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Electricity De-regulation is finally here! Now you have a choice when it comes to purchasing electricity for your business.

In many states, legislatures and public utility commissions have opened competition for electricity and natural gas supply. With the Deregulation you are now able to choose for yourself an alternative but licensed supplier. Meanwhile, the delivery of the energy is still regulated and remains the responsibility of the local utility company who will always continue to deliver the power, service the equipment, and read your meters.

Deregulation divides the electricity industry into 3 separate functions.

  • Generation
  • Transmission/Distributions (Local Utility)
  • Supplier

The cost of energy is generally on the rise and effects most businesses and commercial property owners. As these energy costs increase they become a larger and more significant portion of a business’s total operating budget. The energy markets are extremely volatile and susceptible to many uncontrollable factors. These factors include:

  • Extreme weather (hurricanes, tropical storms, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc.)
  • Political Conditions
  • Ongoing turmoil in the Middle East and other parts of the world
  • International threats of terror
  • Increasing worldwide oil demand

The good news is that now you now have an opportunity to protect your business from the volatility of these energy markets by locking in electric rates with alternative third party suppliers. These suppliers buy electricity not only from the same generators as the public utilities do but from other generators along the grid as well. They operate more efficiently than the public utilities and are able to pass the savings along to their customers.

Locking into a fixed rate for your electricity provides your company with price stability and budget certainty for years to come and could save your business thousands of dollars and even much more. Alternatively, for customers who anticipate a market decline and who have the tolerance to participate in market rate fluctuations we offer index or variable rates with or the without the option to lock in a fixed rate should they desire to.

At Capital Energy Solutions our goal is to develop a custom buying strategy for our clients that will provide energy savings through long term rate stability. By working with our consultants you will enjoy the same benefits that thousands of other businesses and municipalities up and down our service area have enjoyed by taking advantage of the options that deregulation provides.

Before deregulation, your local utility company provided all parts of your energy service (generation, transmission and distribution). With competition, these functions are separated and generation and transmission costs are bought by third party suppliers at prices that generally allow them to be more competitive than the public utilities. Generation is the production of energy through power plants using either nuclear, fossil fuel (oil, coal, or natural gas) or renewable (hydro, wind, solar, biomass) generation technology.

This component is not regulated by the public utility commissions. Capital Energy Solutions, through its State specific and licensed supplier network can help you with this component. Because of competition and our independent status we are able to negotiate the very best prices, offer you renewable energy options, and provide you with customer service advice & benefits you are not currently receiving.

Transmission and distribution is the actual delivery of electricity across poles and wires and natural gas through pipelines to your business. These services are provided to you by your local utility company, which is responsible for maintaining the poles and wires, or pipelines, and responding to emergencies and power outages. The public utility commission continues to regulate transmission and distribution to ensure the safety and reliability of your services.