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Student Ideas on Lowering Your Power Bill

ElectricityMatch completed its second annual National Scholarship Essay Contest earlier this summer.  Having been around energy industry for more years than we care to mention, we found it refreshing to look to the next generation for ideas and insights on lowering your power bill. We asked current and incoming college students to identify how consumers […]

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Texas Prepaid Electric Service Gets Jolted

Innovation is one of the promised benefits of electricity deregulation. In addition to shopping for cheap electricity rates, consumers should have the power to choose new products and services.  Most of the innovations we see involve bundled home energy services and rooftop solar energy.  However, one company recently launched a Texas prepaid electricity plan with […]

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How to Lower Your Apartment Electricity Bill

When it comes to lowering your home electricity bill, we often focus on big ideas like smart thermostats. Unfortunately, some of these tips and suggestions are a problem for consumers who rent their homes. Property owners usually prohibit renters from making physical changes to their house or apartment. The good news is there are still […]

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Prepaid Electricity for Consumers with Poor Credit

When Texas consumers shop and compare electricity rates, they learn that there are two basic types of service.  Postpaid electric service is the most common arrangement.  The electricity company bills the customer based on how much energy they used since the last meter reading.  Prepaid electric service is very different and requires the customer to […]

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Engaging Consumers in Energy Conservation

Engaging customers in energy conservation has been a challenge for electric utilities. Utilities often rely on advertising and bill inserts to communicate with their customers. However, many of us overlook or disregard these messages. We have all heard about simple energy conservation tips like caulking windows, installing smart thermostats, and switching to LED bulbs. However, […]

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3 Ways to Lower Your Summer Electric Bill

The astronomical first day of summer this year is either June 20th or June 21st depending on your time zone.  For meteorologists, however, summer begins on June 1st and runs through August 31st. Despite these differing views on when summer begins, the simple truth is that days are getting longer and nights are getting shorter. Higher electric […]

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Lower Electricity Costs with Ceiling Fans

Summer is drawing near and the importance of managing our electricity bill becomes more important as we head into the cooling season. Shopping for cheap electricity rates is one of the best ways to lower your monthly energy bill.  There are also a number of practical and affordable ways to reduce your electricity costs.  Ceiling […]

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Improving Electricity Shopping for Businesses

Finding a low electricity rate for your business can be a challenge. For most small businesses, working with an electricity broker is the most common approach.  While many brokers do an excellent job at providing value, not all business owners benefit from using a broker.  Frontier Utilities, an electricity provider, recently announced that is giving […]

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Direct Energy Switches from Nest to Hive

The consumer energy market has three major components. The first is the energy itself.  Consumers need reliable and affordable access to electricity and natural gas.  The second component involves energy consumption and conservation.  This includes everything from heating and cooling systems to low emissivity windows.  The third component of the consumer energy market is home […]

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