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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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My 1.2¢ Electricty Rate Mistake

JB Sowyrda Aug 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM
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Like most people looking for a residential electricity plan, you scour the internet in search of the cheapest available rate. When you finally find a list of offers, an enticing 1.2¢ rate appears at the top of the search.

 

1.2 cents! Currently, wholesale electricity prices fall into the 2-3¢ range - making a 1.2¢ rate seem to good too be true. I guess that means, even experts in energy are suspicious of how such a low rate can be possible.

 

I needed to ask myself a few questions.  Is this 1.2¢ rate actually cheaper than say a 5.5¢ rate? And if so, how do those numbers add up? Even though I asked myself these questions and had a general idea of the answers before contracting my residential electricity, I decided to sign up to get the answers firsthand.

 

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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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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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Giving Thanks for Energy

Incite Energy Nov 24, 2015 1:00:00 PM
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As the holidays approach, we like to look back at the past year to reflect on what has truly made a difference. Energy and all of the people involved have helped grow our economy and transform lives. Here’s our list of what we’d like to give thanks for.

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How the Power to Choose Benefits Your Bottom Line

JB Sowyrda Nov 10, 2015 8:07:00 AM
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Choosing an electricity provider can be difficult. There are over 45 retail electricity suppliers in Texas jockeying for your business.  How did we get to this point?  How does deregulation impact my business? What is the best rate, and how do I know what supplier will best fit my needs? The power to choose your electric provider allows you to lower operating costs and gives you more control over your energy policy. 

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