More on the High Price of "Free" Power

More on the High Price of "Free" Power

  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,...
Warning: TXU’s "Free" Power May Cost You

Warning: TXU’s "Free" Power May Cost You

  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...
REPs may not honor fixed prices

REPs may not honor fixed prices

Retail electric providers say they should have the right to increase prices in fixed-rate contracts if regulators follow through with a proposal to increase wholesale energy costs.