Shannon Bedrich

About Rebecca Bridges

Shannon Bedrich, co-founded ElectricityPlans in 2016 after shopping for electricity rates using a confusing state-sponsored website. A CPA and our CFO, Shannon is the one that deciphers the fine print on each electricity plan. Outside of work, Shannon enjoys spending time with family, rooting for the Aggies, and exploring all that Houston has to offer.

What Electric Company Services my Address?

When you are moving, setting up utilities can be a hassle. Especially if it’s not clear what electric company serves your address. Here’s how to find your local electric company by address in Texas.

Summary: You can find your local electric company in Texas by using an ESID Lookup Tool (Electricity Service Identifier), updated daily. Just enter your address to look up your utility company. Plus you’ll see offers from retail electricity providers. Over 85% of Texas is deregulated, meaning you must shop for an electricity provider.

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Cheapest Electricity Rates in Pennsylvania (June 2024)

Looking for the cheapest electricity rates in Pennsylvania? It’s no wonder. Standard offer rates from the utility change frequently. A fixed rate from a PA electricity supplier protects you against rate increases. And there are multiple offers that beat your current price to compare.

Cheapest electricity rates vary, but we update this article monthly to highlight your best bests for low prices.

Here is our recommendation on the 3 cheapest electric suppliers in PA, and the best deals on electricity rates for June 2024.

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How to Compare Electricity Rates in Pennsylvania

Need the basics on how to shop for electric rates in PA? You’re in the right place. In this article, you’ll learn the 101 on deregulation, how to compare PA electric rates and how to select an electricity supplier.

Steps to compare electricity rates in PA are simple. Enter your zip code on a rate comparison shopping site, compare electricity plans and select your provider. You’ll still get a single bill from the electric utility, but it will list your new provider and fixed rate instead of the utility price to comapare.

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Texas Electric Delivery Rates Soar to Highest Level in 5 Years

Delivery rates for Texas electricity change twice a year, in March and September. And as of September 2023, the price you pay per kilowatt hour to get power to your home is at its highest level in five years.

2024 Update: Utility delivery rates have dropped since this article was written in 2023, but are still higher than previous years. Find current and historical delivery rates using the links below.

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Texas Electricity Deposits – Everything You Need to Know

In general, you’ll need a minimum credit score of 580-600 with one of the major credit score companies (Experian, Equifax or Transunion) to get an electricity plan without a deposit requirement in Texas.

But there are ways around paying a deposit, including no deposit electricity, which is prepaid lights. But you can also get a deposit waived.

In this article we review no deposit electricity plans, how to get a deposit waived, prepaid electricity and minimum credit score for electricity.

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Cheapest Electricity Rates in Ohio (June 2024)

Looking for the cheapest electricity rates in Ohio? It’s no wonder. Standard rates from the largest utilities increased this year. You may be able to lock in significant savings versus your current price to compare.

The cheapest electricity companies and offers in Ohio vary all the time. We update this article each month with our recommendation on the 3 cheapest electric suppliers in Ohio. Here are our cheapest rates as of June 2024.

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What are Market Securitization Charges?

Market securitization charges are a new line item on Texas electricity bills. They’re a direct outcome of Winter Storm Uri, paying for some of the extraordinary costs of that storm.

The Texas legislature passed House Bill (HB) 4492 in 2021 in response to the storm’s financial impact on the ERCOT power region.┬áThe legislation allows Texas REPs to add the charge to their bills for the next 30 years

You can’t avoid paying these fees, which are from a regulatory change. But you might as well understand them, since you’ll be paying them for the next 3 decades.

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Tax Credits for EV, Solar & Electrification – The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

For homeowners, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 includes over $8 billion for home energy efficiency and home electrification projects. You can receive tax credits for new technology including home solar panels, battery storage, or electric vehicles. And you can get tax credits and incentives for replacing your clothes dryer, water heater and cooktop, or for swapping out your HVAC for a heat pump HVAC.

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