Energy Choice Industry News

How to Get the Best Electricity Pricing

Energy consumers in Texas have the option to switch to a different energy company in order to choose a plan that suits them well. energyblogs.com Written by Jordan Adam During peak periods, electricity can be quite expensive for most consumers. Even in times of slack demand, the reductions in prices do not match the spikes during…

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Michigan Governor to address energy choice; backers, opponents keep up debate

The Michigan debate on energy choice continues as Governor Rick Snyder prepares for his annual energy speech which he plans to include comments on the topic of energy choice. Crain’s Detroit Business Written by Jay Greene In December, Gov. Rick Snyder is scheduled to give his annual energy speech in which he is expected to address…

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San Francisco flirts with idea of energy choice aggregation

Energy choice aggregation may come to San Francisco. Marin Independent Journal  Written by Richard Halstead Stymied in their attempt to create their own public power authority, members of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors are exploring the possibility of having San Francisco join the Marin Energy Authority. Staff from San Francisco’s Local Agency Formation Commission —…

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Switching Providers to Obtain Lower Houston Electricity Rates

Homeowners and business owners are taking advantage of energy choice as they are selecting energy plans from competitive energy suppliers that best suits their energy consumption. energyblogs.com Written by David Adam As electricity prices become more competitive in Texas, and as business owners and homeowners have the choice to shop for their energy by selecting…

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Deregulation has led to lower utility rates in Ohio

Reporter, Howard Ain, informs Ohio residents about their rights as an energy consumer. Local 12 WKRC Cincinnatti Contact: Howard Ain CINCINNATI (Howard Ain) — Deregulation has led to lower utility rates in Ohio. While that’s good for consumers, it has also brought dozens of companies into the area looking for business.  Local 12 Troubleshooter, Howard…

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Electricity market brings choices, deals

Excerpts from The Baltimore Sun: As more customers and companies jump into Maryland’s electricity-purchase market, there are reports of problems… But the options for getting a good deal on power are rising, too. As of July, 28 percent of customers at the state’s four largest electric utilities were buying from suppliers, according to the most…

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Debate on Michigan retail electric shopping cap continues

Advocates and opponents of energy choice continue the discussion of whether to deregulate the state of Michigan’s electricity market. The Baltimore Sun Written by Jamie Smith Hopkins The back-and-forth between advocates and opponents of lifting a cap on the number of customers allowed to pick a competitive electric supplier in Michigan continues, as comments to…

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After Decades Of Doubt, Deregulation Delivers Lower Electricity Prices

Excerpts from the Forbes article on energy choice. Shopping for power can help empower consumers to select an energy plan that best suits their needs. Forbes Written by William Pentland More than two decades ago, federal and state governments began dismantling electric utilities’ monopoly on generating electric power. In the early aughts, deregulation suffered a…

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Why Commercial Real Estate Property Managers Need to Be Educated as to Energy Deregulation

“Energy deregulation will be the largest transfer of wealth in history.” — Warren Buffet For many years, consumers were limited to one company that controlled both the generation and distribution of electricity and natural gas. Historically, energy utility companies sold electricity and natural gas and delivered it through their power lines or natural gas piping…

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SolarCity and Viridian Team to Provide Clean Energy Day and Night

SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY), America’s No. 1 full-service solar power provider, and Viridian Energy, a pioneer of affordable clean energy among retail electricity providers, are teaming up to offer solar electricity directly to homeowners at a discount to their current electricity rates through Viridian’s 20,000-contractor network. SolarCity provides customers with free solar panel installation, and makes…

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