[Summit] National Grid Rates

Mona Delgado mona_delgado at brown.edu
Sat Jul 23 19:21:31 CDT 2016


Can't wait for the day infrastructure and serious future in the ground power will happen - this is a a really, really bad and stupid country on infrastructure and paying the big biłl is the only option!


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> On Jul 23, 2016, at 11:24 AM, Coryndon Luxmoore <coryndon at luxmoore.com> wrote:
> 
> Chris,
> 
> You are correct, mostly alternative energy suppliers are not worth the switch. The 16 cents is likely inflated based on news speculation associated with the deep water wind agreement.
> 
> After deregulation your electricity bill was split into two components transmission and energy supply. Right now you are using National Grid for transmission and PPL for your supply. If you are interested in switching supply away from PPL you would want to take a look at just that portion of your bill as you cannot switch transmission providers and its associated costs. 
> 
> As a PPL customer you are probably paying a premium over the normal Nat Grid rates. So if you are interested in lower rates and going to a conventional supply you need to see what their rates are today to have a true apples to apples comparison.
> 
> You also should keep in mind that the National Grid rates are regulated by the Public Utilities Commission while other suppliers are not. This means they can adjust rates freely or based on your contract terms in a way that National Grid cannot. There is a case to be made that the PUC is a captured regulator but I don't agree it is as risky as switching to a deregulated for profit supplier for the average person.
> 
> --C
> 
>> On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 5:57 PM Christopher Buecheler <cwbuecheler at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Summit,
>> 
>> I know this has been mentioned here before but I can't seem to find it in my archives. I was just informed by some people going door to door that my National Grid rate is going to "go up to sixteen cents". My energy provider is currently People's Power and Light, a non-profit that delivers wind power. I'm happy with them. My impression is that this door-to-door stuff is mainly a scam to get me to switch providers at a discount rate, which is then jacked up after X number of months, but if anyone has more info I'd love to hear it.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> -- 
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