Our interactive savings calculator estimates what you could pay for your electricity over the next year, based on your current usage, compares it to what you are paying right now, and gives you an estimate of what you could save.



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Retail Energy Provider

A Retail Energy Provider (REP) is a company you can buy electricity from for your home. They are responsible for billing you and for communicating your requests with the Transmission and Delivery Service Provider (TDSP) for your home.

Transmission and Distribution Service Provider

A Transmission and Distribution Service Provider (TDSP) owns or operates owns, maintains, and reads the lines, poles, and meters that deliver and monitor the power to your home.

ESI ID

The ESI ID is a 17 or 22-digit number used to identify a point of electric service delivery to a property. Our system will attempt to automatically fill it out for you, and you can also find it on your bill.

Card Verification Value (CVV)

A 3-digit number that can be found on the back of your VISA, MasterCard or Discover branded credit or debit card.

Social Security Number (SSN)

Retail Energy Providers need your Social Security Number to verify your identity. They may use this to run a credit check to determine credit worthiness. Energy Ogre encrypts this, and only shares it with an REP while enrolling you with them.

Date of Birth (DOB)

Retail Energy Providers need your Date of Birth to verify your identity. They may use this to run a credit check to determine credit worthiness. Energy Ogre encrypts this, and only shares it with an REP while enrolling you with them.

Due Date

This is the date the amount is due on your electric bill. We use this to determine which day of the month your bills are generated, which helps us estimate how much power you would use over the next 12 months.

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Amount Due

This is the value in the Amount Due field of your bill, showing the total amount you owe for what you consumed during the month, not including any late fees or previous balances. It is usually found on the top right or bottom middle of the front page of your bill:

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Total Usage

This is the number of kWh of electricity you used during the month. It is a number usually found on the second page of your bill:

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Meter Number

The Meter Number is used to identify the electric meter on a property. We use this to look up how much electricity you use so we can determine the optimal energy plan for you. It usually starts with the letter 'I' followed by 8 numbers, and is often on the second page of your electricity bill.

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Balanced Billing

Balanced Billing, or Average Billing as some providers call it, is a rate plan where customers pay the same fixed amount for electricity each month of their contract. There is some times a an additional payment at the end of the contract, which our savings estimator does not take into account.