Red Flags Regarding Electricity Plans

7 Potential Red Flags Regarding Electricity Plans

Feb 27th, 2017 electricity prices eo-admin 6 min read

If you’ve lived in Texas long enough, chances are you’ve run into an unpleasant experience at some point in dealing with a Retail Electricity Provider (REP). It’s not surprising with all of the tricky ads, teaser rates, and confusing terms.  Energy Ogre understands how ogrevating it can be to determine which plan gives you the biggest bang for your buck. Our member care representatives work daily…

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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…

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Power Outage: Contact Numbers + Outage Tracker

Jan 30th, 2017 power outage eo-admin 3 min read

Is your power out? Use these outage tracker links for all deregulated utilities in Texas or report your outage at the numbers below. When Energy Ogre switches your electric providers, all that changes is a financial responsibility for billing. The utility that generates and delivers electricity to your home sends a bill for what you use to your new electric provider, and they turn around…

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…

Fox4 News Anchor Heather Hays Shares Energy Ogre Experience Behind the Scenes During Live Broadcast

Dec 30th, 2016 Technology, Videos eo-admin 1 min read

Fox 4 news anchor Heather Hays shares her incredible Energy Ogre savings story with Steve Noviello, during a behind-the-scene Facebook Livestream on a December 29th, 2016 news broadcast.  Her bills were pushing $5oo.  Now they are a little over $100!  Click on “read more” to see the video. And use our free savings calculator to see what we can save you!

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…

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An Ogreiginal in the Energy Space

Sep 27th, 2016 Ogreisms, Technology eo-admin 3 min read

As with any masterpiece, there is only one original. Energy Ogre is embracing being Ogreiginal. We are unique in the energy space and the service we provide to consumers; however, the concept of what we do—hiring experts to make decisions that require a lot of domain knowledge—has been around for ages, even in the energy industry. Larger commercial consumers have always done this, but it just wasn’t…