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Lubbock, y’all have the power to choose your next electricity plan.

Energy Ogre is here to do it for you!

Born out of the frustration of finding an affordable electricity plan, Energy Ogre is an award-winning membership service that does the research so you don’t have to. For over a decade, we have helped Texans save on electricity by finding optimal plans based on their individualized profiles.

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Energy Ogre would like to set proper expectations for Lubbock residents.

We expect electricity prices to be higher than you may be used to this winter and spring. Despite market conditions, Energy Ogre guarantees to enroll you in the best plan based on your usage profile. This will secure you the lowest rate available, even during unfavorable pricing periods.

Lubbock residents must choose their new electricity provider by February 14th. If not, Lubbock Power & Light will assign a provider on a month-to-month basis. If you haven’t signed up with Energy Ogre by February 14th and intend to join, avoid signing a contract with your newly assigned provider. This will prevent you having to pay potential fees for breaking your contract when we switch you to a new provider.

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Hello Lubbockites! Are you someone who’d rather watch the movie than read the book? I get it—I’m the same way! If so, you’re sure to enjoy our videos. We curated a playlist of three videos below. To view our entire collection, please click the “Video Library” button to the right.

Hello Lubbockites! Are you someone who’d rather watch the movie than read the book? I get it—I’m the same way! If so, you’re sure to enjoy our videos. We curated a playlist of three videos below. To view our entire collection, please click the “Video Library” button.

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Listen to Steve Noviello, a fellow consumer advocate, from Fox 4 News in Dallas.

 

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Reviews from Current Members

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We have managed electricity for more than 250,000 Texans since 2014. And we are thrilled to add Lubbock to that list. Here are a few Energy Ogre testimonials from some of our valued members.

These Texans saved BIG and have enjoyed the convenience of our service. With Energy Ogre’s help, these members can trust they will remain in the best plan year after year!

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Texas Electricity 101:
A Helpful Guide to the Texas Electricity Market

Understanding the competitive electricity market in Texas can be a rocky road. Though most Texans have the power to choose their own electricity plan, they are often taken advantage of by companies with tricky contract terms and advertising.

Since Lubbock is a part of the group now, it’s important that you have a firm grasp on how all of this stuff works. That’s why we created this handy guide to give you the lowdown on what you need to know about Texas electricity rates. This resource will:

  • Explain how the Texas electricity market developed into its current state
  • Explain the difference between regulated and competitive energy markets in Texas
  • Teach you how to find the best Texas electricity rates
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Lubbock Electricity FAQ

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Dive into our Lubbock electricity FAQ section for quick answers to our most common questions. To view our entire collection, please click the “FAQ” button to the right.

Dive into our Lubbock electricity FAQ section for quick answers to our most common questions. To view our entire collection, please click the “FAQ” button.

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What differences can be expected once Lubbock becomes competitive?

When will Lubbock officially become competitive?

Competition in Lubbock is scheduled for March 4, 2024. Beginning January 5, 2024, customers of Lubbock Power & Light will have the option to choose their preferred retail electricity provider (REP).

What will be the revised responsibilities of Lubbock Power & Light?

The responsibility of Lubbock Power & Light includes the transportation and delivery of electricity to residences and businesses. They are also tasked with maintaining electrical equipment, such as meters, electricity wires, and poles. If you encounter issues like an outage, a fallen pole or wire, or problems with your meter, you can reach out to them for assistance.

Lubbock electricity competition will not impact City of Lubbock Utilities. City of Lubbock Utilities will continue to serve the area with other utilities: water, storm water, wastewater, and solid waste.

What is a Retail Electric Provider (REP), and what role(s) will they assume once I choose one?

Your chosen Retail Electric Provider (REP), distinct from Lubbock Power & Light, is the company from which you buy electricity by selecting a specific electricity plan. REPs handle tasks such as electricity billing, customer service, and payment processing. For tasks like setting up or connecting your electricity service, transferring your service, or obtaining answers to billing inquiries, you can reach out to your REP.

What happens if I don’t pick a new Retail Electricity Provider (REP)?

Your default provider will be assigned between February 15 - March 1 based on your rate class, but you retain the flexibility to switch at any time following the opening of the market.

What will my new electricity bill look like?

When you transition away from LP&L, your energy bills will look a bit different than you are used to. Your new electricity bills will include several charges that are assessed by different players involved in delivering energy to your home.

Here are a few of the charges that will factor into your electricity rates:

  • Delivery Charge: Part of your electricity bill will include a line item called delivery charges. These charges help pay for the maintenance and management of the poles and wires that deliver power to your home, as well as the meters that measure that power. Delivery charges come from the TDSP. In Lubbock, your TDSP will be Lubbock Power & Light.
  • Transition Charge: LP&L will also be assessing transition charges to help cover the costs associated with the switch to ERCOT.
  • Energy Charge: Energy charges cover the costs of the electricity you’re using at your home. These charges are assessed by your retail electricity provider.

What is a fixed-rate plan?

Under a fixed-rate electricity plan, the monthly energy charge for electricity remains consistent throughout the plan's duration. The price can only be adjusted to account for actual changes in utility charges, modifications to administrative fees by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) or Texas Regional Entity, or alterations mandated by new laws or regulatory actions at the federal, state, or local levels that introduce or modify fees or costs. These plans usually involve contracts lasting from three to 36 months, making them suitable for both homeowners and renters.

What is a variable-rate plan?

Month-to-month variable-rate plans typically come without cancellation fees. The energy charge, which determines your monthly bill, may vary each month under this plan. This option is advantageous for customers seeking flexibility with a month-to-month term and the absence of early cancellation fees.

What is a renewable or “green” plan?

Renewable energy plans are electricity plans that enable you to endorse renewable energy, such as aligning your electricity consumption with renewable energy certificates. This serves as an excellent means to contribute to environmental sustainability.

Can I shop for electricity myself? Is it worth having someone shop/manage electricity for me?

Yes, you can shop for electricity on your own, but using a service like Energy Ogre can save you time and effort. Our service has expertise in finding cost-effective plans, negotiating with providers, and continuously monitoring the market to ensure you get the best deal. It's a convenient option for those who prefer experts to manage their electricity needs and potentially save them money.

How does Energy Ogre find me the right plan?

Energy Ogre finds the right electricity plan for you by analyzing your energy usage patterns, preferences, and historical data. We use this information to identify the most cost-effective plan that suits your needs. The goal is to optimize your electricity expenses and ensure you get the best value for your energy consumption.

What should I expect if I enroll with Energy Ogre?

When you sign up with Energy Ogre, we analyze your energy usage, recommend the best electricity plan for you after three to five business days (potentially quicker if needed), negotiate with providers for the best rates, assist with enrollment, monitor the market to keep you on a cost-effective plan, and provide ongoing customer support. Our goal is to make finding and maintaining an efficient electricity plan tailored to your needs simple and cost-effective for only a modest charge compared to the money you will be saving.

How much does Energy Ogre cost?

Energy Ogre is a membership service with a $120 yearly subscription fee. We offer the option of paying annually or monthly at $10/month. The membership fee for Energy Ogre is separate from your electricity bill and is drafted automatically from the card you placed on file.

Blog

Blog

Lubbock, we understand that navigating this transition has posed its challenges. Our aim is to assist you in gaining a clearer understanding of the competitive electricity market in Texas through our extensive collection of 150+ blogs.

Highlighted below are four of our most informative posts. For access to our complete blog collection, simply click the “Blog” button on the right!

Lubbock, we understand that navigating this transition has posed its challenges. Our aim is to assist you in gaining a clearer understanding of the competitive electricity market in Texas through our extensive collection of 150+ blogs.

Highlighted below are four of our most informative posts. For access to our complete blog collection, simply click the “Blog” button!

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Texas Electricity Bill Guide: How to Read & Calculate Your Energy Bill
Fixed, Variable, or Index-rate? How to Choose Between Types of Electricity Plans in Texas
7 Potential Red Flags Regarding Electricity Plans
Lubbock Power and Light Transition: Spring 2024

We’ve helped busy Texans like you save more than $208 million since 2018 by managing their electricity.

You can trust our experts to get you the best plan every time.