About 14 years ago, Texas deregulation laws initiated competition for electric companies. In Fort Worth, people in the community can pick a retail electric provider (REP), but not all renters, business owners and homeowners in Texas have this option. If consumers own a business, live or rent in the city, they can decide amongst Fort Worth electric rates in their ZIP code.
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...
Yesterday, Shell Energy North America announced that they have officially signed an agreement to purchase MP2 Energy LLC. The signed agreement is only the first step in the acquisition process, as the agreement still needs to be approved by regulators. This approval process is expected to wrap up before the last few months of 2017. According to a recent press release published by Cision PR Newswire, Glenn Wright, Vice President of Shell Energy North America provided the following statement: “We are proud to bring MP2 into the Shell Energy North America family,” he said. “MP2 has established itself as a significant...
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Free Nights & Free Weekends electricity plans are an incredibly popular choice for Texas electricity customers. Providers have answered customer’s demand with several ‘free time’ electricity plan choices. Most of these time of use plans offer free weekends, while others offer free nights or even a free month of electricity. Customers love the idea of free electricity, and why not? Hot summers in Texas require a lot of electricity!
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...
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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