On February 1, ACCES spokesman Michael Meath was a guest on News Radio 790 WAEB in Allentown, PA, talking energy choice with host Bobby Gunther.
Meath helped explain the different roles between the competitive energy supplier and the local utility. Traditionally, electric and natural gas consumers did not have a choice in Pennsylvania as to who supplied their energy; the utility that served the region in which the consumer resided served all within that territory. Today, however, energy choice programs allow eligible customers to shop around and choose an electric/natural gas supplier that best suits their needs. That supplier may be the utility, or one of the many suppliers licensed to market in Pennsylvania.
Beyond potential cost savings on your energy bill, Meath noted that “competitive suppliers offer various services and products to best meet the customer’s energy needs, whether that may be energy audits for your home or business; home protection, such as insuring your HVAC equipment; selecting renewable energy, and more.”
For information about energy choice and how to shop for a competitive energy supplier, visit our website at competitiveenergy.org.