Re: [columbia_heights] Pepco vs. Constellation (an Exelon Company)
- Constellation is offering 8.88 cents/24 months and a $50 pre-paid card promotion. It sounds like a favorable deal and I appreciate everyone's opinion.On Jul 26, 2013, at 3:02 PM, Richard Layman <rlaymandc@...> wrote:That story is about "the issue" of fly-by-night operators, not about Constellation, which is a division of the company that owns BGE. "Legitimate" companies like Constellation and Washington Gas both have divisions that do this type of sales. We are with WGL. There is nothing that changes in terms of "service", electricity is fungible and PEPCO still owns the electricity distribution system and distributes electricity to buildings in DC. In theory, the electricity you get comes from the separate companies, but it's all just fed into the unified system.
Anyway, you are supposed to get a discount. According to the stated prices on the PEPCO site, the price we get from Washington Gas Electricity Services is no cheaper.
I looked up on some industry website and it said the avg. price per kilowatt hour in DC is 9.3 cents. That's what you pay to PEPCO, that's what we pay for a 2-year contract with WGES.
So for anything to be worthwhile, it'd have to be less than that.
From: Beth Myers <bethemyers@...>
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2013 2:26 PM
Subject: RE: [columbia_heights] Pepco vs. Constellation (an Exelon Company)
FYI...here's an article from the post about this issue that was published on July 11th.http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-07-11/local/40511622_1_pepco-alternative-energy-suppliers-complaints
Five months later, Ford is one of scores of D.C. residents who have filed complaints alleging that alternative energy suppliers, such as Starion, duped them into thinking that they would see huge savings on their electric bill if they left Pepco. Instead, their bills have increased — some by more than 50 percent, according to their complaints. Consumers also have alleged deceptive practices, including company representatives failing to disclose billing and cancellation terms in addition to rogue sales tactics.
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:07:02 -0400
Subject: [columbia_heights] Pepco vs. Constellation (an Exelon Company)
I'd welcome feedback from those that choose (or opted not to choose) switching from Pepco to Constellation. Constellation's promotional material indicates a fixed lower energy supply rate for 24 months. However, I don't know of the downside to making the switch.
Thanks for any feedback.
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