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Old 06-27-2016, 10:06 AM
 
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Hey all,

Has anyone used Energy Ogre to save money on your energy bill? I want to give them a try but all of the reviews on google and BBB look kind of fake, or bias. I wouldn't mind dishing out an extra 10 dollars a month just to save on energy bills.
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Old 06-27-2016, 11:49 AM
 
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Fox 4 did a story on this last week. Their consumer reporter uses them, posted his electric bill last month and said it is not a scam. His bill last month was about $75.00.
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Old 06-27-2016, 12:01 PM
 
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I'm using them and have had a very good experience. Have saved between 20-40% after the $10 fee to Energy Ogre is factored in.
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Old 06-27-2016, 12:40 PM
 
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how does this work?
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:22 PM
 
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I don't remember that name "Energy Ogre" specifically, but my dad told me he used some service like that for $10 a month. Basically they handle choosing/switching your retail electric provider for you as often as makes sense to save you as much money as they can. They get on powertochoose and compare all the providers and sign you up for whoever is the lowest based on your usual usage. I personally am not sure how much i'd need a service like this with my smaller apartment, but my dad said with his house the $10 a month is worth it.
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Old 06-27-2016, 02:51 PM
 
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We have been using it for about 6 months. Totally worth it.
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Old 06-27-2016, 03:36 PM
 
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Just started using them to try them out and see if it will save me a bunch of money. In short they get info on your past power usage and based on usage habits will recommend the best deal available currently on the market. They handle all the admin stuff like cancelling old service and ensuring new service is started along with online account for your access. Now one can do a lot of this on their own by just going to Power To Choose | Home and selecting plans available in your area but it does require you understand the tariff structure to ensure your getting best deal based on your house is setup and your habits. With Energy orgre your just paying someone to do that for $10 a month and not worrying about it at all. You can also cancel their service at any point of time without any additional fee so its definitely worth a try.
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Old 06-28-2016, 06:23 AM
 
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I think it depends on what your energy bill is....
If you're paying $100-$150 a month, you are paying about 10% to save 10% maybe...so it's probably a wash or less.
However if you have jumbo energy bills...$500-$1000/month, might be worth it.
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:22 AM
 
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I went to their site today and used their calculator. You input the billed amount and kw usage off a recent bill. My bill last month with TXU was $165.00. They estimated I could save $1100.00 a year.
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Old 06-28-2016, 01:18 PM
 
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thanks for the info everyone... I might give it a try. My Green Mountain bill was 108.00... but I'm not on a fixed plan. Oncor delivery charges is what kill me the most.
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