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As Houston Heats Up, What’s Happening With Your Electricity Bill?

Starting next month (Sept. 1, 2016),CenterPoint Energy customers will begin seeing a change on their bill. The energy company recently raised the price it charges for transporting electricity from the provider to customers’ homes by about 65 cents per month. As Houston Public Media reported back in May, CenterPoint wanted to charge more — about […]

Power Lines Electricity Energy - Dave FehlingStarting next month (Sept. 1, 2016),CenterPoint Energy customers will begin seeing a change on their bill. The energy company recently raised the price it charges for transporting electricity from the provider to customers' homes by about 65 cents per month. As Houston Public Media reported back in May, CenterPoint wanted to charge more — about 87 cents — but the Houston City Council challenged that request, and ultimately the Public Utility Commission of Texas gave only the 65 cent hike its seal of approval.

Meanwhile, the commission continues work revamping its Power to Choose website. The PUC acknowledges the site doesn’t provide consumers clear choices or a clear indication of the best rate plans available to them.

We discuss these developments affecting your electric bills with News 88.7 energy and environment reporter Dave Fehling.

(Photo: Dave Fehling, Houston Public Media)

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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