ACCES News Releases

California Retail Choice En Banc

Last month, the California Public Utilities Commission together with the California Energy Commission held an en banc hearing on the changing state of retail electric choice in California. In addition to presentations on community solar programs and California’s renewable energy portfolio standards, CPUC Staff presented its white paper, Consumer and Retail Choice, the Role of the…

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Survey Shows Consumers Strongly Support Maintaining Existing Energy Choice, ACCES Says

Energy Choice Matters, the leading retail energy trade publication, published a recap of ACCES’ consumer survey and white paper, The Power of Choice: Consumer Preferences on Energy Choice in Florida and Ohio. ACCES spokesman, Michael Meath explained that the survey found, “no matter whether consumers have had choice for a number of years, such as in…

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ACCES Power of Choice Webinar

Earlier this month, ACCES released the results of a consumer survey, and accompanying white paper, which measured awareness and understanding of energy choice in Ohio and Florida. On June 7, ACCES hosted a webinar entitled, “The Power of Choice: Consumer Preferences on Energy Choice in Ohio and Florida,” to discuss the research. The webinar highlighted the survey findings including…

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Survey: Floridians prefer ability to choose energy provider

The Pensacola News-Journal published a follow-up to its investigative feature story on May 19 on Florida’s non-competitive electricity model with a recap of ACCES’ consumer survey and white paper, The Power of Choice: Consumer Preferences on Energy Choice in Florida and Ohio. ACCES spokesman, Michael Meath explained respondents’ views on the role of the Florida PUC while…

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First Look at the ACCES Consumer Choice Survey and White Paper

The American Coalition of Energy Suppliers is pleased to announce the launch of its consumer survey and white paper, titled, The Power of Choice. ACCES completed a consumer survey to measure awareness and understanding of energy choice in Ohio and Florida. Join us as we present the survey results in a webinar on Wednesday, June 7th…

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When it comes to retail energy, Florida is no competitor

The Pensacola News-Journal published an investigative feature story on May 19 that compares Florida’s non-competitive electricity model with the Texas competitive retail electricity market. The article considers the economic effects of competition, and the reasoning behind why utility monopolies have persisted in Florida. ACCES’ Frank Caliva commented on the policymaking process for Florida, or other…

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ACCES on with WFIN to discuss energy choice in Ohio

Michael Meath of ACCES was a guest on the program, Good Mornings, hosted by WFIN in Findlay, Ohio. Meath discussed the role of competitive suppliers in the market, and the mission of ACCES to educate consumers on their energy choice options. Meath explained the mature Ohio market, and advised customers about some of the resources available to…

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ACCES Radio Appearance on WTBQ

ACCES spokesperson Michael Meath was a guest on WTBQ’s Frank Truatt Morning Show on December 21, 2016. WTBQ is an AM/FM radio station broadcasting throughout southeastern New York, northern New Jersey and northern Pennsylvania. Michael discussed how consumers can take control of their energy bills through education – by learning about the competitive energy markets…

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Discussing the benefits of energy choice with WGY in Albany

Michael Meath of ACCES spoke on the program, Upstate Issues, on WGY Radio in Albany New York on consumer protection and the importance of having a trustworthy energy provider. Meath discussed the importance of being mindful when switching to a new providers to ensure that customers are receiving the contracted service, and shared tips on how…

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ACCES Chats with WLW in Cincinnati

ACCES’ Michael Meath spoke with Scott Sloan from WLW in Cincinnati about energy choice in Ohio and winter heating tips. Meath helped explain the different roles between the competitive energy supplier and the local utility, and further answered questions on renewable energy. Meath directed consumers to check out Ohio’s PUC Energy Choice site to compare …

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