A Closer Look at TXU’s Free Nights & Solar Days Plan

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Is TXU’s Free Nights & Solar Days Plan a Good Deal On Electricity? Forgive the statement of the obvious, but the state of Texas is hot. Summertime temperatures routinely hit triple digits in Texas, and as a result people’s air conditioners work overtime during the summer months. As a result, people’s electricity bills often soar, […]

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, […]

Compare Electricity Rates: 6 Month Plans in Houston

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Frontier Utilities has made a specialty out of six month plans. In an earlier article, we looked at plans that didn’t have Frontier’s high cancellation rates. If you’re looking for Houston electricity rates, and you’re not sure if you’ll be around for a full year, a 6 month plan might be the way to go. […]

Best 12 Month Electricity Plan in Dallas, TX

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The variety of electricity rates in the Dallas area can vary by nearly $0.15 depending on your usage. You can see a quick summary of some these rates in this article, Rate of the Week: Dallas. In this article we will take a look at three plans that we have found that are best at […]

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 […]

Demand Response Programs and 2015

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Now that the new year has been rung in, and everyone is getting back to their regular daily lives, it is time to focus back in on Texas electricity in 2015. I previously wrote about Critical Peak (or Demand Response) programs last July. Now that we’ve rung in 2015, lets take a quick look at […]

Excellent DMN Article Highlights Confusion in Texas Electricity Shopping

Posted on 5 CommentsPosted in Consumer Advocacy, Deregulated Electricity, PUC/ERCOT, Texas Deregulated Electricity, Texas Electricity, Texas Electricity News

In a recent article in the Dallas Morning News, Mitchell Schnurman does an outstanding job of highlighting several of the existing challenges with navigating the Texas electricity market. As someone who has operated a website for electricity in Texas for five years that prioritizes consumer advocacy, I’ve long been beating the drum that the best way […]

Reliant’s New Unlimited Electricity Plan: A Closer Look

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Recently Reliant Energy announced a new electricity plan for Texans, the Reliant Predictable 12 Plan. As the Houston Chronicle outlined, the plan calls for customers to sign a one-year electricity contract at a flat, monthly rate, regardless of electricity usage. This kind of plan is normal in other industries, specifically cell phone service providers, but […]

Champion Energy’s Scholarship Program

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Champion Energy, the four time consecutive winner of the J.D. Power Award for excellence in customer service in the Texas electricity space, has announced their new Champion Scholars Program. The program, which continues Champion Energy’s commitment to community service and philanthropy, will award scholarships to one winner ($5,000) and two runners up ($1,000), respectively. The […]