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All About Energy

The Death of 1¢ Electricity Rates

Will McGinnis Apr 20, 2017 8:01:00 AM

It's no surprise that most folks in Texas
are familiar with Power to Choose, a website known to help Texans find their next energy provider and plan. 


The PUC changed the default view of the Power to Choose website, removing many of the 1¢ electricity rates. But why? Penny rates seemed like such a great deal. But were they really?


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How to Buy Power For Your Texas Home

Will McGinnis Nov 17, 2016 7:30:00 PM

With low housing costs, great job oportunities, and the sweetest tea in the country, it's no question why people are moving to Texas.

If you're one of them, you're probably excited about your new home, and less thrilled about the many expenses that come with it.

One of those expenses is energy. Fortunately, all it takes is a bit of research to get a great deal. 

You can choose between two basic plan types: month-to-month, and fixed. Read on to learn about the differences and discover which type of plan will work best for you.

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My 1.2¢ Electricty Rate Mistake

JB Sowyrda Aug 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Like most people looking for a residential electricity plan, you scour the internet in search of the cheapest available rate. When you finally find a list of offers, an enticing 1.2¢ rate appears at the top of the search.


1.2 cents! Currently, wholesale electricity prices fall into the 2-3¢ range - making a 1.2¢ rate seem to good too be true. I guess that means, even experts in energy are suspicious of how such a low rate can be possible.


I needed to ask myself a few questions.  Is this 1.2¢ rate actually cheaper than say a 5.5¢ rate? And if so, how do those numbers add up? Even though I asked myself these questions and had a general idea of the answers before contracting my residential electricity, I decided to sign up to get the answers firsthand.


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The Cost of Power & Texas Electricity Rates [Infographic]

Incite Energy Mar 7, 2016 12:03:00 PM

In 2002, Texas broke with tradition by deregulating electricity. Since then numerous retail electric providers (REPs) have opened up shop to buy and sell electricity to the end consumer. Competition has since improved customer service and kept the price of energy low in Texas. 

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The Ins and Outs of Shopping for Texas Electricity Rates for Your Business

Andrew Barth Jan 13, 2016 11:38:00 AM

In deregulated states such as Texas, small to mid-size business have the same power to choose their electricity rate that much higher energy consumers enjoy.


While shopping for energy can be time consuming and complicated, it’s worth the effort.


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