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 Read More

Texas Electricity Provider Spotlight: TXU Energy

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Centerpoint, Provider Spotlight, TER News, TXU Energy

I’ve been intending to do a Provider Spotlight section for Texas electricity for awhile, but this weekend I saw something that inspired me to start writing. My intention for these provider spotlight segments is to break down individual electricity providers in more detail so people can learn about the individual companies offering them electricity service Read More

Chronicle Examines Difficulties of Being an REP

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Bounce Energy, Champion Energy, Green Mountain Energy, Reliant Energy, StarTex Power, TXU Energy

Here’s an article by Loren Steffy that was recently in the Houston Chronicle.. It’s a fantastic article, and one of the few articles I’ve ever come across that does a great job of illustrating the difficulties of being an REP (retail electricity provider) in the Texas deregulated electricity arena. Even though electric resale has been Read More

Smarter Thermostats Roll out in TXU

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Texas Electricity News, Trends, TXU Energy

Texas Electricity Ratings stumbled across an interesting article this week discussing the use of “Smart Thermostats” and how TXU is rolling them out in some of their territories. The notion here is that, essentially, TXU is rolling out a Thermostat that will leverage a customer’s home broadband service to monitor their home electricity. So what Read More