Looking for Transparent Commercial Electricity Rates?

By Vernon Trollinger, March 1, 2011, Energy Efficiency, Save Money

If you are starting a small business in Texas, you know how exciting it can be be. Likewise, it can be a frustrating headache when you are trying to choose your commercial energy provider because so few companies publically advertise their plans, rates, and prices. The main reason is that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas doesn’t require retail electricity providers (REP) to publish business consumer prices as they do residential.

Back in the pre-deregulation days, the monopoly utilities sold the idea that they weren’t too big to listen to the needs of their small business customers by selling custom energy plans. Today, many REP’s claim they offer their small business customers the convenience of custom-tailored energy plans. And since their plans are custom tailored for business, every plan will be different, right?  It sounds like it would be comparing apple to oranges, right?

Your small business (if it’s not run out your home) likely uses more electricity than your home. Your energy plan is a big player in your business and the monthly bill may run between $2500 and $5000. You want electricity providers to give you the best deal.  Even still, in a market place where you can choose between providers, many providers still think it’s more convenient to play quietly by the old rules and not compete for your business. They insist prospective small business customers call them first.

Why? So they can hide their silverware? Where’s the customer convenience now?

So if you’re shopping for Texas small business electricity and you want to avoid the time-suck of waiting for their people to get back to you, then read the full article, Transparent Commercial Electricity Rates in Texas.  It tells you which REPs have published plans for small business and what they are called.  It also lists those Texas electricity providers who want you to call them.

After all it’s about your convenience.

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