Energy Choice Industry News

ACCES Quarterly Consumer Newsletter: Emerging Energy Developments in Puerto Rico

This week, ACCES published its Fall 2018 newsletter on the topic of emerging energy developments in Puerto Rico. ACCES is always monitoring North American markets to identify regions considering (or reconsidering) competitive energy. The most recent territory that may be moving towards restructuring its electricity market is Puerto Rico. Following the catastrophic failure of the…

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Energy Choice Initiative featured on Nevada’s Ballot this November

In November 2016, Question 3 on the Nevada ballot proposed a constitutional amendment to require the Nevada Legislature to establish “an open, competitive retail electric energy market,” reduce energy market regulations, and prohibit energy monopolies. An almost 73% majority voted yes giving Question 3 the highest margin of support of any Nevada ballot initiative in…

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Switching to a competitive supplier could cost you, data shows

This study reinforces the importance of consumer education – ensuring that potential customers understand the offer and contract terms, as well as having the tools to seek out reputable suppliers. WPRI Contact: Susan Campbell Frank Caliva, a spokesperson for the American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers, said the ACCES does not take positions on specific…

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Join ACCES for the premiere of its consumer focus group video

The American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers (ACCES) is releasing a new focus group video, The Power of Choice, on its website on March 28 at 1:00 PM ET. ACCES recently hosted and filmed a focus group for the video. The focus group followed last year’s white paper release that examined consumer awareness of energy…

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FTC Celebrates 20th Anniversary of National Consumer Protection Week

The Federal Trade Commission and its partners across the country will participate in the 20th anniversary of National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), held March 4-10, 2018. NCPW is a nationally coordinated campaign to help consumers understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money and learn how to spot scams. www.federaltradecommission.gov “We’re excited to…

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Quarterly Consumer Newsletter: Enroll With Your Wallet

The most recent issue of ACCES’ Quarterly Consumer Newsletter series explains a new enrollment procedure known as Enroll With Your Wallet. A full copy of the issue is available here. Sign up for future issues of the Quarterly Consumer Newsletter here. Imagine if, in search of a new mobile phone plan or cable TV package,…

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PUCO reminds Ohioans that heating assistance is available

The Public Utility Commission of Ohio issued a press release last week reminding residents that there are heating assistance programs available for those who have been disconnected from their heating source. Public Utility Commission of Ohio Contact: Matt Schilling The Winter Reconnect Order allows residential customers the opportunity to have their service restored or maintained…

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PUC Vice Chairman Place Hosts Johnstown ‘Be Utility Wise’ Education Events Focusing on Essential Customer Assistance Programs

The PAPUC issued a consumer press release about the PUC’s Be Utility Wise events which are intended to help local human service agencies and assistance organizations better understand the utility programs and services available in their communities. The Vice Chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) – Andrew G. Place – will kick off a meeting…

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Understanding third-party verification

Earlier this month, as part of its Quarterly Consumer Newsletter series, ACCES published the most recent issue highlighting the process of third party verification. A full copy of the issue is available here. Sign up for future issues of the Quarterly Consumer Newsletter here. To make sure consumers are only enrolled in products and services…

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California takes another step towards reopening its retail electric market

The CAPUC announced this week that it will hold an informal public workshop on California customer choice to gather stakeholder input on electric market choice models. Speakers will include California stakeholders and electric market experts who will present “key insights to help guide the evolution of the regulatory framework for customer choice in California.” California Customer Choice is…

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