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

TEPA Announced New National Board During Annual Conference

HOUSTON – Oct 25, 2016 –The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA), announced Andrew Barth, Exec. Vice President at Incite Energy, has been appointed as the National Board President and Huston Able, Exec. Vice President and Partner at Choice Energy Services, as the National Vice President of the Association. The announcement was made during the 11th Annual TEPA Conference, which was held

ERC Price Benchmarks: Week ending Sept. 9, 2016

Short-Term Price Benchmark Trends After rising for three straight weeks, the Energy Research Council’s national average benchmark price for retail electricity declined last week by -1.84%, to $0.0730 per kilowatt hour (kWh). With last week’s drop, electricity prices are now only 0.34% higher than this time a month ago. Prices decreased most notably last week in New York (-5.60%), and

State to business: Take a load off

Date: May, 2013 David Roylance deals with the state`s deregulated electricity market on a daily basis, so we sought his input on the issue. The Houston resident is the co-founder of Prism Energy Solutions, a retail electricity brokerage, and a vice-president of the The Energy Professionals Association, a self governing group of brokers. Read more

The Commercial Real Estate

Date: April 4, 2012 Your business – powered anywhere. A full line of solutions to power your business needs. Don`t sacrifice quality and reliability when managing your unique business needs. Expect premier, quality proven power solutions that save energy, time, and money. We only offer new, used, or rental equipment that can sustain the usage our customers demand and we

Notes from DNV KEMA’s 23rd Retail Executive Forum

Date: April 4, 2012 The following are brief notes shared by panel participants during yesterday’s DNV KEMA 23rd Retail Executive Forum. Stream Energy Pa. Customer Count into Six Figures Stream Energy Chairman Rob Snyder said that Stream has in excess of 100,000 customers in Pennsylvania. Snyder also said that Stream, overall, has 850,000 residential customer equivalents. Cawley Looks for Retail

Texas Load Interests Seek Expanded Demand Ratchet Waiver

Date: March 27, 2012 Exemption from the demand ratchet should be expanded from the level currently contained in a Public Utility Commission of Texas proposal for publication, several load interests said in comments to the PUCT (39829). As first reported by Matters, the proposal provides that a demand ratchet shall not apply to a non-residential secondary voltage service customer that

TEPA Mention in “The Network” Magazine

Date: March, 2012. Before Texas Senate Bill 7 went into effect in 2002, Texans couldn`t choose their own electricity provider. Since then, state legislation has created some exciting options for consumers and opened the door for new Retail Electricity Providers(REPs), aggregators, brokers and consultants(ABCs) to enter the market. Read more

Texas Electricity Professionals Association Modifies Name to Reflect Expanded Services

Date: January 24, 2012. The Texas Electricity Professionals Association (TEPA) recently announced that it will modify its name in order to reflect the growing energy market across the state. The non-profit 501(c)(6) group will now be called the Texas Energy Professionals Association, which will allow the organization to retain its “TEPA” moniker. TEPA has also changed leadership with a new

TEPA alters name to reflect gas interest

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012. TEPA is substituting “Energy” for “Electricity” in its name. The Texas Energy Professionals Association is making the change because more of its members are interacting with the natural gas industry, said Paul Ward, president of the non-profit 501(c)(6) group. TEPA formed in 2005 as a self-regulating trade group for the proliferation of electricity aggregators, brokers

How far Texas’ electric deregulation has come

Date: Friday, December 16, 2011 January marks the 10th anniversary of the deregulation of the Texas electricity market, a policy that has spawned new and diverse options for customers, but whose effect on rates remains debated. The deregulated energy market opened Jan. 1, 2002, following the Texas Legislature’s approval of the policy in 1999. More than 40 retail electricity providers

Energy Forecast

Rolling blackouts and higher electric rates could occur in 2012, according to state energy officials assessing the effects of last summer’s record heat and power capacity issues. “If we have the same weather this summer as last summer … we could have rolling outages,” said H.B. “Trip” Doggett, president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Speaking

Cost, global warming fuel energy debate

Date: November 11, 2011 The alternative energy debate struck North Texas this month as those defending nuclear energy squared off against proponents of wind and solar power. The fossil fuels vs. renewable resources argument resounded through the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Nov. 3, and a rapt audience got more than hot air. They got a taste of what’s fueling debate

Railroad commissioner: Oil fracking could create energy independence

Date: November 03, 2011 Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman is certain the U.S. could stop importing oil from countries outside of North America if oil companies may continue to drill and build pipelines. That’s a typical statement for a conservative politician — Smitherman is campaigning to keep his seat on the commission that regulates the Texas oil and gas industry. Read

Cost, Global Warming Fuel Energy Debate

Date: November, 2011. Cost, Global Warming fuel energy debate. The alternative energy debate struck North Texas this month as those defending nuclear energy squared off against proponents of wind and solar power. The fossil fuels vs. renewable resources argument resounded through the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Nov. 3, and a rapt audience got more than hot air. They got a