Energy Choice Industry News

Marketers try to sell Ariz. regulators on benefits of electric supply competition

ACCES recently had the opportunity to weigh in and provide public comment on the Arizona Corporation Commission’s open investigation on whether to allow for a competitive electricity market. Take a look…. Energy marketers, solar interests and a few big power consumers are pressing the Arizona Corporation Commission to move forward with opening the state’s electricity…

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Resident Power Takes Their Electricity Choice Message to the Citizens of New Hampshire

Consumer Education Continues in New Hampshire… On Wednesday August 7th, Resident Power launched its first of three permitted promotions of its alternative energy supply program since 2011 and ongoing cheaper electricity supply options by picking up the tab for parking meters in a section of downtown. The Pay for Parking event, hosted in front of…

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Wind was top source of U.S. electricity in 2012

Did you know that wind was top source of new U.S. electricity generation  in 2012? Renewable energy sources are another great option for many home and business owners. You can learn about energy options in our Energy Choice Programs & Incentives overview. And read more about the Department of Energy study reporting that wind was…

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PUCO to inform residents about energy choices

NEWARK — The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will be be offering an explanation about shopping for electricity at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Newark Public Library, 101 West Main St. Gretchen Blazer, from PUCO’s Office of Retail Competition, will help explain customer rights when choosing an electric supplier. Energy choice in Ohio allows consumers to…

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Opt-Out Rules Make Chicago’s Energy Aggregation Program A Huge Success

Over the past six months, the largest municipal aggregation program in the United States has saved almost one million customers in the Windy City have about $21 million on their monthly electric utility bills. But the story gets better. Using its bulk buying power, Chicago’s municipal aggregation program has not only reduced electricity bills, but…

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Electricity deregulation worth pursuing

The Arizona Corporation Commission has launched an interesting and important discussion of electricity deregulation. But Robert Robb, a columnist for The Republic in Arizona,  says it started the discussion by asking the wrong question. The commission opened a docket inviting interested parties to answer a series of questions. The first is: “Will retail electric competition…

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NH customers continue to switch electricity providers

The latest statistics filed with the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission show that more than 90,000 residential electricity customers have left Public Service Co. of New Hampshire (PSNH) for a competitive service provider. More than 98 percent of the electricity consumed by the utility’s large commercial and industrial customers is purchased competitively, and more than…

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Before you switch energy suppliers, or if you are solicited…

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has tried to simplify switching your electricity supplier. Some people remain confused, however… According to the Erie Times-News:  “It’s not illegal to have a website similar to papowerswitch.com that lists electricity suppliers, said Jennifer Kocher, PUC press secretary. In fact, there are others in addition to the Choose Energy website,…

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PUCO offers energy choice information session

For the past year the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has been letting people across the state know they can choose their electric distributor. They’ll come to Middletown next week to the MidPointe Library, 125 S. Broad St., to address any questions and concerns from electric customers as they may have received a phone call,…

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‘Buzzing’ causes headaches for Md. energy consumers

“Buzzing” or “Slamming” to switch your electricity company without your permission is illegal. Learn about your rights in the Consumer Tools section on this website, at www.competitiveenergy.org/consumer-tools/your-rights. But this is still happening… WBAL-TV reports on the latest from Baltimore: www.wbaltv.com/news/maryland/i-team/buzzing-causes-headaches-for-md-energy-consumers/-/10640252/20804472/-/item/1/-/wpdxx1z/-/index.html

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