Variable-Rate Deals: Buyers Beware

Variable-Rate Deals: Buyers Beware

Beware variable-rate deals. The popular electricity offers may look tempting, but they can become very expensive … very quickly. What’s a variable-rate deal? In areas of Texas with electric competition, electricity is typically sold for a fixed-term or on a...
TCAP Releases Updated History of Deregulation Report

TCAP Releases Updated History of Deregulation Report

It was with the promise of better prices and choices that state lawmakers in 1999 adopted the Texas electric deregulation law. Newly minted electric companies would compete for customers. In theory, market forces would keep a lid on bills. How has Texas fared since...
Flawed Report Glosses Over High Prices

Flawed Report Glosses Over High Prices

It’s the New Year, which means it’s time again for the annual ABACCUS report. Formally known as the “Annual Baseline Assessment of Choice in Canada and the United States,” ABACCUS is a weighty-looking tome that purports to rank deregulated electricity markets...