energy

Connecticut Senate unanimously OKs electricity supplier rules

An energy consumer protection bill passes the CT Senate. my foxny.com The Connecticut General Assembly moves a bill forward that aims to increase transparency in billing and marketing by electric suppliers as consumer protection has become a greater priority. HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Consumer protections that promise more transparent billing and marketing by electric suppliers…

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Radio program Capitol Pressroom speaks with ACCES about this year’s high energy bills.

ACCES spokesperson Michael Meath was a return guest on the New York Public Radio program Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter discussing topics that include increased consumer protection, the new state Public Service Commission Order on Retail Access, high electricity bills and tips consumers can use to better manage their energy use. To listen to the…

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In Ohio, Energy workshop kicks off ‘Money Smart Week’

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio plans to host “Money Smart Week.” Check it out…. The MarionStar Written by nick Betchel MARION, OH — The Marion Public Library is kicking off its financially-themed week with state representation. Craig Simpson, patron services associate with Marion Public Library, said the event will help start a week of programs headlined by…

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Pennsylvania reduces the time it takes customers to change electricity suppliers

The PA PUC issued an order reducing the time it takes customers to change competitive electricity suppliers. Consumers will now be able to switch suppliers within three business days once the EDC has been notified. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Written by Jennifer Kocher The Commission voted 5-0 to approve the regulations that require the electric distribution…

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Ohio to host Energy Choice Public Meeting

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio plans to host an educational meeting on April 16.   Buckeye Country 105.5 On April 16th, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) will educate Fayette County residents about energy choice and aggregation. The presentation will take place from 2:30pm-4pm at the Carnegie Public Library. Erin MacLellan, from the…

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Ohio to talk about energy choices set for April 7

The Public Utilities Commission from Ohio will be hosting an educational meeting on energy choice April 7.   Lancaster Eagle Gazette The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will provide a presentation on April 7 about energy choices. The presentation will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall,…

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Pennsylvania Gas & Electric Welcomes Proposed Changes to Improve Competitive Market

Competitive Energy Supplier supports the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s aim to strengthen customer disclosure requirements. Yahoo Finance HARRISBURG, Pa., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Pennsylvania Gas & Electric (“PAG&E”), a U.S. Gas & Electric company, today applauded the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) for its efforts to strengthen electric customer disclosure requirements and to reduce…

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New report: Illinois electric deregulation saved $37 billion

A report completed by four private stakeholders found that electric deregulation has resulted in major savings for consumers in Illinois.   The Southern Illinoisan Written by John O’Connor SPRINGFIELD — Electric deregulation has saved Illinois customers as much as $37 billion over the past 16 years, a report released Monday said. Commissioned by four business…

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New York directs retail energy market improvements for residential consumers

The Public Service Commission of New York acts to further advance innovation in the competitive retail market space.   State of the New York Public Service Commission Contact: James Denn Albany, NY – 02/20/14 – The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today took action to improve the economic value that the State’s retail…

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Op-ed from the Houston Chronicle – Deregulation and Choice

Opinion letter providing comments on the topic of energy deregulation in Texas.   Houston Chronicle Opinion Letter Written by Alan Ahrens I am a retired electric utility engineer who would like to offer some comments on the essays about electricity deregulation (“Should Texas pull plug on electricity deregulation?” Page B11, Sunday). The positions presented by the…

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