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...
It’s recently come to our attention that there are some fairly substantial market changes that are impacting commercial customer electricity statements. These market changes have to do with something called the 4 Coincident Peak (4CP) program. If you participated in this program in 2016, then you might have already noticed that your utility has sent you new charges. The reason for this is because they have determined that your meter’s “demand element” has changed. But what do these changes really mean? What is the 4CP program and why are utilities suddenly applying new charges? And how can you benefit from...
BREAKING NEWS (May 30, 2018) Breeze Energy is leaving the Texas market effective immediately, ElectricChoice.com has just learned. Breeze Energy is a retail electric provider (REP) providing 100% wind energy to thousands of customers in Texas. They’re estimated to have over 9,000 customers and accounts including residential, commercial, and multi-family units. Lead by John Spicer (President), Breeze Energy was incorporated in the state of Texas on December 12, 2000.  They have been registered with the Better Business Bureau since 2013 and currently have an A+ rating.  We’ve reached out to Mr. Spicer for comment and will update this post...
Customers can find deals in competitive electricity markets if they take the time and effort to look at web sites such as powertochoose.org, the official comparison shopping site of the Public Utility Commission. The study cited a PUC survey of retail electricity offerings in Houston that showed nine deals in March that were lower than the regulated price of electricity in San Antonio.

Consumers in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and Corpus Christi were promised bargains on electricity when the Texas Legislature deregulated the electricity market. But 16 years later they're still paying more for electricity than their counterparts in cities Texas lawmakers exempted from deregulation such as Austin and San Antonio, according to the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power which analyzed federal electricity pricing data.
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...
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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