Energy Choice Industry News

Mount Holly considering energy deal on behalf of residents

At a work session Monday, a few companies that deal in energy aggregation made presentations to the Township Council. The companies said the township could strike a deal that would lead to energy savings for residents. Energy deregulation has been a reality in New Jersey since 1999. However, the program by which municipalities can aggregate…

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Energy Choice in New York State

ACCES was recently featured in the May/June 2013 issue of New York State Realtor magazine. The article about energy choice in New York State is on page 28, and available in a digital copy here: http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NYRS/NYRS0313/index.php#/28

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New Hampshire energy suppliers announce new alliance

Consumer education about energy choice is catching on in New Hampshire. Energy supply companies, trade groups and environmental organizations have announced the formation of a new alliance they say is designed to educate New Hampshire consumers about options they have when choosing their electricity provider and protecting the environment. EmpowerNH plans to roll out a…

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Let’s Democratize Demand Response – Power from the People!

Demand Response (DR) in the Texas restructured market seems to be on verge of becoming the next big thing. Unfortunately, it has been on the verge of being the next big thing for quite a while. The mounting evidence, however, seems to support the democratization of DR by enabling technologies that address the greatest source…

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Customer Choice Education Group ACCES Announces New Members

Briefly from Energy Choice Matters The American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers (ACCES) announced that SouthStar Energy Services and Great Eastern Energy have each joined ACCES. Last summer, Infinite Energy joined the coalition, and founding members include IGS Energy, NRG Retail, and U.S. Gas & Electric. ACCES was formed to provide clear and accurate information…

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Michigan, Indiana warm to the idea of expanding consumer utility choice

A surplus of electric power in the Midwest, low wholesale power prices, a jump in retail rates, and the dramatic growth in customer choice participation in Illinois and Ohio are prompting at least two states in the Midwest to look again at the merits of letting retail customers pick their electric supplier. On April 30…

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Consumers encouraged to read up on electric suppliers

Consumers too quick to disregard unrecognized telephone numbers as telemarketers may miss out on a chance to save money, a spokesman for the public utility regulatory agency said. The PUCO recommends four steps for any consumer considering a switch in electric supplier: • Compare offers — Visit PUCO’s apples-to-apples chart to determine which electric supplier’s…

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Niles moves forward with power aggregation

The question of whether Niles (IL) should explore aggregation was backed by nearly 86 percent of voters in the April 9 election, according to acting Village Manager Steven Vinezeano. The ballot question asked whether the village should have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers…

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Milford (OH) considers gas, electric aggregation

Milford (OH) residents soon may have an option to save money by aggregating gas and electric services. Aggregation is when a group of customers join together to form a single, larger customer to purchase electric or gas services. City Manager Jeff Wright said he wants to generate conversation and get feedback from residents about aggregation….

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Don’t Fall For Electricity Solicitation Calls

The City of Park Ridge (IL) issued a statement on Wednesday, warning residents to be wary of phone solicitations trying to lure customers back to ComEd. Be sure you do your research and know your rights before signing any contracts, including new energy contracts. Visit the Consumer Tools section of this website at www.competitiveenergy.org/consumer-tools to…

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