The History of Energy Deregulation in Ohio

Natural Gas Deregulation In 1997, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) began unbundling natural gas services which separated natural gas delivery charges from the cost of the actual gas itself. This allowed for customers to purchase their gas from an actual supplier. Since this time, the market competition has grown, which allows consumers the [...]

EIA Reports Residential Electric Rates on the Rise

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported in a recent article that residential electricity prices have increased approximately 3% in the first half of 2017 versus the same period in 2016. The EIA predicts that, throughout the second half of 2017, customers may continue to see higher prices than previous years. It should be noted, [...]

Community Energy Advisors Now Offers Electric Savings for Residential Customers

Our customers and partners asked and we listened! Community Energy Advisors’ (CEA) savings is now available for residential (home) electric utility bills! What is it? We provide savings on residential electricity by offering reduced fixed and variable rates.  The program is being offered exclusively to current CEA customers, affinity members, and friends and family of [...]

Gas-Fired Generation

How it can factor into your electricity costs According to a recent article published by the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), as of 2016, natural gas generators make up the largest percentage of generation capacity in the United States. In fact, the cost-effective natural gas sources stand as a significant majority, at 42% of [...]

Controlling Capacity Costs Through Demand Management and Demand Response

In our Peak Load Contribution blog, we discussed peak load contribution (PLC) and how it affects your electricity supply rate. At the end of the blog, we described options to lower your capacity costs by lowering your PLC. Now we would like to delve into one of these in particular, Demand Management, as well as [...]