Cool weather has been giving us a nice break on our electric bills, but we all know what’s coming soon.
So now may be the time to try out a free online tool tied to your home’s smart meter that tracks your electricity usage by 15-minute intervals, provides charts of usage over two years and allows you to analyze how many kilowatts that old air conditioner and that new big-screen TV are sucking.
Accessing the tool is easy and can lead to savings on your monthly bill.
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Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.