Speaking of energy…. how’s your electric bill looking?

Mayor Bill White recently released the Houston Consumer Choice website for Houstonians to compare electricity company pricing and make an educated decision on who you pay and how much you pay to get you your energy.

The site is really cool – you can compare variable priced, fixed price and renewable energy pricing for your zipcode with some pretty surprising results.


As of right now, I could stand to save around $30/month on my energy bill and you may be eligible for even more than that. $30 is coffee and Niko Nikos money and I’m all down for that.

In the future, this will be an even more important website as (in Bill’s words):

…at the end of this year neither the City nor the Texas Public Utility Commission will have as much control over electricity rates. So, consumers must take some responsibility for protecting themselves if the prices rise too much.

Why won’t the city have as much control? Because ‘The Price To Beat’ (the standard rate offering set by the Public Utility Commission) will no longer be available – which means even the little guy electricity companies will be shooting their prices to the moon. Great.

Learn more about your rights as a consumer here at the Power To Choose site. Thanks Ed!

1 Comment so far

  1. HouDog (unregistered) on April 22nd, 2006 @ 8:48 am

    I find it interesting that only a few companies are represented. I wonder who decided which companies were included and what their incentives were? Immediately I noticed that TXU is not on the list despite being Reliant’s biggest competitor. No full-blown conspiracy theories here – just food for thought.

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