Energy Choice Industry News

Pennsylvania Announces Website Updates to Educate About Variable Rates

The PAPUC has provided additional information on their website for consumers considering a fixed rate or a variable rate from a competitive energy supplier. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: Robin Riley HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today announced several PAPowerSwitch.com updates to address this winter’s variable rate issues in the retail electricity market, including…

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Michigan Public Service Commission Issues Summer Energy Appraisal

The summer energy appraisal provides a highlighted overview regarding the projected prices of energy in Michigan over the winter months. Contact:  Judy PalnauAgency:  Michigan Public Service Commission May 23, 2014 – The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today released the “Michigan Energy Appraisal: Summer 2014.” The demand for energy in Michigan is projected to increase across all…

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Pennsylvania Finalizes Recommendations to Provide More Supplier Information on Utility Bills

Folks in Pennsylvania will begin to see more electricity supplier information on their electric bills. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: Jennifer Kocher HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today finalized recommendations that will provide consumers with more information from their electric generation suppliers (EGSs) on their utility bill. The Commission voted 5-0 to…

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Two new members appointed to NARUC’s Board of Directors

The Chair of the New York Public Service Commission and the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities have both been appointed to NARUC’s Board of Directors.  National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Contact: Rob Thormeyer WASHINGTON—National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners President Colette D. Honorable appointed two new members to the Association’s Board of…

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The Illinois Commerce Commision announces new electricity prices for utilities ComEd and Ameren

ComEd increases its electricity prices to 7.5 cents,  while Ameren decreases its prices slightly to 4.6 cents. Illinois Commerce Commission Contact: Beth Bosch The Illinois Commerce Commission has posted updated “Price to Compare” information for ComEd and Ameren Illinois residential customers at its consumer education website PluginIllinois.org.  With the wide variety of electric supply choices…

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Conn. lawmakers send electric consumer protection bill to governor

The Connecticut state bill on consumer protection has passed both the state House and Senate and is on its way to the Governor to be signed into law. The bill seeks to address complaints about spiking prices, deceptive practices and lack of disclosure about rates and contract terms in Connecticut’s electric supplier market. SNL Written by:…

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Radio program Capitol Pressroom speaks with ACCES about this year’s high energy bills.

ACCES spokesperson Michael Meath was a return guest on the New York Public Radio program Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter discussing topics that include increased consumer protection, the new state Public Service Commission Order on Retail Access, high electricity bills and tips consumers can use to better manage their energy use. To listen to the…

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New York State Senator offers strategy to confront high electricity bills

New York state Senator George Maziarz issued an op-ed, informing constituents about the opportunity to shop for energy.  Shopping for energy empowers consumers to make smart decisions about their energy purchases…. Posted by George D. Maziarz on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 While this bitter winter is hopefully behind us, there is no doubt that one of its most…

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Ohio to hold energy choice workshop April 17

PUCO to hold energy choice workshop MILLERSBURG — A representative from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will be in the village April 17 to provide information about energy choices. The event will take place 4-6:30 p.m. at the Holmes County District Public Library, 3102 Glen Drive. Zachary Frymier, from the PUCO’s Office of Retail…

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In Ohio, Energy workshop kicks off ‘Money Smart Week’

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio plans to host “Money Smart Week.” Check it out…. The MarionStar Written by nick Betchel MARION, OH — The Marion Public Library is kicking off its financially-themed week with state representation. Craig Simpson, patron services associate with Marion Public Library, said the event will help start a week of programs headlined by…

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