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Ohioans comparing electricity and gas prices at new Energy Choice Ohio website

Ohio’s competitive energy shopping website has made significant process since its release, with about 31,000 visitors a month. Columbus Business First Written By: Tom Knox More than 185,000 visitors have checked out the state’s price-comparison tool for Ohio electricity and natural gas customers since its unveiling six months ago. That number averages out to almost 31,000…

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PA Public Utility Commission seeking comment on customer contract renewal notices

In Pennsylvania, the Public Utility Commission continues to sort out the new rules governing contract renewal notices. The Commission announced on July 9 that it is seeking comment on a Staff proposal to allow companies offering both natural gas and electricity to customers to use the new electric renewal notice process only, rather than sending…

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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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Pennsylvania wants to turn up the heat for Pennsylvania’s competitive gas marketplace

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette interviewed the American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers (ACCES) on the topic of natural gas consumer education in Pennsylvania as compared with electric choice consumer education and the future of the natural gas retail market in the state. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Written by: Michael Sanserino Pennsylvania’s competitive electricity marketplace has received a lot of…

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Technology, cable, phone companies ‘cast covetous eye’ on power utility industry’s customers

Technology, cable, and phone companies are beginning to make their way into the retail energy market. Columbus Business First Written by: Tom Knox A lack of technological innovation and a business model that still clings to a regulated market could soon have the utility industry fighting for relevance among upstarts and businesses new to the power…

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Competitive energy suppliers attracting customers with creative perks

Competitive energy suppliers are using innovative strategies to improve the supplier-customer relationship by offering creative value-added services and perks for signing up with a retail energy supplier. Written by: Michael Sanserino Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Competitive energy suppliers in Pennsylvania are wooing customers by offering loyalty rewards, in addition to electricity and natural gas. Consumers can earn…

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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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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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New York State Senator offers strategy to confront high electricity bills

New York state Senator George Maziarz issued an op-ed, informing constituents about the opportunity to shop for energy.  Shopping for energy empowers consumers to make smart decisions about their energy purchases…. Posted by George D. Maziarz on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 While this bitter winter is hopefully behind us, there is no doubt that one of its most…

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Ohio to hold energy choice workshop April 17

PUCO to hold energy choice workshop MILLERSBURG — A representative from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will be in the village April 17 to provide information about energy choices. The event will take place 4-6:30 p.m. at the Holmes County District Public Library, 3102 Glen Drive. Zachary Frymier, from the PUCO’s Office of Retail…

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