Energy Choice Industry News

Energy Choice Initiative passes in Nevada

Nevada voters have approved the Energy Choice Initiative which is a constitutional amendment that will require the Nevada Legislature to establish “an open, competitive retail electric energy market,” reduce energy market regulations, and prohibit energy monopolies. It must pass a second consecutive vote in 2018 before it can become a constitutional amendment.. Reno Gazette Journal Nevada…

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Utility Question or Concern? Contact the PUCO

The Public Utility Commission of Ohio issues a press release advising customers that the PUCO Call Center is available to answer any utility matter. Public Utility Commssion of Ohio Contact: Matt Schilling The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) urges consumers to contact the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) or visit the PUCO website…

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Electricity Customer Choice Out-Performs Traditional Monopoly (Utility Dive)

A Michigan-based advocacy group highlights the differences between choice markets and non-choice markets. Utility Dive Contact: Wayne Kuipers and Wendy Chapelle The evidence continues to accumulate that the performance of electricity customer choice is superior to that of traditional vertically integrated monopoly. Since the recession of 2008-9, electricity customer choice has been routinely outperforming traditional monopolies in…

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“State energy-choice models show it can work in Nevada” (Las Vegas Sun)

Check out this very informative guest column about the benefits of energy choice and how consumers in Nevada, upon a possible creation of energy choice programs in the state, can benefit from energy competition, with the opportunity for consumers to further assess their energy options to power, cool, and heat their homes, apartments and businesses. With energy choice, consumers in energy choice…

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J.D. Power study cites ACCES member companies as top performers in customer satisfaction

J.D. Power released its 2016 Retail Electric Provider Residential Customer Satisfaction Study, citing ACCES member companies WGL Energy, IGS Energy, and U.S. Gas & Electric as top competitive electric suppliers in customer satisfaction across several states. Congratulations to our ACCES member companies! J.D. Power Contact: John Tews COSTA MESA, Calif.: 10 Aug. 2016 — With the price/value…

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“Stay cool, but pay less for electricity this summer” (USA Today)

Great article by USA Today on how to take greater control of your energy bill this summer by considering the different energy options available in your state, providing the opportunity to make the decision that best fits your energy needs! USA Today Contact: Athena Cao Chilling out at home might inflate your electricity bill even more…

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PUCO is now on Instagram

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has expanded its consumer outreach via social media platform Instagram, as PUCO continues its efforts in educating consumers about energy choice and related matters handled by the Commission. Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Contact: Matt Schilling COLUMBUS, OHIO (July 18, 2016) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is…

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Guest Column in the Ohio Department of Aging: Using Energy Choice to live well in Retirement

Chairman Asim Haque of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued a guest column in the Ohio’s Department of Aging News section, informing Ohio senior citizens about the numerous energy choices available to them in order for senior citizens to take greater control of their electric and natural gas services by shopping for the energy plan that best…

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The New Hampshire Union Leader highlights consumer rights when shopping for energy

The New Hampshire Union Leader discusses the importance of being an informed consumer when it comes to assessing the different energy options to power, cool, and heat your home and business. New Hampshire Union Leader Contact: Dave Soloman Dave Solomon’s Power Plays: Read the fine print before switching power provider. If you are an electricity customer…

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Ohio Public Utility Commission provides definitions to common utility bill terms

On May 19 the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued an explainer on the different utility bill terms to help consumers better understand the informaton disclosed in their energy bills. Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Contact: Matt Schilling COLUMBUS, OHIO (May 19, 2016) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) wants to help Ohio consumers…

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