Energy Choice Industry News

PUC Vice Chairman Place Hosts Johnstown ‘Be Utility Wise’ Education Events Focusing on Essential Customer Assistance Programs

The PAPUC issued a consumer press release about the PUC’s Be Utility Wise events which are intended to help local human service agencies and assistance organizations better understand the utility programs and services available in their communities. The Vice Chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) – Andrew G. Place – will kick off a meeting…

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Understanding third-party verification

Earlier this month, as part of its Quarterly Consumer Newsletter series, ACCES published the most recent issue highlighting the process of third party verification. A full copy of the issue is available here. Sign up for future issues of the Quarterly Consumer Newsletter here. To make sure consumers are only enrolled in products and services…

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California takes another step towards reopening its retail electric market

The CAPUC announced this week that it will hold an informal public workshop on California customer choice to gather stakeholder input on electric market choice models. Speakers will include California stakeholders and electric market experts who will present “key insights to help guide the evolution of the regulatory framework for customer choice in California.” California Customer Choice is…

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ACCES Radio Appearance on WNNJ and WFIN

ACCES spokesperson Michael Meath was a guest on WNNJ’s Issues and Ideas Show on September 29, 2017. WNNJ is an AM/FM radio station broadcasting throughout northeastern New Jersey. On October 4, 2017, Meath was a guest on WFIN’s Good Mornings in Findlay, Ohio. Meath discussed the findings from ACCES’ Power of Choice: Consumer Preferences on Energy Choice in…

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Utility Customers can Check Out Choices

Marietta Times talk to PUCO about energy choice shopping for consumers. Marietta Times Contact: Erin O’Neill Local Dominion Energy customers may have gotten a notice in the mail stating that they can opt to lock in a fixed price from supplier Dominion Energy Solutions without fees for canceling. This is just one of many marketing…

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Utility Questions or Concerns? Contact the PUCO

PUCO issues press release urging consumers to contact the PUCO call center for any issues surrounding their utility, help choosing a supplier, and for tips on how to save money on energy bills. Public Utility Commission of Ohio Contact: Matt Schilling The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) urges consumers to contact the PUCO Call…

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9 Tips for Staying Cool Without Heating up Your Energy Bill

While back-to-school sales and fall clothes are being advertised, the weather forecast for the next few weeks still indicates mid-summer highs. WBS Atlanta shares tips for keeping the energy bill low while dealing with record-breaking temperatures. WBS Atlanta Contact: Angela Woroch As record-breaking temperatures continue to bake much of the country this summer, you may be feeling…

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Sustainable Solar Education Project Releases Consumer Videos

The Clean Energy States Alliance has released three short videos for consumers who are considering adopting solar. Clean Energy States Alliance Contact: Nate Hausman Rooftop Solar Financing 101 introduces three common solar financing methods: loans, leases, and power purchase agreements and briefly explains some of the advantages and disadvantages of each. Choosing a Solar Installer offers advice…

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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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