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...


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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...

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.

“  This company is not only reasonable but offer incredibly great service. They won't turn off your power if you forgot to pay the bill nor will they treat you disrespectfully. I am a very critical person and this review is not the norm for me. I do have to say they work hard at providing a great product at a very reasonable rate. No hidden agenda with this company. Some electric companies offer low rates but what they don't tell customers that you will be charged an excessive fee for carrier fees from the place they purchase the electricity. Not the case with 4Change. Very pleased with this utility. ”

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.
To enroll with an electric provider, your credit history will be reviewed. Be sure to have your driver’s license number or social security number handy when completing your enrollment on the electricity provider’s secure site.  Electricity companies have different credit requirements and change them periodically.  At most, the electricity provider may require a deposit equal to two months of estimated billing.
Last Thursday, the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) held a live conference as part of their CSIS Energy and National Security Program. The presentation, hosted by CSIS Senior Vice President and Trustee Fellow, Frank Verrastro, called upon Ian Meed, Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Office of Energy Analysis to present the United States Energy Administration’s (EIA) International Energy Outlook 2017. The presentation focused primarily on the long-term, international energy projections on a variety of topics including: Electricity generation by energy type Region defined primary energy sources Carbon dioxide emissions Fuel supplies Natural gas markets...

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).
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.

Corpus Christi energy consumers are located in the AEP Texas Central transmission and distribution service provider (TDSP) area. Residents and business owners within the AEP Texas Central area should immediately report an outage or service request to AEP. Typically, poles and wires damaged by severe storms take more time to repair. AEP Texas Central customers who want to receive updates on outages and estimated repair times can enroll in a text message or email alert program. For immediate electrical help, Corpus Christi residents and business owners should first call the following number.
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