Is Electric Cooperative Different Than a Utility?

If you are a city dweller, you might never have even heard the term electric cooperative. However, for those living in the rural areas of the U.S., cooperatives have long represented the only option to get access to reliable, affordable electricity. Still today, electricity cooperatives supply electricity to many homes and businesses within America. Let’s …

Can You Convert Plastic to Oil?

When the first piece of plastic was produced in 1907 to be used as an insulator, no one could really foresee the scale of the global plastic production that would ensue a mere 100 years later. The US now produces about 286 pounds of plastic waste per person per year and is widely considered one …

Find the best Waco Electricity Providers

In the state of Texas, energy consumers in Waco have discovered that they are no longer forced to buy their power from Oncor. The creation of a competitive electricity market has created an abundance of electric providers offering rates that customers can now choose between. Waco energy choice is bringing greater flexibility to the residential …

Lower My CL&P Bill

Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) serves as the regulated electricity delivery company for 79% of energy customers in Connecticut. Once a regulated monopoly for these customers for all aspects of power generation, transmission, and distribution, the Connecticut energy choice law has forced CL&P to restructure and is now only in charge of the distribution of …

Lowest West Penn Power Electricity Rates

Customers of West Penn Power haven’t had as many opportunities to save money on their electric bills through Pennsylvania electricity choice as some of the state’s other utility service areas. Over the last several years many electricity suppliers have been focusing their efforts at obtaining new customers in the PP&L and PECO service areas, both …

Shop for CL&P Electricity Suppliers

In the state of Connecticut, energy customers of CL&P have discovered that they can shop for power from dozens of qualified and licensed electricity suppliers. The creation of a competitive electricity market throughout Connecticut has created an abundance of rate options that customers can now choose between. Energy shoppers in CL&P, which recently changed their …

Eversource Connecticut to Raise Default Rates in July 2017

Eversource Energy recently announced a price hike for their Connecticut customers on the default generation rate. All residential and business customers in Connecticut who are serviced by Eversource Energy, and who are not purchasing their power from a competitive electricity company, will be effected by the rate increase. Customers who are currently on the default …

What is Prepaid Electricity?

Prepaid Electricity: What is it? Pay-as-you-go (prepaid) electricity is an electric plan where you are able to pay for electricity before you use it – so that you can control how much is it going to cost you each month. Think of a prepaid phone- you top up, you use your credit to make calls …

Garland Electricity Providers

As one of the major suburbs to Dallas, electricity providers in Texas compete harshly for customers in Garland by offering competitive rates and incentives. Garland consumers are able to shop among dozens of electricity providers due to the Texas electricity choice act. The number of Garland electricity providers is constantly changing as new companies move …

How to Reduce Your Penelec Electricity Bill

Penelec delivers power to 586,552 homes and businesses in certain areas of central Pennsylvania. Recently Penelec customers faced a substantial rate increase for power generation supply that has caused many people to start looking for ways to reduce their monthly electric bills. While a number of articles exist providing information on how to save money …

Price Increase Set for Penelec Electricity Rates

Pennsylvania electricity customers who are serviced by the Penelec price to compare default rate will see an increase of 25.5% on the price they pay for power this summer. The rate increase, which was approved by the Pennsylvania PUC, will go into effect on June 1, 2013. The large rate increase is expected to create …

Competitive Penelec Electricity Rates

The Penelec Electricity utility company delivers power to over 500,000 residential customers in Pennsylvania, as well as to another 75,000 businesses. All customers who receive their power from Penelec have the ability to shop and choose a competitive electricity rate through the Pennsylvania energy choice act. Until recently the competitive rate options that Penelec customers …

Best Energy Rates in Chicago

High default electricity rates have sparked competition among alternative electricity companies offering service in Chicago. Savings versus the ComEd Price to Compare rate – the default rate ComEd charges for electricity supply service to Chicago customers who have not shopped for lower rates – are up to 18%. It is not surprising that competitive electric …

Cheapest PECO Electricity Company

Cheap electricity isn’t difficult to find for PECO electricity customers willing to shop in the competitive market. However, due to the success of Pennsylvania energy choice that has resulted in dozens of electricity companies obtaining energy supplier licenses from the state, finding the cheapest PECO electricity company can be difficult and time consuming. Cheap electricity …

CL&P Eversource Choice Rates Provide Price Security

Often an overlooked benefit of Connecticut’s electricity choice is the price security it can offer. Primarily when consumers think about the positive attributes of competitive power they are concerned with immediate savings gratification; how much money will I save on my next CL&P electric bill if I choose to purchase power supply from a competitive …

PECO Electricity Savings

Electric rates in the PECO energy area increased to $0.0992 cents per Kilowatt hour on January 1, 2011 when rate caps expired.  Rates are estimated to increase to $0.1014 in April and be as high as $0.1140 starting in June (source: www.peco.com) PECO competitive rates can be fixed, which locks the rate in for a …

Compare Penelec Electricity Rates

Penelec provides power to over 500,000 residential customers and 84,000 commercial customers throughout the state of Pennsylvania. As a major utility in an energy choice state, all customers of Penelec have the ability to shop in the market and compare competitive electricity price offers. By comparing electricity rates, customers can find a competitive generation rate …

What Are the Pros and Cons Of Leasing Solar Panels?

There has never been a better time to bet on solar power – with system prices falling fast and the technology and batteries getting better. Solar energy is clean, abundant and most of all, free. Now, even households that can’t install their own rooftop panel can reap the benefits. Solar leasing – paying a fee …

Why is Energy Conservation Important?

A sort of a race is underway in the developed world to “go green” and preserve Mother Earth. From recycling your garbage to drinking from reusable cups and even using environmentally-friendly plant-based detergents, it seems that there are now ways to do everything with less energy. If you are yet to hop on the green wagon …

Lowest PPL Commercial Electricity Rates

Businesses in central Pennsylvania who receive their power from Pennsylvania Power & Light (PPL) are quickly learning that participation in the state’s energy choice market is a necessity in order to keep energy expenses down and remain competitive in their industry. PPL commercial customers who do not shop for competitive power rates end up paying …

Chicago Electricity Rate Savings

The city of Chicago is finally experiencing the results of having a competitive electricity market, and the results are more choices and lower energy prices. Electricity choice is still a relatively new concept for most Chicagoans, but that is quickly changing as customers are switching off of the local utility default rate in record numbers. …

ComEd Energy Choice

True energy choice is now available for electricity customers who are serviced by Commonwealth Edison, referred to as ComEd by many. The choices for energy customers in Chicago, and the surrounding areas of the ComEd territory, is growing as more competitive energy companies enter the market offering low electric rates with favorable terms to customers. …

Best PSEG Electricity Rates

Energy markets in New Jersey are seeing an increase in the number of participating electricity shoppers. As the state’s largest utility, PSEG is leading the state in the number of customers who have chosen to buy power from an alternative supplier. The unbundling of PSEG allows consumers to compare electric rates from dozens of competitive …

AEP Ohio Energy Choice

Energy choice in Ohio is providing lower electricity price options for customers of the state’s largest utility AEP. AEP Ohio electricity customers are now able to shop the competitive energy market from alternative power companies that are entering the Ohio market at a rapid pace. The lowest AEP Ohio electricity rates are yielding savings between …

Lowest Electric Rates in New York City

Electricity choice in New York City allows citizens of the most populated city in the U.S. to choose the company that supplies them with light and power. With multiple electricity companies competing for new customers, consumers are provided with lower prices, more product options, and improved customer service. One of the best features of New …

Find the Best NSTAR Electricity Rates

Serving over 1.1 million electricity customers in Boston, Massachusetts, and the surrounding cities, NSTAR Electric and Gas is one of the largest utility companies in the New England area. Due to Massachusetts electricity choice laws, customers of NSTAR have the ability to shop for better electricity rates than the default rate being offered. Recent rate …

Best Energy Rates in Philadelphia

More and more energy customers in Philadelphia are learning that they now have choices when it comes to who provides them with electricity. Energy shopping is up throughout Pennsylvania, but specifically, the PECO energy region, which includes the city of Philadelphia, has seen a large increase in customers switching their electricity supplier. Prior to 2011, …

Compare Buffalo Electric Rates

Electricity choice in New York allows for citizens of Buffalo to compare electric rates being offered by several electricity suppliers. In the past, all Buffalo power consumers were forced to buy their power from National Grid, but now as the New York electricity choice market has matured consumers have a variety of options concerning their …

Why Does the PECO Price to Compare Change Often?

If you’ve lived in the greater Philadelphia area for a long time there is a chance that you have grown accustomed to accepting and paying whatever rate PECO Energy slaps on the monthly electric bill.  Since Pennsylvania electricity choice became an active market in the PECO service area in 2010 you may have noticed that …

Low National Grid Electric Rates in Massachusetts

Massachusetts consumers are getting more acquainted with competitive electricity suppliers who are now offering low electric rates to replace high utility supply default rates. Residential customers who receive their power from National Grid, Massachusetts largest electric utility, experienced large rate increases on their electricity supply default price in 2014. These rate increases imposed by Massachusetts …

Save Money on Your Summer BGE Electricity Bills

The BGE supply price comparison rate and competitive BGE electricity rates are going in opposite directions as the summer approaches. Maryland’s electricity choice market has pushed competitive prices down for consumers who receive their electric bill from BG&E as electricity companies have thinned their margins in order to attract new customers. Meanwhile the supply price …

Low Electric Rates in PSEG

Electric choice is becoming ruthless for New Jersey electricity companies as competitive electricity prices continue to fall for PSEG power customers. It is hard to argue against 17% savings, which is what current (Summer 2011) low electric rates in PSEG are yielding for customers who have switched off of default rates and onto alternative electricity …

Low Electric Rates in Baltimore

Searching for low electric rates in Baltimore is still a foreign concept for many consumers who might not be aware of the Maryland energy choice market that exists. It is important that these non shopping power customers get a grip on the changes going on in their state so that they can stop paying higher …

Choose a New PSEG Electricity Supplier

The ability to choose a new PSEG electricity supplier is lost on most consumers, however, doing just that can result in a significant drop in monthly electricity expenses. The New Jersey Energy Choice and Competition Act gives New Jersey consumers the right to shop for competitive electricity and gas rates offered by alternative energy suppliers …

Find Lower ComEd Rates

Electric choice has taken full effect in Illinois. The Illinois Electric Service Customer Choice and Rate Relief Law of 1997 provided customers with the option to shop and compare Illinois electric rates for the generation, or supply, a section of their bills. However, the electricity distribution, or delivery, continues to be performed by the local …

Compare Competitive Electric Rates to the PPL Price to Compare

Adversaries to Pennsylvania Energy Choice laws are increasingly finding it difficult to argue against the success of the state’s competitive power market. The Pennsylvania Power & Light service area in particular has consistently been one of the most successful energy choice markets in the world in regards to customer and supplier participation. Both customer and …

Low Electric Rates in PECO

Electric competition is working in the PECO territory as electricity customers who have taken the time to search for low electric rates are finding big savings. It is hard to argue against 18% savings, which is what current (Summer 2011) low electric rates in PECO are yielding for customers who have switched off of default …

Lower My ComEd Bill

Illinois electricity customers serviced by Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) now have the ability to lower their electric bills by taking advantage of the Illinois electric choice act. Consumers now have a choice of who supplies their homes and businesses with power, and competitive offers can result in substantial electricity bill savings. In the past, everyone living …

Low Electric Rates in Newark

High electric bills have sparked competition among alternative electricity companies offering service in Newark, NJ. Savings versus the PSEG BGS rates – the default rate PSEG charges for electricity supply service to Newark customers who have not shopped for lower rates – are up to 17%. It is not surprising that competitive electric rate offers …

Low Electric Rates in Bridgeport CT

Electricity consumers of Bridgeport, Connecticut are finding low electric rates that are yielding huge discounts on their electric bills. Electricity choice in Connecticut allows customers who are serviced by Connecticut Light and Power and the United Illuminating Company the ability to shop for competitive energy rates. So far 42% of the eligible customers in the …

Power Choice Provides Savings to JCPL Electric Bills

The competitive scene is the New Jersey retail electricity market is providing customers of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCPL) the opportunity to substantially lower their electricity bills. While savings have been available for JCPL customers through alternative suppliers for the past several years, recent developments in the marketplace have increased the savings potential. On …

Compare BGE Prices and Suppliers

Maryland’s largest energy utility company, Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE), delivers power and gas to close to 1.3 million customers throughout the Baltimore metroplex. While these customers pay regulated fees and rates for the delivery of the energy through the regulated distribution channels, they have the opportunity to compare prices offered by competitive energy suppliers. …

Philadelphia Electric Rates Rising

Philadelphia electric rates will be increasing for all energy users this summer who are still on the PECO energy default electric rate, also known as the PECO price to compare rate.  The rate increases will mark the first time PECO energy customers will see a significant increase in their electric bills since rate caps expired …

Lowest BGE Electricity Suppliers

With Maryland energy choice alive and well, especially in the BG&E service area, more consumers than ever before are spending time searching for the electricity supplier offering the lowest prices. While finding a low electricity price is important, BG&E customers should also focus on the length of the term of the offer. Sometimes it will …

Low Electric Rates for Atlantic City Electric Customers

Atlantic City Electric customers who have not shopped for competitive rates saw their default electric rates increase by 18% on October 1. The increase is expected to stay in effect through February of 2012. Whether or not the rates will increase or decrease at that point is anyone’s guess. Electricity customers in the southern New …

BGE Electric Supply Price Comparison 2019 Information

As 2019 begins, residential customers in the BGE service area in Maryland are being offered attractive electricity rates that can assist in lowering their electric bills.   In the first five months of the new year, the default electricity supply price is set at $0.08076.  Meanwhile, several competitive suppliers are offering fixed rates below $0.080 resulting …

Lowest Electric Rates in Dallas

The Dallas electricity market is one of the most robust and competitive energy markets in the United States. Rather than being forced to buy power from the local utility company at predetermined rates from energy sources that are out of the consumer’s control, people in Dallas have the ability to shop for the lowest electric …

Switch PECO Energy Rates

With a savings potential of well over 10% available in the competitive market, one would think that the act of switching electricity suppliers in the PECO service area would by now have evolved to be as popular as shopping for mobile phone service. Instead, the market remains somewhat immature with only slightly more than a …

Find Cheap Electric Rates in Allentown

Many Allentown energy customers are surprised to learn that they do not have to buy their electricity from PP&L. Due to an energy competition act passed in the 90s, residences in Allentown are now able to choose between multiple energy companies for power supply. Many Allentown residences are unwilling to shop for low electric rates …

Lowest Orange and Rockland Electric Rates

New York electricity consumers serviced by the utility Orange & Rockland have taken notice of lower electric rate offers provided by competitive suppliers. Orange & Rockland provides power to the counties of Orange, Rockland, and Sullivan in the state of New York and over 300,000 customers across New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Electricity choice …

Find Pearland TX Electric Rates

The electricity choice market in Pearland Texas is extremely active allowing consumers in the city to choose between as many as 50 electric rate products at any given time. Texas energy companies compete for Pearland households as customers by offering low electricity prices, attractive terms, renewal energy options, and promotions. Pearland (like the fruit) is …

Delmarva Delaware Electric Choice

Customers in Delaware are finally receiving low electricity rate offers from competitive energy companies that can provide savings on their monthly Delmarva electric bill. In recent years Delaware power consumers have watched energy companies offer attractive electric rates to neighboring states Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania while skipping over the “The First State”. Power companies …

Lowest PEPCO Electricity Rates

As a competitive electricity market, Potomac Electric Power (PEPCO) has been put on the map as a success story as more power companies and more shoppers are actively participating. PEPCO is Maryland’s second largest electric service area providing power delivery service to more than 540,000 customers including 491,000 residential customers. As new competitive electricity companies …

PSEG Business Electric

Many small and medium size businesses in New Jersey are still unaware of electricity choice in the state. Many that are aware of electric choice do not realize that there are savings available for customers who shop and compare electric companies. Much of the confusion in the PSEG territory revolves around a misunderstanding of how …

PPL Business Price to Compare Increase in December 2017

If you own a business in Pennsylvania and still use PPL (Pennsylvania Power and Light) as your default supplier you can expect a higher electric bill in January. Starting in December the Business PPL Price-to-Compare rate will increase to 7.701 cents per kWh. According to Papowerswitch.com, more than 55% of PPL customers have switched over …

Business Electricity Rates Offer Savings to JCPL New Jersey Area

Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) serves over 1.1 million customers in central and northern New Jersey. Thanks to the New Jersey Energy Choice Program business customers that are serviced by JCP&L are free to shop around for a competitive supplier for their generation charge. According to the New Jersey Electric Switching Statistics, more than …

NY National Grid Electric Rates

Now that the state of New York has a full functioning energy choice market, customers are no longer forced to pay electric rates set by their local utility and can instead shop for the most competitive prices or plans that best suite their needs. More and more National Grid electricity customers in New York are …

Solar Powered Water Heater

Hot showers, running a load of laundry, washing dishes – we use hot water in our homes all the time. Heating up the water requires a lot of electricity, manifesting itself in increased electric bills. One novel solution that can help to avoid this problem is solar water heating- using the sun absorbed by your …

Is Closing Vents Bad For Your AC?

Whether it’s cooling off your living space in a hot summer, or heating your home in the midst of winter, you probably agree that your HVAC system is not a cheap affair – according to ENERGYSTAR, heating and cooling your house makes up for about half of the total energy bill. No wonder we continuously …

How to Calculate Electric Bill

Do you get a sinking feeling every time the monthly electricity bill is about to arrive? If there only was a way to find out what the charge will be so that you could manage better. Well, there is! Today you will learn an easy way of calculating electricity bills, in just a couple of …

How Much Electricity Do Christmas Lights Use?

With Christmas just a few weeks away, neighborhoods around America are converted into pockets of festive joy and bright glow of red, green, and white – string lights, tree lights, icicle lights, waving Santas, or Rudolf with a bright red neon nose. If are more of a realist, you might look at Christmas lights as not …

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Can I Cancel My Electricity Contract?

You shopped around for electric suppliers, found a great offer, signed a contract, and switched. You should now be kicking back and enjoying the savings pouring in, but you can’t. For whatever reason, you now want to get out of the contract and are wondering if it’s possible. Although we can’t guarantee to get you …

What Is a Terawatt?

When you woke up this morning, you probably turned on the lamp in your room. You then switched on your computer, went into the kitchen, boiled the kettle, and turned on the oven to start making breakfast. Congratulations! You have used approximately 2 to 5 kilowatt-hours of energy. You’ll most likely use some tomorrow and …

Fun Facts About Electricity

If you are like the rest of us, you probably don’t often think about electricity and when you do, it is usually negative connotations – when your power goes out or when you discover an outrageously high electric bill. But electric energy is actually pretty fascinating and many scientists and environmentalists forecast that in the …

Why Is My Electric Bill So High?

We use electricity for virtually everything in our homes, from turning on the lights, cooking, keeping our food fresh in the refrigerator to powering our TVs, phones, and laptops. Then the electricity bill arrives at the end of the month and sends u into a wave of budgetary panic. If you are one of those …

How Much Does it Cost to Leave a Light On for 24 Hours?

When you start thinking about reducing your energy usage and shaving off a few dollars of your electricity bill, you usually worry about things like the dishwasher, washing machine, or heating. One item you probably don’t think twice about is your light bulbs. Why? They are small, so they can’t consume that much electricity, even …

Are Led Light Bulbs Safe?

We are in the midst of a lighting revolution. In 2010, incandescent light bulbs were installed in 68% of U.S. homes but by 2016, this number dropped to 6%. What are they getting replaced by? LEDs or light-emitting diodes. It’s not surprising – LEDs are almost twice as efficient, last 25 times longer, and are …

What Temperature to Leave a Vacant House in Summer?

Summer might officially be over, but September can bring a wide variety of weather across the U.S, including late-season heat waves. Whether you leave your house to go to work every morning or planning a late summer vacation, you might be wondering what temperature to leave your vacant house to avoid ranking up the energy bills. …

How to Find the Best Energy Provider in Fort Worth?

They say that Fort Worth embodies Texas – where else can you find the cowboy culture and urban sophistication seamlessly merging together than in Texas’ fifth-largest city? But it’s not only the cattle trade history, top-notch restaurants, and architecture that makes Fort Worth attractive. The Lone Star State also enjoys the state’s deregulated energy market, …

Utility Bill Audit

If you think that your energy company overcharged you on your bills, you are not alone. According to the Department of National Utilities Refund, an average of 79% of companies suffer overcharges and billing errors. One way to know for sure is to hire a utility bill auditor. Energy Bill Audits So what are energy bill …

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How Does Recycling Save Energy?

Why recycle? You are probably familiar with the quiet, yet nudging voice in the back of your head that goes ‘You should recycle that’ every time you throw a soda can into an all-purpose garbage bin. Recycling is like eating more vegetables or watching less TV – we all know that we should do it …

What Is The Difference Between Electric Delivery And Supply?

You probably don’t stop and think about your electric bills too much, apart from an exasperated sigh that energy prices keep going up every year. If you have given your bills a second look, you must have found various separate charges that keep changing every month – and you might be wondering why? We believe …

How to Choose the Best Electricity Supplier?

Looking for a new electric supplier can be daunting – there are so many rates, plans, and contract types out there, and trying to navigate through it all can ultimately deter you from switching. Don’t worry, we are here to help. Below is everything you need to know about choosing the best electricity supplier. Let’s …

The Truth About Free Nights and Weekends Electricity

As consumers, we are always on the lookout for the next bargain, so when the magic word ‘free’ is uttered in relation to a usually expensive product, such as electricity, we have to know more. At some point, you might have come across an energy provider advertising a ‘free nights and weekends’ electricity plan and …

BGE Electricity Rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric is the largest electric utility company in the state of Maryland serving over one million residential and 120,000 commercial customers. BG&E customers are able to participate in the Maryland energy choice market which allows them to shop and compare electricity rates from over a dozen competitive energy suppliers. Energy choice in …

Compare AEP Ohio Electricity Prices

The Ohio competitive electricity choice market allows customers who receive their electric bill from AEP to shop for low competitive electric prices. No longer do power users have to pay the rate allocated to them by the state. Instead consumers can participate in the market and find rate products that best fit their needs which …

United Illuminating Standard Service Rate Increase Announced

New electricity suppliers are offering service in the United Illuminating territory in Connecticut as the energy choice market continues to expand offering better price options for consumers in light of a recently announced rate increase by the utility.  United Illuminating informed their residential customer base that the standard service rate would increase at the beginning …

Compare MetEd Electricity Rates

Energy choice participation is picking up in the Metropolitan Edison utility service area as consumers are becoming more aware of legislation that allows them to shop and compare electric rates. Competitive electricity companies have entered the Met-Ed electric choice market in hopes of attracting customers by offering lower electric rates than the utility default price. …

7 Ways to Save Energy by Landscaping

Reduce your energy costs with landscaping choices that also beautify your yard. Careful landscaping can reduce your energy bill by 15 to 50%, says Jeff Dondero in The Energy-Wise Home. By strategically regulating airflow and temperature, you’ll let nature do the work of heating and cooling your home. As a bonus, you’ll end up with …

5 Discoveries That Created the Modern Electric Industry

Learn about historic milestones that made it possible to flip on the lights today (aside from the lightbulb itself!).   The 1800s were ripe with electrical experiments and innovations that set the stage for the modern electrical industry. It’s tough to create a list of the most important discoveries, as a sweeping range of inventions …

5 Surprising Facts About Early Electricity Production

Learn about little-known developments in the early generation of electricity.   People have known electricity exists for thousands of years–the ancient Greeks and Egyptians were aware of it. However, people have only been generating electricity for about 250 years. Aside from Franklin’s kite experiment and Edison’s light bulb, the early years of electricity production were …

4 Factors that Determine Wholesale Electricity Prices

If you’re a large electricity buyer, this guide will help you get the best value for your money. Electricity is typically sold wholesale before consumers purchase it at retail prices. If you’re a large industrial business, you may have a wholesale purchasing agreement for your power. That means you get wholesale electricity prices in exchange …

3 Surprising Benefits of Nuclear Energy

The U.S. produces the largest amount of nuclear energy of any nation in the world. “It generated just under 805 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in 2017—enough to power 73 million homes,” says Energy.gov. Operable nuclear reactors totaled 99 in the same year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Nuclear plants and the …

How To Install Solar Panels On Roof

If you are considering installing a solar panel for your home, there are a number of things you will need to figure out – including the type, direction, and inter-connection system for your panels. Even if you decide to leave the actual installation work to a professional, it’s good to be aware of the basic …

How Does Energy Deregulation Work?

Imagine that you would only be able to buy groceries from one supermarket – the one closest to your house – and as a result, this supermarket would be able to charge you a lot higher prices. This was the state of the energy industry in the United States, before the deregulation of electricity market …

How Much Does It Cost To Run An Electric Heater

Why Should You Buy A Space Heater? When it’s cold outside, cozying up next to an electric heater can be so comfortable. These portable devices work by lighting up a wire coil and then using a small built-in fan to blow the heat out into space. Heaters can be a great addition to your central …

How Much Electricity Does A Space Heater Use?

When it comes to your electricity bill, your choice of electric appliances (and how effectively you use them) can have a significant impact. Electric space heaters provide a quick and efficient way to heat small to moderate-sized spaces and rooms in winter and have the added benefit of not requiring fuel to run. However, this …

Energy Companies – Breaking It All Down

Most people have either an electric or gas provider for their home or business. There are several reasons why you may want to know who those suppliers are. Finding the best company can be hard, which is why below you will find information all about energy companies, how to save money on your bill, if …

Electricity Prices

Electricity prices are charged based on the number of kilowatt hours that a home or business consumes.  The price range per kilowatt hour varies by your region and rate class. Energy companies can offer fixed rate products that lock in your rate for a specific period of time or variable floating rate products that fluctuate …

Compare Electricity

In order to find the lowest electricity prices, it is important to compare all aspects of offers.  A common way for an energy company to sneak in an extra charge is by having a higher meter charge.  For a residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hour a month, a $10 monthly meter charge is equivalent …

Lowest Electric Rate in PPL

As of today, the lowest fixed electric rates for PPL residential customers are: The fixed rates would lock the rate in for the term and lower the electric bill from current PPL default rates.  In 2011 PPL will adjust their residential electric default rates for residential customers twice, once on January 1 and again on …

New Jersey Electric Companies

New Jersey residential electricity customers saw true electric rate saving options in 2010.  The year 2011 will bring even more options for energy users as more electricity companies enter the New Jersey competitive electricity market. Customers of the traditional electricity utilities (PSEG, JCPL, Altantic City Electric, Rockland Electric) are getting lower electric rate options from  …

New Jersey Energy

New Jersey energy customers are starting to take advantage of electricity and natural gas deregulation.  Residential customers in PSE&G, JCP&L, Atlantic City Electric, and Rockland Electric are finding lower electric rates than their utility basic generation service rates which serve as a default rate for consumers who choose not to shop for competitive rates. Due …

PA Electric Companies

With the state of the Pennsylvania electricity market now in a fully deregulated and competitive mode, Pennsylvania electricity customers have many electric companies to choose from when shopping for electricity rates and products, and many things to consider when researching these companies. Residential electricity customers are more protected by the state than business customers.  PA …

PSEG New Jersey

Energy customers of the utility company PSEG in New Jersey are able to shop for competitive electricity and natural gas rates.  Comparing electricity rates can result in big savings on the electric bill for PSEG customers.  Though the overall switch rate has been relatively slow, the fact remains that the PSEG electric bill can be …