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The Competitive Edge: How Electric Choice Is Saving Billions for Businesses

In December 2016, Energy Research Consulting Group (ERCG) released an independent study examining the electricity cost savings achieved by commercial customers that switched from the default utility rate to a retail energy supplier in a
number of key states and regions.

This report specifically highlights the estimated electricity savings attained by commercial customers in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, the New England region (which includes Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island) as well as some key states with capped markets, California and Michigan.

The report also offers practical advice to business owners to help them switch to a competitive retail supplier and potentially unlock electricity savings by taking a few simple steps:
  1. Ensure your business operates in a deregulated market or area that allows for energy choice.
  2. Look at your current electricity or natural gas bill to ensure you are not currently in a contract with another electricity or natural gas retail supplier.
  3. Find your current rate on your bill under the “supply” portion of your bill.
  4. Request price quotes from a few different retail suppliers. 
Find out more by download the full report.

For more information contact:

Melissa Hand
Specialist, External Relations

Direct Energy is one of North America's largest energy and energy-related services providers with nearly five million residential and commercial customers. Direct Energy provides customers with choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 provinces in Canada.

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