electricity

Will California consider full retail electricity choice?

California’s top regulator says it’s time to consider full retail electricity choice. Green Tech Media Contact: Stephen Lacey As if California’s electric grid isn’t already changing fast enough, the state’s leading regulator says it’s probably time to change even faster. In an interview on this week’s Interchange podcast, Michael Picker, president of the California Public Utilities…

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New Hampshire Launches Comparison Shopping Webpage for Competitive Electric Supply

The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission has launched an electric choice comparison website for residential and small commercial customers looking to shop for a competitive energy supplier. New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission Contact: Amanda Noonan Concord, N.H.  The Public Utilities Commission launched a new webpage today that provides electric customers with one location to easily compare…

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According to new report – Consumers Better Off With Retail Choice in Electricity

The report, issued by the COMPETE Coalition, and based on data compiled from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, notes that in recent years the number of residential customers choosing their electricity provider has grown considerably. Energy Manager Today Contact: Cheryl Kaften Competitive electricity choice markets offer consumers advantages over monopolistic utility markets in three key areas…

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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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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…

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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…

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Pennsylvania’s electricity marketplace braces for another winter

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette interviewed ACCES about this upcoming winter energy bills for consumers. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Contact: Michael Sanserino The calendar says winter is less than one month away. The thermometer says it’s already here. It is the first winter since a variable rate crisis generated more than 11,000 calls to Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission and…

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The Maine Public Utilities Commission provides tips to consumers for electricity supply options

The Maine Public Utilities Commission issued a press release providing consumers tips and  suggestions on  what to consider when shopping for a Competitive Electricity Supplier. The Maine Public Utilities Commission Contact: Harry Lanphear November 14, 2014 Augusta, Maine — In making decisions about electricity supply, residential and small business consumers should be aware of some…

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Connecticut regulators aim to protect electricity customers

Under the new rules of the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, competitive energy suppliers will provide specific information about rates and rate changes in their marketing materials and on their websites —  including their past pricing practices —  and will do more to let customers know about upcoming rate increases. New Haven Register Written by: Luther…

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PA utility commission to electric, natural gas utilities: ‘Prepare Now’ to help consumers this winter

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PAPUC) is encouraging all electric and gas utilities to join the PAPUC in its effort to reach out and educate consumers to prepare for winter heating costs. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: Denis McCraken October 24, 2014 HARRISBURG – As the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) marks the 12th year of…

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