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All About Energy

How to Select the Right Energy Provider in 6 Steps or Less

Will McGinnis Aug 22, 2018 12:00:00 PM
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As a medium- to large-sized business, you have many choices when it comes to choosing an energy provider. How do you select the best energy provider for your business? There are several important factors you must consider before answering this question and there is no ‘one size fits all answer’. To find the best fit for your business, you have to spend a little time analyzing your options.

Things to consider when choosing an energy provider:

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4 Reasons You Should Consider an Energy Broker vs. an Energy Provider

Will McGinnis Aug 8, 2018 12:00:00 PM
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There are two main options companies have when purchasing energy, go directly to the provider or work with an energy broker. What are the differences between the two and what works best for your business? A provider is the energy company - the entity selling and delivering the energy you use. An energy broker is a person who works with both energy providers and consumers to negotiate deals and supply data. Do you need an energy broker to help your company understand and put energy plans and rates in place? Most likely the answer to that question is yes. Here is a closer look at the differences between what an energy provider does and what an energy consultant does.

The Difference between a Provider and an Energy Broker

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3 Factors to Consider When Buying Energy

Will McGinnis Jul 25, 2018 12:00:00 PM
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Energy rates are determined by a number of factors, some more complicated than others. Trying to sort through these concepts alone can leave one feeling frustrated. An energy broker makes the process of choosing an energy provider and product less stressful by using their years of accumulated industry knowledge and experience. Knowing the ins-and-outs of the industry helps the broker to find the product and price that suit a company and its specific needs the best. Three of the most important factors to discuss with your energy broker before making any decision:

1. Load Shape
2. Historical Usage
3. Location
Not only are these three concepts critical in determining the price of energy, but a strong understanding of them will allow you to increase efficiency and lower costs. 

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Get Your Team to Approve a New Energy Strategy Plan

Will McGinnis Jul 5, 2018 9:58:00 AM
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It is no secret that energy is an expensive part of doing business. However, with the right plan and approach, you can make your energy spend work for you. Keep reading for 5 tips on how to get your team to agree to an updated energy plan.

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Electricity for the Multifamily Industry

Will McGinnis May 4, 2017 8:04:00 AM
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In the energy industry, Retail Electric Providers (REP’s) and natural gas suppliers alike are creating innovative, new products for different industries while continuing to advance the products already in place. Because of the unique nature of the apartment industry, owners and management teams have new ways to procure energy and set up the products that go along with it.

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The Death of 1¢ Electricity Rates

Will McGinnis Apr 20, 2017 8:01:00 AM
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It's no surprise that most folks in Texas
are familiar with Power to Choose, a website known to help Texans find their next energy provider and plan. 

 

The PUC changed the default view of the Power to Choose website, removing many of the 1¢ electricity rates. But why? Penny rates seemed like such a great deal. But were they really?

 

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How to Buy Power For Your Texas Home

Will McGinnis Nov 17, 2016 7:30:00 PM
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With low housing costs, great job oportunities, and the sweetest tea in the country, it's no question why people are moving to Texas.

If you're one of them, you're probably excited about your new home, and less thrilled about the many expenses that come with it.

One of those expenses is energy. Fortunately, all it takes is a bit of research to get a great deal. 

You can choose between two basic plan types: month-to-month, and fixed. Read on to learn about the differences and discover which type of plan will work best for you.

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4 Reasons to Get a Prepaid Electricity Plan

Will McGinnis Aug 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM
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A high electricity bill “surprise” is never a welcome one, especially during these hot summer months. While it may seem like you have no control over the situation, the fact is, you actually have a lot of options that put the power back in your hands. 

 

Prepaid electricity is just what it sounds like, you deposit money into your account and essentially pay as you go or use your electricity. You have the option to deposit funds weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or as you need it. With a prepaid electricity plan, you always know what your electricity bill is because you’ve already paid it! This gives you the power to choose how much you use and pay.

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The Power to Choose: How to Get the Most From Your Electricity Contract

Will McGinnis Jun 9, 2016 8:30:00 AM
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Shopping for a great, low electricity rate is just one part of the equation when it comes to managing your energy expenses.  You might be surprised to hear it, but you can actually save a lot of money by altering your usage patterns. Here are a few ways to save big on your monthly residential electricity bill.

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