It’s recently come to our attention that there are some fairly substantial market changes that are impacting commercial customer electricity statements. These market changes have to do with something called the 4 Coincident Peak (4CP) program. If you participated in this program in 2016, then you might have already noticed that your utility has sent you new charges. The reason for this is because they have determined that your meter’s “demand element” has changed. But what do these changes really mean? What is the 4CP program and why are utilities suddenly applying new charges? And how can you benefit from...

When you receive your electricity bill at the end of the month, you will see many different charges included. One charge that tends to trip people up more often than not is something called capacity charges. You might not know this but capacity charges can appear as the “second highest cost-per-kwh on your bill“– after generation. In order to help clarify this term and what exactly it means for your pocket book, we’ve pulled together everything you need to know about this particular charge. What are Capacity Charges? Capacity Charges are based on the highest amount of energy you...
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In order to become a full-fledged professional, a person must undergo an apprenticeship with master and journeyman electricians. An apprentice needs 8,000 hours of practical work before graduating to the journeyman level. If an apprentice reaches journeyman status, he or she can complete most electrical work, but cannot design it until completing more testing along with 2,000 more on-the-job hours.
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If you live in the Corpus Christi area and your utility is AEP Texas, then you have the power to choose your electricity provider. There are several ways to shop for electricity.  You can sort through direct mail advertisements that require you to call the company to find out the actual electricity rate.  You can also listen to telemarketing calls during dinner or friends pushing network marketing deals.  However, in this digital age, more of us are choosing to shop online to find the best electricity rates.
If you’ve read the news in recent weeks, it’s become extremely clear that hurricane season is upon the United States. While hurricane season itself isn’t unusual, the fact that so many of these storms are making landfall in places like Texas and Florida is. The problem with hurricanes making landfall is that they can cause incredible damage in a short period of time. With winds between 74 (category 1) to 154 (category 5) mph, and an average rainfall of 5 – 15 inches, power lines can break, poles can topple over, and the power in your home can go out —...
Green Mountain had a “soft” sales launch in the Corpus Christi market in 2007, which consisted of limited direct sales efforts such as participating at local fairs, festivals and entertainment events throughout the Corpus area (list of upcoming local events at the end of the release), including participating at BayFest the last two years, and tabling at HEB stores in Corpus. The company will soon step up its direct sales efforts in Corpus, including hiring local sales representatives and increasing its presence at local events and HEB stores. Additionally, to better reach Spanish-speaking residents, Green Mountain has a dedicated-toll free number that is staffed by bilingual sales representatives, 1-888-9-VIENTO, as well as Spanish web pages on www.greenmountain.com.
It’s recently come to our attention that there are some fairly substantial market changes that are impacting commercial customer electricity statements. These market changes have to do with something called the 4 Coincident Peak (4CP) program. If you participated in this program in 2016, then you might have already noticed that your utility has sent you new charges. The reason for this is because they have determined that your meter’s “demand element” has changed. But what do these changes really mean? What is the 4CP program and why are utilities suddenly applying new charges? And how can you benefit from...
When you choose Amigo Energy, you can also take advantage of bonus programs, like Refer-a-Friend and Amigo Energy Perks. And with over 15 years of experience, bilingual service options, and 4-star ratings for both pricing and customer service from JD Power and Associates,5 you can rest easy, knowing you’re getting the best possible service at the best possible price.
Free Nights & Free Weekends electricity plans are an incredibly popular choice for Texas electricity customers. Providers have answered customer’s demand with several ‘free time’ electricity plan choices. Most of these time of use plans offer free weekends, while others offer free nights or even a free month of electricity. Customers love the idea of free electricity, and why not? Hot summers in Texas require a lot of electricity!
There seems to be a lot of talk about cybersecurity lately.  At first glance, it might seem like a subject that doesn’t really apply to energy, however if we take a closer look, we can see that energy related cybersecurity is extremely important. We know this because the Department of Energy has recently released a cybersecurity strategy to try and strengthen our electricity grid’s security, processes and management. The reason why they developed this strategy is to try and better manage the hacking activities that have taken place in recent years. Before we dive into the strategy and the different ways...

For Bedford residents, the average amount of energy used each month totals to roughly 1,244 kWh, exceeding the national average by over 300 kWh. That is also the case for the monthly bill that the city’s residents pay each month, as Bedford’s average $118 charge tops the nationwide figure. This expense can be minimized based on the competitive plans residents are able to choose from when selecting their energy provider.
While energy deregulation aims to help people afford the electricity they use, the fact that it opens the electricity market up to competition can sometimes encourage the wrong kinds of people. Energy deregulation allows organizations known as electricity providers (and their affiliates) to offer supply related energy services to energy consumers.  The vast majority of these organizations and the people working for them are legit and offer many different types of products and services that are reasonable, fair, and are advertised with honesty and transparency. However, there are individuals out there who try to take advantage of consumers. They run...
^ The $360 in Visa Prepaid Cards will be issued in three installments. The first $120 prepaid card will be sent after 12 months of receiving electricity supply with CPL Energy. The second $120 prepaid card will be sent after 24 months of service. The third $120 prepaid card will be sent after 36 months of service. Canceling your service early will disqualify you from receiving subsequent prepaid cards. The cards are issued pursuant to a loyalty, reward or other promotional programs. Expiration dates, Terms and Conditions may apply. Card cannot be redeemed for cash, except where required by law. For complete details visit www.MyPrepaidCenter.com/site/visa-promo. Prepaid card is issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. CPL Energy is not affiliated with MetaBank or Visa U.S.A. Inc. Visa is not a sponsor, endorser or participant of this promotion.

It’s recently come to our attention that there are some fairly substantial market changes that are impacting commercial customer electricity statements. These market changes have to do with something called the 4 Coincident Peak (4CP) program. If you participated in this program in 2016, then you might have already noticed that your utility has sent you new charges. The reason for this is because they have determined that your meter’s “demand element” has changed. But what do these changes really mean? What is the 4CP program and why are utilities suddenly applying new charges? And how can you benefit from...
Thank you for serving our country as a member of the US Armed Forces! As our way of showing gratitude, our military plans deliver exclusive discounted rates on fixed-rate electricity for your Texas home. And when you join the community of veterans and active-duty military who have signed up with Bounce Energy, you’ll enjoy fantastic customer service, convenient online access to your electricity account, and the ability to be rewarded when you pay your bill on time.
Based on some new information from the EIA, and other government news outlets, it look like solar and wind generated power is starting to take over the renewable energy landscape.  In fact, the EIA estimates that wind has already surpassed hydroelectricity generation. By 2035, both wind and solar will surpass hydroelectricity generation altogether. Taking a deeper look into why this shift will occur will help us to better understand how important renewable resources will become throughout the United States. Analyzing renewable resources like solar and wind, and how they will help to generate more reliable electricity, will also help us to better...
Straightforward Pricing. Some Corpus Christi electricity companies offer low "introductory" or "promotional" rates for the first month or so of service. Before you know it, you're paying a much higher rate. Beware of tricky teaser rates from electricity companies trying to get your business. For electricity rates you can count on, choose TXU Energy.
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