Breeze Energy Has Gone POLR, What does that mean for me?
Energy Ogre was alerted late yesterday that Breeze Energy is leaving the Texas electricity market effective immediately. We've been working closely to gather information from the PUC, news organizations, and industry contacts on your behalf. We are disappointed about the lack of communication from Breeze Energy on this mass transition.
Here is what we know:
- You should be notified by ERCOT via U.S. mail within the next few days that Breeze Energy will no longer be your provider.
- Breeze Energy customers are currently pending transition to a POLR (Provider of Last Resort). POLR is a safety net for customers whose current retail electricity provider (REP) is unable to continue service. We anticipate this to occur by June 1st. The POLR rates are relatively high-priced due to the risk of serving an uncertain number of customers with uncertain electricity loads. We will NOT keep you on POLR.
- Per Breeze Energy, no early termination fees will be billed to customers with a current contract during this transition.
- As an Energy Ogre member, you can rest assured that we are taking the time to examine all of our affected members on an individual basis and looking for the next best rate plan available on the current market.
- We will continue to keep you updated on any changes that may affect your account. We also encourage you to sign up for our member portal, Energy Ogre Connect, to monitor your account and to make automatic payment changes if necessary.
Although we could not anticipate Breeze Energy going out of business, we knew this summer was going to be a bumpy ride. That's due to the retirement of 3 large coal-fired plants, an increased demand on the electric grid from a growing Texas population and above average temperatures.
We are determined to make this a smooth transition on your behalf. As always, we are working to minimize your cost of electricity so you can breathe easy and relax knowing that we've got your back!
Thanks again for letting us serve you and thank you for your business.
Posted on: 2018-05-31 10:22 AM (CST)