased “History” – Part Three

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Deregulated Electricity, PUC/ERCOT, TER News, Texas Deregulated Electricity, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News

When I last left off on my critique of TCAP’s “history” of deregulated electricity in Texas, I was moving one by one through their “major findings” section of the document and giving my thoughts and raising questions about their facts and claims. I’m about half of the way through their findings, so without further ado […]