Aug 17

Texas Electricity Generation by Primary Energy Source in Megawatthours – 1990 Through 2010

Texas electricity is increasingly being sourced by cleaner energy sources.  The data below is from the U.S. Energy Information Agency.

1990 2010 Percentage Share
Total Electric Industry 1990 2010
    Coal 120,921,396 150,172,832 42.9 36.5
    Petroleum 1,827,803 708,481 0.6 0.2
    Natural Gas 136,234,325 186,882,238 48.4 45.4
    Other Gases 2,997,509 3,290,570 1.1 0.8
    Nuclear 15,859,258 41,335,248 5.6 10.0
    Hydroelectric 1,793,625 1,261,832 0.6 0.3
    Wind & Other Renewables 1,436,988 27,704,828 0.5 6.7
    Other 488,731 339,017 0.2 0.1

EIA Data

Jul 12

Texas electricity rates 2012 thru 2002

A recent look at Texas electricity rates 2012 thru 2002 show that rates are essentially the same today as they were a decade ago when inflation is taken into account.

Many consumers are hedging themselves by choosing longer term electricity plans, such as the 24 month plan offered by Champion Energy. The plan is currently the cheapest electricity in Houston for the 24 month time period. The TriEagle Eagle 24 plan is among the best Dallas electricity rates right now for 2 year contracts.

Actual Rates (cents per kWh)1 Inflation Adjusted
Period U.S. Texas U.S. Texas
Q1-2002 6.96 6.81 8.89 8.70
Q2-2002 7.18 6.6 9.17 8.43
Q3-2002 7.55 6.73 9.64 8.59
Q4-2002 7.04 6.33 8.99 8.08
Q1-2003 7.07 7.02 8.83 8.77
Q2-2003 7.5 7.76 9.37 9.69
Q3-2003 7.87 8.06 9.83 10.07
Q4-2003 7.24 6.96 9.04 8.69
Q1-2004 7.26 7.28 8.84 8.86
Q2-2004 7.59 8.02 9.24 9.76
Q3-2004 8.09 8.59 9.85 10.45
Q4-2004 7.46 7.71 9.08 9.38
Q1-2005 7.54 7.92 8.87 9.32
Q2-2005 7.98 8.69 9.39 10.23
Q3-2005 8.66 9.81 10.19 11.55
Q4-2005 8.26 9.88 9.72 11.63
Q1-2006 8.41 9.99 9.59 11.39
Q2-2006 8.88 10.37 10.12 11.82
Q3-2006 9.49 10.86 10.82 12.38
Q4-2006 8.69 9.96 9.91 11.35
Q1-2007 8.75 10 9.70 11.08
Q2-2007 9.1 10.2 10.08 11.30
Q3-2007 9.59 10.31 10.63 11.42
Q4-2007 9.01 9.88 9.98 10.95
Q1-2008 8.96 10.05 9.56 10.72
Q2-2008 9.68 11.04 10.33 11.78
Q3-2008 10.5 11.83 11.20 12.62
Q4-2008 9.74 10.81 10.39 11.53
Q1-2009 9.68 10.23 10.37 10.96
Q2-2009 9.83 9.97 10.53 10.68
Q3-2009 10.23 9.9 10.96 10.60
Q4-2009 9.48 9.35 10.15 10.01
Q1-2010 9.4 9.44 9.91 9.95
Q2-2010 9.84 9.42 10.37 9.93
Q3-2010 10.35 9.5 10.91 10.01
Q4-2010 9.62 8.95 10.14 9.43
Q1-2011 9.61 8.99 9.82 9.19
Q2-2011 9.98 9.11 10.20 9.31
Q3-2011 10.52 9.62 10.75 9.83
Q4-2011 9.74 8.84 9.95 9.03
Q1-2012 9.63 8.72 9.63 8.72
1 – Average across all sectors