energy

In New York, plan approved to expedite transmission line projects

The New York Public Service Commission approves plan to expedite development of electric transmission projects. New York Public Service Commission Contact: James Denn Albany, NY—08/14/14—The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today established a policy that would allow for a 10-month expedited review process for future electric transmission projects that can be built within existing…

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Pennsylvania PUC Reminds Consumers that the Electric Choice Standard Offer Program Can Offer Immediate Savings

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission touts its Electric Choice Standard Offer program, providing consumers the opportunity to enroll into the program to potentially save money on their electricity bills. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: Robin Tilley HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today reminds consumers that saving money on electricity can be as…

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Milwaukee Alderman Seeks Legislation To Open Wisconsin Electricity Market to Competition

Stakeholders on different sides of the aisle continue to push for electric choice in Wisconsin. Milwaukee Alderman Robert Bauman is pursuing legislation directing the city’s administration department and intergovernmental relations division to lobby Wisconsin lawmakers for a change in state law to allow retail customer choice in electricity. COMPETE Coalition Written by: Bill Massey Milwaukee…

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New York Public Service Commission to hold Hearings on Expansion of Gas Service

The New York Public Service Commission will host public hearings on Tuesday, July 15 at 4 p.m. and at 7 p.m., on whether to expand a utility’s natural gas service to serve new customers in parts of New York. New York Public Service Commission Contact: James Denn The New York State Public Service Commission announced…

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New Jersey to host Stakeholder Meeting on Energy Competition Rules and Education

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has posted on its website a public notice advising interested parties and members of the public that there will be a stakeholder meeting on proposed advertising and marketing standards; methods to educate current and potential customers about the provision of gas and/or electric service by third party suppliers;…

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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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Michigan Public Service Commission Issues Summer Energy Appraisal

The summer energy appraisal provides a highlighted overview regarding the projected prices of energy in Michigan over the winter months. Contact:  Judy PalnauAgency:  Michigan Public Service Commission May 23, 2014 – The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today released the “Michigan Energy Appraisal: Summer 2014.” The demand for energy in Michigan is projected to increase across all…

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Pennsylvania Finalizes Recommendations to Provide More Supplier Information on Utility Bills

Folks in Pennsylvania will begin to see more electricity supplier information on their electric bills. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Contact: Jennifer Kocher HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today finalized recommendations that will provide consumers with more information from their electric generation suppliers (EGSs) on their utility bill. The Commission voted 5-0 to…

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How to Understand an Industry That’s Difficult to Interpret

From “BTUs” to “distribution charges” understanding the terms on your energy bill is important to becoming a smarter energy consumer, but can be challenging. The American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers (ACCES – intentionally pronounced like “access”) has launched a detailed glossary on its consumer education website CompetitiveEnergy.org that defines over 100 terms to help…

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Conn. lawmakers send electric consumer protection bill to governor

The Connecticut state bill on consumer protection has passed both the state House and Senate and is on its way to the Governor to be signed into law. The bill seeks to address complaints about spiking prices, deceptive practices and lack of disclosure about rates and contract terms in Connecticut’s electric supplier market. SNL Written by:…

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