🏭 ERCOT, Oncor & you: Part 4

When you think about it, there are 5 major parts of the Texas Electricity Market.

  • ERCOT managing the stability of the grid.
  • Power generators generating the electricity.
  • Utility companies that transmit and distribute electricity.
  • Retail electric providers who manage the consumers of electricity (residential and commercial).
  • And you!

Why it matters: Knowing what power you have and don’t have shows you where you can direct your energy.

  • We don’t have choices when it comes ERCOT, the power generators or our utility (TDU).
  • Yesterday I highlighted some things to consider where you might have a choice —> your retail provider.

🔬 Zoom in: Today and tomorrow, we’ll look at what else you can do.

👉 Focus on these 2 priorities.

  • Air seal + insulate
  • Plan for backup power

⛏️ Dig deeper Click here to read the series on this called “Ready your envelope.”

🥁 I continue to bang the drum about air sealing because it is the


🙏 I promise I’m not shouting AT you. I’m just shouting!

  • Because builders, electricians, plumbers, HVAC and insulation contractors are not doing this.
  • I speak from experience — because I remodeled my own house three years ago and FAILED to do these things — because I didn’t know. But now I know. 😬

✅ For your Smart Homeowner list

  • Please let me know how I can help you navigate these things.
  • One purpose for this daily email is to raise the standards. We all deserve better.



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