See below for the latest roundup of offers available in the competitive electric market as shown on Power to Choose.
Proposition 6 is the constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund and provide financial assistance to for priority water projects in the state.
AECT strongly supports passage of Proposition 6 to keep our state’s infrastructure and economy strong.
Early voting runs from October 21 through November 1. Last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is October 25. If you’re not early-voting, get out to the polls on November 5 to support Prop 6!
For More Information
- Proposition 6 FAQ from the Texas Water Development Board
- TX Water Prop6 Yes
- WaterTexas (Water Texas PAC)
- List of Prop 6 Supporters
- The Water for Texas 2012 State Water Plan (PDF)
Recent Media Supporting Proposition 6
- No water, no growth: Leaders push Proposition 6 as an economic issue (San Antonio Express-News, 10/9)
- Perry calls for passage of Proposition 6 (Austin American-Statesman, 10/9)
- Major water campaign Water Texas PAC raises nearly $1 million (Dallas Morning News, 10/8)
- Editorial: The droughts will win without passage of Proposition 6 (Dallas Morning News, 10/6)
- Opinion: Support Proposition 6 (Houston Chronicle, 10/4)
- Support flows, opposition simmers for water funding (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 9/25)
Earlier this month the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) released an easy-to-use redesign of Power to Choose, its shopping website to help consumers in competitive areas of the state navigate the competitive retail market.
When visiting the site, you’re presented with two options. Either you can see all the Retail Electric Provider (REP) offerings in your area, or you can narrow your search by answering three simple questions:
“On average, how much electricity do you use in a month?”
“What plan types are you interested in (e.g. fixed rate, changing rate, or market rate)?”
“How long do you want your contract to last?”
If you choose to view all the retail offers in your area that are available, a comparison chart is generated featuring the REP company name, plan details, price/kWh, pricing details (including fact sheets, terms of service, and any applicable cancellation fees); there is even a way to sign up for a plan through the site or by calling a toll free number (provided). The comparison chart also provides a complaint scorecard for every provider along with a viewable complaint history.
The new Power to Choose provides a very user-friendly interface. It allows you to be very selective about how to power their homes. Using a drop-down menu, you can input your estimated monthly energy use, provide a particular price range, set your contract length, and even locate prepaid plans or time of use plans that provide incentives to use energy during typically off-peak times (i.e. nights and weekends).
If you are looking for an easy way to find the right electric plan for you, this is a good place to start.