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 (https://yesquestion3.com/). 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

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

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 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

Price Benchmark Trends: Week Ending Nov. 11th

The national average benchmark price for a December 2016 electricity contract dropped substantially last week (-2.6%) to $0.0722 per kilowatt hour (kWh). Electricity prices have fluctuated marginally over the past month while gas prices have plummeted. This past week looks like electricity prices have finally moved more in line with the downward trend we have seen in natural gas prices

ERC Price Benchmarks: Week ending Sept. 30, 2016

Week Ending: Sept. 30, 2016 Short-Term Price Benchmark Trends Retail electricity prices have finally responded to the recent decline in natural gas prices. ERC’s average price benchmark for retail electricity dropped last week by a substantial 2.17%, to a new low of $0.0755 per kilowatt hour.  That is the biggest week-over-week fall in electricity prices we have seen all summer. 

TEPA Commissions Comprehensive ABC Study, Announces Member Growth

HOUSTON – August 2, 2016 – The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA), recently commissioned Energy Research Consulting Group (ERCG) to conduct an Energy Aggregator-Broker-Consultant (ABC) Retail Market study, in an effort to better understand the competitive retail market, as well as help define standards of service within the ABC community. The study, which was released earlier this year, estimated that nearly

ERC Price Benchmark Trends Week Ending: July 15, 2016

Short-Term Price Benchmark Trends ERC’s average national benchmark price for retail electricity this week showed no change from last week’s benchmark price of $0.0755 per kilowatt hour. There was, however, meaningful change at the state level. Prices increased in the District of Columbia (+3.20%) and Delaware (+2.26%) while prices in Texas (-1.76% and Connecticut (-1.59%) declined. The short-to-medium term NOAA

Electric Light & Power Article Features TEPA ABC Report

Deregulation of electricity markets created a whole new relationship between customers and power suppliers. So a matchmaking industry was born to help connect those two ends of the competitive grid. The matchmaker is known as the ABC—for Aggregator, Broker and Consultant—of the deregulated markets in nearly two dozen states. And that relatively new sector has grown to broker more than

Initiative To Introduce Energy Choice In Nevada Will Appear on November Ballot

Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske has certified that the petition returned for The Energy Choice Initiative are sufficient, and the initiative will appear on the 2016 general election ballot. The Energy Choice Initiative has been designated as Question Number 3 As previously reported by RetailEnergyX.com, the proposal would amend the state’s constitution to provide that, “Effective upon the dates

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