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How does Texas produce electricity?

How much electricity does Texas produce?

Did you know that Texas produces more energy then any other state?  According to US Energy Information Administration Texas produces almost twice as much electricity as the next closest state (Florida).  It might seem like a lot of electricity but half of it is used by the Industrial sector.  Refineries and chemical plants tend to be energy intensive.

What are the sources of electricity in Texas?

Texas relies on Solar, Wind, Coal, Natural Gas, and Nuclear to ...

Solar Panels on Roof

How much electricity can I generate with solar panels on my roof?

Things to consider before installing solar panels

Have you ever wondered how much electricity you could generate if you installed solar panels on your roof?  There are several factors to consider when trying to determine the answer to this question.  There are several items to consider but I’m just going to list a few of the main ones.  How much direct sunlight does your roof receive, do you have a lot of trees shading your home, do you live in an ...

PowerToChoose.org: The good and the bad…

Many people have used powertochoose.org and signed up for electricity plans available there.  Buyer beware!  Here is a little background for you.  Powertochoose.org was created soon after Texas decided to give consumers the choice on who they wanted to purchase their electricity from.   The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) created the power to choose website as a way to assist homeowners in making a decision into this new way of purchasing electricity.  This was a good idea as customers ...

Why Switch Electricity Companies?

Most people living in the state of Texas know they can choose their electricity provider.  However, most do not think about switching until they receive a bill with a extremely high bill in the middle of summer.  Below are a few reasons you might switch throughout the year.

Terrible Customer Service

Poor service is a key reason many people switch Electricity Providers.  There are many Electricity Providers who do give excellent customer service.  Do not stay with a bad electric provider.   If ...

More Electricity for Less Money

Is it not true, the more you buy the lower price?  It may be shocking to learn, when it comes to shopping for business electricity,  quantity does not necessarily get you the best price.

Electricity is Different

Electricity is a perishable commodity. Electricity cannot be stored easily.  Electricity must be consumed when it is generated and transmitted, or it is gone. Because of this, it is more important to price on timing of the usage vs. the amount of electricity used.   Power ...

Fall energy saving tips

Summer is over and Fall is here!  Reduce your electricity bill!

I love fall.  The weather is cooler and the summer heat is gone . Another thing I love is that with the cooler weather,  my electricity bill is lower as well.  This should be the case for most of us.

We created a list of  eight  basic  home remedies that can help lower your monthly energy bill.  See how many items on the list you already knew about.  Most of the items ...

2 Major Components of your Electricity Bill

Your monthly electricity bill has two primary sections.  The first one is the electricity charge that is assessed by your retail electric provider or (R.E.P.).  This charge is assessed according to the rate and terms set forth in the plan documents agreed to with the energy supplier or R.E.P.

Delivery Charges

The second part of your bill is the Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDU) delivery charge.  Many call this the “wires and poles” charge.  This charge is assessed by the TDU serving ...

How do Texans get their electricity?

How is electricity generated?

In order to get electricity it first has to be generated.  In Texas we have a variety of sources for our electricity generation which include natural gas, coal, wind, hydroelectric, nuclear, and solar.  Once that electricity has been generated it needs a way to be sent to our homes and businesses.  An electricity grid provides a way to send electricity from the plant that is generating it to the homes and business that need it.  There is ...