Texas electricity prices increasing

Why Texas Electricity Rates are Increasing

Most Texas homes have enjoyed the power to choose their electricity provider since 2002. Over the years, there has been a learning curve for both electricity providers and consumers. The most popular product in the market has been the 12-month fixed price electricity plan.  Consumers seem to prefer shopping for electricity on an annual basis […]

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Power Grid Changes Benefit New Englanders

Consumer interaction with the power grid typically begins at the electric meter. Beyond the electric meter are utility distribution lines, transformers, and substations.  Further upstream are transmission lines and power plants.  As energy consumers, we focus on the practical matters of rates and reliability.  We want as much electricity as we need, whenever we want […]

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Texas Electricity Generation Sources

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) operates the power grid that serves approximately 90% of all electricity used in Texas.  Within ERCOT, about 75% of the electricity is consumed in areas open to retail electric competition.  The composition of the electric power generation fleet within ERCOT has changed over the years.  Wind generation, combined […]

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