Smart Electricity Shopping
We get questions like this all the time from customers, friends and neighbors. Will electricity prices fall this fall?
Normally we would say, of course! Electricity prices always drop in the fall in Texas. And this year is no exception, based on what we’re seeing with pricing. Prices are dropping… just not as far as we all hoped.
This article was written in Summer 2022. See our Texas Electricity Rate Trends 2023 article for the latest electricity price forecast for 2023.
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The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 focuses on incentives for clean energy investments, including tax credits for consumers. The legislation includes emissions standards, tax incentives and grants with the goal of reducing carbon emissions by 40% by 2030.
But what’s in it for you? Tax credits for solar panels, battery storage, electric vehicles and electric appliances.
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Shopping for business electricity in Texas can be a challenge. Here are the top 5 Texas business electricity mistakes made by business owners. And how to avoid them.
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Finding the cheapest electricity rates in Texas doesn’t have to be hard. Every month we update our recommendation for the top 3 cheapest electricity companies in Texas, and our cheapest electricity rates for fixed rates plans. Here’s the November 2023 update.
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Texas is a top state for residential solar panels. According to Google Project Sunroof, 90% of Texas buildings are solar friendly. But what are the top cities for solar panels in Texas? And why are they the best cities to consider rooftop solar? Here’s our summary of the best cities for solar in Texas, based on third party data.
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Times are tough right now with inflation. And with rising electricity costs, it may get hard to pay your electricity bill. You can get help paying your electric bill in Texas. Here’s how.
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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 electricity rates in 2022 continue to show the greatest value with long terms plans. The other big trend? More green energy electricity plans as Texas moves generation to renewable energy.
(In a hurry? Jump right to our recommendations on the best residential Texas electricity plan for 2022.)
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Many businesses use an energy broker to shop for commercial electricity. An energy broker can show you prices from multiple electricity companies and help you quickly find the best rates. If you’re wondering, “Should my business work with an energy broker?” here’s information that can help you decide.
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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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