Archive for the “FAQs” Category

Your most frequently asked questions to Bounce Energy

Your Most Frequently Asked Questions: Part 1

Bounce Energy realizes that, since most of the Texas energy market is deregulated, you as the customer have the power to choose what company you want as your Retail Electricity Provider (REP). We are very thankful that you chose to purchase your electricity from us. So, we w [...]

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What’s the Difference between Average Rate and Fixed Rate?

Bounce Energy proudly offers a rather diverse set of fixed-rate plan options. We feel that one of the easiest ways for you to monitor your electricity usage each month is to lock in a specific fixed electricity rate for each kilowatt-hour (kWh) used at your home or business. [...]

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How El Niño/La Niña Can Affect Your Electricity Bill

Even though the El Niño/La Niña weather event occurs in the eastern Pacific ocean, it has global effects. By altering sea surface temperatures over a significant part of the Pacific Ocean, it directly impacts weather over the Atlantic Ocean, South America, and especially N [...]

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12 most energy efficient TVs

12 Most Energy Efficient TVs

With all the innovations in flat-panel technology and decreasing prices, now is a great time to buy a new television. However, the amount of energy some TVs gobble up can really add to your electric bill. This is especially true during this summer's sweltering temps when you [...]

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Energy Vampires Caught on Video!

By day, they appear as if dead… But in truth they only sleep… For by night they awake to feed upon the force that powers the living… And drive up the cost of your monthly electric bill. Know them for what they are: energy vampires! Just in time for Halloween, Bou [...]

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Summary: Paying Through the Nose to Breathe Easy: How EPA Changes Will Affect the Texas Electricity Market

A good friend of mine often travels to China for buisness. One thing that dismays him is the air quality. “Most Chinese cities,” he said, “are covered in smog. You can’t see the horizon. It’s all just shrouded in a gray haze.” China is making money hand-over-f [...]

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7 Halloween Electric Meter Fears

I noticed recently that grocery stores are carrying Halloween candy early this year. Some also have costumes and decorations out, too. On the web, a couple of blogs have set out some scary jack-o-lanterns of their own. The Electricity Providers' blog article, 7 Reasons to F [...]

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Don’t Get Fooled by TXU Energy’s “Vari-a-bull”

It’s ironic that TXU Energy’s anti-variable rates campaign is called “Vari-a-bull”. Because that’s what is… a full heaping, steaming pile of it. What they want Texans to believe is that variable rate plans are dangerous, the providers who offer them are trying to [...]

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What Causes a “Rolling Blackout”?

Rolling Blackouts happen when generation from Texas Electricity companies can not keep up with electrical demand. In order to prevent a cascading grid failure, the system operator —in this case, Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) —shuts down different secti [...]

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Guest Blogger: Matt Oberle from TexasElectricityRatings.com (Part 3) – Understanding Your Electricity Facts Label (EFL)

The biggest and most common problems that happen in the deregulated Texas electricity market come from a lack of understanding as to exactly how things work. People have always heard the phrase “be sure to read the fine print,” and that applies to electricity in Texas ju [...]

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