Where’s Minnesota’s electricity choice?

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017 by rgadmin

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Remember when competition amongst competitors was relied on to lower cost, provide innovation and serve consumers.

Allowing customers to be served directly from the wholesale markets for their natural gas and electricity has lowered costs, provided innovation and is serving millions of customers.

States around Minnesota such as; Illinois, Indiana and Michigan all have some customer choice programs in place.

Minnesota does not.

Minnesota has only a monopoly; a government regulated utility. Customers have no choice, the government oversees the utility to set the price of power and the government oversees that they are charging the correct amount.

So Minnesota’s monopoly utility wants to spend $800 million to build a new power plant and wants to be repaid for it regardless of whether it delivers any energy.

Minnesotans should look to other states to see how customer choice completion works for consumer’s not politicians or the monopoly utility.

The government does not regulate the wholesale energy markets and they are not needed to regulate the retail energy markets. Customer choice allows business to deliver wholesale power directly to customer.

Minnesota consumers deserve the benefits of cost savings and innovation from customer choice. They do not need a regulated monopoly that is government regulated deciding their energy choices.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Additional Information:

http://www.postbulletin.com/opinion/columnists/where-s-minnesota-s-electricity-choice/article_b4070d95-0e74-5b13-b067-1261d304c737.html

 

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