1 - Will Your local utility will be
upset if I Choose An Electric Supplier
Fact - your local utility encourage their
customers to Choose an Electric Supplier
because lower electric costs benefit everyone
in Energy Deregulated areas.
No. 2 - My new electric supplier
can shut off my service
Fact - Only your local utility can terminate
electric service to your home or business
and termination is strictly regulated by
your local utility Department of Public
No. 3 - Will your local utility lose
money if I Choose an Electric Supplier
Fact - your local utility do not earn a
profit on the electricity they deliver to
their customers. The companies simply purchase
electricity to deliver to customers who
do not Choose an Electric Supplier. Customers
pay exactly what your local utility pays
- no more, no less.
No. 4 - If my electric supplier goes
out of business I'll lose service
Fact - Electric service will not be interrupted
if a supplier goes out of business. You
would be returned to your local utility
generation services and would pay the local
utility generation services rate. You could
then stay with your local utility, or, choose
another supplier like The Power Company.
No. 5 - I have to give out personal
information if I want to Choose an Electric
Fact - Suppliers DO NOT NEED AND SHOULD
NOT REQUEST personal information such as
a Social Security number, credit card information,
checking account numbers, etc. Suppliers
will need you to provide information from
your electric bill to authorize the switch.
To avoid delay in switching, it is very
you provide this information accurately.
No. 6 - Savings begin immediately
Fact - Customers who Choose an Electric
Supplier are switched to the suppliers'
rate on their next regularly scheduled meter
reading date. So, depending on where you
are in your meter reading cycle it can take
more than 30 days to have the supplier's
rate appear on your bill. To avoid delays
in switching, it is very important that
you accurately provide the necessary billing
information to the supplier.
No. 7 - There's a charge to switch
to another electric supplier
Fact - There is NO CHARGE to switch electric
suppliers and you can return to your local
utility Standard Service generation if you
like. Most suppliers do not have a cancellation
fee, but some do. So, be sure to ask whether
the supplier charges a cancellation fee
before enrolling. We do not.
No. 8 - The savings are too small
to bother switching
Fact - Depending on the offer, you can lower
your total electric bill by 10% or more.
No. 9 - It's difficult to switch
Fact - It's EASY TO SWITCH and the supplier
you choose will do the work for you. You
will need to provide the supplier with certain
information from your electric bill. To
avoid delay in switching it is very important
to accurately provide the necessary information.
Double check this information to be sure
No. 10 - Suppliers will start billing
me separately for my electric service
Fact - You will continue to receive one
electric bill from your local utility. The
only difference will be the rate you pay
for the generation service portion of your