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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…

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Energy Trends Watch: Buyer Beware With Block Rate Programs

Sep 13th, 2016 Technology, Videos eo-admin 2 min read

In this month’s Energy Trends Watch, we have a buyer beware alert! We are noticing some emerging trends in rate plans in Texas including Block Rate Structure Programs. What is that? It’s a schedule of prices for electricity wherein the price per kilowatt-hour (kWh) changes at different levels of consumption. For example, the first 500 kWh of use per month are charged at one rate and all use…

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….