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How to shop for the best electric provider

As a result of energy deregulation residential and commercial electric consumers in many states can now choose the company that provides them with a portion of their electric service, typically through a Retail Electric Provider, or REP.  The U.S. Energy Information Association has a detailed map that outlines electricity deregulation by state.

It is important to understand that consumers only have a choice as to a portion of their residential and commercial electricity service. The power lines that run down your street and into your home will still be operated by your local Transmission and Distribution Service Provider, or TDSP, and a Power Generation Company remains the actual power producer, running and maintaining the power plants. However, similar to choosing which company you use for your cell phone, consumers now may choose their electricity supplier.

To begin your search you will need to find your local electric utilities  “price to compare,� which is the price charged by your local utility for the portion of your service that is open to competition.  and your typical monthly electric usage.

Once you know your utility’s price to compare and your own typical monthly usage, you can begin to shop for your electric supplier.

About Glacial Energy- Glacial Energy is one of the fastest growing national retail energy suppliers selling electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional customers in deregulated markets across the country. Glacial Energy has the resources and market knowledge to provide customized quotes for your business or cost saving opportunities for your home. Learn more about Glacial Energy by visiting   I would like to find a sample utility bill in an area we service to show visually where the price to compare and the monthly usage would be found.



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