How to Switch Electric Suppliers
If you live in a deregulated electricity market, you have the power to choose your preferred electricity supplier. We encourage consumers and business owners to leverage the benefits of electric choice, and we want to help you optimize those benefits.
We've compiled our best suggestions into a simple 3-step guide that makes switching a snap. Remember, if you're still with the same utility that governed your region while electricity was regulated, you never know what you might be missing by switching to a retail electric provider and nothing about the quality of your electricity service will change if you switch.
Follow these Three Easy Steps to get Started:
1) Check Your Contract Status
Before you do anything else, you'll need to determine whether or not you're bound by a contract with your current provider, and if so, how long you have left to fulfill the term and the cost and/or penalties of early cancellation (if any). You can either find this information on your bill or by calling your electric provider.
2) Shop and Compare
If you're ready to find a new retail electricity provider and you aren't on a contract (or you're on a contract but are willing to cancel), your next step is to shop and compare the retail electricity providers serving your area.
A comparison shopping tool such as the one here at ElectricChoice.com makes this part really easy. Simply enter your zip code and all of your available options, complete with pricing and other information, will be displayed for you to compare - all in one place!
3) Sign-Up and Confirmation
Once you've chosen the retail electricity provider that best suits your needs, just sign up directly from the website, it's that easy!
If you'd like more information or further assistance, our expert energy consultants are happy to answer your questions and walk you through the process. Simply click the "Call Us" link at the top of the page, or chat with us online via the Chat button at the bottom.