Energy Choice Industry News

Ohio PUCO rep to meet with public to discuss issues related to utility bills

A representative of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) will be in Greenfield Thursday evening, October 1, to discuss the services provided by the agency including answering questions related to utility bills and services. Times Gazette Contact: Ron Coffey The program will begin at 7 p.m. in Greenfield council chambers, 300 Jefferson St. PUCO…

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The Ohio PUC answers questions about budget billing

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio provides consumers with information about budget billing as another way to manage utility bills. Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Contact: Matt Schilling  COLUMBUS, OHIO (Aug. 27, 2015) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) would like to remind consumers that in addition to energy conservation and energy choice,…

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ACCES member featured in Renewable Energy World, discusses Renewable Energy Credits

ACCES member Great Eastern Energy explains the importance of renewable energy and what consumers need to know when selecting a renewable energy product that can assist in controlling your use of energy. Renewable Energy World Contact: Virginie Glaenzer  What is a Renewable Energy Credit (REC)? With sustainability moving into the forefront of global consciousness, renewable energy…

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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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