Energy Choice Industry News

Opinion: Reputable competitive energy suppliers seek long-term trust with customers

The New Jersey Chapter of AARP recently submitted the opinion piece “New law puts energy suppliers’ cold calls on ice” (March 10) applauding Gov. Chris Christie and legislative sponsors for a new consumer protection law. The letter also references alleged questionable door-to-door and telemarketing practices by competitive energy suppliers. We share the AARP’s view that…

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Pennsylvania reduces the time it takes customers to change electricity suppliers

The PA PUC issued an order reducing the time it takes customers to change competitive electricity suppliers. Consumers will now be able to switch suppliers within three business days once the EDC has been notified. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Written by Jennifer Kocher The Commission voted 5-0 to approve the regulations that require the electric distribution…

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Ohio to host Energy Choice Public Meeting

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio plans to host an educational meeting on April 16.   Buckeye Country 105.5 On April 16th, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) will educate Fayette County residents about energy choice and aggregation. The presentation will take place from 2:30pm-4pm at the Carnegie Public Library. Erin MacLellan, from the…

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Pennsylvania Adopts New Requirements for Supplier Disclosure Statements

The Pennsylvania PUC has completed regulation changes which seeks to provide consumers with more informed supplier disclosure statements. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Written by Jennifer Kocher HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today finalized regulation changes that provide electric shopping customers with greater, uniform detail in electric supplier disclosure statements and more timely…

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Pennsylvania state Senator Lisa Boscola’s energy choice forum draws crowd

Pennsylvania State Senator Boscola and other state senators have drafted an amendment to regulations that directs the Commission to enact regulations to shorten the supplier switch time.   LehighValleylive Written by Sara K. Satullo Easton resident Gary DiPasquale was enticed to switch electricity generation suppliers by the promise of the best rate possible. And for the…

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Ohio to talk about energy choices set for April 7

The Public Utilities Commission from Ohio will be hosting an educational meeting on energy choice April 7.   Lancaster Eagle Gazette The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will provide a presentation on April 7 about energy choices. The presentation will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall,…

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Illinois leads nation in renewable energy, according to report

The state of Illinois has taken the lead in renewable energy consumption… The Daily Illini Written by Eleanor Black A newly released report states that Illinois is leading the nation in renewable energy use, with 91 communities, including Champaign County and Urbana, achieving 100 percent renewable electricity. The report, titled “Leading from the Middle: How…

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Pennsylvania Unveils New Video on Fixed and Variable Rates

The Pennsylvania PUC has released a short, informative video explaining the difference between fixed rates and variables rates.   Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: David Hixson HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Robert F. Powelson today unveiled a roughly one-minute video available on www.PAPowerSwitch.com, the PUC website and YouTube to further educate electricity customers…

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Pennsylvania Gas & Electric Welcomes Proposed Changes to Improve Competitive Market

Competitive Energy Supplier supports the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s aim to strengthen customer disclosure requirements. Yahoo Finance HARRISBURG, Pa., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Pennsylvania Gas & Electric (“PAG&E”), a U.S. Gas & Electric company, today applauded the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) for its efforts to strengthen electric customer disclosure requirements and to reduce…

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Michigan Directs Natural Gas Utilities to Create a Gas Choice Price Comparison Website

The state Public Utility Commission of Michigan seeks to develop a natural gas rate comparison website to further assist  consumers shop for their energy.   Michigan Public Service Commission Contact: Judy Palnau March 18, 2014 – The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today directed four Michigan natural gas utilities to participate in a collaborative proceeding dealing…

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