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philip964 wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:00 am https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/15/us/gridd ... index.html

Griddy files for Chapter 11.

Griddy decided a few days ago I owed them another $300. It has been two weeks since they were removed by ERCOT as my energy provider and was sent to Power provider of last resort.

They took the $50 I still had on account, but I decided to not pay the last $250. Hopefully I won’t owe it down the road. Getting anything back is looking very remote.

I’m now with someone else who charges 9.5 cents a KWh all in. That’s only a penny above Griddy for 2020 and it’s fixed.

My power provider of last resort charged me around $7 for the one day with them. That was for 55 KWh. That would have been $495 under the PUC’s emergency order.
If that is the "all in" number"(meaning the bottom line divided by KWH used), that is not to bad. My bottom line number is 10.5 cents a KWH. It drops down by 1.5 cents a KWH if I use over 1200 KWH in one billing cycle.

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Re: Electricity Providers

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03Lightningrocks wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:37 am
philip964 wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:00 am https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/15/us/gridd ... index.html

Griddy files for Chapter 11.

Griddy decided a few days ago I owed them another $300. It has been two weeks since they were removed by ERCOT as my energy provider and was sent to Power provider of last resort.

They took the $50 I still had on account, but I decided to not pay the last $250. Hopefully I won’t owe it down the road. Getting anything back is looking very remote.

I’m now with someone else who charges 9.5 cents a KWh all in. That’s only a penny above Griddy for 2020 and it’s fixed.

My power provider of last resort charged me around $7 for the one day with them. That was for 55 KWh. That would have been $495 under the PUC’s emergency order.
If that is the "all in" number"(meaning the bottom line divided by KWH used), that is not to bad. My bottom line number is 10.5 cents a KWH. It drops down by 1.5 cents a KWH if I use over 1200 KWH in one billing cycle.
That would be 9 which is better than me as I’m always over 1200 KWh. And yes that’s all in.
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philip964 wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:05 pm
03Lightningrocks wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:37 am
philip964 wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:00 am https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/15/us/gridd ... index.html

Griddy files for Chapter 11.

Griddy decided a few days ago I owed them another $300. It has been two weeks since they were removed by ERCOT as my energy provider and was sent to Power provider of last resort.

They took the $50 I still had on account, but I decided to not pay the last $250. Hopefully I won’t owe it down the road. Getting anything back is looking very remote.

I’m now with someone else who charges 9.5 cents a KWh all in. That’s only a penny above Griddy for 2020 and it’s fixed.

My power provider of last resort charged me around $7 for the one day with them. That was for 55 KWh. That would have been $495 under the PUC’s emergency order.
If that is the "all in" number"(meaning the bottom line divided by KWH used), that is not to bad. My bottom line number is 10.5 cents a KWH. It drops down by 1.5 cents a KWH if I use over 1200 KWH in one billing cycle.
That would be 9 which is better than me as I’m always over 1200 KWh. And yes that’s all in.
It is called Spark Energy. I'm in Dallas area but they are head quartered in your area. My son in Pearland uses them and get's an even lower rate. I guess they offer different packages depending on where one lives.
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Energy Ogre works for me.
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carlson1 wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:34 pm Energy Ogre works for me.
What do you pay(bottom line) per KWH?

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https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ene ... 1-million/

If you cut off Griddy from your credit card or bank account, you won’t have to pay the power bill you owe.

If you paid the outrageous bills for fear of being cut off from electricity or wrecking your credit, they will try and get you “relief”.

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not sure where to post this
but our electric bill arrived for the period 8 feb through 8 march
176.00

1826 kwh used
i was expecting a bit higher. our super insulation and energy plan is working :biggrinjester:
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Apparently Fort Hood used Griddy.


“Yeah, we definitely had some sticker shock. I’ve had a lot of fun explaining to people about a $35.9 million electric bill for the month of February," a Fort Hood official said.
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My billing periods run from middle of month to middle of month. So the Snovid period was split between bill ending in Feb and bill ending in Mar. My Jan bill was $113, Feb $115, and Mar $117. Each of those is about $10 more than same periods in 2020, but about the same as 2019 and much less than 2018 (I have no idea what was going on in 2018).
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powerboatr wrote: Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:57 pm not sure where to post this
but our electric bill arrived for the period 8 feb through 8 march
176.00

1826 kwh used
i was expecting a bit higher. our super insulation and energy plan is working :biggrinjester:
That would be $16,434 plus taxes, delivery fee, and ERCOT surcharges with Griddy. I'd estimate at around $25,000.

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Griddy is saying $1.98 a KWh right now.

Channel 2 is saying ERCOT has ordered conservation.

What’s up did the wind stop again.

https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... n-outages/
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philip964 wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:36 pm Griddy is saying $1.98 a KWh right now.

Channel 2 is saying ERCOT has ordered conservation.

What’s up did the wind stop again.

https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... n-outages/
The article at the link states that they are claiming the problem is due to a stalled cold front over North Texas. If those clowns can't provide enough power when it is 60-70 degrees, what the heck is going to happen when temps rise into the 90's???
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