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How California Grid Operators Managed the Eclipse

Another consideration leading up to last week’s Great American Eclipse, how would the partial or total sun blockage affect rooftop solar customers? IEEE Spectrum Contact: Peter Fairly Western grid operators such as California’s have become adept at hitting the electricity supply curve balls that weather-dependent wind and solar power toss their way. Today’s eclipse was…

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Utah Leaders Should Restructure Electricity Market

An op-ed that considers the benefits for Utahns to consider energy choice . Deseret News Contact: Ethan Dursteler and Michael Giberson Rocky Mountain Power’s proposed rate increases have raised the ire of solar companies in this state. Estimates suggest these rate increases will boost the bills for homeowners with rooftop solar equipment by about $19 per month. To Rocky…

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Community Choice Energy: The Power of Competition

New opportunities for community aggregation in California have consumers considering energy choice. San Diego Free Press Contact: Mark Hughes Community Choice Energy — also known as Community Choice Aggregation — offers us the chance to bring about a historic event: the conversion of a monopoly into a competitive business. This happened to the telephone business…

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First Look at the ACCES Consumer Choice Survey and White Paper

The American Coalition of Energy Suppliers is pleased to announce the launch of its consumer survey and white paper, titled, The Power of Choice. ACCES completed a consumer survey to measure awareness and understanding of energy choice in Ohio and Florida. Join us as we present the survey results in a webinar on Wednesday, June 7th…

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ACCES radio interview with The Steve Gruber Show on WJIM Michigan Talk Network

Click here to listen to the ACCES interview. On December 9, ACCES spokesman Michael Meath talked energy choice with host Steve Gruber of the WJIM Michigan Talk Network. Meath discussed energy choice in Michigan and the options available to consumers to meet their energy needs. “The more options you have, then the greater the opportunity to take control…

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Recently, more Pennsylvanians shopping for power

The number of consumers shopping for their electricity in Pennsylvania has increased over the last month, a strong indicator of the health of the state’s competitive electricity market. The Morning Call Contact: Scott Kraus State utility regulators see hopeful signs that gun-shy customers are finally shopping for power again, more than a year after they…

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According to new report – Consumers Better Off With Retail Choice in Electricity

The report, issued by the COMPETE Coalition, and based on data compiled from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, notes that in recent years the number of residential customers choosing their electricity provider has grown considerably. Energy Manager Today Contact: Cheryl Kaften Competitive electricity choice markets offer consumers advantages over monopolistic utility markets in three key areas…

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Michigan Governor: the state must take aggressive steps to avoid energy price spikes

In outlining Michigan’s energy policy, Governor Rick Snyder said that the state does not need to eliminate the current provision for electricity choice, if retail electricity suppliers can demonstrate that they are assuring reliability for their customers. View the Governor’s address on the state’s energy policy here. Office of the Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder Friday,…

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New tool available for Chicagoans to compare electricity rates

The Chicago-based consumer advocacy group, the Citizens Utility Board, has launched an interactive calculator tool to allow consumers to compare electricity rates. Chicago Tribune Written by: Julie Wernau Chicagoans who are confused over whether to stick with the city’s chosen electricity provider, Integrys Energy Services, or to go back to ComEd, now have a free…

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Baltimore Mayor to host event to help low income Baltimore residents get help on energy bills

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to host Energy Assistance Week beginning next Tuesday. The Baltimore Sun Written by Yvonne Wenger Low income Baltimoreans can get help with their energy bills at a three-day energy assistance event to be hosted by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. The event, called Energy Assistance Week, will be held Tuesday through Thursday at the Morgan…

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