Power for smaller companies

By: Daniel Gotera Email
By: Daniel Gotera Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- When energy deregulation went into effect in Texas over five years ago, more and more independent energy providers sprung up looking to give customers a cheaper form of electricity, and the rewards have been greater than the risk.

The smaller energy companies are selling energy to customers who normally went the route of major companies, like TXU, and they're doing very well.

"We don’t have the advertising costs and the over head that these other major companies have and therefore we're able to compete," says Steve Fisher, executive director of Ignite, a branch of stream energy.

The company started in 2005 with to attract customers who want affordable energy, but don't know where to find it.

"Once people realize that nothing changes in the electricity that is delivered to their home or the service of that electricity no matter who they buy it from then its simply a matter of do they want to save money or not," he says.

Since energy deregulation back in 2002, customers have had the right to choose their retail electric provider. Fisher says by offering customers the opportunity to sell energy to other in their community allows some of these start up companies to compete with the TXU's of the state.

"We're just going to our friends and going to our families and the people we do business with and showing them how we can save a little bit of money and they can help us out at the same time its a win-win situation."

Representatives from Ignite Energy plan to hold a meeting in Sherman:

Monday, March 31, 2008
7:00 pm
Gander Mountain- Lodge Meeting Room

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  • by Pat Rostek Location: Denison,Tx on Apr 23, 2008 at 12:16 PM
    I'm not only a Stream Energy customer ,but I also sale what I use. I've saved money from the first time I signed on as a customer, and continue saving money.. It's Your money why do You want to give it away? If I can save even $1.00 a month that is $120. a Year, It's my money not the electric companys...I'm I happy with my choice,, You darn tooten.....
  • by Doug Location: Grand Prairie on Apr 5, 2008 at 07:25 PM
    See what the excitement is about. Go to halfpricepower.com and look around. Then contact any Ignite associate. We all know how to help you get started. It's easy, fun and quite rewarding.
  • by Brenda Jackson Location: Fort Worth,Tx on Apr 5, 2008 at 08:04 AM
    Stream Energy (Ignite) is a good company to be with and invest in as a part or full time job. It virtaully pays for it self, because everyone need electricity unless we go back to caveman times. And it's easy to enroll as a customer and join the business. Thanks for all the comments, they are most appreciated.
  • by Evert Location: Sherman on Apr 3, 2008 at 05:00 PM
    I use Stream Energy, it's OK, only one major complaint...you can't get through to talk to anyone and believe me, we've tried especially then the power went out and TXU basically told us to stick it.
  • by Marvin Location: Edna on Apr 3, 2008 at 02:37 PM
    I love ignite! My wife and I are just getting started, but so far it is everything it's cracked up to be. The money is there for the taking all you need to do is reach out and get your share. We are already MD's and moving up.
  • by Claudia Location: San Antonio on Apr 3, 2008 at 08:20 AM
    Ignite ROCKS! I'm so blessed to be part of this amazing business! Thanks so much Jay!
  • by ? Location: ? on Apr 2, 2008 at 09:44 PM
    Read up on MLM.
  • by Celia Caballero Location: Corpus Christi, Texas on Apr 2, 2008 at 09:08 PM
    Stream is a Great Electric Provider and Ignite is a wonderful opportunity to make an income that can change your life.
  • by tuan phan Location: facebook.igniteinc.biz ,houston on Apr 2, 2008 at 06:39 PM
    Wonderful job Steve, I am glad to be in your team. This business is great and everyone should know about it. come to my website and check it out for yourself. Let me know what you think. www.facebook.igniteinc.biz.
  • by john Location: denison on Apr 2, 2008 at 02:51 PM
    wow dee i am suprised to see your comment here being from the colony and all you know i do know you......
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