Elizabeth Stelle

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

As someone who advocates for electric choice and competition, I consider myself fairly well versed on the ins and outs of electricity shopping. But recently my husband and I fell victim to one of the most common electric shopping mistakes. We signed up for a variable rate plan with a new provider in our area Read More…

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) is taking baby steps toward reopening the state for electric competition. Regulators will hold two public meetings to gather input on whether to resume restructuring the state’s electricity market, which was postponed a decade ago. In the late 1990’s, Arizona was one of the first states to begin restructuring their Read More…

Monday, July 8th, 2013

There are many ways electricity suppliers woo new customers, from low introductory rates, to a lack of cancellation fees or even free furnace inspection and repair.  Now alternative suppliers are taking a cue from the credit card companies and offering cash back to their new consumers. But before you switch, customers need to read the Read More…

Friday, July 5th, 2013

More green energy and lower prices are in store for California consumers, thanks to a recent agreement between the California Independent System Operator (California ISO) and PacifiCorp to implement an energy imbalance market by October 2014. An energy imbalance market (EIM) allows PacifiCorp to balance electricity supply and demand by accessing the lowest cost power Read More…

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

The dramatic success of electric choice since the onset of the recession is changing the paradigm. As more states place more power in the hands of consumers, the burden of proof is shifting from advocates of electric choice to advocates of traditional monopoly regulation. Not long ago electric choice was seen as a risky proposition, Read More…

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