Energy Choice Industry News

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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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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