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Updated: May 9, 2017.
 
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NTREG Monthly Meeting
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: Midway Hills Christian Church, 11001 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas. (Map)
Our meetings are held in the Fellowship Hall, which is accessible through the church main entry, or from doors in the rear.
 
 
Topic: Services that Help Us Select an Electric Company
 
 
Presenters:
     Zack Korman and Michael Hays, co-founders of Awesome Power Texas
     Steve Martin, customer, My Best Plan
 
Zack Korman and Michael Hays are the co-founders of Awesome Power Texas, a free website that helps Texas residents find the cheapest electricity plan for their homes. Awesome Power Texas uses a person's smart meter electricity usage data to calculate an expected cost for every available electricity plan in Texas.
 
Zack's presentation will focus on inefficiencies in the retail electricity market, analyzed from the perspective of the consumer, and the cost of “green energy”. The first part of the presentation will discuss the problems with Power to Choose, and how Awesome Power Texas has addresses those problems. The second part of the presentation will consider renewable energy plans, and how much these plans cost in relation to non-renewable plans. The third part of the presentation will discuss how solar panels affect this analysis, and some of the data Awsome Power has on retail customers with solar panels.
 
 
In the second presentation, Steve Martin, homeowner on the DFW Solar Tour, will speak about his experience as a customer of "My Best Plan". Since 2009, My Best Plan has helped clients in Texas find the best home electricity plan in the market, given their personal preferences.
 
About our Presenters: Zack Korman and Michael Hays were both students prior to creating Awesome Power Texas. Zack Korman went to the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where he studied law. He graduated with the highest marks in his class, and then went to Oxford, where he received a master's in law and finance. Michael Hays went to the University of Texas, where he studied mechanical engineering.
 
Steve Martin is "just a customer" of "My Best Plan", a company that analyzes your electric usage, and makes recommendations for retail electric providers that offer the most cost-effective plans for your usage. Steve offered to share his experience selecting an electric company .. and how "My Best Plan" helped him select the retail electric provider.
 


 
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