80% of Businesses Choose Competitive Electricity Retailers in Deregulated Areas

By: Cheryl Kaften |

About 17.1 million North American residential consumers (44 percent of those eligible) and most large business consumers (80 percent) have exercised their right to choose their own electric retail service providers, according to the Annual Baseline Assessment of Choice (ABACCUS), a report released by the Houston-based consulting firm Distributed Energy […]

2015-08-04T15:07:10-05:00July 29th, 2015|National Market|

Pa. improves performance among competitive electric markets

By: Tory N. Parrish |

The agony over a spike in power bills during last year’s polar vortex didn’t hurt Pennsylvania in an annual report that grades the performance of U.S. states and Canadian provinces that have opened their electric markets to competition.

The state’s response to complaints from electric customers about unusually high bills […]

2015-08-04T14:49:58-05:00July 29th, 2015|Pennsylvania Market|

Natural gas as an electricity source: Is it sustainable?


While an international report predicts the rise of solar electricity worldwide, a different electricity revolution is already happening locally: the rise of natural gas.

Natural gas recently overtook coal as the top source in the U.S. for electric power generation for the first time.

Ray Dotter, spokesman for PJM Interconnection, which coordinates […]

2015-07-28T14:01:58-05:00July 28th, 2015|New York Market|