Electricity Pylon Ideas for Texas

Are you tired of seeing those ugly looking electricity pylons splitting up some of the nice farm land around Texas. A great thing about Texas is the opportunity from population and job growth. One of the negatives is because of this expansion the Texas imminent domain law sometimes must be used to buy up strips of land to install electricity lines and those big ugly metal electricity pylons.

What if the state of Texas could offer these people something cool instead of your basic metal pole? Maybe the cool factor and beautification of having an electric pylon in the shape of a deer, bear, Texas longhorn cattle or something else would lessen the heart sinking feeling of having your farmland “uglified” with big electricity pylon poles.

Check out some of these electricity pylon ideas below. I can see how this could really spruce up the look of these ugly things. If your farmland in Texas was about to get electricity pylons installed would you opt for one of these designs or would you want the standard pole?

Constellation Energy buys Startex Power in Texas

Constellation buys Startex Power 142 million

Startex Power has been one of those success stories in Texas because of their fast growth as a privately held retail electric company competing against giants like TXU Energy and Reliant Energy.

Now Startex Power is one of these giants as they were bought for 142.5 million in cash and will now be a very big strong brand for Constellation in the state of Texas.

Startex started out from an executive that came over from Gexa Energy by the name of Marcy Zlotnik to start her own retail electric provider.

She did very well as CEO and eventually reinquished her position to her husband Robert Zlotnik. These two were finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award for 2008 in the Houston and Gulf Coast area.

The buyout amount will let Constellation continue where Startex left off and continue to build a very well respected brand in the state of Texas.

No information was given as to whether Startex Power was experiencing any negative things that were hurting their overall business to require a larger company to buy them out as was the case with Amigo Energy and Starlight Power.

Lower Electric Rates in Laredo, Texas

laredo texas electricity pricesLower electric rates all across the state of Texas are making the residents of Laredo, Texas very happy.

Instead of having to pay outrageous prices for electricity, customers are seeing lower bills every month. The reason behind the lower rates – dropping prices of natural gas. You may wonder what natural gas prices have to do with electricity.

Natural gas is used at the power plants that generate your electricity. When the prices of natural gas are high, the increase passes on to the customer. When the prices are low, the savings are passed on to the customer. This means you save money every month.

The next time you look at your Laredo, Texas electric bill, take the time to appreciate the savings. You can save even more money by switching your electric service provider. Competing providers offer various prices on the cost per kWh. You can use our comparison chart to compare the rates. Our chart takes only a few seconds to provide you with a list of Laredo, Texas service providers. In just a few minutes, you can be on your way to saving even more money on your already lowered electric bill.

All you need to do is type in your zip code and view the results. You are never obligated to switch service providers and our comparison chart is free to use. We only want to ensure that you are aware of the other providers and the potential savings. Regardless of whether you switch Laredo, Texas providers, try our comparison chart. Compare the rates with your own eyes and make an informed decision.

Our site offers a comparison of traditional Laredo Texas electric companies and no deposit electricity suppliers. You can see rates with all fees bundled into the rates. If you have questions regarding the comparison chart please call us at 1-800-971-4020

Amarillo, Texas Benefits from the New Nodal Market Structure

amarillo texas electric rates

Xcel Energy Services Inc. on behalf of Southwestern Public Service Company is headquartered in Amarillo Texas and is a fully integrated investor-owned electric utility that generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy to approximately 386,000 energy consumers in the Panhandle and south plains of Texas and eastern New Mexico. Amarillo is not within the Texas Electric Reliability Council of Texas footprint. Amarillo Texas is outside the main electric grid that is used by the rest of the state of Texas.

Because Amarillo Texas is a part of the Southwest Power Pool and not ERCOT they are not subject to participate in the advanced meter program ERCOT is doing or the nodal market system that is revamping the ERCOT electric grid.

A new wholesale market structure will bring positive changes for consumers outside of Amarillo, Texas. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is set to change the current zonal market to a more efficient nodal market. You may be wondering exactly what this is and what it means to you.

In essence, the transmission grid in a zonal market is divided into different zones. The electricity in all of the units within one zone is dispatched at one price. A nodal market is laid out to match the transmission grid instead of breaking it up into zones. The value of electricity for every location, outside of Amarillo, Texas, is determined by various factors.

As confusing as this sounds, the benefits of a nodal market include more efficient dispatch, better price signals and the ability to “lock in” prices for electricity the day before it is actually delivered. The nodal market is much more precise and advanced than the zonal market.

If you have not compared electricity rates for Amarillo, Texas lately, now would be a good time although because Amarillo does not participate in the competitive Texas electric market you will not be able to change providers. The new market is sure to bring changes in the rates of area providers surrounding Amarillo. If you have a few minutes to spare, you can compare rates with our comparison chart but keep in mind if you are in Amarillo you can compare but you cannot switch to a new electric provider because Amarillo Texas has not opted into electric choice at this time.

Our unique comparison chart lists area electricity providers and their current rates outside of Amarillo Texas. You can see at a glance who has the lower rates and we even connect you to each provider’s website for further investigation.

If you prefer you may also call us at 1-800-971-4020

Take advantage of the new nodal market being implemented in Texas by using our comparison chart to find the provider that fits your electricity needs and budget outside of Amarillo Texas.

Comparing Texas Electricity Prices and Green Energy

When comparing Texas electricity prices you have several energy companies out there competing for your business. If these companies have to use words like green energy, environmentally friendly or quite a few other buzz words to get your business they will.

Now comparing these green energy plans is a little challenging as you have to deal with companies selling quite a few different variations of this green energy stuff.

For instance, many of these electric companies are buying biomass renewable energy credits in other states and than applying that to their dirty energy.

These electric provider in Texas than sell you clean energy but in reality you are cleaning up another state and not the state of Texas.

It’s great that at least you are doing your part for the US as a whole but wouldn’t it be nice if it helped out Texas?

The government is about to cramp down on these green energy buzz words that providers use to sell their electricity service.

Soon many packages for things as simple as baby diapers may have to remove the environmentally friendly labels from their packaging.

Texas electricity providers may not be able to call their electricity renewable energy unless it meets a high enough percentage and overall things will hopefully be a little more transparent as to what it is your buying.

In the big picture it will be easier to compare green energy providers in an apples to apples comparison and choose the lowest price.

However, this may have more to do with setting up the whole cap and trade system rules in which electricity companies and manufacturers aren’t simply no longer advertising that their products are no longer environmentally friendly. Instead, government deadlines are set for manufacturers, energy generation facilities, electricity providers, and so on to make their power plants and products meet these new green friendly and carbon neutral requirements.

A large part of the requirement will be a tax on these products and services if these power plants and so forth can’t operate as carbon neutral as required. These taxes will than go into a slush fund where the government may choose to do something completely different with this money as they did with Social Security taxes.

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