Lower Electric Rates in Laredo, Texas

laredo texas electricity pricesLower electric rates all across the state of Texas are making the residents of Laredo, Texas very happy.

Instead of having to pay outrageous prices for electricity, customers are seeing lower bills every month. The reason behind the lower rates – dropping prices of natural gas. You may wonder what natural gas prices have to do with electricity.

Natural gas is used at the power plants that generate your electricity. When the prices of natural gas are high, the increase passes on to the customer. When the prices are low, the savings are passed on to the customer. This means you save money every month.

The next time you look at your Laredo, Texas electric bill, take the time to appreciate the savings. You can save even more money by switching your electric service provider. Competing providers offer various prices on the cost per kWh. You can use our comparison chart to compare the rates. Our chart takes only a few seconds to provide you with a list of Laredo, Texas service providers. In just a few minutes, you can be on your way to saving even more money on your already lowered electric bill.

All you need to do is type in your zip code and view the results. You are never obligated to switch service providers and our comparison chart is free to use. We only want to ensure that you are aware of the other providers and the potential savings. Regardless of whether you switch Laredo, Texas providers, try our comparison chart. Compare the rates with your own eyes and make an informed decision.

Our site offers a comparison of traditional Laredo Texas electric companies and no deposit electricity suppliers. You can see rates with all fees bundled into the rates. If you have questions regarding the comparison chart please call us at 1-800-971-4020

Bridgeport Texas Electricity Rates and Companies

In order to to compare electricity rates in Bridgeport Texas you first need to compare a list of retail electric providers that offer reputable contracts. Some Bridgeport Texas electricity companies will offer what appears to be a good cheap rate but fees and charges are hidden in the contract details and terms of services.

The question to consider is why do these disreputable electric providers in Bridgeport Texas hide these fees from their advertised rate? They could just as easily bundle in these charges and fees in their advertised rate but they don’t in order to sucker in more customers.

We work much differently than providers like these. Our goal is to educate Bridgeport electricity customers in order to assist in achieving for them the cheapest residential electric rate available.

The electric ompanies in our Bridgeport TX electricity comparicon chart offer rates that have all fees and charges bundled into the rate. Taxes are not included in the rate although this is industry standard and makes up a small portion of the overall rate.

When comparing electric rates it is also important to avoid choosing a variable electric rate unless it meets your needs. Variable electricity rates are subject to change from day to day.

There is no price stability with a variable price because it can go up one month and down the next. The times when it makes sense to choose a variable changing price for your electricity service is when you will be living somewhere short term.

A variable rate offers a no commitent contract allowing you to leave at anytime without paying an early termination penalty.

A fixed rate locks you in for a certain period of time but the positive offered is price predictability. Your electric rate in Bridgeport will remain the same for the entire term of the electricity agreement.

I recommend comparing the 6 month or 12 month fixed electric rates in our comparison chart. This way you will not have to worry about going shopping for a cheaper electricity price everytime your rate goes up in price.

You can sit back for 12 months and then revisit the shop and compare process. To begin ordering your electricity service in Bridgeport Texas online just type in your zip code in our comparison box and click on “compare rates”.

The electricity providers available in the chart from Bridgepor will appear and you can choose an electric provider that offers the rate, plan, and terms of service that best fit your needs.

If you would prefer to call and speak with a Bridgeport Texas energy consultant please call us at 1-800-971-4020

Prepaid Electricity Company Rules in Texas

The PUCT of Texas has written some new rules for the public to review about if prepaid electricity companies in Texas should begin transitioning their customers over to a HAN device (Home Area Network). This is typically a ZigBee Smart Energy chip on the meter that allows a home electric meter to send back real time prepaid electricity data to the electric utility. As of June 2009 there were no commercially available in-home devices for checking your real time prepaid electricity meter data however the PUCT has made it available on their portal but you have to wait one day before you can see it. Start looking out for the smart meter Texas portal which will be available for anyone with a smart meter as well as those prepaid electricity customers using a smart meter and Zigbee smart meter chip to allow prepaid information to transfer over to the electric utility. At this time this smart meter payment system is not available for prepaid electricity customers in Texas. You will need to continue to use Ace Cash, telephone payment, and other arrangements.

How Often Can Prepaid Electricity Payments be Made?

A prepaid pay as you go electric company in Texas must allow you to make payment weekly. So if you want to prepay for your electric service every week they cannot decline your payment. The prepaid electric company must let you know atleast every two weeks what your estimated current balance is, the time and date, and estimated number of days of remaining electric service on your account.

A prepaid electric company must respond to your request to what your remaining prepaid balance is by atleast the following day prior to 5 p.m.

How To Qualify For An Electric Rate Discount?

If you qualify for an electric rate discount from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Texas Lite Up program then the prepaid electric provider must assist with working with these agencies. The pay as you go electric company must assist with provisioning energy assistance that comes from DHHS or Texas Lite Up.

It should be noted that a prepaid electricity company is not responsible for making sure your information is accurate with the DHHS. If there is even a difference with a phone number or date of birth you will be declined by Texas Lite Up. Unfortunately Texas Lite Up does not communicate this to the electric company so you will want to call and find out from both the provider and Texas Lite Up what information they have on file for you is. Everything must match or your assistance will be declined.

If you qualify for food stamps or other government assistance you will automatically qualify for energy assistance provided your information is the same at both places. Be sure to check!

Why Not Use a Traditional Electricity Company in Texas?

Considering that prepaid electricity companies in Texas charge the highest energy prices among all providers why not pay a deposit and save several hundred dollars? If you are considering a pay as you go Texas electric company you are likely a low-income electric service customer. The department of health and human service and Lite-Up Texas already have a rate assistance program for you. Texas electric companies are required to work with DHHS low income residents in working out arrangements to lower deposit amounts as well as your per kWh electric rate. Prepaid electric companies will end up costing you a fortune but a traditional electric company will give you a cheap price for energy and you can avoid the deposit. Try some of these traditional electricity companies in Texas first before going with a pay as you go energy company. You can try Champion Energy, Bounce Energy, Ambit Energy, TXU Energy, Startex Power, Green Mountain Energy, Reliant Energy, and the list goes on. Some will be easier to work with than others but ultimately your price per kWh and customer experience will be better served with one of these electric companies than by using a pay as you go provider.

Required Notifications To Help Avoid Being Disconnected

At the time you enroll with a prepaid electricity company you should be notified by them about how and when payments should be made. How and when account statements will be made available to you. How is electric service usage estimated. If you will receive a notice to pay for more service prior to being disconnected. When will these statements be delivered and how long after delivery do you have to prepay before disconnection. How and when you will be told of your remaining electric usage balance including time and date, and estimated number of days left.

Understand Your Fixed Electricity Rate

If your pay as you go electric company is offering you a fixed electricity rate they are required to disclose: price per kWh, number of kWh the fixed cost is based on, a statement about whether the price will change and why. Some electricity companies are advertising a fixed price based on teh current market prices but when your electric switch occurs charging you a different price. Be sure to watch out and ask about this practice before choosing a prepaid electric company.

A Facts Label Clearly Identifies What Makes Up Your Electric Rate

An electricity facts label is required by the PUCT to be offered to a pay as you go electricity customer. The facts label is like a food label on a can of food and should spell everything out for you. Some providers however will quote one price on the Facts Label and charge you something different. They get away with this practice because they say the price on the Electricity Facts Label was based on that date and not the date of the electric switch. Be sure to ask about this before choosing an energy company.

How Long Do I have To Change My Mind?

You have 3 days to change your mind about signing up with your prepaid electric company. The 3 days starts when your electric service is officially switched and turned on and not when they receive the contract from you.

Is The Advertised Electric Rate What Your Are Paying Now?

A prepaid electric company cannot charge more per kWh than what the provider of last resort is charging. You will have to contact the PUCT to see what the POLR rate currently is.

Somewhere on the electricity bill you should see something that says, “the average price you paid for electric service is”. This will be the electric rate per kWh you are paying. Make sure this rate matches what they advertised to you.

Pay As You Go Electricity Usage Estimates

The prepaid electricity provider should use historical electricity usage data that you have accumulated to revise their usage estimates. If your prepaid electricity company is using estimated usage from the previous tenant even though they have several months of your usage data they could be overcharging you by a lot.

Prepaid Electricity Bill Due Dates

A payment due date should be listed on the electric bill you receive from your pay as you go electric company. Be sure to look out for this.

If the Texas prepaid electric company has a 24 x 7 call center or payment center receive payments than they can make the bill due no later than 5 days after you receive it. Make sure you send in payment or you could risk a disconnection. I would try making payment late in the night to test whether or not they have a 24×7 payment center as this 5 day due date can be a little difficult especially if there are times when you cannot pay.

If the pay as you go electricity provider does not have a 24 x 7 payment center than the due date cannot be less than 10 days after the customer receives the bill.

If your bill is sent by email then according to the PUCT you received it the day the electric provider emailed it to you.

When Is A Prepaid Electric Bill Considered Late?

Your electricity service payment is considered late if it is not received before close of business on the payments due date. During holidays the electric bill due date is extended to the next business day after the holiday.

Prepaid Electricity Facts Label

Your electricity facts label should indicate the number of days a payment of $20, $50, $100, and $200 can be expected to last at monthly usahe levels of 500 kWh, 1,000 kWh, and 2,000 kWh.

The Proper Disconnection Notice You May Receive From A Prepaid Company

The disconnection notice can be sent along with your electric bill or request for a deposit. “Disconnection Notice” should be prominently displayed on the notice. The disconnection date cannot be a holiday, weekend day, or day that the REP is not available to take payment. The disconnection cannot occur less than 5 days after the notice is issued if they have a 24×7 payment center. If the prepaid electric company is not open all hours to take payments then you have a full7 days to make your late payment before being disconnected.

Being Underbilled For Several Months

If you were underbilled for several months and then all of a sudden you receive a gigantic electric bill you have some options. The PUCT allows for you to be put on a deferred billing arrangement with your pay as you go electric supplier. You can pay in $50 installments until you have paid back the underbilled amount without being disconnected for non-payment.

Electric Service For Critical Care Customers

If you have a serious illness and tell the electric provider that if they were to disconnect you it could cause serious harm to yourself and even death than they must send you a waiver. The waiver basically states that you agree to be disconnected if you make a late payment. If you choose not to sign this waiver the REP must switch you to another product or electric provider that avoids a disconnection in electric service.

Affordable Energy

Affordable Energy

A New Texas Electric MLM Company

There is a new MLM Energy company offering an opportunity in a similar fashion to Ambit Energy and Ignite Energy although they have made their compensation plan quite a bit more attractive. The company goes by the name of Affordable Energy and is a licensed Retail Electric Provider in Texas and offers patented energy efficiency products in all states and internationally.

Positive Aspects To Texas Affordable Energy

Affordable Energy has been in business for 1 year or so and are beginning to kick start the company into gear to take advantage of the Texas deregulated electricity market. Multi-level marketing is one of those things you can make big money at if you get in on it early before the momentum dies off. This company is just getting started and with their competitive compensation plan they are offering their independent sales representatives a much better commission then in comparison to Ambit Energy or Ignite. MLM can be a mistake if you go into it hoping to become rich but do nothing to work at it and grow your business. This opportunity is only worth the effort if you are willing to give your hard work and time to it. Follow the steps given by those who know how to build a successful MLM business and you will do fine. Be aware of the pitfalls and failures of MLM and take advantage of the positives of a new MLM start up and watch the momentum explode your business.

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Selling Electricity To Residential and Commercial Customers

By selling electricity to residential and commercial electric customers in Texas you can create a business that will pay you residual commissions throughout the life of the contract. You will also receive an upfront one time payment for any customers you sign up which will help keep a sizable income coming in as you build your sales organization. The concentration is on gathering electricity customers. They want you to obtain at least 5 Texas electric customers before you qualify to receive the full compensation plan. The time and effort to take advantage of the full compensation plan is simple and quick and allows those starting early to take advantage of downline residual commissions as your sales downline grows larger and gains additional legs.

PUCT (Public Utility Commission) Licensed REP And Sales Organization

At this time the founding partners of this PUCT licensed Retail Electric Provider are trying to build a team of sales representatives that will grow this business to where Ignite and Ambit are and hopefully overtake them in the process. By getting into this business at the ground level there is the potential to make a large amount of money that isn’t available with some of the other available companies and options out there.

Help In Building Your Business

The founding partners are available to help a new business sales representative build their business and gather the needed 5 electric customers. Meetings, conference calls, and training videos are all being planned and produced at this time and will be available soon. This business really is on the ground floor and so any seasoned or unseasoned MLM’ers should give this company a call or email to see how you can get involved. You may sign up or learn more at Affordable Energy

Learn more about other MLM Electric Companies in Texas:

Ambit Energy
Ignite Energy
Zurvita Energy

Learn more about Texas Electric Companies:

Texas Electricity
Bounce Energy

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