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Welcome to News and Insights, where we focus on the electric market and share updates about the TrueCost Electric Portal.

Moving to an apartment complex?
You have electric choices!


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When I was apartment shopping, each complex I visited provided me with tenant information along with a piece of paper listing one electric provider's name on it. 
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Analyzing your home or apartment's usage
myTrueCost.com offers daily or weekly reports


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Moving from Minnesota to Houston a year ago introduced me to the opportunity to select my electric provider.  Check out what I have learned from TrueCost's weekly/daily energy analyzer!
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What happens when an electric company goes out of business?
Rates could increase under the "Provider of Last Resort"


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When an electric company shutters, the two big takeaways are: 1. you won't lose power, but 2. you may lose money.
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TrueCost variable rate tracker
Keep an eye on high prices


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How do consumers know what to expect if they get put on a variable plan? TrueCost has you covered!
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Electric company reviews you can use
The steps we take to help ensure reviews on TrueCost are trustworthy and valuable


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We welcome your feedback about your electric company, and we put processes in place to help ensure reviews are useful for all.
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Veteran Energy gives back to those who serve
A Texas company that does so much to give back to the U.S. military community


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Veteran Energy is "a company that can turn the monthly duty of paying an electric bill into something positive like supporting our returning heroes."
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Switching is up in 2014
23 percent higher than 2013 so far


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After a big switching year in 2013, the first seven weeks of 2014 show Texans are still busy shopping for deals on their electricity.
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What it takes to start selling electricity
Wondering if just anyone can start a company selling electricity? The answer is no.


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Not just anyone can start-up an electric company. It takes a good deal of retail market experience and a solid foundation to serve Texas electric consumers. And the Public Utility Commission of Texas is watching over it.
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Saving money with light bulbs
Instant gratification via smart meter


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How many electricity-cost geeks does it take to change a light bulb?  
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What happens when your plan expires?
Your electric rate could go up by 65%!


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If you're not on a fixed price contract for your electricity, do you know how much you're overpaying?  We do the math for you.
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Gexa Energy: Great rate...lowest bills ever!
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