Energy Choice Industry News

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to hold energy choice workshop

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will hold a workshop this week. Zanesville Times Recorder ZANESVILLE — The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will hold a workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the John McIntire Library. Erin MacLellan, from the PUCO’s Office of Retail Competition, will conduct a workshop to explain your rights in…

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Maryland regulators launch utility bill review

The Maryland Public Service Commission intends to review utility bills. A hearing is planned for March 4.   The Baltimore Sun Written by Jamie Smith Hopkins PSC worries that frigid temperatures will create a cost crunch for customers Maryland regulators say they will review the extent that customers are past due on bills to electric and…

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Op-ed from the Houston Chronicle – Deregulation and Choice

Opinion letter providing comments on the topic of energy deregulation in Texas.   Houston Chronicle Opinion Letter Written by Alan Ahrens I am a retired electric utility engineer who would like to offer some comments on the essays about electricity deregulation (“Should Texas pull plug on electricity deregulation?” Page B11, Sunday). The positions presented by the…

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Why electricity’s future is in the produce aisle

Great article explaining energy deregulation and energy choice. Greenbiz.com Written by Peter Bronski, Rocky Mountain Institute For years, decades, even a century, retail residential electricity consumers like you and me have used kilowatt-hours as a commodity. We treat them as uniform and fully interchangeable. One kilowatt-hour is as good as the next. And within a…

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Free energy education program coming to Blue Ash Library in Cincinnati

Retail energy supplier hosting an educational workshop January 28.   From: Cincinnati.com Blue Ash residents are being bombarded with offers to switch energy providers via mail, phone and door-to-door solicitations these days, but many residents say they are confused and uncertain on how to make the right choice. People often say they are weary of…

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In Michigan – You could choose your own power company under new legislation

Michigan debates on whether to deregulate the electricity market for homes and businesses, which would empower them to shop for their energy. Michigan Radio Contact: Lester Graham Michigan could deregulate the electricity market, allowing people to choose where they buy electricity. In downtown Frankenmuth there are two very popular restaurants: the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn and right across…

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Is Customer Choice the Right Choice for Indiana?

Indiana was once among states with the lowest electric rates in the nation, but now ranks 23rd, up into the top half. Folks are now considering the option of energy choice. Public News Service – IN Written by Mary Kulhman INDIANAPOLIS – “Customer choice” may sound like a good thing, but according to some experts,…

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More than half of Ohioans shopping for power

This marks the first time in the state of Ohio’s history that energy consumers are selecting to purchase their electricity from a competitive energy supplier rather than from their utility.   Lancaster Eagle Gazette  Russ Zimmer, CentralOhio.com For the first time, more power customers in Ohio are buying their electricity from a supplier other than…

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Our view: Open up the energy field in Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder’s “no regrets” energy vision for Michigan includes the type of thinking that just might carry the state forward to a more secure energy future. It didn’t include, however, any pledge to make the energy marketplace in Michigan more competitive by opening up the field to other producers. Snyder’s vision does include reducing…

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Despite Enron And California, Retail Electricity Reform Has Not Been Zapped

Forbes discusses the benefits of electricity choice and the states that have weathered the “storms,” and how such states are entering a new phase of electricity restructuring. Forbes Written by Ken Silverstein Most thought that electricity deregulation had been zapped after Enron’s failure and the California’s market collapse in 2001. It did sputter. But some states have…

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