Power2Switch Holiday Dinner: BellyQ, Karaoke and Good Times

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FUN doesn’t even begin to describe the Power2Switch holiday dinner party at BellyQ in the West Loop!  In fact, I am not even sure BellyQ was ready for the P2S team. We ended up taking over their private event room, which was super nice of them to offer to us since no one had booked […]

P2S Team Unplugged

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Every Friday, as part of our office and team culture we unplug at 4pm and do something fun. Sometimes we play video games, other times we grab hot chocolate at a local coffee shop, and every once in a while we have our families join us for unplug time. Most recently we have started a […]

Like no place on Earth…

United States of Energy_Wyoming

Wyoming is nicknamed the Cowboy State and is often referred to as Big Wyoming. The western part of the state is covered mostly with mountain ranges and rangelands in the foothills of the Eastern Rocky Mountains, while the eastern third of the state is high elevation prairie known as the High Plains. Wyoming is our […]

America’s Dairyland

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Wisconsin is most commonly known as America’s Dairyland because the state produces more milk than any other state in the United States. The state has more dairy cows than any other state at 1,500,000 and produces 15% of the entire country’s milk. Since Wisconsin is known for dairy and cheese, residents are often referred to […]

Chicago Municipal Aggregation Update

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It’s Wednesday December 6, 2012 and the City of Chicago is waiting patiently to find out which suppliers made the shortlist of electricity suppliers for Chicago Municipal Aggregation. Or maybe it is just the team at Power2Switch waiting anxiously so we can share the details with you! Either way, nothing has been announced yet… although […]

Mountaineers Are Always Free

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West Virginia is nicknamed the Mountain State and its motto is “Mountaineers Are Always Free”. West Virginia was a part of Virginia until Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861. The delegates of the 40 western counties who opposed secession formed their own government, and were granted statehood in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln. West […]

The Evergreen State

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The state of Washington was named in honor of President George Washington and has earned the nickname the Evergreen State for the abundance of evergreen forests. In fact, Washington is home to three National Parks, nine National Forests and 100 State Parks. Washington is the next stop in our United States of Energy data series […]

Mother of Presidents

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Virginia is known as “the birthplace of a nation” since Jamestown, Virginia was the first English settlement in the United States as well as the first capital of Virginia. Virginia was named for England’s “Virgin Queen”, Elizabeth I and the state’s nickname is “Old Dominion”. Virginia is the next stop in our United States of […]

The Green Mountain State

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Vermont is known as the Green Mountain State because the state’s name comes from the French words “vert “ and “mont,” meaning “green mountain”.  This is one explanation for the origin of Green Mountain, but others say that it’s simply because the mountains in Vermont are greener and covered in forests compared to the higher […]

People of the Mountains

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Utah comes from the Ute tribe word meaning “people of the mountains”. The state’s nickname is the beehive state with the state symbol as the beehive representing thrift and industry. Utah is the next stop in our United States of Energy Data series ranking number 9 in residential electricity prices averaging $8.71 Megawatts per hour. […]