Published in “September 2009”


Job Openings at Bounce Energy

Looking for a new challenge? We are seeking energetic candidates with a desire to experience and contribute in a start-up culture involving the e-commerce, energy, and marketing industries. Bounce Energy is a Houston-based company with a focus on building a residential an [...]

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Your Rights as a Customer

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) adopted certain rules to ensure your rights as an electricity consumer in Texas are protected. The PUCT Web site summarizes specific Texas electricity consumer rights including: Obtaining and canceling service - Your right to swi [...]

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Reporting a Power Outage in Texas

Who should you contact in case of a power outage in your area? Before the days of deregulation, it was a single company that handled both your billing and transmission of electricity service. With the development of Retail Electric Providers and Transmission and Distribut [...]

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Educating Texas Electricity Consumers

So we've talked about our Texas Electricity Education Center previously, but with the constant shifting in the Texas energy market, I thought it pertinent to revisit and point out some of the features that can help you, as an electricity consumer and customer, sift throu [...]

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Best Places to Compare Bounce Energy to Other Texas Electric Companies

As one of many Texas electricity providers, Bounce Energy realizes that many of you want to shop around and educate yourself on the different companies, plans and options that exist in the marketplace. You may be asking yourself how Bounce stacks up against other providers l [...]

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Who’s Who in the Texas Electricity Market: Power Generation Companies

The final piece in the puzzle that is the Texas electricity market, the Power Generation Company.A power generation company owns and operates the power plants (coal, nuclear, natural gas and some renewables) responsible for the dirtiest and most taxing job in Texas energy: m [...]

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Who’s Who in the Texas Electricity Market: Transmission and Distribution Service Provider (TDSP)

After discussing the roles of the PUCT, ERCOT and the REP, it's time to explore the role a TDSP. Obviously the REP is also an essential part of the equation, but the power generation company and TDSP tend to live a bit more out of the limelight, so I felt obligated to det [...]

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Who’s Who in the Texas Electricity Market: The Retail Electric Provider (REP)

A Retail Electric Provider, or REP, is responsible in the Texas electricity market for handling customer service, billing and selling consumer, i.e. you and I, electricity service. Known REPs such as Reliant, TXU, Bounce Energy (shameless plug), Direct Energy and First Choic [...]

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Who’s Who in the Texas Electricity Market: ERCOT

Continuing my examinations of the "players" in Texas electricity, today, I'm examining the relationship between the PUCT and ERCOT.The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) operates the Texas electric grid and manages 75 percent of the deregulate electr [...]

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Who’s Who in the Texas Electricity Market: The PUCT

Today, we're posting the first part of a 5-part series explaining the different entities in the Texas electricity market. We'll start with the PUC of Texas, and move on to ERCOT, the REP, the TDSPs and on to power generators. So, let's get started... What is the Public Ut [...]

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