How to Choose A New Energy Supplier
Choosing a new energy supplier is easy.
Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
- See what you’ve been spending. Before reviewing our prices, pull out a recent statement from your local utility or current competitive supplier. Review your bill to see how much you have been paying for electric and natural gas supply.
- Do a little bit of research. Is the competitive supplier you are considering well established? Is the supplier licensed to serve your state? If the supplier is licensed to serve your state, the license number should be easy to find. Also look into other areas that the supplier serves and find out other background information, which may include where the company is headquartered.
- Learn what your savings could be. Carefully review pricing and plans as well as the terms and conditions of the plan you are considering.
- Find out if the price includes a state sales tax or any other taxes, charges or fees. If the supplier is presenting the information to you clearly, you should be able to find this information easily.
- Ask the right questions. Choosing a new energy supplier might be new to you. In order to make your choice easier we have compiled a list of questions that you may have along with our responses in our FAQs section .
How Does the Process Work?
When you are ready to sign up with a new energy supplier, state regulations may vary but other than signing up for a new plan you shouldn’t have to do anything else. The company’s Terms & Conditions or Terms of Service Agreement will serve as your new service contract
- Choice allows you to pursue pricing options and plans that may be lower than what your utility is currently offering.
- You may also experience improved customer service when you choose a new energy supplier.
What stays the same?
- There will be no interruption in your electricity or natural gas service.
- Service components such as wires, pipelines, meters, and transformers will remain where they are. Physical modifications are not required because your energy is delivered through the same transmission and distribution system owned and operated by your utility.
- Your local utility will continue to be responsible for delivering electricity and natural gas and charges for your delivery services will remain the same.
- Different utility service areas may vary, but you may still receive one bill from your utility.
- Your bill will look the same and will display Constellation’s supply charges and the utility’s delivery charges.
- Your utility will continue to service all equipment - such as meters, wires, and pipelines - as well as respond to any power outages.
These materials are provided by Constellation NewEnergy, Inc., Constellation Energy Power Choice, Inc., Constellation Energy Gas Choice, Inc., Constellation Energy Services, Inc., Constellation Energy Services – Natural Gas, LLC, or BGE Home Products & Services, LLC (d/b/a BGE Home, Constellation Electric and Constellation Home in Maryland and d/b/a Constellation Home in Pennsylvania and Texas), each a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation. Exelon Corporation also owns Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), ComEd and PECO energy companies. BGE Home Products & Services, LLC, is not the same company as BGE, the regulated utility. The prices of Constellation are not regulated by any state Public Utility Commission. You do not have to buy Constellation electricity, natural gas or any other products to receive the same quality regulated service from your local utility. Brand names and product names are trademarks or service marks of their respective holders. All rights reserved. Errors and omissions excepted.
Electricity or Gas Supplier License #s: CT DPUC Docket No.99-11-14 07-03-08, 06-02-17; GA PSC License Docket #: 22253, GM-33; IL #s 11-0394, 10-0540, 02-0489; 10-0129, 07-0279, MD License #s IR-228, IR-1853, IR-311, IR-327, IR-500; MA License #CS-045; MI Case #U-14066, U-13660; NJ License #ESL-0016, ESL-0066; GSL-0074; OH #s 00-003E(7); 02-021G(6); PA#s A-125050, A-110036, A-110186; Washington D.C. Supplier License Docket EA01-5, EA-06-5-4, #GA-2012-12, GA-11-5