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.

^ 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.


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!
The price per kilowatt hour (kWh) tends to be a bit higher for Fixed Rate products than with Variable Rate products because Fixed Rate products guarantee your rate won’t go up during your contract term. Amigo Energy Variable Rate plans tend to be lower than Fixed Rate plans and do not require you to sign a contract. Variable Rates are based upon the prevailing wholesale market rates and can fluctuate.
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 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  ”
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...
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Half of 2017 has now passed, which means we should be able to highlight trends from the first half of the year and compare them with last year to project where energy rates might be for the remainder of 2017. These comparisons can help businesses better anticipate what the rates could look like for the remainder of the year and budget accordingly. Energy Trends At the moment, the 2017 average rates for electricity by state are only available for the months of January to April. That being said, there is still a lot of information we can gather about...

The cost to initiate new service or switch to Amigo Energy depends on the type of service activation requested and your service region. In very few cases, there is a charge for the cost of the Transmission and Distribution Service Provider (TDSP) to activate your service. Typically, however, there are no charges when you have an Automated Meter System (AMS), which usually allows us to remotely activate service.
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