Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Public Utility Commission?

Posted: January 24, 2017 2:28:03 pm
In the United States, a utilities commission, utility regulatory commission (URC),public utilities commission (PUC) or public service commission (PSC) is a governing body that regulates the rates and ...
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In the United States, a utilities commissionutility regulatory commission (URC),public utilities commission (PUC) or public service commission (PSC) is a governing body that regulates the rates and services of a public utility

CLICK HERE for information about your states Public Utility Commission. 

Should I Choose a Different Supplier?

Posted: January 24, 2017 2:29:29 pm
The short answer is yes if the rate is lower. You may choose an alternative competitive energy supplier, but it is not required. It is possible, but not guaranteed, that you could save money by choosing your own supplier. Energy Price Choice™ w...
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The short answer is yes if the rate is lower. You may choose an alternative competitive energy supplier, but it is not required. It is possible, but not guaranteed, that you could save money by choosing your own supplier. Energy Price Choice™ will do everything they can to make sure you get the best possible energy rate. In the rare chance they cannot find you a better rate than you are currently paying now, then they will inform you and suggest you stay with your current provider. Some customers may also be interested in whether the source of a supplier's electricity is renewable or "green."

Privacy Statement

Posted: January 23, 2017 9:45:48 pm
  EnergyPriceChoice.com has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. General Statement of Principles As described in detail below, any information we gather at this web site is strictly for our use and is ...
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EnergyPriceChoice.com has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy.

General Statement of Principles

As described in detail below, any information we gather at this web site is strictly for our use and is not shared with any other entity, public or private, for any reason - period. We will not sell or give away any lists or other data that we may retain and we do not purchase such information from other sources.

Statistical Data

Our servers (as most) track IP addresses and referring pages to help with site maintenance and improvements. This data is viewed only as anonymous statistics to show the busiest times of the day or week, pages with errors and how effective our advertising has been. This information is not used for any other purpose.

Personal Information Collected - Order Forms

Except for credit card info, we store the information from your order form to allow us to track consulting issues or refer to a previous order to help provide some customer service. You may elect to have your information completely removed from this system by e-mailing us at support@energypricechoice.com with your request. We do not store any type of sales information.

Information Correction or Removal

If you wish to correct, update or remove any information about you that may be in our records, please send us an e-mail at support@energypricechoice.com with the details of your request. If you wish to contact us further, please find complete contact information on our about us page.

Cookies

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Your use of the Services will constitute acceptance of the then-current Privacy and Cookie Policy, to include any amendments thereto. Please read this policy carefully to ensure that you understand our views and practices regarding the capture, retention, processing, and transfer (where applicable) of your information. If you do not agree to accept and be bound by the Privacy and Cookie Policy, please discontinue your use of the Services.

What is a web cookie?

Cookies are text files containing a small amount of information that is downloaded to your device when you visit a website. They are generally used by most websites to improve your online experience and to ensure that relevant content and functions are delivered and used more effectively. Cookies perform various functions.

For example, some cookies are downloaded to your device temporarily for the period that you browse a website; these cookies might allow you to navigate between pages more efficiently or enable websites to remember the preferences you select. Other cookies can be used to help websites remember you as a returning visitor or ensure the online adverts you receive are more relevant to your specific needs and interests

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To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Energy Price Choice How To Guide

Posted: February 16, 2017 1:45:59 pm
EnergyPriceChoice.com leads you through the search to find a lower energy prices and then to sign up to purchase the energy. The process is so easy and simple that you probably will not need the information below. This is just to answer any questio...
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EnergyPriceChoice.com leads you through the search to find a lower energy prices and then to sign up to purchase the energy. The process is so easy and simple that you probably will not need the information below. This is just to answer any question that may arise as you go through the sign up process.

Have your utility bill with you to complete the sign up process.

Step 1: Enter your zip code in the designated box and click on the "Submit Your Zip" button.

Step 2: Check residential or commercial and click the "Next Question" button.

Step 3: Check electric or gas. You can sign up for either or both.  After you choose one in step 6, you can come back and look at the prices for the other. Click the "Next Question" button.

Step 4: Choose your utility from the drop down box if the utility company shown is not yours. Click on the "Next Question" button.

Step 5: Choose when you want to start your new service. It will automatically show you the next available start date. 

              Step 5a: Skip this step if you chose "Residential" in Step 2. Business pricing is based on energy usage tiers and rate classes. Enter in the annual usage from your utility bill. Click "Next Question".

              Step 5b: Choose from the available rate classes from the drop down. You can find examples of where to find your rate class by clicking on the link "Click here" next to the drop down.

Step 6: Offers will appear and you can choose the price and contract length that works best for you. Compare the offers with the price listed on your utility bill to see how much you will save. Click on the "Sign Up" button.

Step 7:  Click on the "Accept Offer" to move forward.

Step 8: Review the information in your cart. Read the terms and conditions. Click on the box next to the "Confirm" button to accept the terms and conditions.

Step 9:  Fill out the information fields including the electric and/or gas account information found on your utility bill (account number, customer number, meter number, etc.)

Step 10: To process the deal, energy suppliers need a copy of your most current utility bill. Scan or take a very clear picture of your utility bill. Click the "Choose Files" button to upload your utility bill. If you are using a smartphone, you can take a photo and upload it to the information page. If you don't have a scanner and are using a PC, take a clear picture with your phone and email it to yourself. From there, you can download it and upload it to the site.

Step 11: Sign the form in the box at the bottom using the mouse if you are using a computer or a stylus or your finger on a smartphone. Click "Submit".

Step 12: Review the information to ensure it is correct. If everything looks right, click the "Confirm" button. You will be taken to a thank you page and receive a confirmation email to the email address you provided. The last thing to do is to enjoy the savings!

If you need any help through the process, email support@energypricechoice.com

What is a "rate class"?

Posted: February 16, 2017 1:48:37 pm
Utilities generally charge a different rate per kilowatt hour of electricity used for commercial and residential customers.  Many utilities have a variety of rate structures within those categories.  This can be based on many different fact...
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Utilities generally charge a different rate per kilowatt hour of electricity used for commercial and residential customers.  Many utilities have a variety of rate structures within those categories.  This can be based on many different factors.  The most common rate class being "general standard delivery" or "standard delivery".  Below is an example of where you might find your rate class on a utility bill.  CLICK HERE  for detailed examples of utility bills. 

If you are still unsure, call you local utility company for the information or email support@energypricechoice.com.

rate class example

 

Who is my Current Supplier?

Posted: February 16, 2017 1:50:20 pm
To find out who your current energy supplier is, you can call your utility company or look at your utility bill. Below is a sample bill. Your utility bill should have the customer service phone number of your current supplier like below.&n...
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To find out who your current energy supplier is, you can call your utility company or look at your utility bill. Below is a

sample bill. Your utility bill should have the customer service phone number of your current supplier like below. 

While your bill will vary from utility to utility, you should be able to find your current suppliers contact

information on it. If you need futher assistance, please email, support@energypricechoice.com.

How Long are Supplier Energy Agreements?

Posted: February 16, 2017 1:50:56 pm
The length of your contract will be decided between you and the supplier you choose. When your contract expires, you may change suppliers, keep the same supplier, or return to your local utility company as your supplier. Make sure to read your suppli...
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The length of your contract will be decided between you and the supplier you choose. When your contract expires, you may change suppliers, keep the same supplier, or return to your local utility company as your supplier. Make sure to read your supplier contract carefully to see if there is a fee for early termination. Canceling with a supplier and signing up with another supplier may take 1-2 billing cycles. Be aware that if you do nothing and let your contract lapse, you will be automatically returned to your local utility company as your supplier. In most cases this will increase your monthly bill.

If I Live in a Municipality or Co-Op Can I Switch Suppliers?

Posted: February 16, 2017 1:51:36 pm
The short answer is no you can't switch suppliers.     While there may still be options available, those options are usually controlled by the decision makers of the co-op or municipality. It is up to your co-op whether to participate in ...
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The short answer is no you can't switch suppliers.  
 
While there may still be options available, those options are usually controlled by the decision makers of the co-op or municipality. It is up to your co-op whether to participate in the deregulated market or not, but most have chosen not to. You could speak to your board members and see how they feel about switching suppliers. If your municipality already participated in an energy aggregation program, you can only change your supplier when the contract expires. 
 
If your co-op or municipality is interested in starting an energy program, please contact David Ramos, david@energypricechoice.com, for more information and to see what options we have available for you. 

Utility Bill Examples

Posted: February 16, 2017 1:52:44 pm
How To Read Your Utility Bill The links below can help you understand your electricity bill better.   Ohio Download Sample Bill - AEP Ohio Power Download Sample Bill - Cleveland Electric Illuminating - First Energy ...
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How To Read Your Utility Bill

The links below can help you understand your electricity bill better.

 

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Illinois

Maryland

Massachusetts

New York

Maine

New Jersey

Delaware

Connecticut

Washington D.C.

Why do I have to pay a cost recovery fee if I cancel?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:03:10 pm
If you cancel your service early, most suppliers will charge you an early termination fee.  This fee funds the recovery of historic above market expenses incurred through power contracts and other investment obligations.  This is specfic to...
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If you cancel your service early, most suppliers will charge you an early termination fee.  This fee funds the recovery of historic above market expenses incurred through power contracts and other investment obligations.  This is specfic to each supplier.  You can see the early termination fee on the rates of each supplier.  To see the terms and conditions for each supplier, CLICK HERE.

What is Energy Deregulation?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:50:33 pm
If you are looking to save money on your gas and electric bill, you came to the right site. Click the tabs above to get started saving money on your utility bills for free. If you came to learn more about energy, then you also came to the right place...
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If you are looking to save money on your gas and electric bill, you came to the right site. Click the tabs above to get started saving money on your utility bills for free. If you came to learn more about energy, then you also came to the right place. In this blog entry and future installments, we will help you navigate the waters of what can be a complex energy industry.

You Have Questions? We Have Answers.

Energy Price Choice can help you get lower energy because of deregulation. Energy deregulation has brought competition to the energy industry, driving cost down, but what is energy deregulation? What does it mean for you? Does it affect energy service? How can you benefit from energy deregulation? The following can answer those questions for you.

 

What is Energy Regulation?

Energy prices remain regulated in many areas across North America. This means that the energy rates and all the processes that get the electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses, is controlled by a governing body. Only the local utility company has the power to sell directly to the consumer. The government or the utility company set the price for electric and natural gas supply and the distribution channels for delivery. Because of this monopoly, consumers have no choice when it comes to their energy provider.

What is Energy Deregulation?

Many states and provinces throughout North America are deregulated. This has allowed competitive energy suppliers to enter the energy market. The suppliers now have the ability to provide a variety of choices for electricity and natural gas service and rates. The energy rates are not controlled by the utility company or the government. Instead the pricing is controlled by the market. The consumer gets the freedom to choose where they receive their energy supply. This competition drives the costs down and the savings go to the consumer.

What Does It Mean for You?

Besides the lower energy rate, not much changes for you. The utility company is still responsible for the distribution of the electricity and natural gas to your homes and businesses, regardless of the energy supplier. The price for the electricity and natural gas supply is not set by the same utility company. You can now choose who you want to supply the energy to your local utility company. In most cases, your current local utility will still bill you. In some areas, you can choose to pay the supplier separately.

Does it Affect Your Service?

Your neighborhood utility company would still provide the power distribution and services. Where the utility company gets the power from is of little consequence. You still get the same uninterrupted energy service, just a lower, more competitive rate on the supply. Same service, better rate.

How Can You Benefit from Energy Deregulation?

Finding a supplier for your energy can be a daunting task. If you were to go to the supplier directly, you will not get the best price available. If you go directly to a hotel to get a room, do you get same price you would if you had gone to websites like Priceline™ and Expedia™? What if the hotel down the street has more amenities and a lower rate per night? How would you know? Are you going to go to each hotel on the block and compare each rate? That seems a bit tedious, but if you did not shop for a room first, you most likely would be missing out on substantial savings. The same thing applies to your energy supply. That’s where companies like Energy Price Choice™ and H. P. Technologies, Inc. come in. These companies will do all the leg work for you and take the tedious out of getting lower energy rates. We will compare and negotiate the best possible price from multiple suppliers. This greatly benefits you because suppliers compete to supply your energy causing substantial savings for you.

 

The News Explaining Energy Deregulation 

 

How do I Choose a New Energy Supplier?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:31:19 pm
Choosing a new competitive energy supplier is easy. If you know basic computer knowledge, you should find switching energy suppliers as easy as finding a hotel room, booking a flight, or choosing car insurance online. Put your zip code in the text bo...
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Choosing a new competitive energy supplier is easy. If you know basic computer knowledge, you should find switching energy suppliers as easy as finding a hotel room, booking a flight, or choosing car insurance online. Put your zip code in the text box on the homepage of energypricechoice.com and follow the process. We will take you step by step through the entire process. If you need more help, please visit our "Get Started" page for a checklist of what you need, videos, and much more help to get you started saving money.

What is Electricity Choice?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:32:21 pm
The actual electricity you use is the supply. You can choose which company supplies your electricity. The electricity utility company own the wires that deliver electricity to you. You cannot choose another utility company but you can choose where th...
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The actual electricity you use is the supply. You can choose which company supplies your electricity. The electricity utility company own the wires that deliver electricity to you. You cannot choose another utility company but you can choose where the utility company receives your electricity supply. The electricity supply itself, meets the same requirements and transmission standards whether it is purchased from the utility company or an alternative supplier.

What Factors Should I Consider When Choosing a Supplier?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:33:02 pm
When choosing a competitive energy supplier, Energy Price Choice™ does all the legwork to find you the best suppliers at the best rates. We make the decision to choose a new competitive energy supplier easy. You can trust we consider many facto...
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When choosing a competitive energy supplier, Energy Price Choice™ does all the legwork to find you the best suppliers at the best rates. We make the decision to choose a new competitive energy supplier easy. You can trust we consider many factors when connecting you with a new competitive energy supplier. These factors include:

- Natural gas and electricity supply rate (price) 

- Plan options offered

- Customer service

- Fees

- Renewable energy options

- Reliability

- Areas served

- Ethics

- Terms and conditions

- Clearly communicates customers' rights and responsibilities

- Refrains from fraudulent practices

- The length of time for the agreements

- Renewal policies

- Termination Fees

What Factors Affect the Price of Electricity?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:33:46 pm
Market prices change depending on a number of factors, including the amount of supply and demand for electricity, the availability of power plants, local fuel costs, pricing regulations, distribution costs, seasonal costs, and weather conditions. El...
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Market prices change depending on a number of factors, including the amount of supply and demand for electricity, the availability of power plants, local fuel costs, pricing regulations, distribution costs, seasonal costs, and weather conditions.

Electricity prices also reflect the costs to build, finance, maintain, and operate power plants and the electricity grid (the complex system of power transmission and distribution lines). Some for-profit utilities also include a return for owners and shareholders in their prices. These prices rise and fall much in the way gasoline and some grocery prices change.

How Can I Find Out if a Competitive Energy Supplier is Reputable?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:34:14 pm
Suppliers are certificated by the Public Utility Commission of every deregulated state. They must be financially and technically able to sell natural gas and electricity. Energy Price Choice™ researches every single competitive energy supplier ...
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Suppliers are certificated by the Public Utility Commission of every deregulated state. They must be financially and technically able to sell natural gas and electricity. Energy Price Choice™ researches every single competitive energy supplier that we work with. We will not do business with any supplier we don’t trust fully. You can rest assured any supplier you sign up with using our services is not only reputable but also reliable and trustworthy. For more information on competitive energy suppliers, please visit your state’s public utility commission.

What is Energy Deregulation?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:29:07 pm
Welcome to the first Energy Price Choice™ blog post. If you are looking to save money on your gas and electric bill, you came to the right site. Click the links above to get started saving money on your utility bills for free. If you came to ...
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Welcome to the first Energy Price Choice™ blog post. If you are looking to save money on your gas and electric bill, you came to the right site. Click the links above to get started saving money on your utility bills for free. If you came to learn more about energy, then you also came to the right place. In this blog entry and future installments, we will help you navigate the waters of what can be a complex energy industry.

Energy Price Choice™ can help you get lower energy because of deregulation. Energy deregulation has brought competition to the energy industry, driving cost down, but what is energy deregulation? What does it mean for you? Does it affect energy service? How can you benefit from energy deregulation? The following can answer those questions for you.

What is Energy Regulation?

Energy prices remain regulated in many areas across North America. This means that the energy rates and all the processes that get the electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses, is controlled by a governing body. Only the local utility company has the power to sell directly to the consumer. The government or the utility company set the price for electric and natural gas supply and the distribution channels for delivery. Because of this monopoly, consumers have no choice when it comes to their energy provider.

What is Energy Deregulation?

Many states and provinces throughout North America are deregulated. This has allowed competitive energy suppliers to enter the energy market. The suppliers now have the ability to provide a variety of choices for electricity and natural gas service and rates. The energy rates are not controlled by the utility company or the government. Instead the pricing is controlled by the market. The consumer gets the freedom to choose where they receive their energy supply. This competition drives the costs down and the savings go to the consumer.

What Does It Mean for You?

Besides the lower energy rate, not much changes for you. The utility company is still responsible for the distribution of the electricity and natural gas to your homes and businesses, regardless of the energy supplier. The price for the electricity and natural gas supply is not set by the same utility company. You can now choose who you want to supply the energy to your local utility company. In most cases, your current local utility will still bill you. In some areas, you can choose to pay the supplier separately.

Does it Affect Your Service?

Your neighborhood utility company would still provide the power distribution and services. Where the utility company gets the power from is of little consequence. You still get the same uninterrupted energy service, just a lower, more competitive rate on the supply. Same service, better rate.

How Can You Benefit from Energy Deregulation?

Finding a supplier for your energy can be a daunting task. If you were to go to the supplier directly, you will not get the best price available. If you go directly to a hotel to get a room, do you get same price you would if you had went to websites like Priceline™ and Expedia™? What if the hotel down the street has more amenities and a lower rate per night? How would you know? Are you going to go to each hotel on the block and compare each rate before rate? That seems a bit tedious, but if you did not shop for a room first, you most likely would be missing out on substantial savings. The same thing applies to your energy supply. That’s where companies like Energy Price Choice™ and H. P. Technologies, Inc. come in. These companies will do all the leg work for you and take the tedious out of getting lower energy rates. We will compare and negotiate the best possible price from multiple suppliers. This greatly benefits you because suppliers compete to supply your energy causing substantial savings for you.

The News Explaining what Energy Deregulation Is

How Long is a Contract with a Energy Supplier?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:35:47 pm
The length of your contract will be decided between you and the supplier you choose. When your contract expires, you may change suppliers, keep the same supplier, or return to your local utility company as your supplier. Make sure to read your suppli...
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The length of your contract will be decided between you and the supplier you choose. When your contract expires, you may change suppliers, keep the same supplier, or return to your local utility company as your supplier. Make sure to read your supplier contract carefully to see if there might be a fee for early termination. Canceling with a supplier and signing up with another supplier may take 1-2 billing cycles. Be aware that if you do nothing and let your contract lapse, you will be automatically returned to your local utility company as your supplier or the supplier will roll you over to a month to month energy plan. In most cases, this will increase your monthly bill.

How Will I know if I'm Eligible to Switch My Competitive Energy Supplier?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:37:10 pm
If you have an account in “good credit standing,” you are eligible to participate. An account in “good credit standing” is one in which the account does not have a deliquent past due balance or a disconnection notice.  I...
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If you have an account in “good credit standing,” you are eligible to participate. An account in “good credit standing” is one in which the account does not have a deliquent past due balance or a disconnection notice. 

If you are in a current agreement with an energy supplier, you can switch suppliers but they will most likely charge you an early termination fee. You can see the termination fees of our suppliers with the rates on the Get Started page or you can call your current supplier. The phone number is found on your utility bill

What Factors Affect the Price of Natural Gas?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:38:44 pm
The natural gas market is affected by four primary factors: weather, natural gas inventory, natural gas production, and what’s occurring in the market place with other fuels – primarily oil. Changing supply/demand fundamentals, unpredicta...
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The natural gas market is affected by four primary factors: weather, natural gas inventory, natural gas production, and what’s occurring in the market place with other fuels – primarily oil. Changing supply/demand fundamentals, unpredictable weather, the emergence of a global liquid natural gas market, and dynamic natural gas storage data have all contributed to the recent increase in natural gas volatility. The market ebbs and flows much like the stock market. Anyone of these factors can have great influence on how natural gas is priced.

What is Natural Gas Choice?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:39:03 pm
It is the option to purchase your natural gas supply from an alternative natural gas supplier. Whether you decide to purchase your natural gas supply from your local natural gas utility company or switch to another company for your gas supply, your l...
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It is the option to purchase your natural gas supply from an alternative natural gas supplier. Whether you decide to purchase your natural gas supply from your local natural gas utility company or switch to another company for your gas supply, your local natural gas utility company will continue to deliver the natural gas to your home or business. The natural gas supply itself, meets the same requirements and pipeline standards whether it is purchased from the utility company or an alternative supplier.

How Can You Benefit from Energy Deregulation?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:39:29 pm
Finding a supplier for your energy can be a daunting task. If you were to go to the supplier directly, you will not get the best price available. If you go directly to a hotel to get a room, do you get same price you would if you had went to websites...
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Finding a supplier for your energy can be a daunting task. If you were to go to the supplier directly, you will not get the best price available. If you go directly to a hotel to get a room, do you get same price you would if you had went to websites like Priceline™ and Expedia™? What if the hotel down the street has more amenities and a lower rate per night? How would you know? Are you going to go to each hotel on the block and compare each rate? That seems a bit tedious, but if you did not shop for a room first, you most likely would be missing out on substantial savings. The same thing applies to your energy supply. That’s where companies like Energy Price Choice™ and H. P. Technologies, Inc. come in. These companies will do all the leg work for you and take the tedious out of getting lower energy rates. We will compare and negotiate the best possible price from multiple suppliers. This greatly benefits you because suppliers compete to supply your energy causing substantial savings for you.

Does Energy Deregulation Affect Your Service?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:40:24 pm
Absolutely not. Your neighborhood utility company would still provide the power distribution and services. Where the utility company gets the power or natural gas from is of little consequence. You still get the same uninterrupted energy service, ju...
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Absolutely not.

Your neighborhood utility company would still provide the power distribution and services. Where the utility company gets the power or natural gas from is of little consequence. You still get the same uninterrupted energy service, just a lower, more competitive rate on the supply. Same service, better rate.

What Does Energy Deregulation Mean for Me?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:40:58 pm
Besides the lower energy rate, not much changes for you. The utility company is still responsible for the distribution of the electricity and natural gas to your homes and businesses, regardless of the energy supplier. The price for the electricity ...
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Besides the lower energy rate, not much changes for you. The utility company is still responsible for the distribution of the electricity and natural gas to your homes and businesses, regardless of the energy supplier.

The price for the electricity and natural gas supply is not set by the utility company. You can now choose who you want to supply the energy to your local utility company. In most cases, your current local utility will still bill you. In some cases, you can choose to pay the supplier separately.

What is Energy Regulation?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:41:20 pm
Energy prices remain regulated in many areas across North America. This means that the energy rates and all the processes that get the electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses, is controlled by a governing body. Only the local utility comp...
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Energy prices remain regulated in many areas across North America. This means that the energy rates and all the processes that get the electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses, is controlled by a governing body. Only the local utility company has the power to sell directly to the consumer. The government or the utility company set the price for electric and natural gas supply and the distribution channels for delivery. Because of this monopoly, consumers have no choice when it comes to their energy provider.

What is a Competitive Market?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:43:09 pm
What is a Competitive Market? For many years, the energy market in America was regulated, which meant that consumers did not have the option to choose their competitive energy supplier. In a competitive market, multiple energy suppliers compete ...
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What is a Competitive Market?

For many years, the energy market in America was regulated, which meant that consumers did not have the option to choose their competitive energy supplier. In a competitive market, multiple energy suppliers compete for customers in the areas they serve. Instead of having to accept the prices and the plan options of your local utility company, you can compare energy suppliers and select the one that best meets your needs.

Watch the video below for a quick look into the competitive market:

 

What is a Competitive Energy Supplier?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:43:38 pm
A competitive energy supplier is a company that is certified by a state’s public utility commission to generate or deliver natural gas and/or electricity to local distribution companies (utility companies). They are separate entities from the u...
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A competitive energy supplier is a company that is certified by a state’s public utility commission to generate or deliver natural gas and/or electricity to local distribution companies (utility companies). They are separate entities from the utility companies. They focus mainly on energy supply only. The competitive energy suppliers compete with each other to provide energy to you. This competition drives the costs down and passes the saving to you. While the Public Utility Commission has established consumer protection requirements that competitive energy suppliers must follow. The rates offered by energy suppliers are not regulated by the Commission.

What is a Fixed Price Plan?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:44:03 pm
A fixed price plan is when a customer pays the same amount every month for a set period of time. This allows you to contract with a competitive energy supplier for electricity or natural gas and be billed at the same amount per kWh or Mcf f...
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A fixed price plan is when a customer pays the same amount every month for a set period of time. This allows you to contract with a competitive energy supplier for electricity or natural gas and be billed at the same amount per kWh or Mcf for a specified period of time. The price per kWh or Mcf will be the same each month (for example $0.0580 per kWh) for the contract period.  The price will not increase or decrease over the term of the contract. Any changes in your use or the market rate of natural gas and electricity should not affect the rate you pay per unit.

In Ohio, a law was passed that brokers and suppliers could no longer use the term fixed because in case of extreme conditions, such as a power plant closing or the coldest winter ever, the price will change. The term we use now is firm. This is basically the same as fixed. Your rate won't change during your term agreement unless something catastrophic happens. 

What is a Variable Price Plan?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:44:24 pm
On a variable price plan, the price per unit can change monthly, weekly or daily depending on market conditions or other factors. Consumers should look to specific offers for the terms of variability. The price per kWh or Mcf may vary from month to m...
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On a variable price plan, the price per unit can change monthly, weekly or daily depending on market conditions or other factors. Consumers should look to specific offers for the terms of variability. The price per kWh or Mcf may vary from month to month based on the wholesale price of electricity and natural gas.  You may be unable to predict the amount of your bill for electric usage because the price may change.  While you may save money if the price decreases, you will pay more if prices increase.

What is the Difference Between a Competitive Energy Supplier and a Local Utility Company?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:44:49 pm
A “Competitive Energy Supplier” is responsible for obtaining the electricity or natural gas commodity for homes and businesses. The “Local Utility Company” (local distribution company) is responsible for delivering the commodi...
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A “Competitive Energy Supplier” is responsible for obtaining the electricity or natural gas commodity for homes and businesses. The “Local Utility Company” (local distribution company) is responsible for delivering the commodity to homes and businesses. Each month the local utility company sends the consumer a bill that includes the competitive energy supplier’s electricity or natural gas supply charge. Your choice of competitive energy supplier will not affect the reliability of your home’s electricity or natural gas supply.

What is Energy Price Choice?

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:45:15 pm
EnergyPriceChoice.com is an online energy marketplace that allows homeowners, renters, and small businesses to shop natural gas and electricity plans in an unbiased, informative, easy to use, and reliable environment. Our energy suppliers compete for...
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EnergyPriceChoice.com is an online energy marketplace that allows homeowners, renters, and small businesses to shop natural gas and electricity plans in an unbiased, informative, easy to use, and reliable environment. Our energy suppliers compete for your electricity and natural gas supply business.

Our site instantly finds the best offers from millions of daily prices. All our customers don't pay us a penny. We have absolutely no hidden costs. Energy Price Choice is confident we can save you money on your utilities.

Our simple, results-oriented approach gives you:

1.  Access to one of the most extensive group of national energy supply companies in the nation.

2.  Greater energy savings than what you can negotiate on your own.

3.  Expert advice throughout the energy procurement process.

4.  An analysis of your current purchase terms and past energy usage.

5.  Simple supplier cost and program comparisons that best match your energy requirements.