Energy Choice Industry News

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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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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