ERCOT Sets New Winter Wind Power Record

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Texas Still Number 1 in Wind Generation While several Texas coal plants aim to close by 2020, wind generation continues to break records. On January 21, 2019, wind produced 19.7 gigawatts (GW), breaking the previous record of 19.2 GW. (A gigawatt is enough energy power 200 households at peak energy use in Texas.) The previous record happened […]

Energy Plan Lessons From Customer Mistakes, Part 1

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Recently, I was reading through some provider reviews and found several classic examples where customers made mistakes with their with their Texas electricity plansthat wound up costing them more. In the interest of helping our other energy customers I’m sharing a few edited examples as common mistakes to show how other customers can avoid problems […]

Crowd Pleasing Super Bowl Party Snacks

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Texas Fans Will Love These Super Bowl Snacks! The game time temperature at Arrowhead Stadium for the AFC championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots was downright cold. The 20ish-degree weather tested the stamina of even the most ardent Chiefs fans. The weather will be much warmer under the retractable roof […]

Is Your Texas Electricity Plan Saving You Money? Use Our Rate Analyzer

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What is the best Texas electricity plan? With large cities like Houstonand Dallasas part of the deregulated Texas electricity market, 87 percent of Texans choose their electricity providers. Many companies compete to serve retail electricity customers, and their pricing methods can be confusing. Before you sign up for an electricity plan, you want to know […]

Find Your Plan with Plan Picker 3000!

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What’s the Best Texas Electricity Plan for Me? The power to choose your energy company can be overwhelming at first. If you’re an Oncor customer, you’ll have over 100 plans to choose from. Luckily, the Plan Picker 3000 from Texas Energy Ratings will help narrow down the options, making it easier to find the right […]

Family Friendly Alternatives to Trick-or-Treating

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What Are Family-Friendly Alternatives to Trick or Treating? Ghouls, ghosts, goblins and more, if you’re excited about the upcoming holiday, you’re not alone. An estimated 175 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year. But not everyone who loves Halloween enjoys trick-or-treating. Whether it’s simply not your thing, the weather’s bad, the kids have colds, or […]

NRG Buying Discount Power, Power Express, & Volterra Energy

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NRG Buys VEH Brands and Customers NRG energy, the biggest electricity seller in Texas and parent company of Houston-based Reliant Energy, is reported to have agreed to purchase the customers and brand assets of the three retailers owned by Houston-based Volterra Energy Holdings LLC (VEH). Will NRG’s Deal Affect My Electricity? According to EnergyChoiceMatters.Com, NRG […]

Texans’ Favorite Halloween Candy May Shock You

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Which candies do Texas trick-or-treaters want this year? There’s a new sheriff in town when it comes to Texans’ favorite trick-or-treat candy, according to Candystore.com. The bulk candy retailer studied sales trends in the months leading up to Halloween between the years 2007 and 2017. The rankings were determined by pounds of candy sold. Reese’s […]

How Bad Are GE’s Gas Turbine Blade Troubles?

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What Is the Problem with GE’s Turbine Blades? GE’s financial difficulties continue as a recent discovery has shown that the blades in its flagship turbine have an oxidization issue. Oxidization exposes the blades to the possibility of rust and rapid deterioration. Currently, four natural gas generator units in Texas have been forced to pause operations […]

Texas Coal Plant to Shut Down By 2020

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Why Are Coal Plants Closing All Over Texas? A coal plant based in Vernon, Texas announced that it will shut down operations in 2020. It’s the fifth plant that has closed or announced its closure this year. The 700-megawatt plant stated that the reason behind its decision to close was due to its inability to […]