A 5-Step Plan to Lowering Your Energy Costs

By Bruce Stewart

In many states, local utility is no longer the only game in town when your business buys electricity or natural gas supply. In restructured markets, customers can choose to shop for a competitive energy supplier instead, to find the best deal and service for their needs—and that can mean big benefits for small businesses. The local utility still maintains the grid reliability, including the poles and wires, and still handles outage repairs and meter readings. State law mandates that all customers must be treated the same regardless of their choice of energy suppliers.

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