Energy Choice Industry News

In Maryland, power plants coming to electricity-hungry state

For the first time in over a decade in Maryland, a state that imports more electricity than other states, which has been causing higher charges for consumer for years, now intends to have two new, large power plants developed, with construction beginning as soon as this year. There are two additional projects currently seeking approval…

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Milwaukee Alderman Seeks Legislation To Open Wisconsin Electricity Market to Competition

Stakeholders on different sides of the aisle continue to push for electric choice in Wisconsin. Milwaukee Alderman Robert Bauman is pursuing legislation directing the city’s administration department and intergovernmental relations division to lobby Wisconsin lawmakers for a change in state law to allow retail customer choice in electricity. COMPETE Coalition Written by: Bill Massey Milwaukee…

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CT Governor makes changes to laws regarding residential electricity market and consumer protection

Connecticut Governor Malloy announces changes regarding greater residential consumer protection in the retail electricity market and an increase in transparency from competitive energy suppliers. State of Connecticut, Governor Dannel P. Malloy Contact: Peter Yazbak (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that as of July 1st several changes to laws concerning Connecticut’s electricity…

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PA Public Utility Commission seeking comment on customer contract renewal notices

In Pennsylvania, the Public Utility Commission continues to sort out the new rules governing contract renewal notices. The Commission announced on July 9 that it is seeking comment on a Staff proposal to allow companies offering both natural gas and electricity to customers to use the new electric renewal notice process only, rather than sending…

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New York Public Service Commission to hold Hearings on Expansion of Gas Service

The New York Public Service Commission will host public hearings on Tuesday, July 15 at 4 p.m. and at 7 p.m., on whether to expand a utility’s natural gas service to serve new customers in parts of New York. New York Public Service Commission Contact: James Denn The New York State Public Service Commission announced…

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New Jersey to host Stakeholder Meeting on Energy Competition Rules and Education

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has posted on its website a public notice advising interested parties and members of the public that there will be a stakeholder meeting on proposed advertising and marketing standards; methods to educate current and potential customers about the provision of gas and/or electric service by third party suppliers;…

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NJ residents to get discount on electricity

The Courier-Post announced today that Glassboro residents will get an electricity discount this summer through a partnership between the borough and a third-party electricity supplier. Borough council’s agreement with TriEagle, an energy supplier for Atlantic City Electricity, results in a 12 percent electricity discount for residents between June and September. When the Board of Public…

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A South Carolina Policy Council Calls for Deregulating Electric Industry in the state

Guest letter written by: Shane McNamee, policy analyst at the South Carolina Policy Council GreenvilleOnline In South Carolina — as in most other states — regulation has almost completely divorced the energy sector from the free market. Private energy providers must register with the state as public utilities. Once registered, the state helps enforce a monopoly…

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Pennsylvania wants to turn up the heat for Pennsylvania’s competitive gas marketplace

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette interviewed the American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers (ACCES) on the topic of natural gas consumer education in Pennsylvania as compared with electric choice consumer education and the future of the natural gas retail market in the state. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Written by: Michael Sanserino Pennsylvania’s competitive electricity marketplace has received a lot of…

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Technology, cable, phone companies ‘cast covetous eye’ on power utility industry’s customers

Technology, cable, and phone companies are beginning to make their way into the retail energy market. Columbus Business First Written by: Tom Knox A lack of technological innovation and a business model that still clings to a regulated market could soon have the utility industry fighting for relevance among upstarts and businesses new to the power…

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