Power to Kids, Inc. is a non-profit electricity broker working to raise funds for children’s charities.
How does it work?
Everyone uses electricity. For this program, we are utilizing Tri-Eagle Energy as our electricity provider. Tri-Eagle Energy, located in The Woodlands, Texas, is a conservative, well-run, financially-strong business established in 2002 when electricity in Texas was deregulated. They offer competitive rates to both residential and commercial customers.
The home owner accesses the Tri-Eagle Energy website (through a link on the non-profit’s website) and enters their zip code first. The portal specifies a “Web Code” for the non-profit organization. The residential customer then verifies their “Lines and Poles” company, selects a rate and term for their home and continues the sign-up process. That’s it!
Commercial customers can also participate in the program but need to contact Power to Kids, Inc. directly for custom competitive rate quotes.
Every month, part of what the residential or commercial customer pays for their electricity is sent to the non-profit organization. The amount is a fixed portion of the rate per kilowatt-hour. The larger the usage, the more that is sent to the non-profit organization. Since Power to Kids, Inc. is also non-profit organization, any funds left over at the end of the year after business expenses are met are returned to the various organizations assisted in proportion to the overall funds received through each organization.
Who can participate?
Any user of electricity, whether residential or commercial, can participate in this program. This can include parents, relatives, business owners, friends – anyone who uses electricity! They can even be in different parts of the state (where electricity service is deregulated).
What are the benefits?
- The participating non-profit receives a steady stream of income all year, potentially increasing month after month.
- There is more money for supporting the programs that are needed by the non-profit.
- The supporters have a painless and continuous way to support the non-profit.
- There is no door-to-door selling.
- There is no trying to sell something that people don’t want or need.
- There is no inventory to maintain, account for, or distribute.
- The consumer gets a competitive rate for their electricity with a financially solid company.
What the program is NOT
- This is NOT multi-level marketing. The consumer does not need to enroll anyone else in the program for the non-profit to benefit.
- This is NOT a bait and switch. The consumer gets the rate for the term they select. At the end of the term, the consumer can elect to switch providers and end their participation in the program or re-enroll and continue supporting the non-profit.
- This is NOT a required program. The consumer has a choice to participate or to not participate. The choice is entirely their own.
I decided recently to check out electricity rates. My home is a modest one bedroom apartment and I felt I was paying too much for power – over 14 cents per kilowatt hour. After hearing about the Power to Kids Partnership Program with the Humble ISD, I checked their rates and liked what I saw. In December 2011 I switched to the program. I am very happy with the results. My savings were 40 percent over my previous carrier. In this program, I am benefiting and so are the students of Humble ISD.
Bruce Bailey, graduate student
My electricity contract was coming up for renewal and I was not happy with the renewal rate I was being offered. That’s when I learned about the Power To Kid’s Partnership Program through the Humble, ISD, and so I checked their rates. I’m glad I did. I saved over a penny per kilowatt-hour, between $400 and $500 per year, from the best rate offered by my previous provider, AND I was able to support my grandkid’s school in the process. I am glad I learned about this program because everyone wins.
Bruce Ashworth Sommers