Houston and Dallas Sweat Through Record Electricity Demand

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Why is high electric demand such a Texas problem? Summers in Texas are supposed to be hot. But when the temperatures start hanging around 100°F or above for a few days, then the situation starts getting serious. Not just for homeless folks who need to get out of the heat to survive or anyone else […]

What is a Texas Energy Emergency?

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How do I know I’m in a Texas energy emergency? During the hot Texas summer, every air conditioning unit in Texas runs during the afternoon. That much consumption at one time can cause a energy emergency when demand for Texas electricity gets precariously close or even surpasses the energy supply available. When this happens, the […]

Texas Electricity Ratings Updates Rankings: Summer 2018

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As we wade into the peak of what looks to be a blisteringly hot Texas summer, Texas Electricity Ratings has once again updated their rankings of best electricity companies in Texas. As always, it is important for customers to be armed with the latest information possible to help them make smart, informed decisions about their […]

What Is a Texas Electricity Bill Scam?

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How Can You Avoid Utility Bill Scams This Summer? Scammers are on the hunt. Being prepared can help you avoid becoming a victim. One way scammers can steal your account information is through electricity bill scams. Understanding how scammers work is best way to protect yourself. What Are Common Texas Electricity Bill Scams? There are […]

ERCOT Prepping for Record June Demand TODAY!

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Does ERCOT Have Enough Electricity for Today? ERCOT is heading into a show down between Texas electricity demand and Texas heat. With Friday temperature highs throughout the state expected between the upper 90s and 100s, ERCOT forecasts that it will face a peak demand of 68,374 megawatts (MW) on Friday, June 22 at roughly 4 […]

ERCOT Posts New June Peak Demand Record

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ERCOT’s new June peak demand record? But It’s Only June 1! ERCOT’s Twitter posting on June 1 sent an electric shiver through a sweltering Texas: ERCOT set a new June peak demand record this afternoon, reaching 67,887 MW between 4 and 5 p.m.  Well, technically— demand was 67886.60 MW but you get the point. Texas […]

NOAA Forecasts 2018 Hurricane Season

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How bad will hurricane season be this summer? Extreme weather is exerting a greater impact on our lives now than ever before. Hurricane season makes this all too clear. Storms can disrupt gas and oil wells and knock down transmission lines, both of which can affect the price of energy throughout the country. Homeowners dwelling […]

Summer Meltdown —Texas Electricity Rates Could Explode!

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How High Will Texas Electricity Rates Be this Summer? ERCOT announced on April 30 that while Summer 2018 would be one the highest for demand, it has sufficient electric generation reserves to meet it. Even though it expects a demand peak of 72,756 MW, ERCOT said it had enough capacity and added, “total generation resource […]

2018 Texas Hurricane Season Forecast!

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How Bad Will This Year’s Hurricane Season Be in Texas? Probably the biggest factor effecting your Texas electric bill is weather. It not only directly influences how much you use to heat or cool your home but also effects the entire demand, supply, and price of energy on the wholesale markets. Hurricane season especially can […]

Houston’s Low Cancellation Fee Electricity

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Who has Houston’s lowest cancellation fees for 12 month fixed electricity? When it comes to electricity plans, Texas law allows customers a few days to change their minds. After that short window, customers with fixed price plans must pay a cancellation fee. If a customer sees a much better plan a few weeks after their […]