Over the past summer, the Public Utilities Commission of Texas has been baffled by Retail Energy Providers using pricing gimmicks that dupe Texas consumers into high monthly bills at its Power to Choose website. The PUC of Texas’ best solution was to tweak some sort settings, limit the number of REP plans, and offer a “series of user friendly PDFs and videos intended to guide and inform the customer”. The chairman has even recently said that if the PUCT can’t figure out a solution, then the commission may just shut down the Power to Choose website.
That kind of move would just strand customers in a minefield of misleading pricing, confusing terms, and booby-trap-plans.
Texas Electricity Ratings has a better idea how to serve Texas electricity customers.
We’ve built an Electricity Rate Analyzer that sorts the best electricity rates from the questionable ones and recommends what plans best fit customer needs in usage amounts other than the standard 500, 1000, and 2000 kWh tiers. Customers can enter the EFL information from a plan into our analyzer and select usage amounts in 100 kWh increments.
Not only does it show customers the real rates at different usage levels but it reflects both the rate jumps in a plan at certain usage. It also shows whether the rate is high or low compared to general electricity market pricing. By doing all the calculations for the customer, Texas Electricity Ratings’ Rate Analyzer can show customers what their best energy options are when they shop for Texas electricity no matter what TDU area they are in. Customers can see how much they can really expect to pay each month for their usage.
Texas Electricity Ratings VP of Operations, Matt Oberle, says “We leveraged our technological skills to provide Texans with the best electricity shopping resource that makes the process both simple and convenient. Our Plan Analyzer provides you with a real life, accurate illustration of what your bill is going to look like and why.”
Customers can access our Texas Electricity Rate Analyzer when shopping for electricity plans at the Texas Electricity Ratings website. Consumers can either enter the information from plan EFLs themselves or click the Rate Analysis button on the plan to have it done automatically.
Texas Electricity Rating advocates for consumers and evaluates providers in the Texas electricity market for features and characteristics that typical energy customers may miss, such as high deposits, variable rates, incentives, “free” plans, and minimum usage plans. Our mission is to help consumers find the best electricity providers to fit their individual needs, as well as educate customers about potential marketplace pitfalls.
About Electricity Ratings
Texas Electricity Ratings is the destination website for Texas residents and business owners to share their opinions and have a voice in the Texas Deregulated Energy Market. We offer daily updated information about electricity rates in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, and hundreds of other cities in Texas. Electricity Ratings, LLC helps people make informed buying decisions through its consumer reviews platform and is a reliable source for valuable consumer insight, advice, in-depth energy company service evaluations, and personalized recommendations. Since 2009, we’ve helped over 1.5 million shoppers find the best energy providers and rates. Electricity Ratings, LLC operates similar consumer energy shopping websites in Georgia, Ohio, Illinois, Connecticut, and New York.