The temperature may be plunging but that also means a lot of electric bills are skyrocketing. The harsh winter has forced more North Texans than ever to seek financial assistance or face having their heat cut off.
Electric bills have long been take-it-or-leave-it affairs: Pay one rate for power, no matter when you used it. Now they are increasingly offering deals that sound like cell phone promotions: Free nights, free weekends and pre-paid plans.
You’ll probably notice an increase on your next electric bill. According to Oncor Electric, the charge is to recover the money the company spends on transmission lines and other equipment.
The Texas power grid barely has enough electricity to meet demand this summer, and an unexpected drop in generation or spike in demand could lead to rolling blackouts, the president of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas testified Tuesday.
The Texas Public Utility Commission voted Thursday to raise the wholesale electricity price cap by 50 percent this summer in a move it hopes will spur construction of new power plants.
If you are a “night owl” and a TXU customer a new service plan could save you hundreds of dollars a year on your bill. TXU now has a set of plans that offers customers free nighttime energy usage.
It looks like Texas will make it through the summer without rolling power outages. Officials with ERCOT) say forecasters are not anticipating the same extreme temperatures seen during last summer’s record drought.
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Temperatures of up to 110 degrees caused the fourth peak electricity demand record
The seemingly endless days of high heat has forced some people to choose between paying the rent and paying their electric bill.