Deregulated Electricity & Lessons from Teax

Our society is dependent on the ways we consume energy – everything from how productive we are, how efficient we are, and the distribution of wealth. At the core of it all is how we produce and how we consume energy.

We’re all busy with our own lives, so the amount of time we have available to dive into the specifics of our electricity provider is close to nothing. We don’t usually pay attention to anything about electricity – until the times when it’s not there. 

In the 1990s, many states deregulated their electricity utilities. If you are in New York or Texas or other deregulated states, you can now choose your electricity supplier. 

Texas has 140 authorized retail electricity providers providing consumers with the opportunity to choose. And across the US, a hodge podge of different regulatory systems makes choosing the right electricity supplier a time consuming and confusing process. 

And many homeowners wind up overpaying for electricity without knowing it. 

You might even have been tricked by that “switch, pay less, save more, and receive freebies” tactic. Then, after a month or two – boom! You’re paying triple the introductory rate.

In this week’s AWESome EarthKind podcast we interview Jesson Bradshaw.

Jesson is the CEO of Energy Ogre, an electricity management company that ensures that their customers are always getting the best prices on their energy.

Energy Ogre has helped over 100,000 Texans save up to 40% on their electricity bills, over $150M since its founding. 

Jesson’s insights into electricity deregulation in Texas provide lessons for anyone living in a deregulated state. He speaks about the issues with last winter’s electricity system failures in Texas, and discusses renewable energy, future technologies, and consumer services.

This week’s podcast is being sponsored by the Power of the Earth and ClimateMaster. ClimateMaster is a 50-year-old United States manufacturer of Geothermal Heating, Cooling & Hot Water systems.

Download a free webclass to discover how easy is it to get ultra-efficient geothermal heating and cooling installed in your home – without the pain of emptying your savings account.

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You’ll discover the answers every homeowner needs to know, including:

• How geothermal heating and cooling can draw energy from the ground beneath our feet (for pennies)

• Why homeowners everywhere are making the switch

• The secrets to securing utility incentives and tax credits to pay for a large portion of your new geothermal system and much more…

If you are tired of rising energy costs and want to save up to 70% on your energy bills, Go to and download one of the FREE special events that will show you exactly how to get geothermal heating and cooling installed in your home.

Ron Kamen has decades of expertise & leadership in catalyzing exponential change in sustainable energy adoption with communities, governments, non-profits, and businesses.

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