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UNDERSTANDING ENERGY CHOICE
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ELECTRICITY AND NATURAL GAS SUPPLY
It used to be that your
utility company was your
only choice as supplier of
electricity or natural gas,
no matter where yo...
States and provinces with
deregulation have replaced
a monopoly system of
electricity and natural gas
utilities with a sys...
IF YOUR BUSINESS IS LOCATED IN A DEREGULATED
ELECTRICITY OR NATURAL GAS MARKET, IT CAN CHOOSE A
GOVERNMENT-LICENSED RETAIL...
BENEFITS OFFERED BY A RETAIL ENERGY PROVIDER
A retail energy provider can:
•  Procure your power supply
•  Provide green e...
SEE HOW COMPETITION STACKS UP
Energy choice enables your business to compare:
•  Provider rates
•  Provider services
•  Pr...
When you purchase energy through a retail energy supplier,
you are choosing who supplies your electricity or natural
gas. ...
1
Transmission is
movement of the
electricity supply from a
power plant to the
utility’s substation.
Transmission is also
...
Distribution is the
transfer of electricity
from the substation to
your business via wires.
Distribution is also
regulated...
Companies that
generate electricity
make their supply
available on the
wholesale market. As a
retail energy provider,
Dire...
TO FIND OUT IF YOUR BUSINESS IS IN A DEREGULATED MARKET AND
HOW ENERGY CHOICE MIGHT HELP YOUR COMPANY SAVE MONEY,
VISIT DI...
© 2016 Direct Energy. All Rights Reserved. Direct Energy and the Lightning Bolt design are registered trademarks of Direct...
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Understanding Energy Choice & Energy Deregulation

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In modern times when businesses and residential consumers use considerable amounts of power for their heating, air conditioning, lighting, electronics, machinery and appliances, energy reforms and market competition can mean lower, more flexible prices. In a deregulated market, consumers are empowered to compare rates, services and contract terms and pick the options that best fit their needs. Use this slideshare to understand what energy deregulation means and how it can put you in control of your electricity and natural gas supply.

And that means you may be able to choose a plan with
lower prices.

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Understanding Energy Choice & Energy Deregulation

  1. 1. UNDERSTANDING ENERGY CHOICE TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ELECTRICITY AND NATURAL GAS SUPPLY
  2. 2. It used to be that your utility company was your only choice as supplier of electricity or natural gas, no matter where you lived in the United States or Canada. YOU ONCE HAD NO CHOICE
  3. 3. States and provinces with deregulation have replaced a monopoly system of electricity and natural gas utilities with a system of several competing retail energy providers, giving your business real energy choice. BUT NOW YOU HAVE OPTIONS
  4. 4. IF YOUR BUSINESS IS LOCATED IN A DEREGULATED ELECTRICITY OR NATURAL GAS MARKET, IT CAN CHOOSE A GOVERNMENT-LICENSED RETAIL ENERGY PROVIDER THAT MAKES THE MOST ECONOMICAL SENSE. WHICH BUSINESSES CAN MAKE THIS CHOICE?
  5. 5. BENEFITS OFFERED BY A RETAIL ENERGY PROVIDER A retail energy provider can: •  Procure your power supply •  Provide green energy options •  Offer pricing options •  Provide knowledgeable customer service
  6. 6. SEE HOW COMPETITION STACKS UP Energy choice enables your business to compare: •  Provider rates •  Provider services •  Provider contract terms
  7. 7. When you purchase energy through a retail energy supplier, you are choosing who supplies your electricity or natural gas. The utility still provides the transmission and distribution of your commodity. Let's take a look at how each of those three things work. HOW ENERGY CHOICE WORKS
  8. 8. 1 Transmission is movement of the electricity supply from a power plant to the utility’s substation. Transmission is also regulated by the government to ensure the reliable delivery of energy. TRANSMISSION
  9. 9. Distribution is the transfer of electricity from the substation to your business via wires. Distribution is also regulated by federal government agencies. 2DISTRIBUTION
  10. 10. Companies that generate electricity make their supply available on the wholesale market. As a retail energy provider, Direct Energy Business purchases energy at competitive rates and sells it to businesses. SUPPLY 3
  11. 11. TO FIND OUT IF YOUR BUSINESS IS IN A DEREGULATED MARKET AND HOW ENERGY CHOICE MIGHT HELP YOUR COMPANY SAVE MONEY, VISIT DIRECTENERGYBUSINESS.COM/WHATISDEREGULATION LEARN MORE ABOUT ENERGY CHOICE
  12. 12. © 2016 Direct Energy. All Rights Reserved. Direct Energy and the Lightning Bolt design are registered trademarks of Direct Energy. (DC PSC License No. EA-04-4-4; EA-13-12; GA-13-03-1; NJ BPU License Nos. ESL-0165, ESL-142, GSL-0145, GSL-0128; MD PSC License Nos. IR-437; IR-2697; IR-3123; IR-3108; PUCT Cert. No. 10011; Direct Energy Business, LLC CT PURA License Nos. 12-03; 00-05-14RE01; MA DPU License Nos. CS-021; GS-052; CS-108; GS-051). Products and services vary depending on region or market. DEB-0659-2016

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