Market securitization charges are a new line item on Texas electricity bills. They’re a direct outcome of Winter Storm Uri, paying for some of the extraordinary costs of that storm. You can’t avoid paying these fees, which are from a regulatory change. But you might as well understand them, since you’ll be paying them for the next 30 years.
How to Lower Your Electricity Bill this Winter
It’s the Texas double whammy for electricity bills. We often think that only our summer electricity bills are high. But your winter electricity bill can also be expensive depending on our winter weather.
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Will Electricity Prices Fall this Fall in Texas?
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.
See our Texas Electricity Rate Trends 2023 article for the latest electricity price forecast for 2023.
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Cheapest Electricity Rates in Texas (June 2023)
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 June 2023 update.
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Best Cities for Solar Panels in Texas
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.
How to Get Help Paying Electric Bill
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.
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.
Texas Electricity Trends for 2022
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.)
Best Thermostat Settings for Vacation
The plans have been made. The bags are packed. You deserve a vacation. But what are the best thermostat settings for vacation to keep your electricity bill low? In other words, when you’re in vacation mode, is there a vacation mode for your house?
Here are the best thermostat settings for winter vacation and summer vacation. Plus we settle that question of whether you should turn your thermostat off when you leave for vacation.
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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