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Buying Electricity

Electricity is the flow of electrons that powers our lights, HVAC systems, modern devices, motors, and any number of other mechanical and electronic devices. Electricity reaches 99% of American homes by a complex grid of transmission and distribution wires.

In many states it is possible to find an alternative supplier rather than purchase electricity supply from the electric distribution company. There are many advantages to a third party supplier but many things a consumer must know in order to take full advantage of shopping for electricity supply service.

If you are new to shopping for electricity you'll want to review all of the information in this section as well as the Regulatory section to see the prevailing conditions in your state.

Electricity FAQ
AC Shopping Guide
Decypher My Utility Bill
Market Watch
State Shopping Status
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