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 […]

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 […]

Getting to Know Integrys PT. 2

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On January 9th 2013, the city of Chicago switched providers from Commonwealth Edison to Integrys Energy. The deal touted savings of over 20% and the included the well publicized addition of the “No Coal Provision”. Back then, looking closely at the provisions of deal, we thought this deal might be blowing some artificial steam. As the Chicago Tribune mentioned, there’s no […]

A Word Of Caution for Chicago’s Tech Community…

It’s still a great time to be working on a startup in Chicago.  Companies are getting funded and new ideas are being presented at events like BIC Launch and Technori pitch. But for how long? Thoughts on the ‘future’ of the Chicago startup community came from having a conversation with a friend working on his […]

Chicago: So Easy To Love (Time lapse video)

We’re so happy to call Chicago home (and Power2Switch HQ) and it’s so easy to see why in this short visually stunning time lapse video of the city. You wonder where Chris P Zero had to be standing or what he was flying in to get the amazing shots in his Places in Time video. […]