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Texas Prepaid Electric Service Gets Jolted

Innovation is one of the promised benefits of electricity deregulation. In addition to shopping for cheap electricity rates, consumers should have the power to choose new products and services.  Most of the innovations we see involve bundled home energy services and rooftop solar energy.  However, one company recently launched a Texas prepaid electricity plan with […]

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Prepaid Electricity for Consumers with Poor Credit

When Texas consumers shop and compare electricity rates, they learn that there are two basic types of service.  Postpaid electric service is the most common arrangement.  The electricity company bills the customer based on how much energy they used since the last meter reading.  Prepaid electric service is very different and requires the customer to […]

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Choosing a Texas Home Electricity Plan

Texas consumers have many options when it comes to shopping for an electricity plan. In addition to selecting an electricity provider, consumers can choose from a variety of plans. Renewable energy, free nights and weekends, and prepaid electricity offers are among the choices available for Texans. The most basic choice, however, is whether to select […]

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Best Electricity Plans for Smaller Homes

Shopping for low electricity rates can be confusing. This is especially true in Texas where the Electricity Facts Label is required to disclose average electricity prices at three monthly consumption levels: 500, 1000, and 2000 kWh. Consumers in smaller homes or those who live alone often find this perplexing.  Their usage may vary significantly between […]

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Practical Guide to Texas Electricity Plans

Shopping for a low electricity rate for your Texas home can be confusing. There are a dizzying number of electricity providers from which to choose.  Each provider, in turn, may have multiple offers including prepaid electricity, variable rate plans, and fixed rate plans.  Fixed price electricity plans are the most common and the most popular with consumers.  […]

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Texas Electricity Slamming Protection

Consumers benefit from electric deregulation in a variety of ways. First, commercial and industrial electricity users can better manage their energy costs.  This results in lower prices for goods and services and reduces our cost of living.  In addition, customer choice also encourages innovative rate structures and leverages new technologies like smart meters and learning […]

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Electricity Shopping Services not for Everyone

When it comes to finding low electricity rates for your home, you have several shopping venues from which to choose. You could respond to direct marketing offers from competitive electricity suppliers.  Checking out electricity provider websites is also an option.  A visit to the state-run electricity rate board is not a bad idea. However, these websites are notoriously […]

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