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Old 04-27-2017, 10:15 PM   #1
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Smile Electric providers in Rowlett

I'm about to move to Rowlett and I've never been in a city w/ choice of providers, so I'm lookin for opinions on the various options available.

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Old 04-27-2017, 10:24 PM   #2
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Old 04-28-2017, 12:06 AM   #3
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Where at in Rowlett? I've been in Rowlett since 2003. Garland from 1977-2003.
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Old 04-28-2017, 12:29 AM   #4
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I think Energy Ogre has been the consensus around here lately. I plan to try them out when I renew.
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I think Energy Ogre has been the consensus around here lately. I plan to try them out when I renew.
My last bill was $47
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Yeah, that's where I've been looking, but I was seeking opinions based on history with the providers themselves.
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I think Energy Ogre has been the consensus around here lately. I plan to try them out when I renew.
I'll have to look into them as I'm unfamiliar with em.
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Yeah, that's where I've been looking, but I was seeking opinions based on history with the providers themselves.

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I'll have to look into them as I'm unfamiliar with em.
You can do a search on here or go to their website. EO is on a provider. They are a management company. For $10/mo, they will constantly shop rates based on your historical usage. Instead of long term contracts they do short term contracts, taking advantage of the constantly fluctuating rates. I saved more than enough in my first month with them to pay for the service for a full year. My bills are significantly lower than they were when I was managing it on my own signing long term contracts. I've been very pleased.
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You can do a search on here or go to their website. EO is on a provider. They are a management company. For $10/mo, they will constantly shop rates based on your historical usage. Instead of long term contracts they do short term contracts, taking advantage of the constantly fluctuating rates. I saved more than enough in my first month with them to pay for the service for a full year. My bills are significantly lower than they were when I was managing it on my own signing long term contracts. I've been very pleased.
Interesting, since I have no info on the electric usage from this property, would it still be prudent to go w/them? Also, most rate plans I'm seeing are based of a guesstimate of how much you'll use 500kwh, 1000kwh, etc. Some ding you for not using the allotment, but none say if you get dinged for goin over, so how does all that work?

And thanks for the help.
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Sup Bryan, I'm still at the same place in Rowlett.

I'm using Reliant, been happy with them - but EO looks like it is worth the time to look into.

Where Rowlett gets you is the water bill. I suggest getting on the Nextdoor app, there's threads on the water bill specifics, and general other good stuff to know about your neighborhood.
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Sup Bryan, I'm still at the same place in Rowlett.

I'm using Reliant, been happy with them - but EO looks like it is worth the time to look into.

Where Rowlett gets you is the water bill. I suggest getting on the Nextdoor app, there's threads on the water bill specifics, and general other good stuff to know about your neighborhood.
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My last bill was $42.46, so my PowerToChoose provider out-SVO's yours!
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My last bill was $42.46, so my PowerToChoose provider out-SVO's yours!
What was your usage compared to his? He might have used twice what you did.
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7.8 cents per kWh, not bad.
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I typically opt for long-term contracts with the lowest rate, with no base customer charge and the same rate per kWh across all usage levels whenever possible.
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I typically opt for long-term contracts with the lowest rate, with no base customer charge and the same rate per kWh across all usage levels whenever possible.
See, that's scary I was thinking was the most prudent. On the power to choose site, they list average usages by 500kwh=small apartment, 1000kwh=small home and 2000kwh=large home, but says nothing what Sq footage make one small v large.
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Interesting, since I have no info on the electric usage from this property, would it still be prudent to go w/them? Also, most rate plans I'm seeing are based of a guesstimate of how much you'll use 500kwh, 1000kwh, etc. Some ding you for not using the allotment, but none say if you get dinged for goin over, so how does all that work?

And thanks for the help.

I *think* they should be able to see historical usage on previous owner. I'm not entirely certain though, that would be a good question for EO.


I know I get signed up on some plans with usage minimums and maximums but I don't think I've gone over/under and if I have, the fee was so small I haven't even noticed. My bills have done nothing but go down, and I know they've terminated contracts early and other stuff like that while they've been managing my service.
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See, that's scary I was thinking was the most prudent. On the power to choose site, they list average usages by 500kwh=small apartment, 1000kwh=small home and 2000kwh=large home, but says nothing what Sq footage make one small v large.
1825 SF or so on ours (small by DFWM standards of course, but I do at least have a cowskin rug!) and we rarely go much over 1000-1500 kWh in the summer. I prefer a company that charges the same rate as shown on the website whether we use 400 kWh or 1500 kWh, rather than some minimum usage, and that info is listed on their electricity facts label. Ditto for declining any provider charging a $5 or $10 monthly "base customer charge" that should be zero.
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Hory sheet! We just had to sign a new contract as we have to stay here at least till 4/2019 and our rate went from 5.9c kWh to 10.4c kWh and we have Energy Ogre doin the shopping for us. I decided to hit up powertochoose and DAYUM prices have gone up 100%+ depending on the providers I'm seeing, but the cheap end is 13.2c kWh. WTF happened?
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I renewed through a one year contract in April that was with the same provider I had previously, and the cost for the last billing cycle was .082/kWh, up slightly from the previous contract rate. I looked on powertochoose and there were numerous gimmicks being used that would up the rates well above the posted teaser rates for a given tier of usage. I've never re-upped with a provider that I can recall since deregulation started 15 or so years ago but this year they had the best offer.
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