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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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Understanding Residential Fixed Rate Charges

Texans shopping for residential electricity rates can select from a variety of competitive plans. With so many offers available, how do consumers compare electricity offers? The answer lies in the Electricity Facts Label. The Electricity Facts Label (EFL) is a standardized document that must be presented to a customer before they enroll in an electric […]

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Connecticut Electricity Rates

Connecticut Electricity Choice

While Connecticut’s official nickname is the “Constitution State,” it is also know by other monikers including the “Nutmeg State” and the “Provisions State.” One of the lesser-known nicknames is the “Land of Steady Habits.” While this was intended to allude to the strict morals of the state’s inhabitants, it also reflects the standards to which […]

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Long Term Electricity Offers

Consumers in deregulated electricity markets have the power to choose from a variety of competitive offers.  Top-tier electricity providers have prepaid plans, month-to-month plans, renewable energy plans, and time-of-use plans.  Great electricity rates are even coupled with offers for web-enabled thermostats, home energy services, and warranties.  For many customers, however, the fundamental question is which […]

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Hybrid Commercial Electricity Rate Plans

Retail electric providers typically offer fixed price plans to commercial customers.  These plans are great for businesses that are risk averse and prefer locking in their electric rate for the term of the contract.  The retail electricity supplier assumes market price risk and includes a premium in the fixed price for managing that risk. Some […]

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