Where are energy rates going for 2020? And what are the trends to watch? In this article we examine some of the important factors in energy rates, including: natural gas prices, the continued growth of renewable energy, and potential changes in capacity markets.
Texas electricity rates in 2019 were relatively flat compared to the prior year. And if you were in a fixed rate contract throughout 2019, you had a secure price. But those who were on a variable rate or a wholesale index rate (i.e. Griddy Energy) had their rate explode in mid August when ERCOT hit a historic usage level.
So what will happen in 2020? It all depends. But indications are that market forces are driving up retail energy prices in the short term, and that long-term contracts might be the way to go this year.
You shopped for the lowest rate per kWh for your business. So what’s this other charge on your bill?
Commercial customers often pay a commercial electricity demand charge in addition to the cost per kWh. And depending on the type of business you run, it may be a substantial.
Can your business survive a power outage?
No matter what kind of business you have, no modern business can survive without electricity. Whether it’s a short-term issue like a line or a transformer down, or a bigger issue like a hurricane, tornado or winter storm, successful businesses have a back-up plan for a business power outage.
When you talk about “going solar,” people immediately think they have to get solar panels on their roof. But there are three different ways you can support solar energy.
When floods happen — whether flooding from a hurricane, flooding from rain, or flooding from a plumbing accident — there’s always the big “What now?” This article will tell you what to do when your house floods.
School’s out for the summer! What does that mean? Kids summer activities, summer vacation and fun times are about to be had all around! But having the kids at home also means your A/C is on blast. Here are some fun ways to beat the heat and save money! (Guest Post from mom-blogger Real Talk with Amy )
Hurricane season is June 1 – November 30. If you live near the Texas Gulf Coast, it’s important that you have a plan, build a hurricane preparedness kit, and stay informed.
Earth Day is a day to focus on the environment. Celebrated on April 22, it focuses on energy conservation, solving climate change, ending plastic pollution, protecting endangered species, and conserving our resources. However you spend the day, Earth Day is a great way to spend time as a family, enjoying the outside and learning about conservation activities.
Here are some easy Earth Day activities for kids, including our carbon footprint worksheet, an easy explanation of carbon footprint for kids.
Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDU) delivery rate changes in Texas impact your monthly electric bill. Delivery rates change every March (usually down) and every September (usually up).
Looking for the latest TDU Rates? See the Updated Texas TDU Delivery Rates!