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Old 10-01-2014, 08:05 PM
 
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I want to change electricity providers because my current one is raising the price several cents per kwh (end of contract, went to variable monthly plan automatically).

I have no idea how to find info on these companies. I managed to find some sites with reviews but 99% of the reviews were bad.
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:33 PM
 
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Old 10-02-2014, 02:40 PM
 
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I've been to that site but it only gives details on the plans, doesn't review or rate the suppliers
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:55 PM
 
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There's no difference between the suppliers as the electric company that owns the poles and wires in your neighborhood continues to serve you. The only thing the supplier does is bill you for the electricity at a (hopefully) lower rate. I personally choose fixed price suppliers and change suppliers every 6 months or so to continue to get the best rates.
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:50 AM
 
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Well I read some reviews that mentioned customer service with the supplier, like when they wanted to change, they had to give several months notice, or had billing problems, etc. I don't want to deal with a company who is going to screw me over.


Actually, all my payments go directly to PP&L now that I think about it. I never sent a payment to another provider.
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Old 10-04-2014, 07:42 PM
 
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I've never had to deal directly with the electricity supplier company, always just deal with PPL. When I switch companies, I just sign up with the new company and they switch the service so there's no issue.
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:34 PM
 
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I want to change electricity providers because my current one is raising the price several cents per kwh (end of contract, went to variable monthly plan automatically).
Get rid of the variable rate, you can save money short term even over years but it only takes a few months of price spikes to wipe out those savings. This winter is not looking good at all especially with the increased reliance on natural gas. The spikes you see is where people on the variable rate got whacked.





If you have PP&l they have a page you can compare rates.
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