Power2Switch joins Choose Energy

We’re pleased to announce that Power2Switch will be joining Choose Energy. Since our launch in 2010 (while Phil and I were at University of Chicago Booth School of Business), Power2Switch has helped over 10,000 consumers and businesses save over $2.5 million by switching energy suppliers. We have been committed to bringing awareness of deregulation and choice to […]

Power2Switch Launches In Ohio

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Power2Switch, the electricity-switching platform, has launched in the great state of Ohio. Using our free website: Power2Switch.com, Ohio residents can now save up to 30% on electricity charges. Due to statewide deregulation, residents have the option to switch to an alternative energy provider- with no disruption in service or additional fees. The process is simple […]

Retail Choice in Arizona to Cost $1 Billion!

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That is “officially” the latest information reported to the Arizona Corporation Commission (http://www.energychoicematters.com/stories/20130717k.html).  But before we all throw our hands up and resign ourselves to remaining hostages of Arizona Public Service and Tuscon Electric Power, let’s take a quick look at the facts to make sure we understand what’s going on. First, let’s not discount […]

Record (And Wallet!) Breaking Heat

Last Friday, we went into how the record heat could be burning up the wallet, and a few unique ways to keep cool for less cash. Thankfully, temperatures seemed to have eased up for most of the US.  But that’s not to say it won’t cost us. On Saturday, Fox News reported that Consolidated Edison […]

Fiscal Friday- The Caliente Edition


I’m no meteorologist, but it’s toasty out there.  A heat wave has scorched through the US this week and the following local utilities share some tips on saving money during the caliente conditions. Click the link below to see your utility’s advice: AEP Ohio, Ameren, LIPA, NYSEG, ACE, Ohio Edison/ First Energy Utilities, Orange and […]

Herfindahl-Hirschman Huh???


  How municipal aggregation is sidestepping anti-trust laws.   “Many of life’s complexities can be traced back to a lawyer”- Jason Fried We’ve covered it before, but Com Ed’s municipal aggregation is tiptoeing the monopoly line. According to Energy Choice Matters, the market concentration is now “moderately concentrated”. Recently, these municipal aggregation opt-outs have given […]

Door-to-Door Sales Fraud


Recently, there have been fraudsters going door-to-door claiming to be from Toledo-Edison and First Energy.  Toledo Edison commented, on these buffoons saying: “We want our customers to know that Toledo Edison and FirstEnergy are not engaged in any door-to-door sales campaigns,” said Linda Moss” While several companies use or have used door-to-door campaigns, this is […]

Texas Advanced Meter Opt Out


Should any Texan choose to opt out of a smart meter, the Transmission and Distribution Utility will collect the fee, not the supplier.  This was decided in a July 3rd open meeting for the Public Utility Commission. Here’s the full story from Energy Choice Matters. While the Public Utility Commission hasn’t defined the fee yet; […]

Blowing Things Up


Blowing Things Up Well, it’s nearly the Fourth of July. You know, that wonderful time of the year when we get to just blow things up. Anyways, National Grid (NGRID) of Upstate New York decided to try their own hand at blowing things up over the past few months.  Unlike most kids, who stick to […]

A Follow-Up to “The Emperor’s (ComEd’s) New Rates”

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I Told You Not to Get Distracted by Shiny Pants!                    A few months ago (well, actually back on April 4th of this year), I wrote a blog post about ComEd’s new electricity rates for the supply portion of your electricity bill.  At that time, there were still several pieces up in air regarding exactly […]