Why Is Texas Deregulated And How It Benefits Consumers?

admin on Nov-25-2013

For quite some time, there has been deregulation for http://www.electricitycompaniestexas.com/. In 1999, deregulations were passed, but it wasn’t until 2002 that these regulations went into effect. Many Texas have absolutely no idea how deregulation actually works.

However, most people don’t keep up with what is going on in the energy market. The average Texan receives their energy bill and pays it; that is why most Texans don’t know about deregulations.

What Is Energy Regulation?

When it was regulated, the government controlled the entire Texas energy market, and it had the final say in how electricity could be priced, distributed, transmitted and generated. At the time, there was a single company that handled all of the electricity needs in Texas.

Put simply, there was only one company that could, by law, sell, distribute, transmit and generate electrical power. The fact that only one company was involved created a monopoly. If there is anything to learn from the Monopoly board game, it’s that one person or company’s monopoly is not good news for other players.

The purpose of the deregulation legislation was to eliminate the current electric monopolies. Lawmakers hoped deregulation would cause many electric companies to sprout up and compete, and the end result would be cheaper electricity for Texans.

Although approximately 25 percent of the Texan electricity market is still regulated, the bulk of the market is deregulated.

How Energy Deregulation Benefits the Consumer

Many Texans want to know how they benefit from deregulation. One of the greatest benefits of deregulation is cheaper electricity. Since there are many providers competing for business, the price of energy drops, and Texan consumers are able to pay less money for electricity.

The deregulation of the energy market has also made it easier for Texans to find alternative energy companies. In Texas, it’s now much easier to find affordable green energy. Another benefit of deregulation is better customer service. In a regulated electricity market, consumers only have one provider. When a single provider knows that all consumers must come to them for electricity, they don’t have any incentives to provide quality customer service. However, a deregulated market opens the door for many providers, so each provider is fighting for business and will provide better customer support.

The deregulation of the Texas electricity market also brought with it many loyalty programs and promotions. To garner more business from consumers, electric companies in a deregulated market offer various incentives. Many companies offer gift cards to entice consumers. Many companies allow consumers to enroll in loyalty programs, which might pay cash back on future bills. Another benefit of deregulation is quick turnaround and zer4o interruption. Put simply, consumers can expect a seamless transition from one company to another. Overall, the deregulation in Texas was to help consumers, and even today, it’s still very beneficial to Texan consumers.

Modern PC Games, and Downloadable Content

admin on Jul-1-2013

For many years, video games have been at the forefront of technology, allowing for both graphic artists and software engineers to utilize some of the greatest technological devices of the day. Some of the most popular games in the world are published to PC platforms, and the popularity of PC gaming continues to rise at a staggering rate.

Because of the rising interest in PC gaming, developers have now provided their customers with access to downloadable content. Downloadable content often comes in the form of added levels, extra characters, or extended stories. Before PC gamers had Read the rest of this entry »

Will Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 Change the Industry?

admin on May-15-2013

More than anything, Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 is a game about gaming. It celebrates its rich history, while at the same time parodying and ridiculing its concerns and excesses. The game is set in the world of Gamindustri, populated by wide-eyed and scantily clad anime girls who each personify a video game console. But alas, they’re trapped in the “Gaming Graveyard,” where their livelihood is threatened by the evil forces of Piracy.

But this game doesn’t get very far with this concept beyond the occasional punning on big industry names. That’s too bad, because it could really have Read the rest of this entry »

Keiji Inafune’s Comcept Company and its Upcoming Products

admin on Mar-25-2013

Many gamers have been very critical of Keiji Inafune’s recent moves, but his Comcept organization must be doing something right. Hyperdimension Neptunia hasn’t been as popular in the west as it was in Japan. In fact, some of the newer releases have even been considered sexist in North American circles.

Nevertheless, Comcept seems to feel confident enough about the series’ selling power. One of Inafune’s newest projects is an animated series based on the game. The series coincides with the release of the new Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory trailer.Didn’t catch that? Read the rest of this entry »

What will Keiji Inafune do now?

admin on Jun-22-2012

It seems the big question now adays is what will Keiji Inafune do now after all this time and all his effort. Many people seem pretty hard hit over some things that have been going on in the gaming world. Some even claim to be outraged. Many wonder what will happen now, what is in store. Inafune seems greatly hurt and overcome by all that has happened and by not being able to finish his much awaited projects but it seems Read the rest of this entry »

The End of the Mega Man Franchise

admin on Jun-9-2012

Megaman was one of the most popular games in the 1990′s. The popularity of the game slowly waned up to this point. It was the number one video game for the distributor Capcom. Recently, Megaman Legends 3 was cancelled during development. Other Megaman games have been recently cancelled. The fact is, all the recent Megaman projects died during the development stage. The distributer, Capcom no longer has the confidence it once had in this game. The demo for Megaman legends 3 was not even released. Capcom did not even consider the feedback from fans as an indication to the possible success Read the rest of this entry »

The 17-year Soulcalibur V Storyline Gap

admin on Jun-8-2012

At the end of the events in Soulcalibur IV, the knight known as Siegfried Schtauffen defeated Nightmare, the evil incarnation of the Soul Edge blade. Picking up in the 17th Century, 17 years after the events of that game, Soulcalibur V has many loose story threads to clear up, with a cast of both new and returning fighters.

While an older version of Siegfried returns to the game, in addition to a resurrected Nightmare, the protagonists this time around, Patroklos and Pyrrha Alexander, Read the rest of this entry »

Soulcalibur V’s Connection to Soulcalibur IV

admin on Jun-4-2012

The January 2012 North American release of Soulcalibur V should attract long-time Soulcalibur fans and gamers new to the franchise alike. Like the previous games in the series, Soulcalibur is a fantasy-style fighting game that centers on an evil, possessed sword called the Soul Edge and the blade that can destroy the Soul Edge, the Soul Calibur.

Soulcalibur V is set 17 years after Soulcalibur IV and fans of the series will be interested to know that longtime Read the rest of this entry »

How Chrono Trigger made it on Mobile Phones

admin on Jun-2-2012

While Chrono Trigger Mobile might not be much of a name, Japanese fans got to play the famous game in Spring 2011. Just about every single Square Enix fan adores the game, and it was extremely influential on the entire catalog of titles that the company featured over the years. Though one might be quick to say that mobile phone games are only for casual gamers and shouldn’t be considered a viable platform for such games, Chrono Trigger was great Read the rest of this entry »