ACCES Radio Appearance on WNNJ and WFIN

ACCES spokesperson Michael Meath was a guest on WNNJ’s Issues and Ideas Show on September 29, 2017. WNNJ is an AM/FM radio station broadcasting throughout northeastern New Jersey. On October 4, 2017, Meath was a guest on WFIN’s Good Mornings in Findlay, Ohio. Meath discussed the findings from ACCES’ Power of Choice: Consumer Preferences on Energy Choice in…

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Utility Customers can Check Out Choices

Marietta Times talk to PUCO about energy choice shopping for consumers. Marietta Times Contact: Erin O’Neill Local Dominion Energy customers may have gotten a notice in the mail stating that they can opt to lock in a fixed price from supplier Dominion Energy Solutions without fees for canceling. This is just one of many marketing…

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Utility Questions or Concerns? Contact the PUCO

PUCO issues press release urging consumers to contact the PUCO call center for any issues surrounding their utility, help choosing a supplier, and for tips on how to save money on energy bills. Public Utility Commission of Ohio Contact: Matt Schilling The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) urges consumers to contact the PUCO Call…

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How California Grid Operators Managed the Eclipse

Another consideration leading up to last week’s Great American Eclipse, how would the partial or total sun blockage affect rooftop solar customers? IEEE Spectrum Contact: Peter Fairly Western grid operators such as California’s have become adept at hitting the electricity supply curve balls that weather-dependent wind and solar power toss their way. Today’s eclipse was…

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9 Tips for Staying Cool Without Heating up Your Energy Bill

While back-to-school sales and fall clothes are being advertised, the weather forecast for the next few weeks still indicates mid-summer highs. WBS Atlanta shares tips for keeping the energy bill low while dealing with record-breaking temperatures. WBS Atlanta Contact: Angela Woroch As record-breaking temperatures continue to bake much of the country this summer, you may be feeling…

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Sustainable Solar Education Project Releases Consumer Videos

The Clean Energy States Alliance has released three short videos for consumers who are considering adopting solar. Clean Energy States Alliance Contact: Nate Hausman Rooftop Solar Financing 101 introduces three common solar financing methods: loans, leases, and power purchase agreements and briefly explains some of the advantages and disadvantages of each. Choosing a Solar Installer offers advice…

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Utah Leaders Should Restructure Electricity Market

An op-ed that considers the benefits for Utahns to consider energy choice . Deseret News Contact: Ethan Dursteler and Michael Giberson Rocky Mountain Power’s proposed rate increases have raised the ire of solar companies in this state. Estimates suggest these rate increases will boost the bills for homeowners with rooftop solar equipment by about $19 per month. To Rocky…

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Community Choice Energy: The Power of Competition

New opportunities for community aggregation in California have consumers considering energy choice. San Diego Free Press Contact: Mark Hughes Community Choice Energy — also known as Community Choice Aggregation — offers us the chance to bring about a historic event: the conversion of a monopoly into a competitive business. This happened to the telephone business…

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California Retail Choice En Banc

Last month, the California Public Utilities Commission together with the California Energy Commission held an en banc hearing on the changing state of retail electric choice in California. In addition to presentations on community solar programs and California’s renewable energy portfolio standards, CPUC Staff presented its white paper, Consumer and Retail Choice, the Role of the…

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Survey Shows Consumers Strongly Support Maintaining Existing Energy Choice, ACCES Says

Energy Choice Matters, the leading retail energy trade publication, published a recap of ACCES’ consumer survey and white paper, The Power of Choice: Consumer Preferences on Energy Choice in Florida and Ohio. ACCES spokesman, Michael Meath explained that the survey found, “no matter whether consumers have had choice for a number of years, such as in…

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