In some states you can choose an electric supplier other than your utility. States where choice is available include CT, IL, MA, NJ, PA, most of TX and parts of OH.
Your utility will still deliver electricity to your home, even if you choose an alternative supplier. You’ll even keep getting your bill from the old utility (except in TX).
You won’t experience any differences in service delivery, including restoration after an outage. In fact, utilities would get in a lot of trouble if they did discriminate against you–and utilities don’t like to get in trouble. Splendergy has decades of experience in this area, and we’ve never seen a customer discriminated against because they picked an alternative supplier. So don’t worry.
“Want To Make The Switch”
Will You Save Money If You Switch? That Depends:
Electricity is measured in kilowatt-hours or “kwh.” This is an amount of electricity, like gallons of gas or gigabytes of mobile data. A typical home uses 500 – 2,000 kwh per month.
To save money, you need to find a rate per kwh that is lower than your utility’s rate. To do this requires some examination of your bill, because you’re only replacing some of the charges from your utility. Whether you buy electricity from the utility or an alternative supplier, you’re still going to be charged by the utility for delivering the electricity, and for any fixed fees and smaller regulatory charges.
As a general rule, the big charge on your bill for usage or consumption per kwh is the one you will be replacing with the alternative supplier’s price. That’s the apples-to-apples comparison that determines whether switching to an alternative supplier will save you money.