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Why are Texas Electricity Prices So High?

Texas electricity prices are on the rise in 2022. Here’s why Texas electricity prices are so high right now, and some strategies on how to get the best price for your home or business. (Use that link to jump right to our recommendations, or read on for geopolitics and economics 101.)

But know this. Historically, electricity rates increase in July and August each year. So if you are waiting for prices to fall? We don’t have a crystal ball, but we think it’s unlikely that prices will get back to 2021 levels.

Your best bet for the cheapest electricity plan is one without complicated rate structures or bill credits. Here’s how to quickly find cheap rates:

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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.

Here’s what you need to know about Ancillary Services, what to do if you see Ancillary Services charges on your bill, and what’s being discussed at the regulatory levels on this issue.

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City Inspections & Permits for Texas Business Electricity

City inspections and permits may stand in the way of getting new electricity turned on for your business.

It’s pretty common. The business owner shows up on the day they expected to have lights. And there’s no electricity. And it’s all due to a required inspection that no one told them about. Here’s more about city inspections and permits, and their role in getting your lights turned on.

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How to Build Small Business Credit

When you shop for small business electricity, your small business credit is a factor in getting your service set up.  The unfortunate reality is, you may have to pay a deposit to start electricity service for your small business. That’s why it’s important to build small business credit.  In this article, we’ll explain why you may have to pay a deposit, alternatives to pay a deposit, and how to build small business credit so you don’t have to pay a deposit.

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