Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 13, 2012
Vault Electricity has published an analysis of the Texas electricity market for the fall and winter seasons.
Earlier in the year, there was a great deal of concern about the ability of the Texas grid to withstand the demands of another hot Texas summer. The organization known as the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) who manages most of the Texas electricity grid, warned Texans at the beginning of the summer that there might not be enough power supply in Texas to keep up with demand for electricity. ERCOT now assures the public that there should be adequate supply to meet demand over the fall and winter.
Despite the fact that the Texas grid survived the summer, there are still challenges that remain for the Texas electricity market. The analysis published by Vault looks at these challenges and their potential impact on electricity rates in Texas.
Among the official responses to potential power shortages in Texas, was the controversial decision to increase the rate cap on wholesale electricity in the state. By raising the cap on wholesale electricity rates, officials hope to make producing electricity in Texas more profitable. This should, in theory, encourage more investment by electricity producers to help with a supply shortfall that is expected to worsen over the next several years. Critics of the rate cap increase are skeptical that the extra money given to electricity producers will result in more power plants being built.
About Vault Energy Solutions
Vault Energy Solutions helps consumers exercise their power to choose in Texas and other electricity deregulated states. Our popular consumer website vaultelectricity.com has helped thousands of people and businesses shop for cheap electricity. The website allows consumers to perform side by side comparisons of electricity rate plans from the leading electricity providers in Texas and other states. Available rate plans include 3, 12, and 24 month fixed rate plans as well as prepaid electricity plans that offer pay as you go convenience.