Energy Choice Industry News

Pennsylvania Issues Proposal to Provide More Natural Gas Supplier Information on Utility Bills

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is seeking to increase customer awareness for customers participating in the competitive retail natural gas market and to provide customers more competitive energy supplier information on their bills. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: Robin Tilley HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today issued a tentative proposal that would provide…

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No Matter the Method, Fewer Americans Taking Steps to Improve Energy Efficiency at Home

A poll that was recently taken provides some great insight into how much Americans really know about the different energy resources heating their homes, powering their entertainment centers and charging their mobile devices. PRNewswire Contact: Larry Shannon-Missal, The Harris Poll NEW YORK, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A notably severe winter has finally come to a close,…

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New York to hold forums on energy issues impacting low-income communities

The meetings in New York aim to help low-income consumers control their energy bills, which will feature presentations on emerging energy issues, best practices, consumer protections, and information on some of the resource programs that assist low-income energy customers. New York Public Service Commission Contact: James Denn ALBANY—The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission)…

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Energy Choice Adoption Rises in Northeast

Several states throughout the Northeast are experiencing an increase in residential shopping for competitive energy suppliers as consumers look for more options to control their energy bills. Energy Manager Today Contact: Josh Kessler  A blog post on NJ.com discussed the rapid growth of energy choice awareness in the Northeast. New Jersey has seen a slow…

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Central Pennsylvania Customers See Energy Prices Drop

Central Pennsylvania consumers are experiencing the value of having the option to shop for competitive energy suppliers. NJ.com Contact: eletricrate.com Similar to New Jersey, neighboring Pennsylvania saw a drop in energy choice participation in 2014 as many customers elected to go back onto their utility default rates.  In the prior two years, consumers in both…

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Michigan May Expand Electric Competition

Michigan Senator Mike Shirkey has introduced legislation that would increase retail electricity choice throughout the state of Michigan. Energy Manager Today Contact: Josh Kessler Since 2008, Michigan has capped participation in retail electricity markets at 10 percent of load in each utility’s service territory. On March 11, Retail Energy buyer reported that Michigan Representative Aric…

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Pennsylvania PUC Announces Launch of Online Search Function for Utility Complaints

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has launched a website feature that allows searches for formal complaints filed against regulated utilities and competitive energy suppliers. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: Robin Tilley March 10, 2015 HARRISBURG –The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today announced the launch of a PUC website feature allowing users to search by…

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Austin City Council of Texas debates deregulation of utility Austin Energy

Austin Council Member Don Zimmerman has expressed support for providing customers at utility Austin Energy with the ability to choose their electricity provider, the Austin Monitor reports. Austin Monitor Contact: Tyler Whitson When it comes to Austin Energy, there is one word that always stirs up debate. That word is “deregulation.” City Council held a…

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Energy shopping should be easier, NJ lawmaker says

New Jersey Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo seeks to provide consumers more information about third party energy suppliers and supports a mechanism where customers can rate how satisfied they are with a third-party energy supplier. New Jersey 101.5 Contact: David Matthau Energy deregulation in New Jersey was designed to give consumers more choice and save them money, but…

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Public Utility Commission of Ohio provides consumer protection tips

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio reminded consumers of a few tips to ensure they make an educated decision when shopping for a competitive energy supplier. Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Contact: Matt Schilling COLUMBUS, OHIO (Feb. 26, 2015) – With all of the options available to Ohio’s energy consumers, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)…

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