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.
As a result, 85% of Texas power consumers (those served by a business not owned by an utility or a town cooperative) can select their electricity service from a range of retail electrical companies (resellers), or the incumbent energy company. The incumbent provider in the area still owns and preserves the regional power lines (and is the company to hire the occasion of a power blackout) and is not subject to deregulation. Customers served by cooperatives or local utilities can select an alternate electricity provider but only if they have actually “opted-in” to deregulation.
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 —...
Corpus Christi offers residents a lot of options. Just to name a few of the fun things to see and do in South Texas, you can sail the Gulf Coast waters, relax on the sandy beaches, take a tour of the USS Lexington or visit the Texas State Aquarium. And when it comes to choosing a Corpus Christi electricity plan, you’ve also got a number of options.