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Electric Choice Comes To Nevada

09/05/2018

Nevada’s electricity industry is about to be transformed. Before Electric Choice, Nevada residents could only purchase electricity from the electric utility. Now, the power of choosing energy suppliers will be in the hands of utility customers themselves. And this could potentially cut down the costs of electricity. In November this year, voters will decide whether…

Following in Europe’s Energy Footsteps

10/01/2014

For decades, energy rates in the US have been rising at a breakneck pace. Europe, however, is seeing a distinctly different trend in its energy market. The countries surrounding Germany, for example, have benefited from five straight months of energy price reduction. In March alone, the Platts Continental Power Index (CONT)—Europe’s measure of how energy…

How should utilities view solar?

09/22/2014

Solar energy is growing rapidly in the United States. Due to its very nature, solar expansion will dramatically transform the face of the energy market in this country. As such, the energy suppliers in the US have to start making adjustments. So how should utilities view solar? How many energy suppliers in the US currently…

Energy Storage Will Change the Future

08/20/2014

How much energy we need as a whole varies greatly on a daily basis. However, in order to make sure that we will always have enough to power our homes, public buildings and businesses, the electric suppliers in the US are required to produce at least the maximum amount of energy that we could use…

Energy Trends by State

08/11/2014

Thanks to dwindling fossil fuel resources, an ostensible environmental mandate, rising energy prices and rapid advancements in renewable energy resources, the energy industry is changing very fast. In eight states in particular, the energy industry is completely transforming. In this article we will take a look at the energy industry trends in Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland,…

Why Fixed-Rate Energy Continues to Grow

06/27/2014

Many energy providers across the nation give their consumers at least two types of plans to choose from which include either a fixed-rate or variable-energy rate plan. As the name implies, a fixed-rate energy plan locks the consumer into one flat rate for the duration of the agreement with the supplier, which may be up…

About Energy Deregulation

03/07/2014

Electric and gas deregulation began in the late 1990’s creating new competitive markets in several deregulated states offering customers the power to choose the electricity or gas supplier they wanted to use separate from the utility. As deregulation policies passed in each state, the electric and gas utilities were required to “unbundled” the services they…

Energy Education 101

03/07/2014

How Deregulation Works Now that we have an option to switch electricity and gas suppliers, it helps to understand how this all works. Up until deregulation came along, the utilities had always generated the power at the power plants and handled transmission and delivery of the electricity or gas to your home or office. The…