Texas electric customers are lucky in that the electricity market was deregulated in 2002. This gave residents the freedom to choose their electricity provider. And nowadays, when customers are shopping for an electricity company, many are looking for those that offer green options.
How to Tell If Your Texas Electricity Provider Offers Green Options
If you’re thinking of switching electric companies and/or want to know if your electricity provider offers green energy options, all you have to do is check the company’s Electricity Facts Label. What is this?
This document tells you how an electric company generates its electricity. Some renewable energy options (eg, green energy options) to look for are wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, landfill gas and biomass.
Natural Gas: Green Energy Option, or Not?
Many don’t know this, but natural gas burns very cleanly, and this is why energy experts designate it a “green” energy option as well. If you have questions about any of these green energy options, ask your Texas electric company rep for more information.
Are You Currently on a Prepaid Electricity Service Plan?
One of the best ways to save on energy is to be in the know about which plans are out there to help you. This is particularly important for low-income and/or credit-challenged customers.
For example, did you know that if you’re on a prepaid electric service plan you could be paying double or triple the amount your neighbor is paying? It’s true.
Texas electric companies have better options for consumers who may be under the illusion that prepaid electric service plans are the only option available to them. For example, the LITE-UP Texas program. It gives discounts to low-income customers from May through September on their electric bill. You can actually wind up paying less – a lot less – than what you’re paying now.
Consult your Texas electricity company to find out more about how/if you qualify for this program, or any others they may have available to help consumers like you.