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Power to Choose Alternatives Grow as PUCT Tries New Fixes

Electricity customers in Texas are searching for a Power to Choose alternative. And it’s no wonder. The Texas Power to Choose site has long been called the Power to Confuse. There are hundreds of plans to choose from, multiple rate structures to decipher, and fine print gotchas in most plans. The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) is not happy with the games that retail energy providers are playing. They have publicly blasted electricity providers for taking advantage of consumers. Now they are taking action to address these issues.

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What Appliances Use The Most Electricity?

When it comes to energy usage, not all appliances are created equal.

It makes sense to think of smaller appliances like coffee makers using less power than refrigerators and air conditioners, but there are even differences between models of the same machine. The individual differences might be small, but using the more economical versions can create savings of hundreds of dollars each year.

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Do ‘Free Nights and Weekends’ Electricity Plans Really Save Money?

As you’re shopping for an electricity plan, you’ll come across plans that advertise phrases like “free nights and weekends” or “free nights and solar days.”

This may sound too good to be true, but they’re absolutely legitimate. Many electricity providers offer periods of free electricity as an effort to shift some of the electricity load to lower usage, off-peak times. Also, the cost of electricity during these off-peak hours is much less expensive than during peak hours. Because electricity is a commodity that can’t currently be stored, it’s better for everyone when electricity demand is more equalized.  But, what you really want to know as an electricity consumer is, what’s the catch?

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5 Reasons to Switch Electricity Plans

Electricity. It’s as important to modern life as running water. It keeps the lights on, the computers running, and vital medical equipment powered up.

For many people in the United States, the cost of electricity is one that they are responsible for regardless of the price tag or the origin point since they’re tied to their local utility for both the supply and delivery of electricity. Electricity deregulation, however, has allowed others to have some say over how much they’ll pay and even what percentage of that electricity originates from a renewable power source. Here we outline the five most common reasons to shop for a new electricity plan. 

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12 Ways to Reduce your Electricity Costs

Electricity customers should always be on the lookout for cheap electricity plans, but there are more ways to save money than to simply buy your electricity for less.

For most, a combination of lower electricity prices and smarter electricity usage leads to the lowest electricity bills overall. We’ve come up with a list of tips to help you save money and conserve electricity so you can make the most of your electricity plan.

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