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Tired of All the Talk About Electricity? – Join the Club!

High Electricity BillsSeems like everyone in Texas is talking about electricity and how much we can all save, but I just got my bill and it’s SKY HIGH! And we’re willing to bet yours was too! However, this should come as no surprise since it’s the middle of July in Texas. It’s HOT and we have already surpassed our average number of days of 100 degree heat. You can expect very high electricity bills through the Texas summer no matter who you are paying your electricity bill to this summer, it’s HIGH. Furthermore, over the next 5-7 years electricity prices are expected to double due to:

  1. The expanding population of Texas, which puts added pressure to generate and deliver electricity over our statewide electrical GRID
  2. EPA enforcement of clean air act laws will require coal fired plants, which produce almost 50% of Texas electricity, to install clean coal technology thereby doubling the cost of electricity production from these plants
  3. Increase in the price of natural gas will occur over the next 5-7 years, due to many factors, but mainly because it is the most environmental friendly hydrocarbon. And the discovery of record supplies in the United States over the past 10 years, have led us to recommend and adopt its use in everything from trucks, buses, cars and for electricity generation

The above factors will affect all Texas electricity consumers, whether they are served by a local electrical co-op or in a deregulated area of the state, because we all pull from the same electricity GRID.

History shows us that the deregulation of electricity does not lower prices at the consumer level, especially when wholesale prices and demand are both going up, as compared with prices at the consumer level for traditional state regulated utilities or electrical co-ops. In fact, California had to eliminate electricity deregulation during a period of rising demand and wholesale prices. Although electrical co-op prices are today higher, in almost all cases, than low-cost electricity in the deregulated market, this does not accurately reflect the future. In fact, in 5 years it’s likely that a consumer in a deregulated market area of Texas may be paying twice as much for their electricity.

The only way to WIN as a consumer in the deregulated electricity market is to combine your purchasing power with that of your neighbors. “Get Your Power Back” and negotiate your rates as a group – Join the Club!

This will result in giving you back the TRUST, SECURITY and CONVENIENCE of an electrical co-op or state-regulated utility, while guaranteeing you are always getting the best rates in the market. ALLSMART Energy is developing these consumer buying clubs beginning with the Texas Electricity Alliance and expanding into other deregulated states and countries in 2012.

Come join us today and never worry about electricity again!

Together We Save. Together We Share.

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Don’t Waste a kWh This Summer and Take the Heat Off!

Summer Texas DayYou know it’s HOT in Texas when you can’t have fireworks on the 4th of July, but that is exactly how hot and dry it is in Texas this summer. With the increased drought and heat this summer, there is likely to be more pressure on the Texas electricity GRID than ever before.

Along with this pressure on the infrastructure, there are still many retail electricity providers selling electricity at such low introductory rates that some could go out of business quickly should electricity demand hit the projected levels for this summer.

During these hot summer months we want to remind folks to turn your thermostat up to 80 or above when you go on vacation, and it might be a good idea to empty your refrigerator as much as possible to help conserve the power required to run it as well. If we all do our part, hopefully we can avoid any rolling brownouts this summer or even worse blackouts, not to mention a surge in electricity prices especially for anyone not in a fixed rate plan.

If you are not in a fixed rate electricity plan, we highly recommend you lock into one ASAP. Texas Electricity Alliance has three to choose from. Then do your part to help take the pressure off the GRID! And remember, Together We Save, Together We Share.

Texas Electricity Average Billing: Good or Bad?

Variable Rate Plan Texas | Fixed Rate Plan TexasSeems like the new, great idea in Texas is to level off your electricity bills throughout the year by taking advantage of an average billing program.

Most if not all the retail electricity providers offer these after you have been on their billing system for at least 6 months. While that sounds like a good idea up front, when you dig a little deeper it might not be the best choice.

Electricity bills in Texas are generally 2.5 times higher in the summer than in the “shoulder” months like November and April when you don’t use much electricity. So, it’s nice to average out those bills by using an average billing plan. However, when you do that, you don’t tend to be as diligent about your electricity use in the summer, and while it sounded like a good idea you could easily spend another 10-15% over the full year period by being deceived about your actual usage during the summer.

At the Texas Electricity Alliance we don’t recommend average billing unless your monthly cash flow does not allow you to make your summer electricity payments without breaking the bank.

Let us walk you through one of our 1-year fixed rate plans or our 100% Go Green Plan today. Call us at 855-255-7627 or visit us online at www.TexasElectricityAlliance.com.