PUC Chair says PowerToChoose Electricity Plans are Misleading

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  We at Texas Electricity Ratings have been telling anyone who would listen for a year now that electricity plans customers can shop for on Power To Choose are misleading.  In a recent statement by the chair of the Texas PUC (Public Utilities Commission) it appears that finally someone in a position to do something about […]

Best 3 No-Contract Month-To-Month Electricity Rates in Houston

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How can I get Houston electricity without a contract? Many people in deregulated parts of Texas that pay Houston CenterPoint rates will sign up with a retail electricity provider under a contracted plan. These plans typically include an early termination fee often in excess of $100 and at times more than $200. While contracts 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 […]

Summer’s Best Fixed Rate Electricity Plans For Houston

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Are Houston Electricity Rates Going Up? In the first half of 2018, the average electricity rate for new customers climbed almost 20%. Amazingly, electricity prices jumped 10% from early May to early June. With above-average temperatures forecast and ERCOT’s reserve margin on the thin side, this summer’s retails electricity rates are expected to be some […]

Best 12-Month Dallas Electricity Rates One Year Later

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How Much Do Electricity Prices Change Year To Year? With energy rates always fluctuating, it’s good to compare plans from previous years to provide perspective and help choose the best plan for the future. Last year, Champions’ Champ 12 made the list for the best 12-month electricity plan in Dallas. Now, one year later, we’ll […]

The Summer Guide to Texas Electricity: 2018

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Summertime is always a very busy season in the world of Texas electricity, and 2018 is no exception. In fact, 2018 as already been an extremely active shopping season, and it will only get busier as the days and weeks continue to tick by into the crucible of the summer heat. We’ve been doing this […]

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 […]