Energy Choice

Thanks to a growing competitive marketplace, you have more energy choices. Rather than simply dealing with the local utility, consumers in many states now can choose from among a group of energy suppliers and energy providers. With so many options, making those energy choices can seem daunting. We can help you learn how to switch electricity companies and other ways to make switching energy suppliers easier.

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FAQ Spotlight: What’s the difference between an energy supplier and a utility?

For years, all of our energy services were provided by a single source – our electric utility company. That company would be your sole point of contact for both power outages and billing inquiries.

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All Things Electricity: The differences between variable-rate and fixed-rate plans

As one of the nation’s leading energy suppliers in more than 46 states and the District of Columbia, we are committed to helping our customers identify, understand, and manage the variables that affect electricity prices. With that said, here’s a quick primer on these plans and the factors you should consider when making a choice.

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Residential electricity choice is hot in Illinois

The landscape is changing for residents interested in exploring their electricity options in Illinois, according to a recent report released by the Office of Retail Marketing Development of the Illinois Commerce Commission. The number of electricity offers available for residents served by ComEd and Ameren in Illinois and the number of alternative retail electricity suppliers

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Attention, Electricity Customers: Beware of a Nationwide Scam

There are reports of a nationwide scam that is taking aim at electricity customers. The scam claims a false promise that your electricity bills can be paid by the federal government.

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FAQ Spotlight: What electricity options do I have if I need to move?

Historically, the months of May through August are the most popular times for people to move. Moving into a new home can be a hectic experience, from searching for the perfect home to packing your things, there are many different things to prepare; this includes switching your utilities.

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COMPETE report shows more residents are making an electric choice

In the past few years, more and more residents and businesses in states with competitive electricity markets have become aware that they can choose an electricity supplier. A recent report released by the COMPETE Coalition has shown that while electric consumption was no greater in 2011 than it was in 2008, the number of customers

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New fixed natural gas pricing available for Ohio residents

By Mark Berry Vice President, Municipal Sales, Constellation Energy (Constellation NewEnergy – Gas Division, LLC) We are pleased to work with the city of New Philadelphia  to provide residents with a fixed price of $4.95 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) for natural gas supply through the June 2012 to May 2013 billing cycles.

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FAQ Spotlight: Why doesn’t my utility just choose a new supplier for me?

Our Customer Care team often gets asked why a utility company doesn’t just lower their rates by choosing a new supplier automatically for their customers. The answer can be a little confusing, but basically electric utilities have their rates set by the regulatory commission of the state they provide under certain pre-defined procurement plans.

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Video: Chicagoans shop for low-cost energy rates at Best Buy Bucktown store

Chicagoland residents interested in reducing their energy bills have a unique opportunity to enhance their energy efficiency and reduce their monthly home electric rate. By visiting Best Buy’s Bucktown, Chicago store, customers can conveniently shop for low-cost energy rates while looking for energy-efficient products.

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Say What? I can actually shop for electricity?

It’s true. In many states, you now have the opportunity to choose from whom you buy your power, and often how it’s generated.

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Constellation marks one year of offering electric choice to Illinois residential consumers

It’s been one year since Constellation Energy began offering Illinois residents an easy way to lower energy costs and embrace green energy by choosing Constellation as their home electricity supplier. Here’s a look at what we’ve been doing in Illinois: — Today, thousands of Illinois homeowners and renters have taken advantage of Constellation’s offers to

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