Have you ever opened your electricity bill for your home or business and wondered if there was anything you could do to lower your energy costs?
Well, there is and it’s from your utilitie’s “Electric Choice Program”
Before energy deregulation in the 1980s, the only option consumers had for their supply was their local utility’s standard offer; there was no choice. Once deregulation was approved, customers started benefiting from an open, free marketplace offering a choice in supplier and ultimately, more competitive rates.
Deregulation gives you the power to choose who supplies your utility the electricity or natural gas you use. It ultimately affects how much you will pay for your energy and you do not leave your utility.
Below is just an example of one utility encouraging their customers to shop for a lower rate. This image was taken right from Ameren’s website stating: “You can choose another electricity supplier. And we’re OK with that.”
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