- What is Deregulation?
- What is the Risk?
- Is there any Service Interruption When I Change my Electricity or Natural Gas Provider?
- Are There any Changes in the Wires or Pipes that Deliver the Energy to my Business?
- What Changes with my Current Provider?
- Do my Bills Change?
- Who do I Contact for Questions About my Bill?
- Who do I Call if the Power is Out?
- Will my Local Utility Company Give me Bad Service if I Use a Different Energy Supplier?
- What do I do to Sign-Up?
- How Long does it Take to Switch My Service?
- Why are Energy Savings Available?
- What Changes Will I Notice?
- Who is Responsible for the Safety and Reliability of my Service?
- Which States are Offering These Savings?
- Do I Have to Make a Long-Term Commitment?
- How Can I Get Involved?
Deregulation is occurring on a state by state basis. It is the
introduction of competition into the once monopoly controlled power
companies. States that are embracing deregulation are now providing a
choice for customers enabling them to select who will provide their
energy. This creates a choice to select an energy company that will
sell energy at lower utility rates. The same local power company that
delivers natural gas or electric to the business or home will continue
to deliver the energy that you use, but they must now deliver the
energy that is provided by the competition.
There is absolutely NO risk! When you switch your utility service to a
new provider, the switch occurs at the supply level, not at the local
delivery level. This means that your current local provider will
continue to deliver electricity and/or natural gas to your business or
home without any changes. Your delivery provider will simply receive
the energy that they supply from a supplier that you choose, who sells
it to you at a lower rate and in turn reduces your monthly energy costs.
There is no service interruption at all. When you change your energy
provider, the only thing that changes is the utility rate you are
paying. The transition from your current provider to your new provider
is seamless, and usually occurs after the next meter reading. The
wires, pipes, metering equipment that are used to deliver the energy
all stay the same.
There are no changes at all. Your new agreement to buy electricity from
a different retail energy provider simply requires your local utility
company to use the electricity and natural gas that is provided by the
company you choose. The wires, pipes, and metering equipment that is
used to delivery the electricity and/or natural gas locally stay
exactly the same.
Your local electric and/or natural gas provider will continue to
deliver the same energy to you. The only change that occurs is that
they will now receive their energy supply from the retail energy
provider that offers you a lower rate. Your delivery service will
continue exactly as it does today without any interruption. Your local
delivery provider will continue to be your point of contact for any
local delivery issues or problems that may arise at your business or
home. Your current service will operate exactly the same, except you
will now be receiving a discount on your energy purchases.
Your bills will come from the same provider, and you will submit
payment to your current provider, just the same as you have always
done. Nothing will change about the way that the bills are delivered
and/or paid for. The only thing that will change on your bill is that
you will now see a breakdown on your bill for various charges such as:
generation, transmission, and delivery. In some cases, energy providers
may require an automatic payment method, such as a credit card, which
keeps administration costs as low as possible and, in turn, enables
them to keep utility rates as low as possible.
For questions regarding the price or usage of your electricity and/or
natural gas, you contact the retail energy provider that supplies your
energy. For questions about the delivery of your service such as
outages, meter checks, etc., you contact your local utility company,
who is responsible for delivering the electricity and/or natural gas to
your business or home.
You call your local utility company, the same as you always have done.
Your local utility is responsible for delivering the electricity and/or
natural gas to your business.
No, this is illegal. It is important to understand that most outages
are not to just one address, but to an entire area or zone in the
service grid. The repairs that are conducted by the local utility
company restore service to every business and home regardless of where
they buy their energy from.
Signing up is easy. Simply click this link “Sign Me Up” and you will be taken to the contact page. The process is very straightforward.
Fill out your contact information.
2. We call to confirm your inquiry and send you a Letter of Authorization (LOA).
3. You fill out the LOA and also gather 3 to 6 months of energy bills.
4. Then fax the LOA and most recent energy bills to us.
5. Within 5 business days, Discount Energy Plan will contact you with the best money-saving energy plans available.
6. Simply choose the plan that you like best. Sign the offer and contract and return it by fax.
7. You then pay lower utility rates and begin saving money on your monthly energy bills.
The timeframe for a customer to switch is 11-45 business days. The
switch normally takes place after a normal meter-read cycle.
Energy savings are now available because competition has been
introduced due to deregulation. This means that the power companies
that used to have complete control of an entire market now have to deal
with competition. This in turn creates competitive discounts that are
You will see no changes to your service, to the energy that is
delivered, or to the customer support that you receive from the local
delivery company. However, you will receiver lower rates on the energy
that is used, which will lower your bills.
The local utility company who maintains the delivery system is still
the responsibility for the service, reliability, and safety of the
energy that you use. The local utility company maintains the power
lines and natural gas pipes and repairs them as needed. The regulatory
body that oversees utilities in your state will help to ensure that the
local utility company continues to provide a safe and reliable delivery
system for your use.
No, you do not have to make a long-term commitment. However, you should
review all of your options, because it may be advantageous to lock in a
low utility rate for a longer term contract.
Deregulation continues to grow. There are currently 19 states allowing
energy deregulation. For a detailed list, please look at the Savings
Calculator on the home page.
Please contact us. There are opportunities to work with us, but you
must become certified as an energy consultant. Sales experience and
working with senior managers in medium to large sized companies is
desirable. Experience developing a highly profitable sales team is also