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Electricity complaints have fallen to their lowest levels so far seen under the electric deregulation law, although pre-deregulation complaint rates were even lower.
A Texas Retail Electric Provider took actions that infringed upon core customer protections, according to Public Utility Commission staff. The agency now seeks more than $2 million in penalties, and wants to revoke the company’s permission to operate in Texas.
Last week we reported on TXU’s Free Nights and Weekends plans. The conclusion: even with a big change in your energy-consuming habits, TXU’s electricity-for-free deals probably will cost you more. But what about the state’s other big electric retailer,...
TXU marked an important milestone not long ago. In a press release, the state’s largest electric retailer announced that nearly 100,000 Texans had signed up for one of the company’s free electricity deals. You heard that right: free electricity. Under a variety...
This is part two of a two-part series on electricity bills. In yesterday’s post, we introduced you to consumer advocate Carol Biedrzycki, and her new report on the sometimes hidden fees charged by retail electric providers (REPs). Today, we’ll take a deeper dive into...
According to a new report, many retail electricity providers are charging absurd amounts of money for what should be basic customer service.
Texas summers are anything but mild, especially when it comes to paying for electricity. These scorching months can be particularly difficult for low-income Texans. Fortunately, many will be eligible for bill discounts starting in September. However, the deadline to...
Unlike for-profit electric retailers, TCAP returns surplus funds back to members. TCAP’s beneficial electricity contracts also cushion cities against punishing electric market volatility that can wreak havoc on city budgets.
A new timeline tells history of the Texas electricity market, from deregulation’s beginning, to phantom tax collections by utilities, to a recent drive by generators to secure multi-billion-dollar subsidies.