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What Electric Company Services my Address?

When you are moving, setting up utilities can be a hassle. Especially if it’s not clear what electric company serves your address. Here’s how to find your local electric company by address in Texas.

Summary: You can find your local electric company in Texas by using an ESID Lookup Tool (Electricity Service Identifier), updated daily. You’ll find the name of your local utility company plus offers from retail electricity providers. Over 85% of Texas is deregulated, meaning you must shop for an electricity provider.

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Electricity Explained: From Flow to Dough

America’s demand for electricity is huge, totaling 18% of the world’s electricity consumption in 2015. We take for granted that electricity will be there when we turn on the lights or crank up the air conditioner. We can’t imagine life without it. But, have you ever wondered how electricity is made, or where it comes from, or how we get it the instant we want it?

Beginning in 1879, electricity was first sold in the United States by the California Electric Light Company in San Francisco which produced and sold enough electricity to run about 20 electric lights.  Since then the use of electricity has grown exponentially. Fast forward to 2016 and Americans consumed about 3.85 trillion kilowatthours (kWh) of electricity according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In this post we cover the basics about what powers this huge amount of consumption, the sources of electricity in the US, and the role of deregulation.

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Smart Electricity Shopping During the Holiday Season

December means holiday shopping season for many people, but the one item most people leave off their list is to shop for a new electricity plan.

If your contract is due to expire in the next couple of months, you might be surprised at the affordable rate plans you can find during the holiday season. Winter is traditionally a slow season for electricity shopping, yet there are several good reasons to compare electric rates and lock in a plan for the upcoming year.

You might think that cold weather means higher rates, but that’s not always true.

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What’s the Difference Between a Utility and an Electricity Provider?

When it’s time to choose an electricity plan, it can be really confusing picking your way between all the options available and the host of new terms.

One of the most common sticking points for electricity customers is what is the difference between electric delivery vs. electric supply?

They’re both vital to the success of electricity deregulation, but they play very different roles. Understanding how they fit together can make a big difference in your overall confidence as an electricity customer trying to shop for the best electricity plan.

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