Feb 11, 2019
These days smart devices are all the rage.
We have Alexa and Google giving us information on demand, intuitive lighting that we can program from our phones and smart thermostats that help us save money.
Aug 28, 2018
The state of Texas has experienced a long and sometimes tumultuous relationship with energy. Through most of the last century, each city or region had only a single energy supplier that produced, sold and supplied electricity to individual customers as a public utility. This has often left consumers no other options if they were unhappy with service, pricing or anything else.
Feb 1, 2018
Over the past few years, residents in the Northeastern United States have become very familiar with the term "polar vortex" as many of the winters have set new records for low temperatures and snow. The winter of 2018 is no exception as several northeastern cities have experienced record lows with the city of Mount Washington, New Hampshire even being recognized as the fourth coldest spot in the world on January 6,2018.
Jan 16, 2018
From the earliest point of human history, humans traded and bartered for the goods and services they desired. The modern era has grown to trade in currencies such as dollars, rubles or yuan. This system ultimately depends heavily on third party financial institutions such as banks. Enter the modern era. No longer do people need to depend on centralized banks to keep their money and financial transactions secure.
Dec 29, 2017
When we use electricity at home we rarely think how it is generated and delivered to us. More importantly, how electricity supply and delivery affects our ability to use refrigerator or television, or what impact it has on our electric bill. The electricity life-cycle starts with energy generation. The power plant burns coal, gas, oil or some other alternative to produce electricity. It is then transmitted over power lines to homes, offices, factories or other destinations.
Nov 26, 2017
Unlike residential meters, commercial supply is traditionally split between generation and demand charges. While generation is well understood – it is simply the electricity consumed over a certain period of time multiplied by average rate, the demand is something very different and is commonly added on top of the used electricity. So what is demand charge? And how is demand meter different from non-demand one?
Nov 13, 2017
Businesses are constantly presented with ways they can save money on electricity costs and still maintain their high standards of quality. Whether you find ways to make your operations more energy efficient or decide to do an instant rate comparison on alternative energy suppliers, you are adding more money to your company's bottom line when you lower your energy bills. ...
Nov 7, 2017
Energy deregulation gave consumers power to choose who supplies electricity to their homes. The states that deregulated electricity allow the residents to select an energy provider who will be responsible for purchasing and transmitting electricity to their houses. The customers in these areas can choose from the wide array of available options, ranging from fixed-rate plans to renewable energy offers. The incumbent electric utility owns the power lines, ...
Oct 11, 2017
There are over 20 million businesses in the United States. 90% of these are small, employing less than 500 people. While their electricity consumption varies widely from state to state, the southern states like Arizona or Texas consume about 30% more than northeastern states like Massachusetts or Rhode Island. In fact, the further north one goes the lower the power demand. Businesses in states like Vermont, New Hampshire or Maine on average consume only 3,500 kWh monthly ...
Aug 30, 2017
There are many benefits to energy efficiency, and that includes the benefits that put money in your wallet. When you take the initiative to remodel your home with more energy efficient features, you will lower your energy rates and pay for those remodeling projects over time. If you are concerned about the status of the environment, then efficiency is an excellent way to do your part in reducing the amount of dangerous emissions from coal-based power plants...
Aug 29, 2017
In a typical business, the business may try to maximize revenue as much as possible to boost profits. This is often accomplished by businesses increasing rates to the highest level that the market will support. However, rather than change rates, utility providers often offer energy efficiency programs to consumers with the goal of reducing energy consumption and helping consumers save money. In deregulated markets, many providers also strive to offer lower rates as opposed to higher rates...
Jul 30, 2017
While switching energy supplier is not a complicated process, it is nevertheless requires either knowledge or careful analysis. For one, there are a few hundred Energy Service Companies (ESCO) offering alternative energy in deregulated states, ranging from small local operators with limited product lineup to very large, serving millions of customers across US...
Jun 6, 2017
In the latter part of the 1990s, big changes came to the energy industry in several states. Thanks to this deregulation revolution, the residents of these areas are now able to select the company that supplies their electricity based on cost as well as how the power is created. Before understanding how this energy freedom can work to your advantage, however, it is important to recognize one important distinction...
May 8, 2017
Energy deregulation enabled savvy consumers to choose electric and gas suppliers and save money on their electric bill. The process is straightforward: the incumbent utility is still responsible for delivering energy to customers, while supply is outsourced to third party or alternative energy suppliers (ESCO) ...