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Old 04-25-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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I just chose my own energy supplier, in a effort to save on the electric bill. Hopefully it will help this summer...

I went with North American Power. I know there are more out there like Ambit, Constellation, etc. Does anyone use NA power? I should be switched over in about a month.

EDIT: I don't want to seem like I'm advertising or anything, but if people are interested, it would be nice if you visited the site through my referral link, www.napower.com/150533. Might help me save some more off my electric bill!
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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i am leery of such things since they advertise via pyramid scheme. i think "ignite" or something was the company that tried to run their b.s. on my dad
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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Agreed. I think that the idea of deregulated energy is great, but using multi-level marketing is actually hurting them more than helping. Most people view MLM as a scam, primarily because it has gotten such a bad name from companies like ACN who charge people to "become reps"

However, NA power is the cheapest electric rate I could find. And I only wanted to become a customer. Their pyramid marketing idea is more like a bonus, where you don't have to pay to join or any of that ****. Any customer can refer others, kinda like referring people to your apartment complex or something.

This is why I wanted to know if anyone else has had any experiences with them or other companies. I did some research and NA power was the only company I found that had positive reviews.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Yes. Here's how I chose mine. I went down the list of 800 numbers, and after 60 seconds of hold and menus, I hung up and went on to the next one. The first one that I talked to a live person within 60 seconds, I signed up with them.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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What is the difference from using the local power company?
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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In Some States you can pick who provides the power, Different companies have difference rates.

You 'local' power company still provides the power lines to your house, They get paid to transport the power provided thru the grid, from your choice provider, to you.

The choice companies can sometimes be cheaper, due to the contracts they have with the makers of the power (maybe them, maybe they buy it from someone else on a long-term contract). Some cost more, maybe because they are 'green' power, they only buy 'green' power but it may cost more to 'make'. The put X MwH into the grid to provide power to you. The actually power coming into your home may not come from a green source, but overall someone on the grid is getting it, so you 'sort' of are using green power, in theory its reducing the non/green power on the grid.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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If my area has anyone other than Idaho Power and Intermountain Gas providing those services, I've never heard of it.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Got it. Thanks

I seem to recall hearing of this years ago. But that would have been in a different state. How do we go about checking into this now?
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Buffalo
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Got it. Thanks

I seem to recall hearing of this years ago. But that would have been in a different state. How do we go about checking into this now?
FB,
Maine did indeed "de-regulate" the public utilities.
Here is some info I found: Maine Energy / Shop and Compare Electric and Natural Gas Rates by State - 1-800-296-5107
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Thank you
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