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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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10 Things Your CEO Needs to Know About Energy

Incite Energy Dec 22, 2016 8:03:00 AM
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When you're looking at your annual budget and trying to find ways to save, energy use isn't typically the first thing to spring to mind. Controlling your energy spend is a great way to lower operating costs, ultimately increasing your profit margins. But before diving head first into solutions, here are 10 things you should know about buying energy (or: what goes into your energy cost).

 

  1. Spring and autumn are usually the best times to get the lowest energy rates. Start shopping early so you can compare prices as we move through the seasons.

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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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Fixed Rate or Index Rate: Which is Best for Your Energy Plan?

Incite Energy Oct 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM
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Should you pay a fixed rate for electricity, or take your chances with market prices? If you're choosing a new plan for your company or home, you'll need to weigh these options.

While index plans can give you the lowest rates, there's also the risk that price spikes will catch you off guard.

Fixed pricing locks you into a specified rate for the duration of your agreement. It may not offer the lowest possible rate, but it will give your business certainty. 

Before you can make an informed decision, there's more you need to know.

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Gas Prices Down, But Energy Rates Still Going Up

Eli Sachs Jan 26, 2016 12:11:00 PM
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If natural gas prices are so low, then why are energy rates increasing? I get asked all of the time, and it is a great question that I will address here. I like to look at all-in energy rates as a cake. While flour is the main ingredient, there are close to a half a dozen other components that make up the final product. Electricity and natural gas consumption aren’t too different.

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Avoiding the Trap When Shopping for Electricity Rates

Incite Energy Dec 1, 2015 1:34:45 PM
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When shopping for electricity rates for your business, the goal is to find the best one that’s at least lower than your current rate. But when you’re comparing the current electricity rate you’re paying to the electricity rates you’re shopping for, you might be comparing the wrong rates. Make sure you’re comparing apples to apples so you don't overpay on future electricity bills.

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