That means that customers in Houston paid an average of $5,500 more for electricity over a 14-year time span beginning in 2002, according to the group that buys electricity on behalf of municipal governments in Texas. The calculation, which uses data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, assumes monthly electricity use of 1,300 kilowatt hours.
For the past several decades, the Nevada energy market has been a monopoly controlled by the utility NV Energy. NV Energy has controlled the price homes and businesses have paid for electricity for decades. Unhappy? Too bad. On November 6, you can do something about it. On November 6th, residents of Nevada can go to the polls and vote yes on question 3. Voting yes will open the energy market to competition — homes and businesses will be able to shop around for their electricity provider. You’ll be able to choose the electric rate and plan that’s right for you. 3 Reasons to Vote Yes on Question 3 New Jobs. If voters say yes to question 3 on November 6th, some estimate that 34,000 new jobs will be created in the Silver State. One company in particular that is interested in moving to (and hiring in!) Nevada is Google. Google purchased land to build a massive datacenter in Northern Nevada but before investing money they’ve requested alternatives to NV Energy. Lower Bills. Electric choice creates competition — competition is good for consumers! Whether you need electricity for your apartment or a massive datacenter like Google, companies will need to be competitive to earn business. Energy providers will have to offer great rates and great service to earn and keep your business, otherwise you (and everyone else) will be free to...
Consumers in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and Corpus Christi were promised bargains on electricity when the Texas Legislature deregulated the electricity market. But 16 years later they're still paying more for electricity than their counterparts in cities Texas lawmakers exempted from deregulation such as Austin and San Antonio, according to the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power which analyzed federal electricity pricing data.
Residents get to choose their provider as there are many different ones serving the area. With a total of 7.5 million customers, Oncor Electric Delivery manages Fort Worth's utility service areas and distributes power to residences. Although residents can only have Oncor Electric Delivery as their utility company, they get their choice of suppliers. Several energy providers serve Fort Worth, and it can sometimes be hard for people to know which service to select. Choose Energy helps connect consumers with reliable energy companies such as TriEagle Energy, TXU Energy and Direct Energy.