Switching energy suppliers and taking advantage of the Energy Choice Program is one of the simplest ways to save money on your energy bills. As you know, we like to make things as easy as possible for you, so we’re going to look at some of the most common queries we get regarding the Energy Choice Program procedure.
We’re all about directing you in the right direction when it comes to saving money, and switching gas and electricity suppliers is one of the greatest ways to do so. We’d like to raise the curtain and show you how simple and quick it is to Be Powerful and take control over your monthly costs!
About the Energy Choice Program.
Have you heard about the deregulation of the markets? Well, that’s precisely what this is. The Energy Choice program is a state program that allows businesses and residential customers to “shop around” for energy suppliers that have different pricing options. Customers may locate prices from alternative suppliers that are more competitive than what their utility (ComEd, AEP, First Energy, Eversource, etc.) has to offer.
Under the energy choice program, customers can buy electricity directly from energy providers, known as “deregulated” corporations. This gives you the power to shop around and discover some great power offers. The energy choice program was established to give customers the power to choose the electric company that best suits their nears without being obligated to stay with one expensive company.
There are many benefits of the energy choice program; let’s see get into some of them:
- You can obtain the best rate and conditions for your home or business by browsing a supplier.
- You can decide if you’d like to lock in a rate for a specific amount of time or if you want to stick with a variable rate.
- You can take control of your energy consumption, especially if you’re wary of paying a high rate for your electric use or if you can’t stand surprise rate rises anymore.
- It’s good for the environment; you can get access to 100% renewable energy if you want to.
- You may typically receive better prices and lock them in by partnering with a trusted provider.
- Increased competition means better customer service and better rates. No company wants you to leave them.
What you need to know before switching.
The Energy Choice Program means deregulation of the market, hence, there is no one-rule-fits-all. Each supplier can choose to charge an early termination fee, or just to don’t charge anything as a part of their perks. Before you switch, make sure to carefully read the fine print of the contracts to avoid any unwanted surprises.
Here is where we come in handy. The process can be as long and exhausting or as short and concise as you want it to be. As we’ve seen already, the Energy Choice Program gives you the power to choose from a wide range of electric suppliers. You can compare and shop around all you want or just visit us, enter your zip code and some information about your consumption habits. We will match you with the energy supplier that best suits your needs, and you can switch right away. The whole process is pretty straightforward, and it won’t take more than 10 minutes.
To switch electric suppliers, you’ll need three key pieces of information:
- Your current account, service agreement ID, customer number or service number depending on the utility.
- An estimation of your energy consumption per kWh/USD of last month
- Your contact information.
After the switch.
Your local utility (the “regulated” one) owns the infrastructure (wires and poles) that transports the electricity to the consumer. As the utility company (ComEd, First Energy, AEP, Eversource, etc.) is the one that delivers your electricity, they’re the ones responsible for safely ensuring it gets to you. If there is any problem on the way, they’re the ones you should talk with to fix it.
In most of the cases, no. When you get your ComEd, First Energy, AEP, Eversource, or other utility’s invoice, you’ll see that there are two price tags on it, the distribution, and the delivery portion. Your distribution rates will continue to be invoiced by the utility on a monthly basis, either independently or as part of your consolidated billing with your new energy supplier.