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Why are Texas Electricity Prices So High?

In 2022, we had some of the highest electricity prices since deregulation. But now? Prices have come down by 30% or more vs. last year.

Here’s a recap on why prices are so high some years (and during the summer) and some strategies on how to get the best price for your home or business.

For the latest on electricity price forecast, check our article on 2023 Texas Electricity Price Trends or enter your zip code below.

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Texas Ancillary Services – What Are They? And Why Should You Care?

If you’re a business owner in Texas, you need to know that Ancillary Services could be passed through on your bill, depending on your contract language.

That’s what a number of businesses found out after Winter Storm Uri in February 2021. They were saddled with high bills from Ancillary Services pass-through charges when the wholesale price of ancillaries spiked as high as $25,000 per MWh on the ERCOT market.

That’s led to changes in the ERCOT market. And some of the cots related to it may be passed through to you. Here’s what you need to know about Ancillary Services in Texas.

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Columbus Ohio Renewable Energy and Carbon Neutral Programs

Columbus Ohio has the goal of 100% renewable energy by 2022 and carbon neutral by 2050. That’s a goal not only for the city facilities, but also for all residents and small business owners. Here’s our review of the Columbus Community Choice Aggregation Program for electricity, which is one step toward that goal. Plus we review your options to go green when you opt-out of aggregation. And, how you can go carbon neutral with your natural gas.

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Texas Electricity Companies with a Satisfaction Guarantee

A satisfaction guarantee can go a long way toward making you feel confident in your choice of Texas electricity plan. After all, there are a lot of things to compare when you’re shopping for electricity. That’s why we like these electricity companies with a satisfaction guarantee. With 2022 electricity prices higher than they’ve ever been, a satisfaction guarantee give you a chance to shop around. And if prices drop, you have an out.

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