Category Archives: Commercial Energy

Commerce Energy MD

Commerce Energy Inc. utilizes the 100, combined, years of experience accumulated by its team of energy marketers in order to accomplish its commitment to help its customers manage their energy costs through the company’s aggressive pricing strategies and marketing programs. As a subsidiary of the Just Energy Group, Commerce Energy Inc. has the backing of an ownership that serves 1.6 million residents and commercial businesses in electricity throughout the United States and Canada.

 Commerce Energy Inc.  on its own serves 600,000 at an estimated price of $0.0995 rate per kWh. Commerce Energy Inc.  rates will continue be sent on the same electrical bill sent by the local distribution company.  As a part of the Just Energy Group, Commerce Energy Inc.  has the backing of the largest producer of competitive green energy. Through its green energy options, customers of Commerce Energy Inc.  can offset up to 100% of the negative results of their daily energy consumption as well as support local projects that utilize renewable energy.

Clean Currents Energy in Maryland

Clean Currents Green Energy Solutions stands alone as the Maryland regions lead independent “green energy” retail electrical provider company. Established in 2005 Clean Currents provides wind powered electricity to 7,000 residential customers and 500 commercial customers in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Although Clean Currents wind powered electricity is an alternative form of electricity provision, no additional equipment is required as the electricity comes through the already established grid.

Rates range from 9.6 to 10.3 cents per kWh. The prices are based on wind percentage use: 9.6 cents for 50% wind power and 10.3 cents for 100% wind power. (Prices can vary from in different counties)

Clean Currents has , also, partnered with Solar City to proudly offer solar power as another alternative for electrical provision.

PPL EnergyPlus is the Retail Electricity Provider of PPL not to be confused with Energy Plus

Energy PlusThis is really confusing as today I happened upon PPL EnergyPlus. There is also an “Energy Plus” that is a separate company in no way owned or related to PPL.

PPL EnergyPlus sells retail commercial electricity service in Pennsylvania at this time and no other states. Energy Plus sells both commercial and residential electric service in PA and many other states such as Texas.

The confusing issue at hand is that both of these retail electricity providers operate in Pennsylvania. Energy Plus operates in other deregulated electricity markets as well but imagine trying to build a brand with two companies showing almost identical names both in the successful deregulated energy market of PA?

PPL of Pennsylvania is quite a bit larger than “Energy Plus” so “Energy Plus” will likely piggy back and build an even larger customer base simply because of the confusion regarding the names.

PPL EnergyPlus connects the words Energy and Plus together to form one word which seems to be the cool thing to do these days in energy brands.

To sum this up:

  • The two Energy Plus names are slightly different. Energy Plus and PPL EnergyPlus
  • Energy Plus is owned by Energy Plus Holdings, LLC
  • PPL EnergyPlus is owned by PPL Corporation (Pennsylvania Power and Light Corporation)
  • PPL EnergyPlus sells only commercial electricity service in Pennsylvania at this time.
  • Energy Plus sells commercial and residential electric service in Pennsylvania at this time.

Will commercial customers who become acquainted and familiar with the brand name Energy Plus in PA become confused as to which company to call for commercial electric service? You better believe it! Energy Plus is one of the fastest growing electric companies in Pennsylvania right now and with the help of piggy backing off of the PPL EnergyPlus brand they are likely to gain even more traction in PPL’s own backyard. Ouch! Don’t you hate identity theft?

Now I am not sure where all of this falls in the realm of the law and do not know if either company has infringed on a brand name or not but it sure does look like that. At this point I am not even sure if this was done intentionaly. I just find it to be extremely poor judgement.

In Texas the Public Utility Commission would knock down a brand name that so closely resembles a competing electric companies but that does not seem to matter in PA.

I am not on either side here especially not knowing the whole story but I am only commenting on the weird conflict of two energy companies operating in the same territory with extremely similar brand names.

If you are a customer or potential customer of either of these companies feel free to input your comment below if you have been confused by this mess, accidentally signed up with the wrong electric company or some other happening.

Baltimore Gas and Electric Electricity Company

baltimore gas and electricity companyThe statement “We’re on it.” definably declares Baltimore Gas and Electric, or BGE’s, goal and commitment to its customers of central Maryland.  Serving in central Maryland for close to 200 years now, BGE has stated its mission is to provide safe, economical, reliable, and profitable energy utilities to its 1.2 million customers. BGE services are located in a 2,300 square mile area of central Maryland which includes the 9 counties listed below:

  • Anne Arundel County
  • Baltimore City
  • Baltimore County
  • Calvert County
  • Carroll County
  • Harford County
  • Howard County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George County

BGE, like most electricity providers, carries a large number of residential customers with 1.1 million residential customers but also carries a substantial number of commercial customers at 122,100.

BGE’s history shows that BGE’s declaration of “We’re on it.” has been true for almost 200 years.  BGE can trace its roots back as the first ever “utility” company in the world. Founded in 1816, BGE has continuously followed the line of innovation throughout the decades. In 1999 BGE made the most recent changes as it became part of Constellation Energy Group. This change will allow BGE to compete  with other electricity suppliers nationwide.  One of the first steps towards this brighter future took place right away in 2000 as BGE went from producing and delivering electricity to just delivering electricity. No longer working with the power plants, Constellation Energy Group transferred the plants to other affiliates.

While providing service in an economically diverse area in central Maryland, BGE looks to accommodate customers from all walks of life. On their website you can see many customer friendly articles and services including tips to save energy and cost, a library of material that explains BGE services better, and a fund you can donate to that helps those who don’t have electricity. Customer service and bill pay options are made available online.

We do not currently work with BG&E but you can still compare their rates with multiple providers. Your business can compare several commercial and industrial electricity companies against BG&E’s electric rates to see who may have the best rate. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-971-4020 and see if our reverse auction process can achieve a cheaper electricity rate then what BG&E may have quoted your business.

PA Energy Rates

This site offers a detailed apples to apples comparison of energy companies and rates in PA.

Finding the right energy consulting company to lead you down a path that is transparent and offers a clear proposal on the best electricity company in PA is available by using our comparison tool.

Our energy consultants go over Pennsylvania electricity rates each day and update our compare chart to assist in giving an accurate comparison of prices from several energy suppliers.

Our energy consultants also offer real hands on help by being very accessible and easy to reach on the phone. You may call them any time during regular business hours at 1-800-971-4020.

We do not just assist residential electricity service customers in Pennsylvania but we offer a reverse auction to both commercial and industrial businesses.

Our energy consultants act as an arm of your Pennsylvania company and not as a shill rep for one or two electricity providers.

At Energy Electricity our approach is as a customer advocate going to work for you, our fee is paid by the PA electricity supplier that wins the bid, and the rate you end up with is the cheapest one received.

Sometimes a slightly higher electric rate in the proposal is chosen by one of our customers because there were lower deposit requirements with an energy company or maybe no deposit at all.

At other times we have had Pennsylvania businesses go with a slightly higher electric rate in our proposal because we were able to get much better terms of service in the contract in regards to how they used their electricity.

We can explain to you the trade off between price and terms of service in an energy contract although most customers will only need to look at price.

Please call us to learn more or use our comparison chart above: 1-800-971-4020