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Updated: 09/10/2021

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Rhythm Joins ElectricityRates.com’s Lineup Of Leading Electricity Providers

Over the past three years, more than a quarter of all US wind electricity generation came from the state of Texas. Rhythm broke onto the Texas Energy Choice market last year looking to take advantage of that production, offering plans ...

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What’s Texas Done To Improve Electric Grid Reliability?

In February 2021, Winter Storm Uri battered the state of Texas and left millions without power in the freezing cold for days. Following the disaster, there was an obvious question on many Texans’ minds: how can we make sure this ...

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ERCOT Electric Conservation Alert (June 2021)

On June 14th, 2021, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) issued a Conservation Alert asking Texans to reduce their energy consumption. This alert will be in place until the end of the day Friday, June 18th. Here’s what it ...

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National Energy Shopping Day 2021

National Energy Shopping Day Is Just Around The Corner In just a few short days summer will have officially begun. However, for those that have taken a look at their most recent electric bills, it may feel like it started ...

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February 2021 Texas Electric Grid Failure

Between February 13th and February 17th, a winter storm unofficially called Winter Storm Uri pounded the majority of the US. Texas, usually known for its mild winters, experienced a week of snow, ice and below-freezing temperatures that caused power outages ...

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3 Crazy Facts About Texas Energy Production

As the saying goes, everything’s bigger in Texas. And that certainly doesn’t stop at Texas’s energy production. It may come as no surprise to you that the state shaped by its oil boom would lead the country in energy production. ...

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Top 5 Environmental Organizations In Texas

Today, 63% of Americans feel that climate change has an effect on their local communities. If you’re a Texan looking to minimize that impact, there are plenty of avenues that you can pursue. One would be to join or support ...

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Utility Scams To Look Out For In 2021

Every year, utility scams trick thousands of Americans out of their hard-earned money. Reports that range from a woman in New York who lost $2,100, to businesses that have lost up to $15,000, emphasize that everyone is a target. These ...

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Texas Electricity Providers Increased Customer Satisfaction During COVID-19

While the pandemic has been tough on everyone, retail electricity providers (REPs) in Texas have shown their ability to persevere and help their customers through it.  A new study released by Escalent shows that Texas providers increased their Net Promoter ...

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NRG Buys Direct Energy For $3.6 Billion

On July 24th, 2020, NRG announced that it would acquire Direct Energy from Centrica PLC for $3.625 billion.  With over 3 million customers in its portfolio, Direct Energy is one of the largest retail electricity providers in North America. This ...

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