Powered for Good Model and Framework
Offering Equitable Solar+backup power Products in Texas
A framework for a company to offer affordable, renewable, and resilient retail electricity products design for low-to-moderate income (LMI) customers in Texas's deregulated power market:
PHASE 1: AGENT
PHASE 2: BROKER
Partner with an existing retail electricity provider (REP) that already offers low cost renewable electricity plans.
Receive payments from the REP when you broker their plans to customers.
Become profitable after reaching some number of signups.
PHASE 3: REP COORDINATION
PHASE 4: REP/BROKER+
Pilot Initiative: Energy Well Texas
Informed by Powered for Good research, a new Texas company called Energy Well Texas was formed with a mission to:
Speed the transition of millions of customers to green energy,
Build community wealth and resilience, and
Contribute to rectifying historic issues of environmental justice and equity
RELATED RESEARCH & PROJECTS
HARC's Clean Energy Hub, funded by the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), houses a variety of interactive tools, podcasts, webinars, guides, and case studies to help accelerate the adoption of clean energy projects in Texas.
This curated collection of online, interactive tools can help you implement best energy practices and explore opportunities to add solar and other clean energy projects to your property.
HARC's interactive data application explores 2021 Winter Storm Uri’s impact on Texas’ energy and water systems and highlights strategies to improve climate resilience at the household, community, and statewide levels. Information included in the application describes how the Texas power grid operates; Uri’s impacts on electricity generation, natural gas and water supplies, and air quality; and climate resilience lessons for the future.
HARC's story map, “Summarizing Hurricane Harvey’s Environmental Impacts” explores the flooding and related environmental impacts of 2017 Hurricane Harvey, such as storm-related spills, pollutants, Superfund site impacts, water quality, air quality, and power generation.
Hurricane Harvey wreaked considerable havoc on the electric power transmission and distribution system. During the span of the storm approximately 1.5 million power customers along the Gulf Coast lost power.
The Energy Poverty Clearinghouse is a publicly-available online portal of more than 500 resources containing research surrounding energy poverty.
Texas Low-Income Bill Payment Resources