Price Check – September 1, 2012

The latest roundup of offers available in the competitive electric market as shown on Power to Choose.


Entergy Texas Prepares to Send Restoration Help to Louisiana

Once Hurricane Isaac decides to move on and power restoration can safely begin, Entergy Texas is ready to send more than 240 workers east to help get the lights back on in Louisiana.

The company has identified some 244 company and contract personnel who will be part of a workforce of more than 10,000 workers from 24 states. The Entergy Texas contingent will include 102 company and contract tool workers, 24 scouts, 17 support personnel and 101 contract tree-trimmers.

Entergy Texas is closely monitoring the slow-moving storm and will release crews to assist in restoration once it is determined the storm track will not turn more westerly and possibly impact Southeast Texas. Hurricane Isaac made landfall Tuesday evening and as of 11:30 a.m. more than 530,000 customers were without power.

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Luminant Launches New Recruiting Website:

Luminant is giving prospective employees a glimpse into life at Luminant through its new careers website, From our people and company culture to the wide range of career opportunities available at Texas’ largest power generation company, job-seekers are able to get a true sense of what it is like to work at Luminant through this new interactive resource.

“We’re proud of what we offer our employees – from career development programs to our competitive compensation and benefits package – but, ultimately, what’s equally important to prospective employees is something that’s a little harder to describe on paper,” said David Campbell, Luminant’s chief executive officer. “The people you’ll be working with, the company culture, what the job really looks like day-to-day – it’s those things that affect job satisfaction and quality of life. We know Luminant has a lot to bring to the table in that respect, and this new website helps us show it.”


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New ERCOT ads promote conservation

Is your thermostat working hard this summer to keep you cool? Can a couple of degrees really save you money? Saving energy means saving money – even something as simple as turning up the thermostat when you leave the house can keep you on top of your monthly budget.

Today, the PUC and ERCOT unveiled new public service announcements for television and radio to help spread that conservation message. ERCOT has introduced the new spots, in both English and Spanish, on YouTube.

The ads focus on the reliability and financial benefits of raising thermostats by two degrees during the 3-7 p.m. peak demand period. ERCOT has used several tools this summer to raise awareness and encourage conservation during the peak use hours, including its new ERCOT Energy Saver mobile app for iPhones and Android devices. The PUC also has launched a new Power to Save website , which includes useful tips.

Price Check – August 15, 2012

The latest roundup of offers available in the competitive electric market as shown on Power to Choose.

ERCOT: Energy Saver app places conservation awareness at consumers’ fingertips

From the release:

While Texas is not suffering from the relentless heat that characterized 2011, the dog days of summer are definitely here. With the help of the ERCOT Energy Saver app, consumers in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region now know in real-time when soaring temperatures and tight grid conditions make it more important to reduce their electricity use…

ERCOT launched the mobile app in mid-June, not long before the first heat wave of 2012 brought high temperatures and record June demand to the ERCOT region. The app provides real-time grid conditions, conservation tips and, most notably, notifications when conservation is most important for users who enable the notification feature.

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Price Check – August 1, 2012

The latest roundup of offers available in the competitive electric market as shown on Power to Choose.