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What Business Owners in in California and Texas Need to Know About Energy Deregulation

Jul 22nd 2010 at 7:16 PM


First, let's get the facts straight!

Natural Gas has been deregulated in California since 1991, but very few Business Owners are aware that they have options.  In fact, only 10% of businesses in California have switched to a third party natural gas provider, because, even after 19 years, most don't know much about or have never thought about the ramifications of deregulation.

Even more exciting, in October 2009 Gov. Schwarzenegger signed into law California Senate Bill SB695 , which mandates that the Public Utility Companies deregulate commercial electricity throughout the California by July 1, 2010. Right now, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is accepting Notices of Intent (NOI) from companies interested in exploring the option of a third party energy provider. The Utility Companies has begun going through these NOI's on a first-come-first-accepted basis and allowing those on the list to compare their current rates to those of third party providers. There is no obligation, no additional costs, and no change/interruption to flow of energy. This is really is a "no-brainer" for almost ALL Business Owners throughout California. It is amazing how simple this process is and it cost Owners nothing to!

Here is the question that I posed to all Business Owners: "If you have the opportunity to compare your current energy rates with those of a third party provider with no additional costs, nearly no effort on your part,no change or interruption of your service, and NO OBLIGATION, wouldn't that be worth exploring?".  The answer in almost every case is, of course, a resounding YES. In this difficult economic climate, why would ANY Business Owner not look at options to save money?  I know that as a Business Executive, I will be adding my business to the list and setting them up to lower their overhead costs.

You might ask, "How can the third party provider save my company money?  How does it work?"  Well, this is possible, because PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E (the 3 Public Utilities in California) are allowed to include many infrastructure and exploratory costs into their pricing structure, which results in high prices to the Customer. By choosing a third party provider, however, you can avoid all of these costs, and, because they keep their overhead low and their purchase volume up, they are able to provide extremely competitive prices. You are probably also wondering "How can you guarantee that there will be no interruption to my service?". Well, SB695 requires the Utility Companies to move and deliver the energy purchased by a third party provider through their lines/pipes. If you have a problem or an emergency, you still contact the Utility company just like you always have.

So, you Owners and Managers out there...Let's pass the word and get every business in California educated to the fact that they have energy options that can save them a tremendous amount of money to their bottom line, which allows them to be more competitive in their respective markets. Being more competitive equals lower prices, which equals more sales, which increases profitability.  This is something that EVERY Business Owner can get behind!

What are you waiting for?


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