Presenting Zoren v7.
This is another fairly major revision which I had been considering for some time and finally just went ahead and drew up since I needed to get my mind off of some things. Now, this isn’t entirely perfect, It’s biased on some free line art by Synchra, and my coloring isn’t as clean as it could be, however it does get the new look across well enough. So yeah, now I need new art..
Beware those who come to your door asking to see your PG&E bill to see if you’re getting a “gas procurement credit”
Two such individuals came to my door earlier today. They claimed they were working with PG&E to ensure customers were getting all the savings they are entitled to. Since the bill is in my mothers name I told them I couldn’t produce a copy but if they could leave a business card or number we could contact them back. Unfortunately they said they didn’t have one but could check back the next morning. while they were telling me this I noticed their ID cards and paperwork said SparkEnergy on them..
So after they left I did a Search on SparkEnergy. Well it turns out Spark energy does have a Website (www.sparkenergy.com/) and they are a natural gas Core Transport Agent (CTA). A CTA is a third party supplier other than PG&E who procures gas for end use customers. They are unaffiliated with PG&E, but their gas is still delivered by PG&E due to there physically being only one pipe.. I knew of such a thing existing in the Electrical industry but hadn’t heard of it for natural gas, but guess it does now..
More info about CTAs from PG&E: www.pge.com/en/myhome/customerservice/energychoice/coregasaggregation/faq/index.page
But what about saving money?
Well the “gas procurement credit” only apples to PG&E customers that are signed up with a CTA. Most CTA contracts are for one year. according to their website SparkEnergy’s contract is for 1 year with a $100 Early Termination Fee and $4.95 Monthly fee. Plus a fixed 62.5¢ or 72.5¢ per Therm gas rate..
After seeing our recent PG&E bills I ran the numbers.. as it turns out if we went under contract with SparkEnergy we would be paying the same or quite likely more per month for our gas bill.
So WATCH OUT for these and other CTA sales people going door to door trying to get people to sign a contract. Not only are they misrepresenting themselves, Their “savings” offer might actually cost you more.
DeviantArt highlighted the following journal recently. I find what it says quite moving and true and figured it was worth sharing:
Photos from yesterday’s visit to downtown San Francisco.
It’s another beautiful day in Southern California. The Sun is shining brightly on the beach.
When I choose this hotel I figured there wouldn’t be much of a noise issue unless we got put in one of the rooms right next to the highway.. Well guess which room I’m in… And they don’t even offer ear plugs.. FFFFFFF! So no getting some sleep tonight..
Gah! (Real) Tumblers everywhere!
While I wish I could travel the world and see more of it. I also realize it’s important to savor the moments where you are. Even if it’s just sitting next to Sunrise blvd.