Electric Deregulation Frequently Asked Questions
Most popular questions about switching electric suppliers and electric deregulation!
Is it really this easy?
Absolutely. Simply enroll with an alternate energy provider offering the best possible electric rates; then, just sit back and relax as your new rate takes effect in a few billing cycles!
Seriously, what’s the catch?
We know - it sounds too good to be true, right? There is no catch, no hidden costs, no fees. All you need to do is ask yourself, "Do I want a lower electric bill?" If the answer is "yes," fill out our enrollment form today. It’s a no-brainer, really.
How do I save money on electricity through your company?
We show you the rates of several low-cost energy supplies and let you choose the rate that is right for your budget! Our customers can potentially save money on their current electric bill each month. For homeowners this means that you may be able to put more money in your pocket each month!
Are you a business owner looking to save on your utility bill as well? Our business customers can also compare and take advatage of the best electric rates in the area.
You can save even more on your electric bill by adopting these energy-saving practices.
Will rates increase after I sign on?
Our suppliers offer a variety of rate plans to choose from. There are variable month-to-month plans as well as fixed plans that will lock in your rate for a set amount of time. Keep in mind that if you are not satisfied with the rate you have choosen, you can leave at anytime. By doing this you are assured that our suppliers always strive to give you the best rates in the market. We’re dedicated to offering you the best alternative suppliers, rates and service around.
Who do I contact if I lose power?
Who will support my power lines if they go down during the winter?
You’ll continue to call your local utility company if you lose power or have any other service-related issues. Our job is to simply show the rates of independent suppliers in your area.
Will I get two utility bills?
Nope! You’ll still receive just one utility bill each month. Your new supplier and rate will appear on your electric bill in a few billing cycles.
Is it difficult to transfer service?
Absolutely not! We make it as easy as 1-2-3. Simply fill out an online enrollment form to get started.
Utility companies are required by law to support each customer’s decision to purchase electricity from a lower-cost supplier. You can rest assured that you will not experience a disruption in service during the transition.
Questions About Deregulation
When did deregulation begin?
Electricity deregulation began in the late 1990s when rates were capped on utility charges. Over the years, the developing concept was revised and improved. Now, electricity deregulation is offered in 15 states.
Why haven’t I heard of deregulation before?
Initially, electricity deregulation was mainly advertised to business owners. This is because businesses use more electricity than residences and, therefore, gained the most benefit from deregulation. In the past few years, however, more and more homeowners have voiced their desire for a lower electric bill. As a result, alternate energy providers have taken the initiative to inform homeowners and business-owners alike about the benefits of choosing your own electrical supplier.
For more information about deregulation, visit our section about electricity deregulation.
How do I compare prices?
Every electrical supplier must provide their price per kilowatt hour of generated electricity. This is the price that consumers can compare. If you find your state on our website we will allow you to compare electric supplier rates instantly!
I’m sold. How do I sign up?
Signing up is simple and hassle-free. Simply go to our Switch Electric Supplier page, find your state and then choose an electric supplier to sign up with from our list of prescreened suppliers.
Is it 100% free?
YES. Enrollment is free..
Can I switch to another electrical supplier, or cancel my service at any time?
Yes. We are confident that you will not find an electrical supplier offering rates lower than our suppliers; however, you may switch or cancel your service at any time.
It’s our goal to educate consumers about the importance of electricity deregulation. Like all other industries, it’s essential to introduce competition into the marketplace so that prices remain low, industry innovation and improvements occur, and consumers have a choice.
If you choose one of our energy suppliers, you’ll possibly save on your monthly electric bill. And if you adopt our recommended green energy practices, you can save even more!