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Power to Choose Rooftop Solar Systems

Photovoltaic (PV) panels are showing up on more Texas residential rooftops than ever before.  According to the U.S. Solar Market Insight report issued by GSM Research/SEIA, Texas added 75 MW of PV solar generating capacity in 2013.  While the bulk of this added capacity was associated with utility-scale installations, a respectable share came from residential […]

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Texas Smart Meter Deployment

Traditional electric meters in Texas only had the ability to measure cumulative kilowatt-hours consumed.  Meter readers collected usage data approximately every 30 days.  No information was gathered about when the energy was used, only how much was used since the last meter reading. Interval Electricity Data To collect data on how much energy is used […]

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Pricing – It’s About Time

Business owners are accustomed to receiving quantity discounts on just about anything they buy to run their businesses. Whether purchasing consumables or items for resale, the more you buy the lower price. One of the biggest surprises when it comes to shopping for electricity for your business is that quantity is not the primary price […]

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Consumer Protection Rules

When state legislators began struggling with the concept of utility deregulation, one of their primary concerns was how to release customers into a new competitive landscape without falling victim to potentially confusing terms and conditions from competitive energy providers. While this may sound somewhat paternalistic, legislators and regulators wanted energy suppliers to compete on price, […]

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Essentials First, Then The Fun Stuff

Commercial air travel and retail energy are two deregulated industries that have travelled very different paths. Consolidation of commercial airlines has greatly reduced the number of carriers serving various markets. Services once considered basic and complimentary have evolved into costly pay-per-service upgrades. The retail energy market, however, is evolving quite differently. Even with merger and […]

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