In a world where energy is essential to our daily lives, it’s crucial to recognize the significance of making informed decisions about the energy we consume. On June 21, the Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), the leading trade association representing retail energy suppliers, will recognize National Energy Shopping Day. This annual event aims to raise awareness among consumers about the importance of shopping and comparing energy plans online this summer.
If you reside in one of the 14 states and jurisdictions that grant the freedom of energy choice, here are some compelling reasons why you should embrace this right when it comes to determining your energy supplier:
Cost Savings: Energy shopping allows you to compare plans and prices from multiple suppliers. By researching and exploring your options, you could find a more cost-effective plan that aligns with your budget and helps you save money.
Renewable Energy Options: With an increased focus on sustainability and environmental awareness, many energy suppliers offer renewable energy plans and products. Many consumers want to find a supplier that prioritizes and delivers clean energy products so they can contribute to a greener future today.
Tailored Solutions: Each home or business has its unique energy requirements. When shopping for available options, finding a supplier that offers a plan that meets your specific requirements and comparing them side-by-side with competitive offers is very helpful. Consumers may select a plan with added benefits, such as smart home integration or energy efficiency programs for their homes or businesses and pick from fixed-rate or variable-rate plans.
Customer Service: Competition drives third-party service providers to offer not only competitive prices and innovative solutions but also excellent customer service. Suppliers in competitive markets are exceptionally motivated to foster strong relationships with consumers to retain a loyal customer base.
Today, only 28% of Americans have a choice in their energy provider, while nearly 74% want the power to choose. National Energy Shopping Day encourages people living in states that give consumers a choice in their electric and natural gas suppliers to discover the best options to meet their needs. RESA provides valuable online resources to help navigate a complex landscape by simplifying it to help consumers shop for energy.