Energy Choice Industry News

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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New options available for new york energy consumers to manage their bills

The New York Public Service Commission, in preparation for this upcoming winter, and seeking to avoid last winter’s large price increases, announced on October 23 that utilities and energy suppliers have agreed to provide customers with more information and more refined tools to help customers manage their energy bills. New York Public Service Commission Contact:…

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PA Utility Commission to Host ‘Be Utility Wise’ Event to Train the Trainer on Consumer Assistance, ‘Prepare Now’ for Winter Energy Costs

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission will host its second annual Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton “Be Utility Wise” event, “Connecting the Dots to Financial Stability,” from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Mohegan Sun Convention Center. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission  Contact: Robin Tilley October 17, 2014 WILKES-BARRE – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC)…

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Pennsylvania launches its annual “Prepare Now” campaign reminding consumers to prepare for winter energy costs

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has launched its annual campaign to help prepare consumers for winter energy costs. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: Jennifer Kocher HARRISBURG  – “Our Prepare Now campaign reminds consumers all season long that winter temperatures come with increased electric and natural gas use and higher household bills,” said PUC Chairman…

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New Jersey BPU moves on ‘plain English’ summary for alternative energy contracts

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities takes action to improve customer disclosure and relevant information for customers who may be interested in switching to a Third Party Supplier. NJ Spotlight Contact: Tom Johnson Third-party suppliers to start offering consumers one-page explanation of fine-print details of what they’re offering. The state is taking steps to…

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Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to discuss energy choice at workshop on Oct. 7

The Public Utility Commission will be hosting a workshop in Pataskala, OH on October 7 to inform consumers about energy choice! The Newark Advocate Contact: Chad Klimack PATASKALA – Western Licking County residents interested in learning more about their energy choices and so-called aggregation can do just that at an upcoming public meeting. The Public Utilities…

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The future of energy service in Pa. is all about you: Badar Khan

Competitive energy supplier Direct Energy uses a great analogy to explain the benefits of energy choice in an op-ed published in PennLive. PennLive Op-Ed Written by: Badar Khan Imagine living in a town where every restaurant serves only beans – and just one kind. You’re charged strictly based on the amount of beans you eat….

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