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...
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).
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.
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.
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...
For the past several decades, the Nevada energy market has been a monopoly controlled by the utility NV Energy. NV Energy has controlled the price homes and businesses have paid for electricity for decades. Unhappy? Too bad. On November 6, you can do something about it. On November 6th, residents of Nevada can go to the polls and vote yes on question 3. Voting yes will open the energy market to competition — homes and businesses will be able to shop around for their electricity provider. You’ll be able to choose the electric rate and plan that’s right for you. 3 Reasons to Vote Yes on Question 3 New Jobs. If voters say yes to question 3 on November 6th, some estimate that 34,000 new jobs will be created in the Silver State. One company in particular that is interested in moving to (and hiring in!) Nevada is Google. Google purchased land to build a massive datacenter in Northern Nevada but before investing money they’ve requested alternatives to NV Energy. Lower Bills. Electric choice creates competition — competition is good for consumers! Whether you need electricity for your apartment or a massive datacenter like Google, companies will need to be competitive to earn business. Energy providers will have to offer great rates and great service to earn and keep your business, otherwise you (and everyone else) will be free to...
If paying the deposit is an issue, you might want to consider a prepaid electric plan. Smart meter technology allows you to receive electronic notification on your account balance. This is a huge improvement over the old prepaid electric plans that required monthly true-ups. Because these electricity plans require zero deposit, they are a great way to get competitive rates while keeping some cash in your pocket.
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.
We're dedicated to keeping high energy bills at bay by offering a range of fixed-rate electricity plans that will fit your home and your budget, giving you peace of mind year-round. With so much to do along the Gulf of Mexico, such as a long weekend on Padre Island, visiting the Texas State Aquarium or exploring history on the USS Lexington, why spend time worrying about your electricity bill?
At TXU Energy, we’re proud to be a part of this coastal community and have been providing Corpus Christi electricity service for years. We offer straightforward pricing, great plans and responsive, knowledgeable customer care consultants who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our commitment to helping people is one of the reasons we put this information together for our Corpus Christi electricity customers.