Energy Ogre Rates

Energy Ogre Keeps Plan Costs Low Despite Texas Electricity Prices on the Rise

Feb 13th, 2017 electricity prices, Freedom to Choose, Technology eo-admin 3 min read

Energy Ogre is here to save you time and money and that’s exactly what we do! But we also want to share some realistic expectations that we can’t always get you a lower rate each time we place you with a Retail Electricity Provider.  That’s because Texas electricity prices are on the rise. What Energy Ogre can guarantee is that we will get you in…

What is a Retail Electricity Provider and How Do they Work?

How Retail Electricity Providers (REPs) Work: A Primer

Jan 25th, 2017 Freedom to Choose eo-admin 4 min read

The principle of supply and demand is straightforward, isn’t it? When demand goes up, supply needs to go up to provide enough product to meet demand. And when demand drops, companies have to scale down production so there isn’t more product than they can sell. But the supply and demand principle goes out the window with electricity, because electricity isn’t something you can save up…

Avoiding Early Termination Fee Traps

Nov 22nd, 2016 Freedom to Choose, Technology eo-admin 4 min read

A very, very old saying goes, “They get you comin’, and they get you goin’.” It may seem that this chestnut still applies to electric companies, when you want to use a service like Energy Ogre. Some Energy Ogre members are faced with a choice: do I pay my early termination fee now and sign up, or wait until my contract expires as the Public…

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Being Cooperative is Not Always a Good Thing for Power Customers Choice

Nov 3rd, 2016 Freedom to Choose eo-admin 2 min read

At Energy Ogre, we’re proud to be helping thousands of people save on their energy bills. Yet a lot of people are “ogre-vated” that we can’t help them.  Why is that? Unfortunately, virtually all the areas in Texas served by electric cooperatives, also known as co-ops or municipal utilities, are closed to retail competition. They operate on “one-price-fits-all” models, ultimately preventing Energy Ogre from selecting an alternative provider for you that could save you money on your power bill. Now, we’re not knocking co-ops. They’ve provided…

What is a kilowatt hour anyway?

Feb 16th, 2016 Freedom to Choose Energy Ogre Staff 2 min read

The kilowatt hour. You’ve probably seen this guy hanging around ever since you started paying your own bills. It’s the unit used to define your electricity contract and measure your energy consumption. But what is it exactly? The kilowatt (kW) is how much electricity you use at a specific point in time, while the kilowatt hour (kWh) is how much electricity you use over a…

Break up with your REP

It’s time for a breakup.

Feb 11th, 2016 Freedom to Choose, Uncategorized Energy Ogre Staff 1 min read

Do you feel like every paycheck quickly disappears into the mysterious hands of your retail electricity provider (REP)? Do you feel ignored and neglected because of the countless hours you’ve spent on hold waiting for customer service? Has the majority of the conversations you’ve had with your (REP) turned into a fight? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it might be…

What is the Energy Ogre fee

What is the Energy Ogre fee?

Jan 22nd, 2016 Freedom to Choose, Technology Energy Ogre Staff 3 min read

At Energy Ogre, we work hard to make sure you get the electricity you need cheaper and easier. Our customers pay us $10 a month for our services. But what does the fee really do? Other than saving you time shopping 10+ pages on websites like Power to Choose, our skilled and passionate techs save you money. Here’s what we do for our fee: Perform…

The Traditional Approach to Shopping for Electricity Needs an Ogrehaul

Nov 5th, 2015 Freedom to Choose, Ogreisms, Technology Energy Ogre Staff 4 min read

When shopping for an electricity plan in Texas, the popular approach is to find the plan with the lowest per-kilowatt-hour rate, and lock it in for the longest amount of time. It makes sense for other financial transactions, so why not electricity? Except buying electricity is not like buying a house or a car or insurance, because the terms for pricing electricity are completely different….

What you need to know when shopping on Power to Choose

Aug 25th, 2015 Freedom to Choose, Technology Energy Ogre Staff 3 min read

One of the most important things to keep in mind when looking over the Power to Choose (PTC) web site is that although it is managed by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC), the offers it shows are not necessarily endorsed by the PUC.  PTC is an open marketplace where any licensed retail electricity provider (REP) is allowed to post offers they think will…