U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Houston
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-13-2018, 07:43 AM
 
955 posts, read 815,957 times
Reputation: 1005

Advertisements

Does anyone think it's a bad idea to sign up with a company that no one has heard of (Infinite Energy for example). CenterPoint is still running the show, right? So it's not like the company I use will affect power outages, service to restore, etc. Right??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-13-2018, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Houston/The Hague
954 posts, read 826,266 times
Reputation: 1029
Provider selection has no bearing on service reliability, as CenterPoint still handles all the grid maintenance.

If your provider goes under, you'll automatically be shifted to an expensive month-to-month plan and you'll want to find a new provider asap. But the lights will stay on.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-13-2018, 09:55 AM
 
1,090 posts, read 954,054 times
Reputation: 912
Based on you usage you should probably find a plan that is priced similarly for usage over 2000kwh and 500-1000kwh. If you fall under 500kwh the price will be high but with such low usage the bill won't be dramatic.

WE use over 3000kwh in the hot months and our current bill is about 350. The attached Gexa plan would work for you.




Quote:
Originally Posted by parisby View Post
Wow, I don't understand why my electric bill is so high compared to everyone else then. I've never tried or heard of energy ogre before. How exactly does it work? So they switch your plan from different electric companies whenever it finds something lower? Wouldn't this make it extremely difficult to keep track of payments since you would have to register with those companies and get separate account numbers? It sounds like a lot of trouble and confusion.

Is there anyone here who can help me decipher my bill and tell me why it's so high compared to everyone else? I feel like I have been robbed all these years.

I'm not sure what who to switch to and which plan to go with. I'm afraid to commit on a contract, what if I choose the wrong plan and I'm stuck. I need to choose wisely and it's difficult because I'm not a native here.

I appreciate everyone's response.
Attached Thumbnails
[Seven Meadows] Reliant Energy Plans 0-0/month-capture.jpg  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-13-2018, 10:08 AM
 
2,639 posts, read 2,540,429 times
Reputation: 4277
Quote:
Originally Posted by parisby View Post
Wow, I don't understand why my electric bill is so high compared to everyone else then. I've never tried or heard of energy ogre before. How exactly does it work? So they switch your plan from different electric companies whenever it finds something lower? Wouldn't this make it extremely difficult to keep track of payments since you would have to register with those companies and get separate account numbers? It sounds like a lot of trouble and confusion.
Whenever your plan expires Energy Ogre switches you to another plan that presumably is the best plan for you at that time. They register everything for you. They will email info on the new plan and then you approve that new plan. Once you approve, Energy Ogre will register you with the new company and send you a username and temporary password to your account on the new company's website.

It doesn't switch you every time it finds something lower. Only switches you when your plan expires which is typically every 6 months or 1 year.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Houston
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top