Energy Choice Industry News

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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Combating the myth of N.H.’s ‘high’ energy prices

Recently, this publication featured a column by Jim Roche of the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire discussing energy prices and urging businesses to follow an energy-efficient strategy to reduce their power consumption and their electricity spend. He cited U.S. Energy Information Administration statistics that branded New Hampshire as the state with the sixth-highest energy rates…

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Energy Consumer Benefits and Protections are Focus of NEM Policy Roundtable

The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) gathered a diverse group of energy industry leaders at its Connecticut Policy Leadership Roundtable on September 11, 2013, at The Hartford Club in Hartford, Connecticut. The stakeholders engaged in a groundbreaking conversation of how to transition the standard electric utility service model using competitive market mechanisms that rely on…

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What Electricity Choices Could Look Like

You might have heard about CleanPowerSF in the news recently. KCBS reports that, “for nine years, the city has been trying to come up with a renewable energy program where people can buy their power from a provider other than PG&E.” It’s a program that would allow San Franciscans to choose where their electricity comes from….

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PUCO to educate Meigs residents on energy choice

MEIGS COUNTY — Energy savings has been the subject of many letters and phone calls received by those in this region over the past several months. It seems on a weekly basis that residents receive a letter promising them a lower rate on the electric bill if they will switch to this company or that…

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PUC to Consumers Shopping for Electricity: Be Aware of Contract Expirations, Know Your Terms, Conditions

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today reminded consumers shopping for electricity to be aware of expiring electric supplier contracts and the associated terms and conditions. “Just as with cable television or cell phone service, when your initial contract with an electric supplier expires, the provider may begin to change your rates,” said…

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