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Old 11-01-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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Our contract with TXU expires at the end of the year. Since we're fairly new to TX, I'm overwhelmed by all of the choices out there and the plans that each offers. Any help or suggestions as we begin the search for the best rate? Thoughts? Thanks!!! We're in Trophy Club - not sure if that matters or not.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:05 AM
 
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Our contract with TXU expires at the end of the year. Since we're fairly new to TX, I'm overwhelmed by all of the choices out there and the plans that each offers. Any help or suggestions as we begin the search for the best rate? Thoughts? Thanks!!! We're in Trophy Club - not sure if that matters or not.
I recently switched from TXU to Reliant Energy. I chose the one-year fixed plan; I do not readily recall the price per watt, but it was a lot cheaper than TXU (something like 7.6 cents verus 12.0 for TXU). It has made a real difference on our electric bill.

I chose Reliant because my 80+ year old mother did, and she did her research and said they have a sterling reputation.

Switching turned out to be dead easy. Go to the Reliant website, make sure they provide to your area, chose the plan, fill out some of the information (including address), and they will take care of the rest. I think it took about three days for the switch to be effective.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:37 AM
 
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just make sure you read the fine print with whoever you with to make sure your rate is fixed (if that's what you want) and doesn't end up being 7.9 for the winter (low usuage) then go way up to .14-.18 during high usuage!
We are looking to (currently with TXU fixed at .11 with 1% back)

Last time I looked Realiant didn't have a fixed rate for 1 year. It was something like 3mo fixed then adjustable and went up considerably if you used over 3000KW. (can't quite remember, it was a few years ago)
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:59 AM
 
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Electricity in Texas is now a deregulated industry, so you can pick and choose the best option for you. use this site to find and compare the best rates for your family.

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Our contract with TXU expires at the end of the year. Since we're fairly new to TX, I'm overwhelmed by all of the choices out there and the plans that each offers. Any help or suggestions as we begin the search for the best rate? Thoughts? Thanks!!! We're in Trophy Club - not sure if that matters or not.
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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We use champion and they are offering 8.9cents for six months.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:01 AM
 
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Ditto reliant. They had the longest fixed-rate plan (6 months) when we swtiched recently, 8.4 pkh, just about 1-cent above most variables.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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Default Star Telegrams consumer Watchdog has good elect co advice

The columnist Dave Lieber has good advice to folks re electric company plans in Texas. His column appears in the Star Telegram and he's identified as Consumer Watchdog or Watchdog. He responds to inquiries and has written extensively to help consumers decipher and decode electric company plans. A good resource!
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:25 PM
 
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We chose Reliant as our electricity provider when we moved in August. They had the best rates at the time and we have been very happy with their service.
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