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 …

The Bright Side Of Going Solar

Why Should You Switch To Solar Power? The adoption of renewable energy technologies such as solar power is growing rapidly in many countries. Solar panels are nothing new, with many people already using them extensively in residential applications to produce renewable energy in the United States. In fact, data shows that the use of solar …

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 …

How Does Maryland Produce Its Electricity?

Maryland has worked hard to ramp up its energy efficiency, set goals for lowering emissions from energy production, and build its renewable energy generation capacity. “In 2017, Maryland ranked among the top 10 most energy-efficient states in the nation,” says the Environmental Information Administration (EIA). Here are Maryland’s primary sources of electricity generation, ranked by …

Surprising Disadvantages of Using Solar Energy

Solar energy is a renewable resource that has received a lot of attention thanks to the various benefits of using it as a source for electricity generation. While there are many advantages to using solar power, there are also several downsides that the public should be aware of. Solar energy is expensive. Concentrated solar power …

How Does Connecticut Produce Its Electricity?

Despite its high electricity prices, Connecticut’s electricity consumption is quite low. “Demand for air conditioning is low during the mild summer months, and only about one in six Connecticut households use electricity as a primary source for home heating in winter,” says the Environmental Information Administration (EIA). However, as electric cars gain popularity, demand will …

Lowest Baltimore Electricity Rates

Maryland cities that deregulated their energy markets more than a decade ago are seeing an expansion in market activity as both customers and suppliers are exploring their options to benefit from the energy choice laws.  The expansion and benefits have been the greatest in Baltimore, the largest city in the state.  For electricity suppliers benefiting …

Rhode Island Electric Price Increase Taking Effect in October 2018

Rhode Island electricity customers who receive their power from National Grid are embracing for a steep price increase in October. On October 1, 2018 the default rate for electricity, also known as the standard offer service, will increase from $0.08486 to $0.1099 per KWh. The higher price represents a 29.5% increase over the previous standard …

NH Eversource Electric Rate Comparison to Save Against August 2018 Price Increase

Eversource Energy in New Hampshire recently announced that they will be increasing their electricity generation supply price starting on August 1, 2018 for customers who are on the default pricing structure. The price increase is for the supply component of the Eversource electric bill, which is the part that is available for customers to shop …

Fixed PECO Electric Rates Provide Price Stability in Uncertain Market

PECO Energy customers have had an up and down experience through the years with electricity choice as it pertains to savings. At times customers could easily find savings on their PECO electric bills of 15% or more versus the utility price to compare default price. Other times customers happy with their fixed electricity rate contracts …

Summer 2018 PSEG Basic Generation Service Rates for Residential Customers

Basic generation service rates for PSEG residential customers have been announced for the summer of 2018 which will begin on the first of June. The announced rates are significantly higher than competitive rates offered by alternative New Jersey energy suppliers. PSEG customers who are used to accepting the default basic generation service rates will find …

Lower BGE Competitive Prices Available on Top of Announced Tax Reform Savings

Confusion has spurred in Maryland due to an announcement by local utilities that rates would be cut due to the new tax system. In response to the federal tax overhaul that will reduce the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, BGE announced in January that they would pass a large amount of the tax …

Compare Delaware Electricity Supplier Offers

Electricity choice in Delaware has come along way over the last decade. Once upon a time, despite legislation that allowed consumers to purchase their power from alternative companies, few suppliers had actually moved into the state to give consumers options. Today the market landscape is much different as close to a dozen competitive suppliers compete …

How to Compare Your JCPL BGS Rate versus Competitive Suppliers

The JCPL service area remains one of the most beneficial electricity choice markets for customers as the number of suppliers offering prices below the utility default rate continues to expand. Unfortunately many customers remain ambiguous to the benefits that New Jersey energy choice has created, resulting in only 22% of the residential customers in the …

Switch Energy Suppliers in Boston Before 2018 Rate Increase Hits

Many residential electricity consumers in the Boston area will see a large increase on their electric bills in the early part of 2018. Eversource Energy, the company responsible for delivering power to all properties in the city of Boston and surrounding suburbs, recently announced that they will be increasing their default rate for electricity supply …

Compare Rhode Island Electricity Suppliers to Avoid October 2017 Rate Increase

Rhode Island residents who receive their power delivery from National Grid are facing a large price increase that will show up on electric bills sent in November. The increase will effect all National Grid customers in Rhode Island who have not selected a competitive electricity supplier, and therefor are on the utility default rate named …

Lowest Electricity Prices in PEPCO Washington DC

States that have deregulated their energy markets have seen an increase in the number of participating electricity shoppers in recent years. Now the nation’s capital city is starting to share in that success as the Washington DC electricity choice market develops rapidly. The unbundling of PEPCO DC in 2001 has allowed consumers to shop for …

Atlantic City Electric Shopping Activity and Choice Awareness Increase

Though the Price to Compare in the Atlantic City Electric region recently dropped, more consumers serviced by the utility are purchasing their power supply from an alternative third party supplier than ever before. In June 2017 the Price to Compare rate, the generation rate for power supply that Atlantic City Electric charges customers who have …

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 …

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. …

Cheapest Met Ed Electricity Prices

Recent rate increases on the supply cost has caused many Met Ed residential customers to start searching for cheaper electricity prices. Pennsylvania electricity choice laws allow customers to choose rate offers from competitive electricity companies whose offers will replace the Met Ed price to compare default rate. Many Met Ed consumers are still unfamiliar with …

Switching PEPCO Electricity Suppliers in Maryland

Customers of PEPCO Energy living in Maryland are looking for alternative electricity suppliers to power their homes and businesses in an attempt to reduce their electric bills. Through Maryland electricity choice consumers have the ability to switch their electricity supplier from PEPCO Energy to an alternative PEPCO energy supplier who might be offering a more …

Dayton Power & Light Customers Severely Overpaying for Electricity

There are usually two sides to every story depending on the perspective. By some accounts the Dayton Power & Light service area in Ohio is one of the most successful energy choice markets with over half the residential customer pool and 86% of commercial customers purchasing their power supply from a competitive supplier. On the …

Lower Delaware Electricity Bills

In recent months the state of Delaware has seen a surge in electricity shopping activity as more consumers become aware of their options to purchase power from a competitive supplier. As an energy choice state Delaware allows alternative energy suppliers to solicit business by offering energy rate products varying of different contract lengths and power …

Lowest AEP Ohio Power Choice Rates

Significant opportunities to reduce electricity costs exist for consumers who receive their electric bill from AEP Ohio power. Recent declines in wholesale energy markets have allowed licensed competitive electricity suppliers to slash their offered rates well below the default rate that Ohio Power offers to customer for power supply. The difference between competitive rate offers …

National Grid Electric Rate Increase in Massachusetts

National Grid recently enacted a steep price increase on their basic service rates for residential electricity service in the state of Massachusetts. The rate increase became effective on November 1, 2016 and will last until at least April 30, 2017. Currently it is unknown what National Grid will charge their Massachusetts residential electricity customers after …

CL&P Eversource Choice Rates Provide Price Security

Often an overlooked benefit of Connecticut 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 …

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 …

PSEG Raises Electricity Rates for Residential Customers

Electricity prices increased for roughly 1.6 million residential customers in New Jersey who are serviced by PSEG on June 1. In response to auction results, PSEG summer rates for their basic generation service price went into effect on June 1 and will last through the end of September. The basic generation service price includes the …

Lowest DP&L Electricity Prices

The restructuring of the Ohio electricity market is allowing customers who reside in the Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) service area to significantly lower their electric bills. The Ohio electricity choice law allows customers to replace the rate for power supply on their DP&L electric bill for a price offered by a competitive electricity company. …

Connecticut Choice Forces Prices Down

Connecticut electricity choice is having a positive effect on residential consumers in the form of lower electricity rate offers and greater savings on their monthly electric bills. As a result of recent utility price increases, new competitive electricity suppliers have swarmed into Connecticut looking to attract new customers. The new electricity suppliers have forced the …

Atlantic City Electric Bill Savings

Atlantic City Electric customers are saving up to 22 percent on the supply portion of their electric bills by shopping for electricity prices in the competitive marketplace. The Atlantic City Electric bill is divided into two sections:  “Delivery Charges” and “Supply Charges” On average delivery charges make up 30 percent of the electric bill.  These …