Whether you're an expert in the energy field or just want to find out what the experts are talking about, this category is for you. Each week the SaveOnEnergy team posts a new story about what's going on in the deregulated energy industry, straight from the source.

Electricity Facts Label Explained

Gabriella Itzler | Jun 7, 2018

A Guide to understanding your deregulated electricity options An EFL, or Electricity Facts Label, is a required document that breaks down every aspect of a retail energy provider’s plan.

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September Brings Lower Natural Gas Rates to Georgia

Colin Murray | Sep 11, 2014

September has seen a further reduction in natural gas rates offered by Georgia energy marketers at Atlanta Gas Light, where customers can choose their natural gas provider. Read More

Proton Energy License Revoked, Customers Pay

Colin Murray | Sep 8, 2014

Recently, the Public Utility Commission of Texas revoked the electric supplier license of Proton Energy, a small retail electric provider (REP), which prompted a transition of customers to the Provider of Last Resort (POLR), a backstop service that carries a much higher rate than current electricity... Read More

NY Utilities May Soon Pay Customers for Services

Colin Murray | Aug 28, 2014

New York electricity customers, especially businesses, may soon have many more options to monetize their actions taken to manage their electricity usage and/or reduce demand during times of grid stress, as New York looks to radically overhaul its existing electric industry structure to further empow... Read More

PPL Electric Rate To Decrease Sept. 1

Colin Murray | Aug 21, 2014

Although PPL Electric Utilities' electric rate, or Price to Compare, will decrease marginally on September 1, the new rates remain at elevated levels for residential and small commercial and industrial customers. Read More

"Dramatic" Increase in Customer Satisfaction with Competitive Retail Electric Providers

The Team | Aug 15, 2014

Customers who choose their electricity provider are more satisfied than ever – both in Texas and the Northeast, a new survey from J.D. Read More

Texas Business Electric Rates at Lowest Level of 2014

Colin Murray | Aug 8, 2014

Texas electric rates for commercial and industrial consumers are at their lowest levels of the year. Read More

"One Size" Electricity Plans Squeeze Chicagoans

Colin Murray | Aug 1, 2014

The City of Chicago, which runs an opt-out municipal electric aggregation, recently announced some high-profile changes to the aggregation's electric rate structure. Read More

PECO Business Customers to Pay More for Electricity Starting September 1

Colin Murray | Jul 25, 2014

PECO commercial and industrial customers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas will pay about 10% more for electricity starting September 1, if they continue to buy their electric supply from the utility. Read More

FirstEnergy Electric Customers: Look for Lower Rates in September

Colin Murray | Jul 18, 2014

Customers in central and western Pennsylvania at the FirstEnergy utilities -- Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power, and West Penn Power -- will see lower electric rates starting in September. Read More

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Tara Copeland | Jul 15, 2014

When you're shopping for a new rate on Texas electricity for your home, you know® is the place to find a range of providers and deals. Read More

Chicago ComEd Customers Paying 35% Higher Electric Rate

Colin Murray | Jul 11, 2014

Thousands of customers in the Commonwealth Edison territory in the Chicago, Illinois area are paying electric rates as high as 35% above market prices because of the decision of their local municipal aggregator. Read More

Illinois Municipal Aggregation Fees on the Rise

Colin Murray | Jul 2, 2014

Consultants' fees to opt-out of municipal aggregations in Illinois are increasing. Read More

Don't Expect Utility Electric Rate Drop at PPL This Fall

Colin Murray | Jun 26, 2014

Pennsylvania customers looking to save money on their electric rate shouldn't plan on seeing any meaningful rate relief at PPL Electric Utilities when the summer ends, according to a preliminary estimate of PPL's September electric generation rate. Read More

Many Municipal Aggregations Now Charging Higher Electric Rates Than Utilities

Colin Murray | Jun 19, 2014

As the cost of electricity in the Northeast is pushed up by higher capacity costs and lingering impacts of last winter's polar vortex, several municipal electric aggregations in Illinois are now charging higher electric rates than Commonwealth Edison or Ameren. Read More

Round-Up: June Means New Electric Rates for Residential Customers in Multiple States

Colin Murray | Jun 6, 2014

The start of June brings new electric rates to customers in several Northeast states who continue to buy their power supply from the local utility instead of shopping for a competitive electric supplier. Read More

June Means 20-50 Percent Electric Rate Hikes for Non-Shopping Customers in Central & Western Pennsylvania

Colin Murray | May 30, 2014

On June 1, customers at FirstEnergy's Pennsylvania utilities -- Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power and West Penn Power -- will see their electric rate for generation supply increase anywhere from 20 percent to 50 percent if they continue to buy their power supply from the local utility instead of shopping ... Read More

Millions of Eastern, Central Pennsylvania Residents to See Surprise Electric Rate Hike at PPL

Colin Murray | May 22, 2014

Millions of residential electric customers in eastern and central Pennsylvania will see a surprise rate hike on their PPL electric bill starting June 1 if they continue to buy their power supplies from PPL. Read More

Sharp Electric Rate Hike Expected for Pittsburgh Area Businesses, Residents

Colin Murray | May 16, 2014

Duquesne Light, the electric utility serving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas, is forecasting significant increases in its electric rates for customers who do not shop for an alternative electric supplier. Read More

Electric Rates at ComEd to Rise 40 Percent

Colin Murray | May 9, 2014

Residential electric rates at Commonwealth Edison in Illinois are due to rise 40 percent starting June 1, 2014. Read More

Changes Could Be Coming to How PPL Sets Its Electric Rate

Colin Murray | May 2, 2014

Changes could be coming in 2015 to how PPL Electric Utilities in Pennsylvania sets its electric rate for default service generation supply. Read More