Companies across many industries use sales, promotions, and incentives to advertise and attract new customers — electric companies in deregulated states are no different. Many homes and businesses across the United States benefit from having the option to choose an electricity provider.  Of course, after the initial 3-month, 6 month, 12-month plan, etc. contract has expired with one provider, a home or business can switch to another provider offering services in that area. Since switching electricity companies is fairly easy, most providers offer different types of incentives to try and attract a competitor’s customers. But first things first. Before we get...


If you’re a Duke Energy customer, your piggy bank might see a little more coin this summer. According to recent press release, customers of Duke Energy are likely in for a treat this summer! Experts say that based on several different factors, the electric power company’s customer’s bills will be 3% – 4% lower compared to 2016’s summer months. President of Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky had the following to say about the good news: “We experienced warmer-than-normal weather last summer. As a result, our customers used more electricity to cool their homes. This summer, we’re forecasting temperatures that are closer to normal. That means our...
That means that customers in Houston paid an average of $5,500 more for electricity over a 14-year time span beginning in 2002, according to the group that buys electricity on behalf of municipal governments in Texas. The calculation, which uses data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, assumes monthly electricity use of 1,300 kilowatt hours.
“  The day after I posted a review on this web site, a StarTex representative contacted me about my review. She lowered the minimum usage fee to $4.99 and the minimum kWh threshold to 500. She renegotiated my contract to my full satisfaction, and now I'm a very happy customer. I wish I had been able to amend my earlier review, but instead, I just posted a new one here.
There seems to be a lot of talk about cybersecurity lately.  At first glance, it might seem like a subject that doesn’t really apply to energy, however if we take a closer look, we can see that energy related cybersecurity is extremely important. We know this because the Department of Energy has recently released a cybersecurity strategy to try and strengthen our electricity grid’s security, processes and management. The reason why they developed this strategy is to try and better manage the hacking activities that have taken place in recent years. Before we dive into the strategy and the different ways...

Even though customers in deregulated Texas markets routinely pay more for electricity, there is a bright spot. The gap between the average price paid for electricity between deregulated and regulated market has shrunk to 8.8 percent. In 2006, customers in deregulated cities were paying nearly 47 percent more for electricity than their counterparts in regulated cities.
“  I have been with Startex since 2006.I have been pleasently surprised with their prompt,friendly service.Unlike prior experiences with my local cable and phone company.When you call with a question.They have never let me languish on hold.Or subject you to some horrid robot goonie.Although,I have noticed a little cheaper rate elsewhere.I will stick with Startex.I guess that I am "old school".And In these times of poor service and rude people.That means alot to me. ”
That means that customers in Houston paid an average of $5,500 more for electricity over a 14-year time span beginning in 2002, according to the group that buys electricity on behalf of municipal governments in Texas. The calculation, which uses data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, assumes monthly electricity use of 1,300 kilowatt hours.

On July 5, 2017, Spark Energy Inc. published a press release announcing that their acquisition of Verde Energy is official. Verde Energy will now offer its services within Spark Energy Inc.’s brand of products. About Spark Energy Inc. Founded in 1999, Spark Energy Inc. is a retail energy provider for both residential and commercial energy consumers in 19 states. They provide services to 94 territories with headquarters located in Houston, Texas. The company provides a wide range of services with an emphasis on reasonable rates, stable rates as well as green energy options. About Verde Energy Verde Energy is a...
“  I've NEVER had a problem with StarTex. I've had several others and their rates and fees always increase. Startex doesn't have the lowest rate, but they are about in the middle. I always use the "AMI" promotional code when I renew and it gives me the cheapest possible price...typically about .2 cents off per kWh. I pay via my banks bill pay system and have never had an issue. They send me monthly bills, they send me renewal notices, and their customer service has always been prompt and courteous. I would highly recommend StarTex for a reliable, cost efficient, and good power company. ”

But competition didn't necessarily end up cutting prices, according to the report. One contributing factor is confusion among customers as they try to choose among scores of retail electricity providers and the overwhelming variation of plans, leading many to just stick with familiar companies rather than look for better deals, according to the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power .

“  I have the generous saver plan that renews annually. I just renewed for my second year. We love this plan! saving so much I had to call in a couple times to make sure they were charging me correctly. I had never paid under $100 in the summer before in the middle of the heat waves in Texas. I recommend and no I do not work for them, just a regular customer. ”

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There are many people across the United States that rely on government run assistance programs to help pay their electricity bills. The primary purpose of these assistance programs is to ensure that everyone, regardless of financial income, has access to basic needs like electricity. Texas in particular offers a few assistance programs. However, as of late there has been some confusion as to which plans continue to provide electricity consumers with assistance, and which ones have ended. One of the biggest programs we get questions about the most often is Lite-Up Texas. This assistance program is actually defunct, meaning that...

Since areas surrounding downtown – such as Sycamore and Northside – are mostly populated by families, homeowners might want to consider plans that will last for several years. Rather than switching REPs every few months, you can choose to stick with your preferred retailer for a longer period of time by opting for a long-term contract. Also, if you're looking to grow a relationship with your REP, you can research retailers based on their attention to customer care.
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