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All About Energy

How to Switch to a New Energy Supplier in 5 Steps

Caroline Haywood Mar 2, 2017 7:45:00 AM
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Choosing an energy supplier can be a daunting task. Now more than ever, thanks to the deregulation of energy markets in
states across the U.S., people have the power to choose their provider. Despite this, many business owners are left with more questions than answers. How do you take the first step towards savings? How do you know that you are making the right decision?

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Lowering Your Energy Costs with 4CP

Incite Energy Feb 23, 2017 7:35:00 AM
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With summer right around the corner, it's time to start planning your energy strategy. During summer, there four coincidental peaks (4CP) that determine how much you pay in transmission costs on your energy bills in the following year. 

 

During the late afternoon, temperatures are at their highest (if it's not raining). Businesses and offices are still open and a lot people are just getting home, so the number of places using air conditioning goes up. This is when supply and demand really kicks in. As demand goes up and supply goes down, the delivery prices of electricity can skyrocket.

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The Ultimate Guide to Switching Energy Providers

Incite Energy Oct 18, 2016 7:52:00 AM
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If your business falls within a deregulated state, you have the power to choose your electric and natural gas providers. To some extent, this allows you to pick your rates.

 

Fearing change, however, many of us stick with our current suppliers, and weather increasing prices or variable rates. In other words, we miss out on the savings we'd get by switching to a different provider.

 

Utilities would like us to switch to retail electric providers (REPs) - companies that buy power from them, and then sell it to the end consumer - so they can focus on things like maintaining the grid and delivering electricity. While it seems like this model would drive up the cost of power, it doesn't.

 

That's because you can choose from several REPs. Consumer choice encourages competition and efficiency, leading to lower prices. REPs also handle bill pay and any service issues (save the power going out) related to your energy bills, freeing up your local utility's resources.

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4 Ways Your Small Business Can Save Big on Energy

Incite Energy Oct 13, 2016 7:30:00 AM
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Your company is always looking for new ways to stretch dollars, especially if it's a small business on a shoestring budget. If you're an entrepreneur, you try to make make the most of limited resources by working and spending smarter.

 

Getting smart about energy - one of the top expenses every company faces - can save you a bundle. Wondering how to get started? Check out these tips for increasing your buying power and shrinking your energy spend.

 

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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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Avoid Hidden Fees in Your Electricity Bill

Andrew Barth Jan 19, 2016 11:37:00 AM
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Your electricity bill could be full of hidden fees. For small businesses and homes, these fees can increase how much you spend on electricity every year. Learn how to spot the fees and avoid them.

 

 

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Are you paying too much for your home electricity bill? (No, this isn't an ad)

Andrew Barth Jan 14, 2016 11:37:00 AM
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Electricity spend is one of the major living costs for families. The average electricity bill for a household was $1369.32 a year, according to the EIA's latest report. [1] The average residential electricity spend per person in 2012 was $750. [2] Since 2001, the energy prices have risen an average of 65% in the U.S. In Texas, prices increased by 49% and in Pennsylvania by 66%. [3]  

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The Ins and Outs of Shopping for Texas Electricity Rates for Your Business

Andrew Barth Jan 13, 2016 11:38:00 AM
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In deregulated states such as Texas, small to mid-size business have the same power to choose their electricity rate that much higher energy consumers enjoy.

 

While shopping for energy can be time consuming and complicated, it’s worth the effort.

 

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