energy choice

Consumer Shopping Trends Survey: Highlights

Highlights of ACCES’ 2020 survey on consumer shopping trends:  


ACCES Quarterly Consumer Newsletter: Energy in a time of Covid-19

This week, ACCES published its Spring 2020 newsletter about energy choice options available for consumers. The American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers and its members hope this update finds you, your family, and your co-workers safe and healthy during this uncertain time. ACCES is committed to providing educational content for energy consumers and understands that…

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Georgia Public Service Commission Reminds Seniors of Discounts

The Georgia Public Service Commission issued a press release ensuring that eligible senior citizens are aware that they can receive discounts on their gas, electric and telephone bills in the form of a senior citizen discount or, in the case of telephone bills “lifeline assistance.” Georgia Public Service Commission Seniors receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy…

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Despite claims, competitive energy market works in Md.

This op-ed challenges the report prepared for the Maryland’s Office of the People’s Counsel that reported the energy market has caused an increase in electricity costs. Ms. Ross instead provides information that demonstrates the restructured electricity market has created a vibrant marketplace for consumers, as well as leading to employment and economic growth. The Baltimore…

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ACCES Quarterly Consumer Newsletter: Supplier Consolidated Billing

This week, ACCES published its Summer 2018 newsletter on the topic of supplier consolidated billing. Several markets allow Competitive Energy Suppliers to offer Supplier Consolidated Billing (SCB) as an option for customers, to allow a more seamless billing experience. With SCB, a qualified supplier is responsible for billing and collecting from the customer for both…

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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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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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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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ACCES Radio Appearance on WNNJ and WFIN

ACCES spokesperson Michael Meath was a guest on WNNJ’s Issues and Ideas Show on September 29, 2017. WNNJ is an AM/FM radio station broadcasting throughout northeastern New Jersey. On October 4, 2017, Meath was a guest on WFIN’s Good Mornings in Findlay, Ohio. Meath discussed the findings from ACCES’ Power of Choice: Consumer Preferences on Energy Choice in…

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