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Direct Energy Partners with Nest

One of the largest retail energy suppliers in North America, Direct Energy, has announced a partnership with Nest, the smart thermostat. The deal is designed to encourage adoption of Direct Energy’s service as well as the smart home device in the U.S. The partnership will focus on offering incentives to...

PPL to Increase Supply Rates

Beginning September 1, 2013, PPL customers will see an increase in their electricity rate. The electricity supply rate will jump from $8.22 cents per kWh to $8.77 cents per kWh. This increase of $0.5 cents means that for the average Pennsylvania customer who uses 1,000 kilowatts of electricity a month,...

Arizona Debates Deregulation

More than a decade ago, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) abandoned a plan to enforce electric deregulation in Arizona due to the perceived risks and problems it posed. Now the ACC is revisiting that decision. As ACC regulators consider the possibility of deregulating retail electricity sales in Arizona, they have...

BGE Raises Prices During the Summer Months

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), a leading utility in Maryland, has increased its supply rate. Customers can expect an additional $6.00 per month to appear on their utility bill for electricity. According to Debbie Larsson, a BGE spokesperson, the increase was necessary because the price of the energy supply...

PSE&G Prepares for Summer Electricity Demands

With the summer months heating up steadily, PSE&G has begun to prepare for the expected high demand for electricity. The predicted peak for electricity this summer is 10,562 megawatts (MW). Last years summer peak was 10,521 MW while PSE&G’s all-time high peak was 11,108 MW set on August 2, 2006....