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Old 06-18-2021, 02:37 PM   #1
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It’s time to renew. I started to lock in a rate for 36 months with all of this going on, but then heard about “Energy Ogre” which is basically a service that puts you in the best contract for $10 a month to them.

I’m thinking of going with the 36 month fixed rate since that will be how long we will have our current president.
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Old 06-18-2021, 02:39 PM   #2
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We are loving the switch to Energy Ogre. They typically do a 6 to 8 month contract and then shop the best deal when it's up. It's saved us quite a bit of money but we were overpaying when we switched over.
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Old 06-18-2021, 02:45 PM   #3
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We have been with them for about two years and have no complaints. I know you can do the same thing they do on your own but I think it's worth $10 to not have to deal with all the fine print.
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Old 06-18-2021, 02:45 PM   #4
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Ive used Ogre for a few years. Been happy with them so far.
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Old 06-18-2021, 02:47 PM   #5
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Been with them for a year and just entered our second provider contract and feel confident the rates have been very competitive. Nothing unexpected to this point.

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Old 06-18-2021, 02:57 PM   #6
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I have them
Don’t know if they are good or not
I just trust them
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Old 06-18-2021, 02:59 PM   #7
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I just signed up this month. I figured it was worth it for me to have them shop for the best rate for $10 month. I'll know more when I get my first bill from my new provider.
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Old 06-18-2021, 03:14 PM   #8
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i have them
don’t know if they are good or not
i just trust them
this^^
I know my highest bill during all the snow and freeze was not over $200, and that was with PowerNext out of Houston
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Old 06-18-2021, 03:25 PM   #9
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i signed up with them 3 years ago and they were great. emailed with anything and got a reply within hours at most. recently had an issue and emailed them no response, emailed again a week later and no response, finally called the electric company and fixed it myself and then got a reply about a week after that. so they may be going downhill or having issues lately.
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Old 06-18-2021, 03:29 PM   #10
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this^^
I know my highest bill during all the snow and freeze was not over $200, and that was with PowerNext out of Houston
Me too. Nice to be on a fixed rate. Energy Ogre works................
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Old 06-18-2021, 03:33 PM   #11
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We have been with them since 2017. No complaints whatsoever. They always seem to find better plans than I do when I check it out. Which really isn't often anymore. The transition to new plans is seamless. They set everything up. Well worth $10.
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Old 06-18-2021, 03:35 PM   #12
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So far so good.
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Old 06-18-2021, 03:39 PM   #13
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Following.

I was curious if their strategy was fixed rates or variable.

Those that had them thru ice-pocolyse 2021, did you guys specifically request to be on a fixed rate plan?
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Old 06-18-2021, 03:41 PM   #14
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I switched a few years ago and best decision ever.

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Old 06-18-2021, 03:41 PM   #15
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Well it sounds like the company is solid, but I'm just questioning if I want to be in a rotating plan or should I lock in today's rate for the next three years. I just think rates will continue to go up...
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Old 06-18-2021, 03:47 PM   #16
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My coop does the same thing.
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Old 06-18-2021, 07:29 PM   #17
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I was all set to sign up with them but thought I would put my numbers in their algorithm to tell me what they could save me. I got some response about I had done very good and they could not touch my rate but they proceeded to give multiple reasons why I should sign up.

I ultimately decided to shop myself and came up with almost as good of rate as I previously had
Decided to save my $10/mo for now
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Old 06-18-2021, 08:27 PM   #18
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We’ve been with them since 2016 or 2017. Never had an issue, they’ve consistently gotten me better rates than what I had been getting shopping powertochoose with no effort on my part. Every plan we’ve ever had through them has been a fixed rate, so no issues during the freeze.
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Old 06-18-2021, 08:31 PM   #19
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Following.

I was curious if their strategy was fixed rates or variable.

Those that had them thru ice-pocolyse 2021, did you guys specifically request to be on a fixed rate plan?
I've been using Energy Ogre for 5 or 6 years now and have had zero issues, and have had great rates. All of my contracts have been fixed rates and my bill during the freeze was $10 more than the previous billing cycle.

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Old 06-18-2021, 08:34 PM   #20
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funny to see this thread, I just called them yesterday and I'm looking into switching in the next few of days. I hope the savings are noticeable.
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Old 06-18-2021, 08:43 PM   #21
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I use energy ogre. Very simple and the lowest electric bills I’ve ever had.
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Old 06-18-2021, 08:48 PM   #22
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I've been with them a few years with no complaints. I got tired of shopping rates and decided the time I was spending on it was worth more than $120/yr.
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Old 06-18-2021, 08:58 PM   #23
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My coop does the same thing.
Your co-op uses Energy Ogre? Hail ya! Great
endorsment.
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Old 06-18-2021, 08:59 PM   #24
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Love the Ogre. They’ve been great at finding plans that keep the bills lower than when I tried to do it on my own.


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Old 06-18-2021, 09:13 PM   #25
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I just signed up with them... I went and shopped my rate and could have saved 40 bucks total in the end. For 40 dollars I was happy to make it their problem.
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Old 06-18-2021, 09:16 PM   #26
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Good question Hockley, and thanks for the good info posted.
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Old 06-18-2021, 09:30 PM   #27
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I've been using Energy Ogre for 5 or 6 years now and have had zero issues, and have had great rates. All of my contracts have been fixed rates and my bill during the freeze was $10 more than the previous billing cycle.

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Thanks for reply. Reason I ask, I have heard horror stories from folks that have used these type services and were locked in with a variable rate and got hosed.
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Old 06-18-2021, 09:57 PM   #28
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My wife was so excited to hear of energey ogre.

She called them, explained our situation, and then energy ogre said they couldn't help. We we paying around 4 cents per kilowatt hr at the time and energy ogre said they couldn't find anything cheaper.

Back to the drawing board for my wife. She, before a kid, would spend about 2 days on the phone hunting for the best rate. We now have had our rate more than double to about 7.9 with Cirro. We have stuck with them since having a kid. God bless her she does the hard part and hates it but she is a nurse and works 3 days a week and has time in the week to make the phone calls where I don't have the time.
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Old 06-19-2021, 07:11 AM   #29
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My wife was so excited to hear of energey ogre.

She called them, explained our situation, and then energy ogre said they couldn't help. We we paying around 4 cents per kilowatt hr at the time and energy ogre said they couldn't find anything cheaper.

Back to the drawing board for my wife. She, before a kid, would spend about 2 days on the phone hunting for the best rate. We now have had our rate more than double to about 7.9 with Cirro. We have stuck with them since having a kid. God bless her she does the hard part and hates it but she is a nurse and works 3 days a week and has time in the week to make the phone calls where I don't have the time.
She called all the different power companies?!

Well, don’t show her www.powertochoose.org or she’s going to be PO’d for wasting all that time…
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Old 06-19-2021, 07:22 AM   #30
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I have energy ogre. It was recommended on here in another thread. 1st electric company they signed me up with was Frontier Electric and it was cheaper than TXU now they have me with Powernext and it is even cheaper.
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Old 06-19-2021, 07:28 AM   #31
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She called all the different power companies?!

Well, don’t show her www.powertochoose.org or she’s going to be PO’d for wasting all that time…
I think that is what she started off with. However all the fine print is what she called them all about. There are stipulations in all of the contracts.
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Old 06-19-2021, 10:02 AM   #32
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We have been using https://www.texaspoweragents.com/ and been very happy. The wife estimates we have saved closed to 2K over the last year as opposed to paying Reliant Energy.
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Old 06-19-2021, 10:29 AM   #33
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I've been using the Ogre for a little over a year now and been very happy.
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Old 06-19-2021, 10:42 AM   #34
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Just switched to them a couple weeks ago. We will see
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