Texas Energy Updates From Southern Federal Power
Southern Federal Power posts important updates regularly to this page related to Texas Electricity and other important power related information. Check back regularly for the most recent posts.
UPDATE – July 13th, 2022: And just like that, Texas summer changes course with sweeping heatwave.
Just last week (you can see our update below) we show weather forecasts predicting a mild Texas July. We also said Texas summers can be completely unpredictable – three days later, an incoming heat-wave swept the entire state.
Why do we watch the weather so closely? Because weather and energy rates are directly related. The hotter it gets, the more energy you use and the more expensive your monthly power bill will be.
Just last week the forecast maps were looking more mild for July. Forecasts this week are now coming in above-normal for most of the state.
How do you keep your power bill low? Use less.
key ways to use less energy according to Southern Federal Power:
- Watch your power usage daily – We provide your daily usage with your free MySoFed™ portal. Login here
- Keep your thermostat at or above 78 degrees F.
- Peak usage hours are from 2pm to 8pm
- Avoid running major appliances (dryer, pool pumps, etc.) during peak hours
UPDATE – July 5th, 2022: Texas temps could normalize in July but still a lot of summer to go.
Our power-market analysts are continuing to monitor summer energy pricing. Texas temperatures could start to normalize for July – BUT August weather is still too far out on the calendar to predict. Our advice? Texas summers are unpredictable. Continue to watch your energy usage so you stay within your utility bill budget this summer.
Texas weather shows likely “average” temps for July 2022.
Remember – Your MySoFed.com™ customer portal is free for all active Southern Federal Power customers. Access your home’s energy usage anytime, pay bills, or view your customer documents. Login to your portal here. Registration is free. Must have a valid e-mail and account number.
UPDATE – June 6th, 2022: Pre-Summer Heatwave – Keep eye on usage this week.
Higher energy prices and high power usage are a poor combination for anyone trying to keep energy costs low. Texans are in for another early heatwave this week. Even ERCOT announced possible record-breaking usage for the state’s power grid. High temps usually means a home’s a/c is churning more frequently and for longer periods of time. Southern Federal wants to remind customers to keep an eye on power usage this week and to develop good power habits for the warm season ahead.
Various forecasts for the region predict higher-than-normal average temperatures for the week of 6-6-2022
Remember – Almost every customer can monitor daily/monthly energy usage using the free MySoFed™ account! Login Here or visit MySoFed.com
Simply turning the thermostat a few degrees up is one of the easiest way to help lower electricity costs during summer
UPDATE – May 27th, 2022: System Down Time – New customer enrollments suspended 5/27/2022 through 5/30/2022
Southern Federal Power and our sister Texas provider, Ranchero Power, has scheduled a system downtime period starting 5/27/2022 through 5/30/2022. During this period, new customer enrollments will be suspended. This only affects residents scheduling new service with Southern Federal or Ranchero Power.
Active SoFed and Ranchero customers looking to renew their expiring electricity contract may visit their customer portal to see all our current product offerings or select a new provider by visiting PowerToChoose.Org
What if I have a promotional offer, is it still valid?
Yes. Southern Federal Power and Ranchero Power will honor all valid promotional offers. Please call our Customer Center and we will gladly assist you.
Southern Federal Power Customer Service Phone Number: 1.844.644.0474 M-F 8am-6pm
Ranchero Power Customer Service Phone Number: 1.888.204.3202 M-F 8am-6pm
Both call-centers will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
UPDATE – May 4th, 2022: Warm weather forecast prompts warning from ERCOT
Warm weather for the entire state of Texas is on its way. ERCOT has issued a warning to all Texas Electricity customers to be mindful of their usage over the next few days to avoid larger electricity bills this early in the season.
UPDATE – May 1st, 2022: Southern Federal recommends customers secure a fixed rate contract before peak summer months. Browse current Southern Federal Power product offers or visit the Texas comparison site at: www.PowerToChoose.org
AVOID VARIABLE RATES THIS SUMMER – Finding average rates below 12¢/kWh is getting harder to find as wholesale energy prices rise. For customers on contracts that are due to expire in the next 1-6 weeks, Southern Federal Power recommends to find a new electricity contract now and avoid renewing during peak summer months.
UPDATE – April 29th, 2022: New TDU Charges Posted
For the most recent TDU Charges for your TDU territory, visit this page here – > https://southernfederal.com/tducharges/