Energy Choice Industry News

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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Pennsylvania PUC Cautions Consumers of Phone Scam Involving Energy Bills; Reminds Consumers of Shut-off Procedures

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission informed consumers to be aware of utility shut-off procedures as well  of inappropriate telemarketing practices, as they signaled the importance of consumer education. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: Denise McCraken HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today cautioned consumers of a phone scam involving their energy bills and…

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Ohioans comparing electricity and gas prices at new Energy Choice Ohio website

Ohio’s competitive energy shopping website has made significant process since its release, with about 31,000 visitors a month. Columbus Business First Written By: Tom Knox More than 185,000 visitors have checked out the state’s price-comparison tool for Ohio electricity and natural gas customers since its unveiling six months ago. That number averages out to almost 31,000…

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Pennsylvania PUC Reminds Consumers that the Electric Choice Standard Offer Program Can Offer Immediate Savings

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission touts its Electric Choice Standard Offer program, providing consumers the opportunity to enroll into the program to potentially save money on their electricity bills. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: Robin Tilley HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today reminds consumers that saving money on electricity can be as…

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In Maryland, power plants coming to electricity-hungry state

For the first time in over a decade in Maryland, a state that imports more electricity than other states, which has been causing higher charges for consumer for years, now intends to have two new, large power plants developed, with construction beginning as soon as this year. There are two additional projects currently seeking approval…

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Milwaukee Alderman Seeks Legislation To Open Wisconsin Electricity Market to Competition

Stakeholders on different sides of the aisle continue to push for electric choice in Wisconsin. Milwaukee Alderman Robert Bauman is pursuing legislation directing the city’s administration department and intergovernmental relations division to lobby Wisconsin lawmakers for a change in state law to allow retail customer choice in electricity. COMPETE Coalition Written by: Bill Massey Milwaukee…

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