Can I choose whom to get my energy from?
Yes, if you live in a state where the energy industry is deregulated, you can choose whom to get your energy from. You have two basic choices: 1) your local utility company or 2) an independent energy services company like Accent Energy.
Does moving to an energy services company hurt local utility companies?
No. In fact, utility companies actually want their customers to move to an independent supplier because it allows them to get out of the supply side of the energy business-where they do not profit-and focus on delivery and service, where their margins are higher. In fact, most utilities are offering incentives to entice their customers to move to an independent supplier.
How can I save on my energy bill?
One guaranteed way to lower your energy costs is to consume less energy. Another way to lower your costs is to change your energy supplier. State utility commissions regulate the rates utilities must charge, and everyone is charged the same. But energy services companies like Accent Energy don't face such restrictions; they can offer competitive pricing and choices of plans.
Why should I change my energy supplier?
There are several compelling reasons to move from your utility company to an energy services company like Accent Energy: 1) You'll get choices that you simply can't get from your utility 2) You'll get your energy at a competitive price 3) You'll be eligible for any current new customer promotions from Accent 4) You'll be eligible for any incentives your utility company is offering 5) It's easy to switch and there will be NO disruption in service 6) There are no costs/fees associated with making the change.
How is Accent Energy different from other energy suppliers?
Accent Energy is a proven company with 25 year roots in the energy industry. Company founder, Lance Schneier, and his experienced management team were pioneers in energy deregulation in the early 1980's and are responsible for several industry firsts. Accent is well thought of in the industry and has solid relationships with the public utility commissions, utility companies and distributors in all of the markets we serve.
How do I change my energy supplier?
It's easy. Just complete the enrollment form. Accent Energy will work directly with your utility company to make the change happen.
What residential and commercial service classes are eligible for your Summer Price Beater product?
Almost all service classes within the ConEd and National Grid service territories are eligible, however there are few that are not. Below is a list of service classes that are eligible.
- ConEd: 1, 2, and 7.
- National Grid: 1 and 2 (non-demand customers only).
Does it cost anything to change my supplier?
No. There is no cost to change your energy supplier. In fact, changing from your utility to a supplier like Accent Energy may save you money since many utilities are offering financial incentives for customers to make the switch.
Is the change to a new supplier immediate?
No. It can take your current utility company up to 60 days to allow the changeover to your new supplier to happen.
Will I experience a disruption in service if I change suppliers?
No. The change to a new energy supplier is seamless to the end-customer since your utility continues to deliver your energy.
Who do I call if I have a problem with my service?
You still contact your local utility company for service-related issues. They will continue to deliver your energy and provide you with service no matter who you choose to supply your energy.
What's the difference between Variable and Fixed Rate Plans?
With a Variable Rate Plan, your rate (or cost per unit of energy) fluctuates with the market. When the cost of energy rises, your rate increases; when it falls, your rate decreases. With a Fixed Rate Plan, however, your rate stays constant. There are no monthly surprises because of rate changes; you control your energy cost by controlling your consumption and you can save money over time if the cost of energy increases. Click here to download a PDF that explains more about how energy is priced.