New resources growing in Texas; informational tools explain how DG and DR are used in the ERCOT region

AUSTIN, TX, June 4, 2020 – As Distributed Generation (DG) and Demand Response (DR) continue to play a larger role in ERCOT, it is becoming increasingly important that the grid operator understand how these resources complement other resources and support grid reliability. To help with this effort, ERCOT has published an easy-to-read explainer document and accompanying video on how DG and DR

Texas Broker Registration Summary Document

The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) recently announced the launch of an education and outreach effort in support of the new rules adopted by the Public Utility Commission of Texas to fully implement broker registration requirements. The rules become effective May 24, 2020, and provide customer service oversight of energy brokers and consultants registered with the Commission. In addition, the rules

TEPA Launches Education Effort Following the Public Utility Commission of Texas’ Adoption of New Rules for Brokers

AUSTIN, TEXAS – May 21, 2020 – The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) announced today the launch of an education and outreach effort in support of new rules adopted by the Public Utility Commission of Texas to fully implement broker registration requirements approved by the Legislature in 2019. TEPA recognizes and appreciates the time and effort the Commission took to ensure

Important TEPA Meeting Update

Dear TEPA members, As you can imagine, we’ve been working around the clock to stay on top of the latest developments regarding the spread of COVID-19. Over the last few days, it’s become clear just how impactful this virus is on our personal and professional lives. TEPA is committed to protecting our members the very best way we can. With

The Energy Professionals Association Announces National Award Winners During 14th Annual Conference

HOUSTON – Oct. 14, 2019 – The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) recognized its 2019-2020 winners of the TEPA Supplier of the Year, TEPA ABC of the Year and TEPA Affiliate of the Year during its 14th Annual Conference on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Hotel ZaZa in Austin, Texas. Since 2014, TEPA has recognized outstanding members and companies in

Texas Broker Registration

Effective September 1, 2019, Texas energy brokers must be registered with the Public Utility Commission. Per the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA) Section 39.3555, any person that provides brokerage services for compensation or other consideration must register as a broker with the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Please note that suppliers will no longer be able to work with brokers

The Energy Professionals Association Announces New National Board

HOUSTON – Jan 15, 2019 – A new national board, which took effect Jan. 1, 2019, has been elected for The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA). Huston Able, Exec. Vice President at Choice Energy Services, has been appointed as the National Board President and Javier Barrios, Managing Partner at Good Energy, as the National Vice President of the Association. The announcement

Please support the YES ON 3 campaign for a competitive energy market in Nevada

Dear TEPA members, On Tuesday, November 6th, residents of Nevada will vote on a critical amendment that would end the state’s monopoly on electricity and open the door to a competitive energy market. A great deal of time, money and resources have already been donated to the YES ON 3 Energy Choice Initiative ( However, this is not just a

TEPA Announces 2018-19 National Energy Industry Award Winners During National Conference in Houston

HOUSTON – Sept. 27, 2018 – Winners of the 2018-19 ABC of the Year and Supplier of the Year national awards were announced during The Energy Professionals Association’s 13th Annual Conference on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at the Hotel ZaZa located in the Houston Museum District. The 2018 Supplier of the Year award was given to Constellation and the Aggregator,

The Energy Professionals Association Announces Agreement with EnerKnol

HOUSTON – September 7, 2018 – The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA), announced today that the 501 (6)(c) organization has entered into an agreement with EnerKnol, an energy policy data and analytics company. Under the agreement, EnerKnol will offer research and analytics that spans the spectrum of the energy industry and TEPA will distribute EnerKnol’s data to its national membership base.

TEPA, RESA Support Creating a Wisconsin Retail Energy Market with Comments on the Public Service Commission’s Strategic Energy Assessment 2024

CHICAGO – August 9, 2018 – The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA), jointly with the Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), announced today they filed comments with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin regarding the state’s Draft Strategic Energy Assessment 2024 (“Draft SEA 2024”). The two organizations’ comments were filed on Monday, July 23, to urge the Commission to take the initial

A Letter from the President: Addressing Concerns Over Market Transparency

In recent weeks, there has been a rise in media coverage addressing concerns with high residential electricity rates and the need for more transparency regarding certain competitive energy offerings by retail electric providers.  Many of the stories have focused on the frustration felt by consumers over confusing or misleading multi-tiered pricing offers, particularly so-called “fixed rate” offerings, which primarily target

CleanChoice Energy Launches Renewable Energy Broker Program

Washington, DC (July 2018) – CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company providing 100% clean electricity to customers across the country, has launched the CleanChoice Energy Broker Program. The new program allows energy brokers and consultants to make CleanChoice’s 100% regional solar and wind power and CleanChoice Energy Community Solar products available to both their business and nonprofit customers. The new

TEPA Announces New President and Vice President for the Northeast Chapter

NEW YORK CITY – May 23, 2018 – The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) recently introduced the organization’s new Northeast Board President, Craig Wall of Patriot Energy Group and Northeast Board Vice President, Mike Payne of APPI Energy. The announcement was made during the 4th Annual Northeast TEPA Conference, which was held in New York City on Wed., May 16, 2018.

LifeEnergy Launches Commercial Electricity Sales in Texas

LifeEnergy announces the launch of commercial electricity plans in Texas. Texas businesses can sign up with LifeEnergy on electricity plans that provide price protection to better manage their electricity costs and bottom line. In addition to Texas, LifeEnergy supplies residential and commercial energy services to energy markets across Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.   “Expanding

The Energy Professionals Association, Illinois Energy Professionals Association to Merge

DALLAS – Jan 10, 2018 – The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) and the Illinois Professionals Association (ILEPA) announced today that the two organizations have merged. ILEPA will now be the Illinois Chapter of TEPA. The merger, which was voted on unanimously by both the TEPA national board and ILEPA’s board, combines the organizations’ efforts to uphold the integrity and further

ERCG’s ABC Leadership Interview Series

ERCG continued its ABC leadership interview series with Andrew Barth, TEPA President and Partner at CSD Energy Advisors. Young Kim sat down with Andrew and discussed several topics, including: The importance of people and relationships, and the role of technology in that context In ABC M&A, the challenge of valuing a contracted book of business Takeaways from the TEPA annual

Responding to a recent article about Frontier Utilities

Dear TEPA Members, On April 10th, an article was published on Energy Choice Matters, and subsequently on Energy Manager Today that questioned the efforts of the broker community to create a better marketplace for our customers. As an organization made up of brokers, suppliers and multiple affiliate members, I feel it’s important to engage in a healthy conversation about the

TEPA and ILEPA to Host Milestone Reception During Electric Power Conference in Chicago

HOUSTON – Feb. 21, 2017 – The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) and the Illinois Energy Professionals Association (ILEPA), will host a joint reception for their members during the 2017 ELECTRIC POWER Conference and Expo, which will be held April 10, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. This is the first time the two organizations will co-host

TEPA Chooses Shannon McGriff to Serve as Group’s Director

HOUSTON – Jan. 17, 2017 –The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA), announced that Shannon McGriff, who currently serves as the organization’s National Conference Committee Chair, will now serve as TEPA’s Director. This new role is the first full-time position for the organization since it was founded in 2007. McGriff has been a member of TEPA since 2008 and has served as