Reasons When Your Electric Service Cannot be Disconnected in Corpus Christi, Texas

corpus christi tx electricity ratesIt is important to remember your rights when faced with a possible electric service disconnection. Corpus Christi, Texas electric providers have guidelines regulating when they can and cannot interrupt your electric service. Knowing these rules can help you prevent an unfounded disconnection of your service.

 

 

Your electric cannot be shut off during the following situations:

 

  • An outstanding bill by the previous occupant of your home, as long as that person does not live in your household
  • Not paying charges that are not a part of your electric bill
  • Not paying disputed charges
  • An energy assistance program has notified your Corpus Christi that they will be paying your bill.
  • Extreme weather emergency
  • Medical need of a serious nature, as long as you have provided a doctor’s note
  • Not paying under-billed charges that took place for longer than six months

Knowing when your electric provider cannot disconnect your service may prove useful during times of hardship. It is also important that you remember that other providers are available. If you simply use our comparison chart, you can compare the rates of Corpus Christi area providers. Since the electric rates vary from provider to provider, you might find rates that are much lower than the rates your current provider offers.

Our comparison chart makes it easy to see, at a glance, the different providers and their rates. Instead of paying too much for your electric service, use our chart to ensure that you always get the best rate. It is free to compare rates and you could end up saving more money than you think.

Call an energy consultant to learn more about your electric choices in Corpus Christi Texas at 1-800-971-4020

Amarillo, Texas Benefits from the New Nodal Market Structure

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Xcel Energy Services Inc. on behalf of Southwestern Public Service Company is headquartered in Amarillo Texas and is a fully integrated investor-owned electric utility that generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy to approximately 386,000 energy consumers in the Panhandle and south plains of Texas and eastern New Mexico. Amarillo is not within the Texas Electric Reliability Council of Texas footprint. Amarillo Texas is outside the main electric grid that is used by the rest of the state of Texas.

Because Amarillo Texas is a part of the Southwest Power Pool and not ERCOT they are not subject to participate in the advanced meter program ERCOT is doing or the nodal market system that is revamping the ERCOT electric grid.

A new wholesale market structure will bring positive changes for consumers outside of Amarillo, Texas. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is set to change the current zonal market to a more efficient nodal market. You may be wondering exactly what this is and what it means to you.

In essence, the transmission grid in a zonal market is divided into different zones. The electricity in all of the units within one zone is dispatched at one price. A nodal market is laid out to match the transmission grid instead of breaking it up into zones. The value of electricity for every location, outside of Amarillo, Texas, is determined by various factors.

As confusing as this sounds, the benefits of a nodal market include more efficient dispatch, better price signals and the ability to “lock in” prices for electricity the day before it is actually delivered. The nodal market is much more precise and advanced than the zonal market.

If you have not compared electricity rates for Amarillo, Texas lately, now would be a good time although because Amarillo does not participate in the competitive Texas electric market you will not be able to change providers. The new market is sure to bring changes in the rates of area providers surrounding Amarillo. If you have a few minutes to spare, you can compare rates with our comparison chart but keep in mind if you are in Amarillo you can compare but you cannot switch to a new electric provider because Amarillo Texas has not opted into electric choice at this time.

Our unique comparison chart lists area electricity providers and their current rates outside of Amarillo Texas. You can see at a glance who has the lower rates and we even connect you to each provider’s website for further investigation.

If you prefer you may also call us at 1-800-971-4020

Take advantage of the new nodal market being implemented in Texas by using our comparison chart to find the provider that fits your electricity needs and budget outside of Amarillo Texas.

Electricity Bid helps you find an electric rate and provider to save you money and keep life simple.

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