Energy Choice Industry News

Washington: Small Business Can Save Money by Shopping for Electricity

Pamela Witmer is a commissioner with the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission, which is charged with ensuring electric rates in Pennsylvania remain competitive. She writes about how small businesses can benefit by shopping for electricity. In early February, Pennsylvania surpassed 2 million residential and business customers using a competitive supplier for their electric service. Just three years…

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PUCO to hold energy choice talk (Lima News)

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will offer a talk at 5:30 p.m. March 25 at the Lima Public Library to educate Lima residents on their electric and natural gas choices. A representative will explain energy choice regulations and tips on deciding on a provider. Visit puco.ohio.gov for details. To learn more before the meeting,…

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“Electric Choice Programs Place Power in the Customers’ Hands” (Renewable Energy World)

“Consumers now have the freedom to select their energy provider and a plan that is most suitable for their needs. This is known as “Electric Choice” and directly relates to the ability of consumers to choose the company they would like to generate and supply the energy they consumer.”

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“Electricity competition is real, so how should you decide what to do?” (Nashua Telegraph)

“Yes, (electricity competition) is real and easy to do, and the savings do exist, although they aren’t huge. A homeowner can reduce monthly bills by around $5 to $15 when switching away from PSNH or their resident utility, depending on power usage. There is almost no risk to consumers, and although the system is new,…

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“Understanding Energy Choice” Capitol Pressroom interview with ACCES

ACCES spokesman Michael Meath talks with Susan Arbetter on the Capitol Pressroom about energy choice for natural gas and electricity consumers in New York State. The Capitol Pressroom is aired across the entire state of New York.

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“Website helps natural gas shoppers save” (The Morning Call)

“The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission… rolled out a website that makes it easier for consumers to compare prices and determine if they could save a few dollars by switching to another natural gas company.” You can also learn How to Analyze an Offer from alternative suppliers in our Consumer Tools section.

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“Karel: Alternative energy choice available” (Chippewa Herald)

“With a little help from state legislators, Wisconsin residents could benefit from more competition in this market while at the same time producing green energy for their own personal consumption.” Learn if your state offers energy choice and alternative suppliers for electricity or natural gas on our energy choice maps.

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“Alternative energy companies on the rise with N.H. homeowners” (Foster’s Daily Democrat)

“The energy market has been open to competition in New Hampshire since 2002, but it was only recently that homeowners began to sign up with alternative suppliers like ENH in large quantities.” Learn How to Analyze an Offer from alternative suppliers in our Consumer Tools section

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“Tips on Electricity Shopping from State Officials” (Greenwich Patch)

“The state Attorney General and Consumer Counsel offer some tips on shopping for electricity in Connecticut as lower rates take effect Jan. 1.”

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“State 2nd in energy choice” (Albany Times Union)

“Only Texas has a more competitive retail energy supply market than New York state, according to an annual report that measures how well deregulation of the electricity markets is working across North America.”

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