How is it that Texans are facing sky high energy bills; what caused it and how can Texas fix it?
The energy market scheme was engineered by Texas leaders to benefit large commercial companies that use a lot of power. In Texas, commercial energy buyers...…
can avail themselves to opportunities and bulk buying that small business and ordinary Texans can’t get. To do this, companies have employees/consultants who manage their energy purchases by taking advantage of dips in prices and hedging against risk...
With these companies in mind, Texas built a system that allows a broad range in buying choices but little consumer protection. The rest of us buy energy from retail sales companies that operate as “middle men”. These retailers neither generate or deliver power...
They offer a variety of plans to consumers. Some of these plans are “fixed rate”. That means the rate you pay is fixed and doesn’t change during the term of your contract. Some are “variable plans” and fluctuate with the market. Of those variable plans, some have a risk ceiling
and others do not. Most consumers buy a Olán without a full appreciation for the risk and then forget about it. Once your contract expires, companies change you to their default plan. This plan may be a high fixed rate or a variable rate but one thing they have in common is...
those default plans benefit the retailer;not you.
You can check what plan you are on at
Take the following steps to protect yourself if your on a variable plan:
Find out your bill amount to date;
If it’s high stop “autopay”;
Switch plans ASAP ...
preferably to a plan that will let you switch retroactively to the beginning of the billing cycle. @GovAbbott @PUCTX
and the legislature should immediately investigate @GoGriddy and other predatory companies charging exhorbitant rates however they appear to have followed...
the scheme Texas set up to allow this to happen. Texas should outlaw variable rate plans or at least band the high end of the risk exposure so your rate can’t go up more than a small fraction in any one billing cycle. ...
This should never have happened! The elected leaders in Austin who caused it must make it right and fix it so it never happens again. It’s up to all of us to see that they do💪

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