Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 19, 2012
Texas' wholesale electricity price cap increase means higher energy costs will likely be passed on to consumers. Brennan Windows wants to help homeowners combat this increase with a 20% discount on energy efficient windows.
The Texas wholesale electricity price cap is the maximum amount that wholesale electric providers in Texas are allowed to charge their retail electric providers for electricity, which in turn resell the electricity to consumers. Before the increase, the cap was $3,500 per megawatt hour. On August 1st, the cap was increased to $4,500 per megawatt hour. This means that wholesale electricity companies can charge up to 50% more for electricity for retail providers.
This means the increase in electricity prices for the retail electric provides will more than likely be passed onto the consumers. Texas Industrial Energy Consumers, a trade association, estimates that the change could cost retail electric providers up to $4.7 billion.
Some electric providers such as TXU Energy, NRG Energy, and Green Mountain Energy believe the price cap increase is a "change in law" that would enable them to break their fixed rate contracts with customers. And that might not be the end of it. Texas electricity commissioners are considering increasing the cap to $9,000 per megawatt hour by the end of 2013.
With increased energy costs practically inevitable, Brennan Windows, a leading North Texas window company, has responded to this increase by stressing the energy saving benefits of replacement windows and offering a 20% discount on replacement window installation for a limited time
"With the increase in the electricity price cap, consumers need a safeguard against the increase in energy prices. The latest energy efficient replacement windows are a fantastic investment for the home that can save consumers $50-$400 on their monthly energy costs for years to come," said Kerry Brennan, president of Brennan Windows.
Brennan Windows sells a variety of energy efficient windows from manufacturers such as Milgard, Andersen, and NT Window. In addition, every single window sold by Brennan Windows is Energy Star compliant. To learn more about their replacement windows, visit BrennanWindows.com or call (972) 919-0234.