Energy Choice Industry News

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)…

Read the full article

View this News Release (external link)

Pennsylvania PUC to Consumers: During Arctic Blast, Be Aware of Electric Rate and Know Your Options

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reminds consumers to double-check their electricity rates this winter and to be aware of their options when it comes to shopping for competitive energy suppliers. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: Denise McCraken February 17, 2015 HARRISBURG – With the impending arctic blast predicted to surpass the low temperatures during last…

Read the full article

View this News Release (external link)

Michigan PSC: Cold Temperatures Stress Importance of Energy Assistance Programs for Low-Income Customers

The Michigan Public Service Commission encourages low-income customers to contact their state’s energy assistance programs to assist them with their energy bills. Michigan Public Service Commission  Contact: Judy Palnau February 10, 2015 – As part of Keep Michigan Warm Month, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today highlighted the importance of programs that help Michigan’s low-income…

Read the full article

View this News Release (external link)

Rhode Island Lt. Governor looks to increase electric rate competition

Rhode Island Lt. Governor Daniel McKee seeks to provide consumers with more options, when it comes to heating, powering, and cooling their homes and business. The Lt. Governor also expressed interest in the development of a “shopping website,” that could allow consumers to compare and shop for offers from competitive energy suppliers. The Warwick Beacon…

Read the full article

View this News Release (external link)

Maryland Public Service Commission Launches New Website

The Maryland Public Service Commission has developed a newly tweaked website that has significantly improved the ability for consumers to navigate the website. The new site includes a a redesigned electric supplier price comparison page for residential customers. Maryland Public Service Commission Contact: Regina Davis (Baltimore, January 27, 2015)— The Maryland Public Service Commission today formally…

Read the full article

View this News Release (external link)

Pennsylvania PUC Offers Tips for Residents During Power Outages

In preparation for the upcoming winter storm to hit the Northeast and impact surrounding regions this week, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission informed residents with tips on what to do if they experience a power outage. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: Robin Tilley January 26, 2015 HARRISBURG – With the impending Nor’easter forecast to impact Southeast…

Read the full article

View this News Release (external link)

The Pennsylvania PUC Reminds Consumers to Prepare for Cold Weather

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission provides consumers with energy conservation and safe heating tips as the cold weather approaches. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: Denis McCracken January 06, 2015 HARRISBURG – With frigid temperatures forecasted for many areas of the state this week, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today reminded consumers to prepare for…

Read the full article

View this News Release (external link)

Amid Global Efforts, New York Plants Seeds for Energy Reform in 2014 That Will Bloom in 2015

With New York’s new focus on energy reform, this article highlights the beginnings of what a unified effort to transform the energy system could look like. The state is calling for more renewable energy, more options for people to take control over their energy use and costs. Environmental Defense Fund Contact: Rory Christian In the future, when…

Read the full article

View this News Release (external link)

New York Public Service Commission Lays Out New Process in Transmission Upgrade Proceeding

The New York Public Service Commission looks into identifying transmission upgrades in order to fix congestion problems. New York Public Service Commission Contact: James Denn Albany, NY—12/12/14— The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today announced that it will determine the exact extent of the need for relief of persistent transmission congestion that exists along the…

Read the full article

View this News Release (external link)

Michigan PSC, Focused on Possible Capacity Shortfalls, Asks Alternative Electric Suppliers to File Assessments on Meeting Demand

With coal-fired power plants set to begin retiring due to federal environmental regulations as soon as 2016, the Michigan Public Service Commission is taking action to ensure that electric utilities and competitive electricity suppliers (or alternative electric suppliers) will have the capability to meet their customers electricity demands over the next five years. Michigan Public…

Read the full article

View this News Release (external link)