NRG Energy The Company That Owns Reliant Buys Green Mountain Energy

NRG Energy just bought Green Mountain Energy for $350 million dollars.

NRG Energy is the New Jersey based power generation company that bought Reliant Energy not that far back.

So Green Mountain Energy and Reliant Energy are now under the same corporate umbrella known as NRG Energy. Very interesting development.

I wonder what the Green environmental activists will have to say about a power generation company buying “Green” Mountain Energy?

Clute TX Electricity Rates and Plans

In Clute Texas there are several electricity companies competing to win the business of both commercial and residential electric service customers. Not all companies will be cheaper than Reliant Energy but many are. Before just going with the cheapest Clute electric provider it is important to understand the plans available.

Our electricity rate comparison chart categorizes the electricity rate plans based on term. There are variable electricity rates and fixed rates. Don’t just sign up with a variable price because it is the cheapest. Variable prices change each month and the positive aspect to a rate like this is that you will not be locked into the Clute electric rate for any specific term.

To get started click here to use our residential electricity comparison chart

This means with a variable rate you will find it to be worthwhile if you will only be at a location for a short time. A variable electricity price follows the energy commodities market up and down. If you are risk averse it is best to get on a fixed electricity rate instead.

A fixed electric rate can be anywhere from 3 months to 36 months out. A fixed Clute TX electricity price simply means that the rate will not change on you for the entire term of the contract. For most people a 6 month – 1 year fixed electricity rate is the best choice. You will not have to worry about the electric rate fluctuating in price every month.

We recommend comparing Reliant Energy’s prices with the electricity rates in this chart. We think you will find substantial savings. All fees and charges are included in the prices in our comparison chart. The only think not in the rate are taxes and this is industry standard.

When looking at too good to be true offers elsewhere on the internet you may see some energy suppliers leaving off TDSP charges or line loss and ancillary charges. This means that although their fixed electric rate appears the cheapest in their advertisement you will see a completely different rate when you get your first months electric bill.

Our company does not have a business model based on tricking customers. Our comparison chart averages in all fees in the rate so you know what you will be paying. Since everything but taxes is in the electric rate you will be able to compare apples to apples with Reliant Energy and other reputable electricity providers in Clute TX.

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Sugar Land Texas Electricity

Compare Electricity Rate Plans and Companies in Sugar Land Texas

Sugar land Texas electricity prices are the same as they are in the city of Houston Texas. When comparing and choosing a Sugar Land Texas electricity provider you want to consider what rate plan you want to get on. The most popular electricity rate plans are the fixed rate plans. Some of the top fixed electricity plans people generally choose are for 1, 2 or 3 years. Occasionally electricity consumers in Sugar Land will choose a shorter term plan like a 6 month fixed rate. Be sure to mark on your calendar when your electricity rate is set to expire. If you do not mark on your calendar and your electricity provider in Sugar land does not send you a reminder email or mailing that you need to renew you will be automatically switched to a variable electricity rate plan.

The issue of a fixed rate expiring and a Texas electricity consumers rate automatically going to a variable rate is one of the banes of the Texas deregulated electricity market. Even when using the larger electricity companies like TXU or Reliant Energy you can find yourself on a no contract variable price much higher than your fixed electricity rate. The only way to insure you do not fall over to a variable rate is to mark it down on your calendar. Sometimes those reminder emails and letters get misplaced, lost, or the provider simply never mails it out.

You can find and compare several cheap Sugar Land electricity rate plans and prices by using the comparison chart at the top of this page. Rate plans are categorized from 1 year all the way out to 3 year. The most popular electricity plans are the 6 month fixed rates and the 1 year fixed rates. Electricity Bid currently recommend locking in fir at least 1 year while electricity rates in Sugar Land Texas remain some what low from their highs.

Generally we discourage residential customers from signing up on a variable electricity contract because the price can go up and down without any warning. Some electricity companies like Bounce Energy have a price ceiling in place so the variable electricity rate can only go so high. If you do sign up on a variable electricity rate with companies like Bounce Energy you are partially protected against price spikes in the variable Texas electricity market.

There were no deposit electricity rate plans in Sugar Land but the company offering this plan has discontinued that rate plan choice. Each no deposit plan had one catch or another and some of the popular ones still available but not recommended involve prepaying for your electricity service. The best we had seen so far involved paying an initial fee of $125 that you will have applied to your first months electricity bill but this rate plan has since been discontinued. This wasn’t exactly a deposit which you would get back at the end of your electricity contract but was applied in short order on your first months bill. Also, if you paid your Sugar Land electricity bill on time that no deposit electricity rate was lowered to the lowest rate plan available. This no deposit plan that is no longer available was for those energy consumers in Texas currently in a credit crunch that couldn’t afford paying a large deposit to their electric utility. This plan was available through Bounce Energy

If you would like to compare no deposit and prepaid electric service offers please use our compare tool at the top right of this page. All of these providers service the Sugar Land area and will be able to provide prepaid service in your area.

August 2009 Dallas Electricity Rate Comparison

Today is August 14 2009 and we have gone out to the power to choose website to check on electricity rates from companies like Champion, Startex, Green Mountain Energy, Spark Energy, TXU, Ambit, Stream, Bounce, Texas Power and Reliant Energy.  We checked on some other Texas electricity providers but these energy companies provide a good overall comparison of rates. We have sorted the electricity rates  in order from cheapest to most expensive using the pricing available on the Power to Choose website.

Startex Power, Champion, and Green Mountain Energy, are some of the more popular electricity companies we recommend and Startex and Champion are currently offering some of the cheapest available electricity plans in the Dallas Texas area. There are no hidden fees or charges with Startex or Champion. If you use below 500 kWh per month than a $4.95 monthly service fee will kick in with Startex Power but other than that you are going to be good with the top two cheapest Dallas electricity plans in the chart.

This chart above is a historical snapshot of what Dallas residential electricity rates looked like for the month and day of August 14 2009. These charts sometimes help in determining the track record of a Texas electricity companies overall consistent performance in delivering a low cost electricity price to Texas energy consumers. To see a current comparison of our recommended electricity companies in Dallas Texas please click on our Dallas electricity comparison link by clicking here.

August 2009 Houston Electricity Rates and Plans – Compared

Picking The Right Houston Electricity Company, Rate and Plan

What to Know Before Signing up With Just Anyone

We have compiled a list of some of the more popular residential Texas electricity companies and rate plans. If there is a known issue with one of the residential electricity companies we list that concern next to the provider. There are some providers that have blatantly obvious tricks we know of that shows one rate on their website but when receiving your first electricity bill the rate is much higher due to the TDSP charges not being clearly apparent. A note should be made that these Texas electricity providers are usually involved in leaving off the TDSP charge on their advertised rate. We are not sure exactly how many energy companies participate in this practice as well as they change their practices depending on how much heat they are receiving from PUCT complaints. You can read Consumer Energy complaints from some of these providers customers who can explain what exactly can occur when switching to a gimmicky energy company better than we can.

August 7 2009 Residential Houston Electricity Company Comparison, Cheapest to Most Expensive

Understanding Your Houston Residential Electricity Rate

Most electric providers in Texas will bundle the TDSP charges into the energy only rate giving you an all-in rate that can be compared against other Texas electricity companies like TXU Energy and Reliant Energy. We have listed both TXU and Reliant in our comparison chart in order to compare their electricity prices with other Texas electric providers. You will notice that the two largest energy providers in Texas have much higher electricity prices than some of the smaller but good electric companies. Right now Champion Energy and Startex Power are two reputable electricity providers in Texas offering very cheap fixed electricity rate offers. All fees and charges are disclosed with these two companies. With Startex if a customer uses less then 500 kWh hours a month there will be a $4.95 monthly service fee although most Texas electricity consumers use more then this so it shouldn’t be an issue for most customers. A monthly service fee is simply an additional charge many electricity providers have in addition to their electricity price. It is important that a provider disclose this fee upfront rather than hide it in the contract details. We have made these fees obvious in our rate chart so you can make a clear apples to apples comparison of electricity prices in Texas.

Historical Houston Electricity Rate Snapshot for August 7 2009

Since this Houston electricity comparison chart is an update for August 7 2009 it only represents a historical snapshot of what Texas electricity providers were charging on this date. An updated and daily refreshed electricity rate chart is also provided below with some of the cheapest Houston electricity companies. We hope this historical list of Houston energy providers in prices above will keep you informed of how prices move over the course of several months. If you have any questions or comments about one of these Houston electricity companies please feel free to leave a comment below. If you are interested in a no deposit Houston electricity choice please visit our no deposit electricity page.

Current Houston Electricity Rates, Companies, and Plans

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