Whether you’re just moving to Ohio from a regulated state or you’re looking into switching away from your current energy provider, there is a wealth of information to help you make that choice. Deregulation has drastically changed the way we get electricity. Where before there was only the utility and a single energy plan, you now have the power to choose an energy plan and company that suits your needs. Our customer care team is here to help!
How exactly does deregulation work?
It starts by breaking up the power structure of utilities. Utilities used to manage the power lines, read meters, set the cost for electricity, and deliver the electricity to you. Now, Ohio has what are called CRES, or Competitive Retail Electric Suppliers. Source Power & Gas is considered a CRES and our purpose is to offer energy plans with different contract lengths, power
Halloween is right around the corner, and that means there will be scares, candy, and energy efficiency for all, right? You bet! There are many ways to make your home child-friendly and safe for a night of trick or treating, and you can save electricity while doing so with these energy tips.
Typically, homeowners will leave their indoor and outdoor lights on to let trick or treaters know that they have a supply of treats available. You can still send this signal while keeping a spooky vibe going using candles and solar lights. Even if you don’t have candles or are leery of using them, you can string up some LED holiday lights. Instead of white or multicolored lights, you can use orange light strings to keep the spooky mood.
Consider making LED “eyes” in bushes as well. Using solar lamps to line the path to your door will help
Energy is all around us, taking many different forms and being used for many different purposes. Do you know your energy? Energy comes from generation facilities that are either renewable or nonrenewable. This energy is purchased in shares by retail energy providers (REPs) and sold to consumers. So, what types of energy are out there?
Nonrenewable energy sources are finite reserves of fuel. These include coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear power.
— Coal – Coal is probably the most common fuel source used for generating energy. Coal burns at a high temperature, which heats steam to power turbines. Coal is a cheap fuel source that is very plentiful, but it also releases the most carbon into the atmosphere.
— Oil – Oil is a very common fuel source for transportation. Crude oil is extracted from oil fields, then refined by boiling the different
If you’re moving to New Jersey or are looking to switch to a new energy provider, you may have some questions. The truth is, shopping for electricity is a pretty simple process, but it could be difficult to make a choice with so many options available.
Will switching to another provider impact my electric service?
Don’t let energy companies pull the wool over your eyes by saying their electricity service is better than anyone else’s. Retail energy providers (REPs) don’t control the flow of electricity – the local utility maintains the power lines and manages the flow. If you are switching REPs, but not moving, you will keep the same utility. The utility company maintains and manages the power lines, but they are also responsible for reading your electricity meter.
What goes into the search for an electricity provider?
When looking for the rates offered by a
Though we started in Texas, Source Power & Gas has extended into additional areas in deregulated markets in several states. Today, we will examine the benefits and frequently asked questions for Maryland residents. Maryland deregulated their energy markets in 1999, which allowed for customers to choose their energy provider rather than have it dictated by where they live. Deregulation not only gives customers the power to choose, but also opens up the market for competition, which ultimately results in lower energy prices.
What is the difference between an electricity supplier and my utility company?
Prior to deregulation, your electricity was supplied by the local utility that was typically determined by where you live in Maryland. The utility would set the rate for electricity and would be responsible for getting the electricity to you. You would generally only have one available energy plan and would have to pay
For many, October is well known for Halloween parties, trick or treating, and costumes galore. For us, it’s about energy awareness! The U.S. Department of Energy has designated October as National Energy Awareness Month, during which it aims to increase the awareness and benefits of energy efficiency. In the past, the Department of Energy partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency to promote the “Change a Light, Change the World” campaign. This campaign demonstrated how changing from outdated incandescent bulbs to energy efficient CFLs and LEDs to reduce energy consumption, sometimes netting a company extra benefits like tax deductions for using these more efficient technologies.
Being Energy Aware
Energy awareness at its core is supposed to highlight the benefit of being green, which isn’t limited to just light bulbs. You can be energy efficient about running your AC or heat, cooking, or driving. You could use programmable or
Your utility is responsible for delivering electricity to your home. If for some reason there is an interruption with your service as a result of weather or other natural phenomenon, you should contact them before anything else. Whenever you encounter a situation that poses a hazard from electrical distribution lines, contact your local utility immediately and do not under any circumstances touch wires.
During instances of high winds or an accident, telephone poles may get knocked down. A falling tree may snap power lines. If there are any power lines within reach, do NOT touch them. Treat every power line as if it is live. Do not touch power lines with any objects. Even wood, a non-conductive material, can react with dangerous effects when coming into contact with power lines. You should never climb fences into power substations either. Much of the equipment in substations is highly
At Source Power and Gas, we put the customer first! We firmly stand by customer’s rights and providing excellent service. Our customer care team is here to answer some common questions that we receive from consumers in the state of Texas.
What is the difference between a retail electricity provider and the utility company?
When it comes to electrical service, electricity is electricity. Don’t let an energy provider fool you into thinking their electrical service is better than anyone else’s. The truth is, all electricity is the same and the utilities manage the lines (and you should contact them if you have an outage). Your utility also reads the meter on your home, whether it’s an analog, digital, or smart meter. They forward that reading’s information to the energy provider for billing purposes. Your energy provider is mainly responsible for setting your rate and providing you bill.
The days and nights are cooling down as we enter the fall months. In some parts of the country, this is a magical time of year. No, we’re not talking about a particular holiday or the never-ending list of pumpkin flavored beverages and foods. It’s a magical time of year because during this transitional time, air conditioners aren’t needed as much and it’s not quite cold enough for turning up the heat, and that means it’s time to save on energy.
If you have a programmable thermostat in your home, you may already have it regulating the temperature throughout the day for you. Pumping out the cool air in the late afternoon and evening, shutting off overnight, cooling the house a bit in the morning, and shutting off while you’re at work. Now that fall is descending upon the northern hemisphere, you may find that your thermostat
Running a business, even a small one, is a major undertaking. There are so many aspects to consider, not the least of which is money flow. It takes money to run a business and often times, it seems like money goes out more than it comes in. Well, we here at Source Power & Gas have some tips to reduce some of the money going out – at least when it comes to energy use. These energy tips could potentially save you a bundle on your electricity expenses, making your business that much easier to run!
1. Turning off lights that are not in use will save a fair amount of energy. You can use occupancy sensors to automatically shut off lights in locations like hallways, conference rooms, and restrooms to really cut back on light usage. Be sure when installing occupancy sensors they are not blocked