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Old 07-04-2018, 02:16 PM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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We have friends who are moving to Galveston for part of the year. Since we used to live there, they asked us about which electric company to choose, but we lived there before all this breakout of electric service. When we were there, there was only one company.

Can anyone comment on which they think is best? Cheapest? Most reliable? What?

Thanks. Our friends are not very tech savvy so I said we'd ask online here.
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Old 07-04-2018, 05:55 PM
 
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www.energyogre.com


$10 a month. They find the best plan for you.
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Old 07-04-2018, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Cinco Dinero
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www.energyogre.com


$10 a month. They find the best plan for you.
Yeah, if they arenít willing to do the work, paying Energy Ogre is the way to go. Thereís no one company thatís good. For example, I have TXU. The plan I have is perfect for my needs. But there are plans on TXU that would be horrible for me.

I helped my elderly relatives pick an electric plan. They live in a small apartment just the 2 of them and are gone several months out of the year. I have a family of 5 living in a 2800 sq Ft house. My plan didnít suit them, and the plan they got doesnít suit me.

So definitely do Energy Ogre if itís too confusing. They can always start with that and move off their services later.
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:04 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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Thanks all! I had a look at energy ogre. Since they would only be there for part of the year, it doesn't look like the site can take that into account. Or maybe they would have to average out their bill, but it would then be ridiculously low. Or something.

What a confusing mess! Glad we don't have a choice up here where we are
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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If you prefer to shop for yourself but just want a better tool to distill the fine print and do the proper math, check out Texas Power Guide's "RateGrinder" calculator.
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Old 07-26-2018, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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What sux is that no matter who you choose, Texas New Mexico and not reliant services the lines in Galveston county and charges a $39 transmission fee every month above your electricity usage.
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Old 07-27-2018, 10:59 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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Yes, I don't get this deregulation stuff. Who benefits from that besides all the different companies? Doesn't seem like the consumer is any better off.
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:43 PM
 
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What sux is that no matter who you choose, Texas New Mexico and not reliant services the lines in Galveston county and charges a $39 transmission fee every month above your electricity usage.
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Yes, I don't get this deregulation stuff. Who benefits from that besides all the different companies? Doesn't seem like the consumer is any better off.
The price you pay to your electricity provider is for the electricity only. You still have to pay for the power lines and other infrastructure that delivers the power to your house. That cost is regulated and subject to a statutory rate of return, and approved by the PUC.
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