See below for the latest roundup of offers available in the competitive electric market as shown on Power to Choose.
Proposition 1 is the constitutional amendment providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the completion of transportation construction, maintenance and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads.
AECT strongly supports passage of Proposition 1 to keep our state’s infrastructure strong.
Early voting runs from October 20 through October 31. Last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is October 24. If you’re not early voting, get out to the polls on November 4 to support Prop 1!
The Power To Save Texas website was created by the Public Utility Commission of Texas as part of an educational campaign promoting energy conservation. The site features energy savings tips for both homes and businesses, information on the state’s electric grid conditions and how to reduce energy use during energy conservation alerts.
You can even estimate the amount of money you could save by taking on some of these energy conservation measures with the site’s interactive savings calculator.
If you would like to find more ways to conserve energy and decrease your electricity bill, the Power To Save Texas site can connect you to sites on an energy saver contest, how to track your energy use and how to choose your electricity rate.
According to the data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the average residential retail price of electricity in the cities BLS surveys topped 14¢/kWh for the first time. As reported by CNS News, the average June price was 14.3¢/kWh.
Meanwhile, the competitive retail electric market in ERCOT offers prices well below that average, with consumers able to find 12-month fixed-price offers as low as 9-to-10¢/kWh, as shown below.
Customers interested in shopping around can visit www.powertochoose.org.
Temperatures have officially hit the 100 degrees Fahrenheit mark across the state, and Texans are responding by cranking up their air conditioning and thus, increasing the demand for electricity. To combat higher electric bills, check out this round up of conservation and energy efficiency resources from several members of the Association of Electric Companies of Texas:
- AEP SWEPCO’s Cooling Tips
- CenterPoint Energy’s Energy-Saving Tour
- Constellation Energy’s Home Energy Saving Tips
- El Paso Electric’s Summer Energy Efficiency
- Entergy Texas’ Save Money Resources
- Green Mountain Energy’s Energy Saver Center
- Oncor’s 10 Energy Saving Tips for the Summer
- Reliant Energy’s Energy-Saving Tips
- TXU Energy’s Brighten® Energy Savings Tips
- Xcel Energy’s Energy Saving Tips Directory
Want more? Visit the Department of Energy’s Energy Saver site.