Energy Choice Industry News

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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From The Energy Collective – 5 Key Proposals for New York’s Grid Transformation

The Energy Collective breaks down New York’s plan to ramp-up the state’s electric grid and energy markets. The Energy Collective Contact: Jeff St. John New York’s Public Service Commission has provided some of the first details of how it plans to transform the state’s electric grid and energy markets, with proposals to turn the state’s…

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New Jersey agency pushes for clearer contracts from third-party energy suppliers

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is seeking to provide greater transparency and more clarity on what prices customers can expect if customers choose to go with an alternative energy supplier (third-party supplier). NJ Spotlight Contact: Tom Johnson BPU looks to shield consumers from  sticker shock when electric and gas bills are far higher than…

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Are blackouts coming this winter?

PJM Interconnection discusses winter reliability. PJM PluggedIn Contact: PJM First, don’t panic. We’ve seen alarming statements (attributed to PJM) that the region we serve faces possible blackouts this winter because of coal plant retirements. First, PJM has NOT said there’s a higher threat to the grid this winter (2014/2015). We have identified potential problems after…

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Pennsylvania PUC Moves into Next Phase of Its Retail Natural Gas Markets Investigation

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission will move forward with their investigation into the state’s retail natural gas market. Among the numerous issues to be addressed includes expanding consumer education. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: Denise McCraken HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today directed its Office of Competitive Market Oversight (OCMO) to move…

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In New York, plan approved to expedite transmission line projects

The New York Public Service Commission approves plan to expedite development of electric transmission projects. New York Public Service Commission Contact: James Denn Albany, NY—08/14/14—The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today established a policy that would allow for a 10-month expedited review process for future electric transmission projects that can be built within existing…

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