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Rebuttal to False Slander

Posted on: March 23rd, 2018 by rgadmin

Realgy and Michael Vrtis of Realgy are being slandered by April Peebles. We believe the issues are self-evident if you compare Realgy’s 20 year history to Team Marketing or April Peebles. However, we have been advised to respond.

Realgy signed a representation Agreement with Team Marketing USA represented by April Peebles.

April Peebles represented herself as a broker for other contact centers.

The contact center Team Marketing used under the Agreement was: KRAYON BPO SERVICES PVT LTD (OPC)

The 30+ deals they submitted complied with Realgy’s quality controls we have in place.

Team Marketing was paid according to the Agreement.

Team Marketing’s Agreement was terminated for cause as she violated the terms of the Agreement. After she was terminated, April began to threaten and abuse Realgy’s employees and Michael Vrtis.

Realgy has been contacted by Bala Rao of KRAYON who informed us that they were paid a fraction of the deals they submitted and received no accounting.

Realgy offers chances to individuals who address past grievances against themselves or their company. Unfortunately, in this case Realgy was misled as Team Marketing and April Peebles appear to repeated their past business failures.

 


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How To Stop Telemarketing Calls

Posted on: March 21st, 2018 by rgadmin

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Your phone rings and it’s a number you don’t recognize. Do you answer it or let it go to voicemail? For those that are plagued by telemarketing calls, there are ways to cut down the constant influx of unsolicited ringing. Make sure to sign up for the National Do Not Call (DNC) registry at https://www.donotcall.gov/. It can take some time for this list to update and you might receive calls during that period. If you happen to answer one of those unwanted calls, ask to be put on their business DNC list and that company must comply. You can report illegal activity in the instance that you believe the DNC registry has been violated.

Check out the links below for more information on your state’s Utility Regulations:
Illinois Commerce Commission • www.icc.illinois.gov
Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission • www.in.gov/iurc
Michigan Public Service Commission • www.michigan.gov/mpsc
Ohio Public Utilities Commission • https://www.puco.ohio.gov/

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Realgy owns and operates 6 solar plants in Illinois and is looking to invest in additional locations.

Additional Information:
https://www.theenergy.coop/electricity/how-stop-calls-electricity-marketers


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Utility Implementing TOU

Posted on: March 19th, 2018 by rgadmin

TOUUnder a settlement filed for approval, TOU (Time-of-Use) customers would be charged distinct on-peak and off-peak rates. This would be based upon the winning wholesale supplier’s on-peak and off-peak generation prices (set using multipliers noted below), plus the following non-TOU rate components: the default service administrative cost, E-factor, merchant function charge, transmission service charge, and applicable State Tax Adjustment Surcharge.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Realgy owns and operates 6 solar plants in Illinois and is looking to invest in additional locations.

Additional Information:
http://www.energychoicematters.com/stories/20180314a.html


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DOE EIA Weekly Gas Storage Report

Posted on: March 15th, 2018 by rgadmin

Working gas in storage was 1,532 Bcf as of Friday, March 9, 2018, according to EIA estimates.

This represents a net decrease of 93 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 718 Bcf less than last year at this time and 296 Bcf below the five-year average of 1,828 Bcf. At 1,532 Bcf, total working gas is within the five-year historical range.

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DOE EIA Weekly Gas Storage Report

Posted on: March 8th, 2018 by rgadmin

Working gas in storage was 1,625 Bcf as of Friday, March 2, 2018, according to EIA estimates.

This represents a net decrease of 57 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 680 Bcf less than last year at this time and 300 Bcf below the five-year average of 1,925 Bcf. At 1,625 Bcf, total working gas is within the five-year historical range.

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DOE EIA Weekly Gas Storage Report

Posted on: March 1st, 2018 by rgadmin

Working gas in storage was 1,682 Bcf as of Friday, February 23, 2018, according to EIA estimates.

This represents a net decrease of 78 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 680 Bcf less than last year at this time and 372 Bcf below the five-year average of 2,054 Bcf. At 1,682 Bcf, total working gas is within the five-year historical range.

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Remembering…the Polar Vortex of Dec17 thru Jan18

Posted on: March 1st, 2018 by rgadmin

USA temp map. Image credit: NOAA

It was cold, dark and who knew how expensive it would be!

Now we do. PJM is the system operator that controls when power plants run to maintain the electric grid between NJ to Northern Illinois. They reported the cost of the “uplift” or charges related to running power plants during this unusually high demand period. They were:

  • For the months of the polar vortex Dec 17/Jan18 the total was $70 million (the normal is $20 million)
  • During the worst day, the cost was $47 million (average charges are $4.3 million per day)

So, yes it was cold, yes it was dark and yes it was expensive.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Realgy owns and operates 6 solar plants in Illinois and is looking to invest in additional locations.

Additional Information:
http://www.energychoicematters.com/stories/20180227d.html


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St. Louis vs. Chicago; who’s ready for electric vehicles

Posted on: February 28th, 2018 by rgadmin

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Well it’s not the Cubs vs. Cardinals but the two cities are always competing. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates the U.S. will have 15 Million electric vehicles on the road by 2030.  This week Missouri and Illinois each released a look into their electric vehicle plans.

In Illinois:

  • Chicago will need to support 80,000 electric cars
  • 2,700 public charging stations will be required
  • Costs range from $80,000-$100,000
  • Today: only 34 fast charging stations are located in all of northeastern Illinois

In Missouri:

  • Ameren piloted a program in 2016
  • Proposal to install 1,200 charging plugs in its territory
  • Ameren would partner with companies to operate the charging stations
  • Ameren estimates the costs at $20,000-$50,000 for each charging station

All states and cities are looking at the infrastructure and locations for installing electric charging stations. They understand the coming demand.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Realgy owns and operates 6 solar plants in Illinois and is looking to invest in additional locations.

Additional Information:
https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/02/22/study-chicago-could-see-80000-electric-cars-2030?utm_source=EHN&utm_campaign=8f5bea7cf2-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8573f35474-8f5bea7cf2-99396161
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/ameren-seeks-to-add-hundreds-of-electric-vehicle-charging-stations/article_ebacca29-7355-52ff-b230-3b56d90d4fa7.html


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Capitalism requires competition, not monopolies

Posted on: February 26th, 2018 by rgadmin

“How would we feel if one company controlled 92 percent of the global construction and engineering trade? Or 92 percent of the world’s paper and forest products? Would we worry that their power and influence had breached a reasonable threshold, or would we just think they were awesome innovators, as we do with Google?”

No matter how you feel about Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and government regulation, you should read this Esquire article. Scott Galloway offers a look at how powerful these companies have become and explains why he believes the four biggest tech companies should be broken up.

Long story short?

“A key part of a healthy economic cycle is pruning firms when they become invasive, cause premature death, and won’t let other firms emerge. The breakup of big tech should and will happen, because we’re capitalists. It’s time.”

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Realgy owns and operates 6 solar plants in Illinois and is looking to invest in additional locations.

Additional Information:
https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a15895746/bust-big-tech-silicon-valley/ 


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Regulation of the Unregulated.

Posted on: February 23rd, 2018 by rgadmin

No FirstEnergy rate cuts until 2024 the company argues.

Taxation without Representation leads to the start of a new nation. Who knows what regulation of the unregulated will unleash?

Utilities are monopolies. As such, they have no competition for the delivery of electricity or natural gas. The way their costs are established is by oversight by government regulatory agency (not competition). The agency determines if expenditures are spent for useful purposes and if they are, they get to recover the cost PLUS a profit of around 10%.

In Illinois, the regulatory agency is called the Illinois Commerce Commission or ICC; the ICC’s charter requires them to be

“…safe and least-cost public utility services, while promoting the development of an

effectively competitive energy supplier market.” (emphasis added)

In the 1980’s, utilities sold off the majority of their power plants to create competition amongst power generators and a wholesale power market. The ICC recognized that the monopoly utility was no longer necessary to buy and markup the electricity for their customers. Customers could buy it directly. The result: 75% of Illinois residents purchase their energy from an energy supplier and the result is $37 billion in savings.

A monopoly takes NO RISKS and passes through all their costs to customers. Regulators are only necessary when competition doesn’t exist or public interest is at risk.

The state legislators want to tax energy marketers to pay for the ICC regulatory enforcement. Enforcement over the utility. Taxing NON-MONOPOLY companies that compete against each other every day and against the utility which takes no risks.The ICC should reject this action as against their charter and require legislators or the utilities to pay for the cost of oversight of regulated companies.  Energy marketers shoulder the risk and costs to provide electricity to customers through the regulated utility. Taxing them will NOT promote competitive energy supply.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Realgy owns and operates 6 solar plants in Illinois and is looking to invest in additional locations.

Additional Information:
http://www.energychoicematters.com/stories/20180221a.html


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