What Does Electric Generation on my Electric Bill Mean?

If you take a look at your latest electric bill, you should see a supply charge  and a delivery charge. Prior to electric deregulation, your local utility company both supplied and delivered electricity to your home. After deregulation, the business of supplying electricity (a.k.a. electric generation) was opened up to government-approved, low-cost electric suppliers.

If you choose to switch electric suppliers, your local utility company will continue to deliver electricity to your home or business. So if you lose power or experience any service-related issues, you’ll still contact your utility company to correct the issue.

The sole purpose of switching your electric supplier is to lower your electric rate and save money. Nothing else changes. You’ll still use the same power lines and continue to receive just one electric bill -- only this bill will have a much lower rate for electric generation!