Texas Electricity Crisis: Explaining the Market Dangers

Posted on 7 CommentsPosted in Ambit Energy, Cirro, First Choice Power, Reliant Energy, Stream Energy, TER News, Texas Electricity News, TXU Energy

Everyone has seen the ERCOT notices to conserve electricity recently. They seem like there have been daily alerts and calls to action for people to regulate their electricity intake for the sake of conservation. I’m sure a lot of people dismiss this stuff out of hand, but the concern is valid. And I’m going to […]

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 […]

Deregulated Electricity Expansion: Sharyland Utilities

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In what looks to be the first major regulated area opening up since the initial deregulation in 2002(that I can remember, there may have been others), Sharyland Utilities is set to transition to a deregulated electricity market. Starting in January 2014, Sharyland Utilities and their 44,000 residential and commercial customers in 28 different counties of […]

Around the Texas Electricity Blogosphere: 6/29/2011

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Good afternoon, everyone. I just wanted to highlight some of the things happening in the Texas electricity market, from marketplace news as well as news regarding electricity providers. Bounce Energy – First off, Texas Electricity Ratings partner Bounce Energy has had an extremely busy and productive week. First, they launched their new iPhone application. It […]

Around The Texas Electricity Blogosphere

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Here are some interesting blog entries from Texas Electricity Ratings partners that I wanted to pass along. Why Doesn’t Houston Bury Power Lines? – This article from Spark Energy discusses some of the reasons why we don’t see more communities burying power lines in Houston. Burying power lines is a common practice in other parts […]