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How Much Is the Average Electricity Bill?

While many people want to know monthly rent or mortgage rate for a home, the truly budget-savvy shopper digs deeper and asks about utility bills. And in Texas, this means learning the size of the average electricity bill. Having this baseline figure allows you to shop around [...]

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Can the Spring 2016 Natural Gas Market Affect My Electricity Bill?

More states rely on natural gas powered generators than ever. In fact natural gas makes up about half of the generation capacity for Texas, while the Northeast United States is 95% powered by natural gas. Thus, understanding what’s happening in the natural gas industry ca [...]

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What are Grid Batteries and How Can They Charge Up the Future?

Several factors facing the power industry drive the growth in grid battery development. With more renewable sources in the mix, grid batteries provide a flexible means of storing energy for later use. For example, West Texas wind turbines produce the most energy at night and [...]

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Investigating the Status of the Coal Industry: the 2016 Winter-Spring Coal Update

Across the board, many market watchers and energy analysts are describing 2015-2016 as the beginning of the end for coal. Over 90% of coal mined in the US goes to power generation, but because of cheap natural gas, there’s less of it being burned and less of it being mined [...]

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Understand Your Texas Electricity Bill with EmPOWERing Insights from Bounce Energy

We’re always looking for ways to help you figure out what’s happening on your electricity bill each month. You need to pay that bill to keep your lights on, but you want to understand all those charges before you pay them. We get it – we’re energy customers too – b [...]

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Better Know Your Electricity History Series, Part 7: Crisis and Innovation

Better Know Your Electricity History Series, Part 7: Crisis and Innovation

Since the first incandescent light bulb lit up streets in 1879, electricity has been as indispensable a tool as fire. As a science and technology, it leap-frogged humans from the Industrial age to the Electronics Age to the Information age. As an industry, it has played both [...]

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Reduce Your Energy Usage Today to Help the Texas Electricity Grid

Summers in Texas can get pretty unbearable, so we all enjoy blasting cold air to combat the heat and humidity bearing down upon us. But when too many of us use more energy than is available on the Texas energy grid, things can get ugly in a hurry. In order to stave off th [...]

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Better Know Your Electricity History Series, Part Six: FERC and the Path to Deregulation

The first incandescent light bulb lit up streets in 1879, but took 50 years for electrical service to enter only a fraction of American homes. Innovation and entrepreneurial genius expanded service across the country — only to be short-circuited in the 1920's and 1930's by [...]

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Better Know Your Electricity History Series, Part Five: Rules and Regulations

[caption id="attachment_16340" align="alignright" width="254"] President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Image courtesty of https://en.wikipedia.org[/caption] Even though the first incandescent light bulb lit up streets in 1879, it took 50 years for electrical service to enter [...]

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Better Know Your Electricity History Series, Part Four: Technology and Utilities

[caption id="attachment_16076" align="alignleft" width="241"] Samuel Insull, inventor of the powerpool grid and entrepreneur. Image courtesy of wikipedia.org.[/caption] When Thomas Edison first lit streets with an incandescent light bulb in 1879, it took 50 years for ele [...]

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