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How Businesses Are Saving Billions on Energy Costs


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If you're looking to save your business money on energy costs - there's one simple way to do it. Learn how electric choice is giving businesses across the United States a competitive edge.

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How Businesses Are Saving Billions on Energy Costs

  2. 2. ENERGY WASN’T ALWAYS A CHOICE For a long time, the utility company was your only option for natural gas and electricity, regardless of where your business was located.
  3. 3. NOW YOU HAVE OPTIONSMany U.S. states and Canadian provinces have replaced a monopoly system of electricity and natural gas utilities with competition, giving your business real energy choice – meaning more cost savings and other benefits.
  4. 4. In December 2016, Energy Research Consulting Group (ERCG) released an independent study examining the cost savings achieved through electric choice. The study found commercial consumers in a number of deregulated states and regions have saved billions by switching from the default utility rate to a retail energy supplier. ELECTRIC CHOICE IS SAVING BUSINESSES BILLIONS CALIFORNIA MICHIGAN ILLINOIS PENNSYLVANIA OHIO NEW ENGLAND
  5. 5. IN ESTIMATED SAVINGS ILLINOIS According to the independent study conducted by ERCG, Illinois businesses achieved $1.7 billion in estimated savings off of the utility default rate from 2011 to 2015. $1.7 BILLION
  6. 6. IN ESTIMATED SAVINGS From 2011 to 2015, ERCG found that businesses in the Buckeye State unlocked an estimated $3.5 billion in electricity savings. $3.5 BILLIONOHIO
  7. 7. IN ESTIMATED SAVINGS According to ERCG’s independent study, electricity savings topped $3.4 billion for commercial consumers in the Keystone State from 2011 to 2015. $3.4 BILLION P ENNSYLVAN IA
  8. 8. IN ESTIMATED SAVINGS For the region of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, savings through electricity choice were $1.7 billion from 2011 to 2015. $1.7 BILLION N EW ENGLA ND
  9. 9. CALIFORNI A MICHIGAN IN ESTIMATED SAVINGS (CAPPED MARKETS) $3.3 BILLION Despite having a cap on the amount of retail switching, California and Michigan still achieved a collective $3.3 billion in electricity savings from 2011 to 2015, according to ERCG’s study.
  10. 10. HOW TO MAKE THE SWITCH Your business could be missing out on significant savings available through electricity choice. Direct Energy Business can help determine if your business is located in a deregulated market and guide you through the switching process.
  11. 11. REQUEST A QUOTE TODAY Our live agents can swiftly and efficiently handle all of your questions via a U.S.-based call center at 888.925.9115 You can also request a quote at
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