Op-Ed Calls For Retail Electric Choice In Minnesota

An op-ed responding to legislation granting Xcel Energy authority to ratebase a new power plant calls for Minnesota to adopt retail electric choice. Rochester Post Bulletin Contact: Catrina Rorke Competition and consumer choice are good for the Gopher State. The phone you use, car you drive, coffee you drink and clothes you wear all are better…

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Maryland advances review of the state utility distribution grids to ensure they are “customer-centered, affordable, reliable and environmentally sustainable.”

MDPSC issued notice (1/31/17), revising the scope of the proceeding to include rate design; electric vehicles; competitive markets and customer choice; the interconnection process; energy storage; and distribution system planning. The notice includes a statement of principles articulated by the MDPSC, including, most importantly, a re-affirmation that “Competitive markets are an integral part of Maryland’s…

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ACCES on with WFIN to discuss energy choice in Ohio

Michael Meath of ACCES was a guest on the program, Good Mornings, hosted by WFIN in Findlay, Ohio. Meath discussed the role of competitive suppliers in the market, and the mission of ACCES to educate consumers on their energy choice options. Meath explained the mature Ohio market, and advised customers about some of the resources available to…

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ACCES Radio Appearance on WTBQ

ACCES spokesperson Michael Meath was a guest on WTBQ’s Frank Truatt Morning Show on December 21, 2016. WTBQ is an AM/FM radio station broadcasting throughout southeastern New York, northern New Jersey and northern Pennsylvania. Michael discussed how consumers can take control of their energy bills through education – by learning about the competitive energy markets…

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Discussing the benefits of energy choice with WGY in Albany

Michael Meath of ACCES spoke on the program, Upstate Issues, on WGY Radio in Albany New York on consumer protection and the importance of having a trustworthy energy provider. Meath discussed the importance of being mindful when switching to a new providers to ensure that customers are receiving the contracted service, and shared tips on how…

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ACCES Chats with WLW in Cincinnati

ACCES’ Michael Meath spoke with Scott Sloan from WLW in Cincinnati about energy choice in Ohio and winter heating tips. Meath helped explain the different roles between the competitive energy supplier and the local utility, and further answered questions on renewable energy. Meath directed consumers to check out Ohio’s PUC Energy Choice site to compare …

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Energy Choice Initiative passes in Nevada

Nevada voters have approved the Energy Choice Initiative which is a constitutional amendment that will require the Nevada Legislature to establish “an open, competitive retail electric energy market,” reduce energy market regulations, and prohibit energy monopolies. It must pass a second consecutive vote in 2018 before it can become a constitutional amendment.. Reno Gazette Journal Nevada…

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Utility Question or Concern? Contact the PUCO

The Public Utility Commission of Ohio issues a press release advising customers that the PUCO Call Center is available to answer any utility matter. Public Utility Commssion of Ohio Contact: Matt Schilling The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) urges consumers to contact the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) or visit the PUCO website…

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Electricity Customer Choice Out-Performs Traditional Monopoly (Utility Dive)

A Michigan-based advocacy group highlights the differences between choice markets and non-choice markets. Utility Dive Contact: Wayne Kuipers and Wendy Chapelle The evidence continues to accumulate that the performance of electricity customer choice is superior to that of traditional vertically integrated monopoly. Since the recession of 2008-9, electricity customer choice has been routinely outperforming traditional monopolies in…

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“State energy-choice models show it can work in Nevada” (Las Vegas Sun)

Check out this very informative guest column about the benefits of energy choice and how consumers in Nevada, upon a possible creation of energy choice programs in the state, can benefit from energy competition, with the opportunity for consumers to further assess their energy options to power, cool, and heat their homes, apartments and businesses. With energy choice, consumers in energy choice…

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