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It may come as a surprise that what you pay for power is a culmination of many factors. A lot goes into flipping on that switch: electricity must be generated and delivered through equipment that operates on fuel and requires building and maintenance costs. When the prices of these things increase or decrease, so does your electricity bill.  As a matter of fact, prices change every minute, but customers are charged based on seasonal demand. There are so many factors, some large, some small, that go into determining the price of electricity in the United States: Cost of Fuels: Electricity has to be generated and delivered, and these processes take energy supplied by fuels. As you probably know, fuel prices vary, which in turn affects the cost of electricity. Power Plant Costs: Like anything else, power plants need to be built and maintained. That, plus the operating costs, have an impact on electricity prices. Transmission and Distribution System Costs: Like the point above, distribution and delivery systems also need to be built, maintained, and repaired when necessary. Weather: Inclement weather can work for or against you when it comes to electricity costs. Rain and snow can assist in cheaper hydropower generation, while wind keeps turbines spinning. However, extreme weather that increases the demand for electricity can ultimately make it more expensive. Regulations: Regulations vary per state, with some service/utility...
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 —...

Texas REPs have been competing for energy consumers' business for more than 10 years. There might be different Corpus Christi electric rates and supply plans available to you, but how do you know which one is the best fit? When consumers compare electricity providers, they have the ability to find the best energy solution for their home or business. Shoppers tend to search for a supply plan based on options such as term length, special rewards programs, competitive rates and more.


Amigo Energy offers no-deposit electricity to a lot of our new customers—read more on how to qualify here. In general, deposits are a result of your credit history, and specific deposit amounts are unknown until Amigo Energy runs a credit check. If a deposit is required, it will be based on estimated usage at the location you are requesting service. All required deposits must be paid before enrollment in new service can be completed.

Energy suppliers, on the other hand, negotiate deals with multiple natural gas and electricity providers. Buying large quantities of energy wholesale allows them to offer fixed rates, green energy and price protection programs to their customers. Energy is still delivered via your local utility (and that is still the company to call in the event of a power outage).


Texas deregulated its energy market in 2002. Basically, deregulation gave the majority of the Lone Star State, including Corpus Christi, the ability to pick energy suppliers from a pool of companies. The idea was that energy deregulation in Corpus Christi would push competitors to lower prices, consequently driving down energy bill costs for the consumer.

4Change Energy is a Texas electricity provider built on decades of industry experience, innovation and inspiration. It was founded on the idea that electricity should be affordable and contribute to where you live, which is why we’re committed to helping our neighbors in need through charitable contributions. Tell us which of our four organizations you want to support and we’ll make a contribution on your behalf. It’s that simple.
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 may come as a surprise that what you pay for power is a culmination of many factors. A lot goes into flipping on that switch: electricity must be generated and delivered through equipment that operates on fuel and requires building and maintenance costs. When the prices of these things increase or decrease, so does your electricity bill.  As a matter of fact, prices change every minute, but customers are charged based on seasonal demand. There are so many factors, some large, some small, that go into determining the price of electricity in the United States: Cost of Fuels: Electricity has to be generated and delivered, and these processes take energy supplied by fuels. As you probably know, fuel prices vary, which in turn affects the cost of electricity. Power Plant Costs: Like anything else, power plants need to be built and maintained. That, plus the operating costs, have an impact on electricity prices. Transmission and Distribution System Costs: Like the point above, distribution and delivery systems also need to be built, maintained, and repaired when necessary. Weather: Inclement weather can work for or against you when it comes to electricity costs. Rain and snow can assist in cheaper hydropower generation, while wind keeps turbines spinning. However, extreme weather that increases the demand for electricity can ultimately make it more expensive. Regulations: Regulations vary per state, with some service/utility...
“  I just sign up with constellation @a month ago after my first bill which I paid. Unfortunately I was laid off and my next bill was approaching fast. I contacted customer service explain my situation and I have gain recent employment but need extension just until my first payday which would be almost 20 days from my original due date. The fact that they took the time understood my situation and no Hassel or jumping hoops just no problem and no disconnection. And to top that just pay what's due no late charges no fee for request or this is a onetime deal! I highly recommended this company. Thanks Constellation Energy  ”

Energy Deregulation simply gives Texas residents the choice to select which electricity provider they want to use. In regulated cities, the state government restricts utility companies to only sell in their designated areas, taking the free market out of electricity. Texas deregulation gives the decision back to the consumer, and we’re happy to help make that decision easier.
In Texas, electricity providers are required to show you their average price at the 500 kWh, 1000 kWh, and 2000 kWh usage levels. Know your typical monthly usage when shopping for electricity rates to make sure you know which average price best fits your home.  You will find average usage prices at the various usage levels on the provider’s Electricity Facts Label (EFL).

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.

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...


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.
First Choice Power has been certified as a retail electricity provider in Texas since 2001. Offering many types of plans, First Choice Power also makes a point of supporting the communities it is a part of. Across Texas, First Choice Power invests in hunger relief programs and offers grants to local organizations making a difference in their communities.
Comparing electricity plans in Corpus Christi means more than just looking at plans to find the lowest rate. Be sure to take a look at each plan's Product Details to get a better idea of what each one entails. These fact sheets are more than just supply rates per kWh and term lengths; they include information on base charges, utility fees and cancellation fees. They also can include features such as usage credits, green energy products or even free weekends.
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.

^ 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.


Deregulation in Corpus Christi has also altered the way things operate for utility services. The three main components - transmission, distribution, and sales - used to be facilitated by the same utility service. Now, the operational blueprint has been transformed. Energy transmission and distribution are still facilitated by the wires company in Corpus Christi (also called the utility company), which still functions as a monopoly. However, consumers are given a choice of energy providers in Corpus Christi, who sell to the consumer and collect payments each month. These same energy providers also set the prices for their services.

At TXU Energy we want you to be completely happy with your service at all times. If, for some reason, you’re not happy with your service through us, we’ll help you choose another plan or switch for free. Just cancel before the first bill is due and we’ll waive any early cancellation fees. That's our TXU Energy Total Satisfaction Guarantee. You’ll only pay for the electricity that you used.
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