Massachusetts AG calls for ban on competitive electricity suppliers

By: Fox 25 Boston |

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is calling for an end to competitive electricity suppliers, saying they target low-income, elderly, and minority residents with false promises of cheaper electric bills.

The Democrat said Thursday that a two-year study conducted by her office found Massachusetts customers who switched to a competitive […]

2018-03-30T13:30:19-05:00March 30th, 2018|Massachusetts Market|

Utility plans to close nuclear plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania

By: John Seewer |

FirstEnergy Corp. said it will shut down three nuclear plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania within the next three years, making it the latest U.S. utility to announce closings as the nuclear industry struggles to compete with electricity plants that burn plentiful and inexpensive natural gas.

The company announced the closings […]

2018-03-30T13:27:44-05:00March 30th, 2018|Ohio Market, Pennsylvania Market|

Electricity Supplier To Pay $5 Million To Settle Claims of Deceptive Sales Tactics and Overcharging Customers

By: Framingham Source |

Viridian Energy, LLC, a competitive electricity supplier in Massachusetts, has agreed to pay $5 million to settle allegations of deceptive marketing and sales tactics that lured residents into costly contracts with high electricity rates, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today, March 28.

In an assurance of discontinuance, filed in Suffolk […]

2018-03-30T13:07:21-05:00March 29th, 2018|Massachusetts Market|

Northern California utility says it will turn the lights off when fire risk spikes

By: Dale Kasler |

PG&E has long resisted the idea of shutting off electrified power lines to prevent wildfires, saying the public safety risks of putting communities in the dark was too high.

Until now.

Stung by accusations that its power lines may have sparked last October’s disastrous wine country fires, Pacific Gas and Electric […]

2018-03-27T12:34:03-05:00March 23rd, 2018|California Market|