business electricity

Texas Ancillary Services – What Are They? And Why Should You Care?

If you’re a business owner in Texas, you need to know that Ancillary Services could be passed through on your bill, depending on your contract language.

That’s what a number of businesses found out after Winter Storm Uri in February 2021. They were saddled with high bills from Ancillary Services pass-through charges when the wholesale price of ancillaries spiked as high as $25,000 per MWh on the ERCOT market.

Here’s what you need to know about Ancillary Services, what to do if you see Ancillary Services charges on your bill, and what’s being discussed at the regulatory levels on this issue.

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City Inspections & Permits for Texas Business Electricity

City inspections and permits may stand in the way of getting new electricity turned on for your business.

It’s pretty common. The business owner shows up on the day they expected to have lights. And there’s no electricity. And it’s all due to a required inspection that no one told them about. Here’s more about city inspections and permits, and their role in getting your lights turned on.

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18 Energy Saving Tips for Small Business: Get Business Electricity Savings

With these business electricity savings tips, you’ll save money on your electricity bill. And that’s savings that can go right to your bottom line!

We’ve grouped business energy savings opportunities into categories — electronics, lighting, and HVAC. And since employee morale is a big part of running a small business, we’ve included ways to involve your employees in energy efficiency. But first up… what are the most common places that electricity is wasted in the workplace?

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How to Build Small Business Credit

When you shop for small business electricity, your small business credit is a factor in getting your service set up.  The unfortunate reality is, you may have to pay a deposit to start electricity service for your small business. That’s why it’s important to build small business credit.  In this article, we’ll explain why you may have to pay a deposit, alternatives to pay a deposit, and how to build small business credit so you don’t have to pay a deposit.

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