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 […]

Fiscal Friday- The Caliente Edition

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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???

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  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 […]

Texas Advanced Meter Opt Out

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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; […]

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 […]

Electricity Rates To Be as Big as Texas This Summer! The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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Electricity Rates To Be as Big as Texas This Summer! The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly                   If you live in Texas and you use electricity, this is going to be an interesting summer!  Texas is facing nearly a perfect storm that could create some record-breaking electricity prices throughout the summer.  And, the impact […]

National Donut Day Power2Switch Insiders Edition

Today is national donut day- and, well, I love a good fracking donut. Probably more than I should ever admit. ​That said- here’s our “Power2Switch Insiders Edition” of the best donuts in Chicago. We’ve scoured, long and hard, to carefully craft the best go-to guide for donuts in the city. Many sampled, few selected. ​1. The […]

Let’s face it: we don’t know what the frack is going on

The topic of fracking, or horizontal hydraulic fracturing, is certainly a high-pressure topic. The Illinois House recently approved a vote, 108-9, to allow fracking in Illinois. The proposed law will affect two main shales, Southern Illinois and New Albany, both of which are located in Southern Illinois. This legislation touts job creation, economic development and increased […]

New Yorker – This is what you pay for Electricity!

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So, you live in New York and want to know what you’re paying for electricity?  Good luck! Power2Switch recently launched our services in New York.  And, as part of the service we provide for our customers, we display your utility’s Price-To-Compare so that you can compare the rates on our site against the rate for […]