Remember when AT&T was the only long distance company? Or was that BellSouth? Either way it was only one or two. Don’t forget about MCI! Long distance was so expensive. Well when the long distance market deregulated many companies were able to establish themselves and prices went down because of competition dramatically!
The same thing has happened to ENERY (your power bill!) & GAS. (< click here to visit website).
DEREGULATION: You now have the power to choose!!
Energy deregulation has enabled consumers to purchase their energy supply from Energy Service Companies (ESCOs). Before deregulation, both natural gas and electricity were supplied only by regional monopolies or local utilities that owned both the power plants and transmission lines for distribution. In deregulated markets, the utility company is no longer the only option for energy supply. While suppliers compete for your account, they keep prices down and push all participates to create better service.
Competitive suppliers are able to provide a variety of options for terms and rates. The only change that takes place is the source of supply. However, the utility company still continues to deliver the energy through the pipeline so there is absolutely no disruption to the service when switching. The local utility also continues to read the consumers’ meter and maintains service.
There are many states in the US that participate in Deregulation at some level. However, not all are open to competition of residential Natural Gas and Electricity supply. The map below shows some of the states that have some form of deregulation today.
- New York
- New Jersey
All you have to do is click on the link and see what is available in your area if you live in the states above! In some areas it’s Gas, some areas just Energy. If you are lucky, it’s both. When you decide to transfer it IS SEAMLESS!! Once you fill in your information, you will get a list of great low prices to compare to your current bill. You do not have to call to switch, it will do it automatically!