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...

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...
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.
So, you just found out — whether you read our blog post that broke the news or got a letter in the mail — that Breeze Energy is no longer in business in the state of Texas. For starters, you’re not alone.  There are almost 10,000 customers, homes, businesses, apartment complexes, etc., that are no longer able to get their electricity through Breeze Energy. What are my options?  Well, your immediate option is to do nothing.  This is a very bad option, however, as you’re currently at the Provider of Last Resort (POLR).  Simply put:  yes, your electricity is still on, but you’re paying a very high rate for it.  The good news is that there is no contract or agreement with a POLR and you’re free and very much encouraged to switch to an alternative retail energy provider as soon as possible. What are some good, reliable providers? We’ve partnered with dozens of REPs (Retail Electricity Providers) throughout numerous deregulated states.  As Texas is by far the biggest deregulated market — in addition to being where our headquarters is located — we have more rates, plans, and providers to choose from in Texas than in any other state. Enter in your zip code in the form above to view available rates and plans in your area.  We offer plans for both homes and businesses. “Green” Providers Similar to...

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...
Following a warning from the FBI last month that Russian hackers were attacking the US power grid, Energy Services Group (ESG) has been knocked offline for the second time in recent months. As of this writing, ESG’s systems remain offline to scores of brokers, suppliers, and utilities in Texas that rely on them every single day.  ESG has yet to release many details in regards to the continued outage, but it has stated that it will be down until “further notice.” ESG not only strongly supports and impacts Texas’ energy operations, but dozens of other states, provinces, and prefectures,...

Along with its sizeable population, the city also maintains one of the higher electricity usage levels in Texas and averages 1,400 kWh worth of consumption per month, exceeding the national average by around 500 kWh. In addition, residents pay an average monthly electricity bill of over $130, once again topping the US average. This makes the ability to select from various service providers important, as it presents an opportunity for the people to cut back on the expenses they incur each and every month.
Since the deregulation of energy began impacting Dallas/Fort Worth in 2002, the residents of the DFW metroplex have been given their choice of electricity provider. The power to choose prepaid electricity in Dallas and Fort Worth has brought about a new way to buy electricity by means of a smart meter. Smart meters read electricity usage in real-time, allowing electric companies to connect a customer and read their daily usage in minutes. This in turn saves the company money and allows them to pass the savings on to you, the customer.
Payless Power provides the best prepaid and standard plans with no cancelation fees and no deposit in the area. Since 2005, Payless Power has been helping people get a better energy rate and save on their average bill, regardless of income or credit history. As a family-owned business, and not a giant electric company in Texas, we take great pride in serving our customers with care and respect across the entire state.
Switching to a different electricity supplier in Texas is kind of like picking a different phone company. When you switch to Spark Energy, the utility will continue to deliver your electricity, and they will remain your point of contact in case of an emergency. We’ll bill you monthly for the utility’s delivery services and for your electricity usage.
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.

In Fort Worth, 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.
At ElectricityPlans.com you can shop and compare “Free Electricity at Certain Times” from the most reputable electricity providers in the state. There are one-year and two-year term versions of these time of use electricity plans. ElectricityPlans.com outlines all of the necessary plan details for each free time plan so that the consumer can make an informed decision about which plan best fits their needs.
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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 —...
So, you just found out — whether you read our blog post that broke the news or got a letter in the mail — that Breeze Energy is no longer in business in the state of Texas. For starters, you’re not alone.  There are almost 10,000 customers, homes, businesses, apartment complexes, etc., that are no longer able to get their electricity through Breeze Energy. What are my options?  Well, your immediate option is to do nothing.  This is a very bad option, however, as you’re currently at the Provider of Last Resort (POLR).  Simply put:  yes, your electricity is still on, but you’re paying a very high rate for it.  The good news is that there is no contract or agreement with a POLR and you’re free and very much encouraged to switch to an alternative retail energy provider as soon as possible. What are some good, reliable providers? We’ve partnered with dozens of REPs (Retail Electricity Providers) throughout numerous deregulated states.  As Texas is by far the biggest deregulated market — in addition to being where our headquarters is located — we have more rates, plans, and providers to choose from in Texas than in any other state. Enter in your zip code in the form above to view available rates and plans in your area.  We offer plans for both homes and businesses. “Green” Providers Similar to...
Whether consumers are interested in a Fort Worth energy plan that features green energy, a price-protected supply rate or is from a leading Texas REP, shopping around can help narrow the supply plan search. Although Fort Worth community members can sign up with a REP, they'll still keep in contact with Oncor – the area's transmission and distribution service provider (TDSP).
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