electricity prices

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….

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…

National Coloring Book Day

Aug 2nd, 2015 Uncategorized eo-admin 1 min read

In honor of National Coloring Book Day, here is a fun Energy Ogre Coloring Page featuring Max! Make sure and send your children’s masterpieces to us and we will share with our fellow ogres!

Energy Ogre Featured on KPRC Channel 2 Houston

Mar 2nd, 2015 Announcements, Freedom to Choose Energy Ogre Staff 1 min read

KPRC Channel 2 Houston’s Consumer Expert Amy Davis filed this story about Energy Ogre. In Texas, we have the freedom to choose from hundreds of energy providers and thousands of different rate options, but so many of us still end up paying way more for electricity than we could be. This is where Energy Ogre comes in. We help Texans save on electricity every day…