Trump or Biden: Texas is Going Green Either Way

One day after the Presidential election, the U.S. formally withdrew from the Paris climate agreement. Although this coincides with President Trump’s ongoing initiatives to protect the coal industry, this has not slowed down companies looking to profit from the expanding renewables industry.

Transitioning to clean energy

Even in Texas, a state that is synonymous with oil, 95% […]

2020-11-06T13:25:19-06:00November 6th, 2020|National Market|

Columbia Report Indicates Electrical Burden Is Shifting to Residences

Researchers from Columbia University have released a report on the potential effects of the COVID pandemic on U.S. electricity demand. “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented changes in the ways people interact and approach economic activities,” the paper reads.

Ultimately, they conclude that electricity demand is unlikely to return to normal […]

2020-11-04T10:01:51-06:00November 3rd, 2020|National Market|

Payment Plans Available for Eversource, CNG, SCG, and UI Customers

Last month, Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) ended its “Shut-off Moratorium” for state-regulated electric, gas and water utilities. However, PURA also extended the enrollment period for COVID-19 Payment Program for residential and non-residential customers through November 1, 2020. With less than a week remaining, customers are encouraged to act quickly […]

2020-10-26T16:55:53-05:00October 26th, 2020|Connecticut Market|

Bill Assistance, Payment Extensions Available to ComEd Customers

As the COVID pandemic continues to create financial hardships, ComEd is reminding customers about a variety of programs to assist with their energy bills. For low-income households and those with financial hardships, the company has already extended its moratorium on service disconnections through March 31. Through an agreement with the Illinois Commerce Commission, over $18 […]

2020-10-26T16:35:43-05:00October 26th, 2020|Illinois Market|

Texas to End Moratorium on Disconnections in October

Many Texans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have been protected from having their electricity disconnected due to non-payment. After the governor declared a state of emergency in March, the Texas PUC initiated a plan so customers could self-enroll if they were facing economic hardships. According to this plan, the PUC ordered […]

2020-09-17T12:36:22-05:00September 17th, 2020|Texas Market|

In the Wake of Isaias, Utilities Offer Reimbursements to Customers

Following Tropical Storm Isaias, residents of New York and New Jersey experienced widespread power outages. While many people are already facing hardships due to the COVID-19 crisis, utilities faced severe criticism for slow responses in power restoration. Typically utilities will not pay claims for loss due to power outage; however, at this time, PSEG and […]

2020-08-18T14:36:42-05:00August 18th, 2020|New Jersey Market, New York Market|