ACCES News Releases

ACCES Quarterly Consumer Newsletter: Fall 2021

This week, ACCES published its Fall 2021 newsletter recapping what changes we saw for competitive energy in the 2021 legislative session. ACCES has continued to monitor policy developments to identify states and provinces strengthening or expanding competitive energy markets across the United State and Canada. 2021 legislative sessions included several bills which provide more access…

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National Clean Energy Week

ACCES is excited to share that we’re participating in National Clean Energy Week. NCEW  is a celebration of the policies, industries, and innovations that power our daily lives while producing no or very little greenhouse gas emissions. ACCES believes that energy choice is an important element of clean energy, and supports consumers’ abilities to shop…

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ACCES Consumer Quarterly: Senate Advances Clean Energy Tax Package in Recognition of Importance of Storage and Investment Incentives

**Throughout 2021, ACCES is partnering with other energy industry stakeholders to bring our subscribers additional insights into competitive energy issues. This content is not endorsed by ACCES nor does it necessarily reflect the views of ACCES or our member companies. If you’re interested in submitting a piece for consideration for publication on www.competitiveenergy.org  please email…

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Consumer Shopping Trends: Survey and Insights

Today’s consumer is rarely content to select the first product they see. As evidence, consider that there are Web browser plug-ins to search for a better price, coupon code aggregators to get every last discount, and abandoned “shopping carts” left across ecommerce sites while customers comparison shop. For their part, online merchants have grown more…

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Consumer Shopping Trends Survey: Highlights

Highlights of ACCES’ 2020 survey on consumer shopping trends:  


ACCES Quarterly Consumer Newsletter: Energy in a time of Covid-19

This week, ACCES published its Spring 2020 newsletter about energy choice options available for consumers. The American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers and its members hope this update finds you, your family, and your co-workers safe and healthy during this uncertain time. ACCES is committed to providing educational content for energy consumers and understands that…

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Energy Choice Legislation to start off the year in the Virginia Legislature

The beginning of the legislative session in Virginia saw a bill introduced that would establish broad retail competition. The bill seeks to end Dominion’s monopoly over distribution. ACCES spoke with Utility Dive to discuss similar national trends. Utility Dive  Contact: Iulia Gheorghiu Various state efforts to decouple retail energy services are expected to continue this year, Frank…

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ACCES Quarterly Consumer Newsletter: Emerging Energy Developments in Puerto Rico

This week, ACCES published its Fall 2018 newsletter on the topic of emerging energy developments in Puerto Rico. ACCES is always monitoring North American markets to identify regions considering (or reconsidering) competitive energy. The most recent territory that may be moving towards restructuring its electricity market is Puerto Rico. Following the catastrophic failure of the…

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ACCES Quarterly Consumer Newsletter: Supplier Consolidated Billing

This week, ACCES published its Summer 2018 newsletter on the topic of supplier consolidated billing. Several markets allow Competitive Energy Suppliers to offer Supplier Consolidated Billing (SCB) as an option for customers, to allow a more seamless billing experience. With SCB, a qualified supplier is responsible for billing and collecting from the customer for both…

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Switching to a competitive supplier could cost you, data shows

This study reinforces the importance of consumer education – ensuring that potential customers understand the offer and contract terms, as well as having the tools to seek out reputable suppliers. WPRI Contact: Susan Campbell Frank Caliva, a spokesperson for the American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers, said the ACCES does not take positions on specific…

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