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...
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...
Payless Power provides the best prepaid and standard electric plans with no cancelation fees and no deposit in the Bedford, TX area. Since 2005, Payless Power has been helping people get a better energy rate and save money on their average electric bill, regardless of income or credit history. As a family-owned electric provider and not a giant electric company in Bedford, we take great pride in serving our customers with care and respect.
Yesterday, Shell Energy North America announced that they have officially signed an agreement to purchase MP2 Energy LLC. The signed agreement is only the first step in the acquisition process, as the agreement still needs to be approved by regulators. This approval process is expected to wrap up before the last few months of 2017. According to a recent press release published by Cision PR Newswire, Glenn Wright, Vice President of Shell Energy North America provided the following statement: “We are proud to bring MP2 into the Shell Energy North America family,” he said. “MP2 has established itself as a significant...

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No, there will be no interruption in your electricity service when you switch to Amigo Energy. On the day you start with Amigo Energy, your Advanced Meter System (AMS) will report your usage to your previous electric provider as final usage to generate a final bill. From the day you start with Amigo Energy, your usage will be reported to Amigo Energy and included in your first bill. You will not be billed for the same usage from two companies.
Green Mountain was the first retail electric provider in Texas to offer renewable energy when electricity competition began in 2001. The company has been serving Texas residential and business customers for eight years with electricity products that are cleaner than typical system power in Texas. Initially the company’s marketing and sales efforts were concentrated mostly in the Dallas and Houston metropolitan areas.
We have a thorough understanding of virtually all aspects of the city of Corpus Christi utilities service with respect to electricity. We exercise patience and care when working with our electricity customers. We’re friendly and take as much time as you need to explain and answer all your questions. We strive to be detailed, thorough, and specific without pressure to ‘sign up.’
So, you just found out — whether you read our blog post that broke the news or got a letter in the mail — that Breeze Energy is no longer in business in the state of Texas. For starters, you’re not alone.  There are almost 10,000 customers, homes, businesses, apartment complexes, etc., that are no longer able to get their electricity through Breeze Energy. What are my options?  Well, your immediate option is to do nothing.  This is a very bad option, however, as you’re currently at the Provider of Last Resort (POLR).  Simply put:  yes, your electricity is still on, but you’re paying a very high rate for it.  The good news is that there is no contract or agreement with a POLR and you’re free and very much encouraged to switch to an alternative retail energy provider as soon as possible. What are some good, reliable providers? We’ve partnered with dozens of REPs (Retail Electricity Providers) throughout numerous deregulated states.  As Texas is by far the biggest deregulated market — in addition to being where our headquarters is located — we have more rates, plans, and providers to choose from in Texas than in any other state. Enter in your zip code in the form above to view available rates and plans in your area.  We offer plans for both homes and businesses. “Green” Providers Similar to...
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 wide range of subcultures and ethnic groups, from cowboys and surfers to Hispanics and oil men, all combine to give Corpus Christi a multicultural flavor that signifies all the best Texas has to offer. When the Texas energy deregulation bill passed in 2002, it seemed tailor-made for the residents of Corpus Christi. With all the different options now available to residents, people can choose an electrical provider with Corpus Christi electricity plans made for them.
We have a thorough understanding of virtually all aspects of the city of Corpus Christi utilities service with respect to electricity. We exercise patience and care when working with our electricity customers. We’re friendly and take as much time as you need to explain and answer all your questions. We strive to be detailed, thorough, and specific without pressure to ‘sign up.’
Eversource, an electricity services company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, recently announced that they plan to reduce their electricity rates during the summer months of 2017. With over 1.7 million customers, the company hopes that this decrease will contribute to its mission of delivering safe, affordable and reliable energy to western areas of the state. Details on Changes According Massachusetts state law, Basic Service supply rates need to change twice a year. These changes take place on pre-defined dates: January 1st and July 1st. Due to this law, Eversource put in this request earlier this month with the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) of Massachusetts. This...
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...
In Corpus Christi, 0% of people have switched to a plan that has some renewable energy component to it. Another 0% have switched to a plan that is partially renewable, while 0% have switched to a plan that powers homes completely by renewable electricity. This of course means that 100% of people have remained on a plan powered by traditional sources of electricity such as coal or nuclear power.
It’s all about choice, and never more than in this city. The ability to choose a company with the same social viewpoint as you, and the ability to choose an electricity rate that fits in with your budget. If you’re looking for a company that’s dedicated to increasing its use of renewables, you’ll find that on the list. If bargain hunting is more your style, you’ll find that, too.
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...
Some consumers use the Texas powertochoose website to search for electricity deals. The problem with powertochoose is that it displays any offer submitted by a licensed retail electric provider.  As a result, you have to sort through a confusing array of hundreds of offers from suppliers of varying quality.  Furthermore, some Texas electric companies are notorious for optimizing their rate plans on powertochoose to look more appealing than they may actually be.

Why choose Amigo Energy? For starters, we offer fixed-rate pricing, meaning your energy costs will stay consistent, regardless of the season and market fluctuations. We also offer same-day service1 and no-deposit electricity and deposit payment plans, so you can get your lights turned on today—even if your credit score is low!‡ You can even choose a package that’s tailored to meet your energy needs with our Nights Free Plan, Green Energy Plan, Basics Plan, and more.
Remarkably, the average electric rate in Corpus Christi of 10.98 cents per kWh matches the statewide Texas average.3 That would seem to be a good indication for residents of the Sparkling City by the Sea. The only problem is that the median household income in Corpus Christi is $19,341—67 percent less than the national average.4 Which, if you’re anything like most Corpus Christians, makes getting a competitive, fixed rate all the more important.
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