Energy Choice Industry News

PA consumers to see more info on natural gas bills

Pennsylvania adapts a new format for the joint natural gas supplier-utility bill, which seeks to provide consumers with more information about natural gas suppliers on their utility bills. Law 360 Contact: Dan Packel The commission voted 5-0 to approve the changes proposed by its Office of Competitive Market Oversight. As a result, bills will include the logo of…

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Pilot program in Pennsylvania aims to extend natural gas service to homes

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has started a pilot program with three utilities to extend gas service to homes. TribLive Contact: Dave Conti Pennsylvania’s top utility regulator wants to see more natural gas companies extend service to neighborhoods that are missing out on cheap Marcellus shale gas. “When I’ve gone to a lot of the drilling…

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The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio provides consumers with summer energy efficiency tips

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio provides some tips to consumers on how to use energy efficiently in order to better manage energy bills during the hot days of summer. Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Contact: Matt Schilling COLUMBUS, OHIO – As the heat index outside rises, the consumption of energy to cool the inside…

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New York approves Community Distributed Generation Program

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the approval of a community shared renewables program, which seeks to enable renewable ownership by customers unable to install on-site distribution generation because they rent their home, live in an apartment building, or own properties unsuitable for installing solar panels or other clean energy technologies. Office of the New…

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Is Illinois on the cusp of a new era of electricity competition?

A report produced by the Illinois Commerce Commission notes that while fewer communities as a whole are taking energy service from a competitive energy supplier, more individual households are shopping for electric offers on their own. Energy & Environmental Publishing Contact: Jeffrey Tomich More Customers Shopping Around Another sign the residential market is changing: While Chicago…

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Electricity shopping website planned for Massachusetts

Massachusetts plans to host an “online marketplace” that will allow residential consumers to shop around and compare different electricity offers to power, heat, and cool their homes and businesses. Boston Globe Contact: Jack Newsham After skyrocketing prices during the winter drove thousands of Massachusetts households to switch their electricity suppliers, the state is now planning…

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Ohio offers tips for electric outage preparation

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio offers consumers tips to prepare for any potential outages during this summer. Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Contact: Matt Schilling COLUMBUS, OHIO (June 5, 2015) –With summer approaching, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is reminding consumers of important outage preparation information. While the electric distribution system in…

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Choosing your electric supplier in Pennsylvania

Staff writer Andrew Maykuth from Philly.com provides consumer tips on how to potentially save money on your electric bill and assesses the options available to consumers when shopping for an electric plan to power, heat, and cool one’s home, apartment, and business. Philly.com Contact: Andrew Maykuth Four years into Pennsylvania’s much-heralded Era of Electric Choice, it’s…

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Ohio offers electrical safety tips

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio offers tips to stay safe when working around electricity, indoors and outdoors. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Contact: Matt Schiling COLUMBUS, OHIO (May 7, 2015) – Electricity plays a vital part in everyday life. Using electricity, people can turn on lights, prepare meals and complete home improvement projects….

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Pennsylvania Encourages Electric Customers in Southwestern PA to Shop for a Competitive Supplier

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission encourages consumers to consider shopping for a competitive electric supplier and to take advantage of the different offers that may be available to them, such renewable energy product offerings. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: Robin Tilley May, 06 2015 HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today urged electric…

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