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PSE&G electricity customers looking to save money on their electric bills can do so by shopping for competitive rates.  Paying the PSE&G bill is becoming more difficult for many PSEG customers as energy costs have risen in 2011.  Further increases are expected to occur in the summer, starting on June 1.

Electric choice in New Jersey is bringing savings opportunities to PSEG electricity customers.  The PSE&G electric bill is divided into two sections.  The first section, the delivery section, includes regulated rates that PSEG charges their customers for power delivery.  These charges remain the same no matter which electricity supplier customers choose.  The second part is the Supply section, which makes up the majority of the electric bill.

The supply part of the PSEG electric bill includes all of the electric generation charges which have been deregulated, and therefor customers have a choice of which electricity company they want to use.  When PSEG customers sign an electricity contract with an alternative electricity company, the rate they sign for will replace all of the charges in the supply section of the PSE&G bill.

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Though residential electric rates lowered in 2011 for PPL electric customers, the lowest electricity rates in the PPL territory are being offered by competitive electric companies.  The PPL area contains about 1.2 million residential electricity customers in central Pennsylvania.  The majority of these customers are paying the default rate for their electric generation service known as the price to compare.

Customers paying the PPL default rate can find better electricity prices by shopping for competitive rates.  Those consumers who have taken the time to learn about electricity choice have realized that it makes sense as the end result is a lower electric bill.

Despite the price to compare rate coming down from 10.44 in 2010 to 9.27 in 2011, PPL customers can save an additional 9% if they lock in a fixed electricity rate by going here.  Even after choosing another electricity supplier, customers continue to receive their electricity bill from PPL.  PP&L is a local utility company.  Even though Pennsylvania has deregulated the electricity market, PPL continues to serve at the electric delivery company for all of their customers, as well as continues to send the monthly electric bill to all of their customers, even the ones who have switched suppliers.

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On June 1, new summer default rates went into effect for all New Jersey customer s being serviced by JCPL (Jersey Central Power & Light) who are still on the utility’s price to compare default rate.

While residential competitive electric providers remain limited in the state, there are roughly two dozen competitive electric suppliers offering lower rates for commercial and industrial customers compared to the JCP&L default price to compare rate.  Business customers in the GS rate class will pay a rate of $0.115462 from June through September of 2010, and then pay $0.110205 from October 2010 through May 2011.  Current fixed competitive electric rates in the area are in the low $0.10s per KWh resulting in savings for most businesses between 8-14%.

Default rates in JCPL are derived from auctions the utility performs in previous years for the current year.  Due to lower natural gas prices, current market rates for electricity are lower than the current default rates resulting in saving opportunities for businesses.

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