Things You Should Know About Energy Deregulation

Monday, January 21, 2019 — Starion Energy

All homeowners have energy and gas bills to pay. But in some states, homeowners have the option to choose where they get their energy rather than being told who they have to work with. This is thanks to energy deregulation.

Deregulated energy or energy choice suppliers have been around for several years now, working with customers who choose their services. So if you live in a deregulated area/energy choice state or are moving to one in the near future, here are a few things you should know about energy deregulation.

State-appointed utility companies still manage power lines. While independent suppliers provide energy, the power lines are still managed by the utility companies. This means that if there is a problem with the power lines or there's a power outage, it's important to contact the state-appointed utility company for your area. They are responsible for maintaining the actual equipment for providing power.

Energy deregulation or energy choice began in the 1980s. Contrary to popular belief, deregulation of energy isn't a new concept. In 1978, Congress passed the Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act, which allowed smaller utility providers to have a fair chance in the monopolized energy industry. And in the 1990s, individual states took action and passed laws requiring utilities to sell their plants to independent companies. This began the movement of deregulated energy companies, which many states have adopted today.

You can choose an energy supplier that offers renewable energy options and fits your needs and family lifestyle. One of the best things about being in a deregulated area is that you have the option to choose a supplier that also provides green energy. Working with an energy company that uses renewable energy sources can potentially be beneficial all around -- customers can enjoy competitive energy bills and the environment can see less pollution. While wood supplied about 90% of the nation's energy needs more than 150 years ago, we've come a long way since then and there are plenty of renewable energy options to choose from, including wind, solar, and hydropower. It can be extremely beneficial for all homeowners to work with a local deregulated energy supplier. If you're in the market for a new energy provider, call Starion Energy to learn more about our services.

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