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BGE Electric Average Monthly Electric Bill from 2009 – 2012

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 | Permalink

 

BGE ChartWe looked at the BGE Electric bill summary over the last few years and since 2009 there has been an 18% decline in the average BGE electricity bill.

The chart we looked at showed a clear graphical representation of how far a BGE electric bill dropped in dollar amounts.

As you can see in the chart back in 2009 – 2010 the average BGE electric bill was $158.

Moving to 2010 – 2011 the average BGE electric bill was $145.

The projected average electricity bill price for 2011 – 2012 is expected to be $129.

This drop in price can be attributed to the efficiencies created in a deregulated electric market and specifically a large part of the savings happen at the wholesale market level.

When choosing an alternate electric company in the BG&E electric utility area you will obviously experience a decline in price compared to previous years.

The electric deregulation process in the Maryland market has become confusing for BGE electric customers as the price they control is the transmission aspect of the price.

This utility continues to charge you for the pole and wires charges but encourages you to switch to competing electric companies in their electric utility service area in order to realize savings.

You can see what Baltimore electric suppliers are offering by going through a list of providers and calling each one or visiting their website. You may also use a comparison chart like the one we have available at the top right. We only compare commercial electricity suppliers at this time in Maryland.

The 18% overall decline in BGE Electric’s energy prices is nice and allows you to achieve energy savings from competing Baltimore electricity suppliers fighting to win your business.

We make the comparison process simple as our Baltimore energy consultants compare rates and create detailed charts showing you back to back electric rates from several suppliers.

You can sort these energy prices from the cheapest available offer to the most expensive and see how they compare against BGE and their projected decrease in the total electric bill cost for their customers.

To give you a better idea of the savings chart presented in this article consider that if a BG customer used 1,000 kWh of electricity per month and their electric bill was $129 than their per kilowatt hour rate would be 12.9 ¢.

Since we do not know what the per kilowatt rate and average monthly electric usage that BGE Electric is using we can only speculate as to what the price per kWh is that they used to create this chart.

To assist in comparing other retail electricity suppliers against BGE please use the compare tool at the top right to get started. Once you compare prices you can immediately order Baltimore electric service online.

Electricity Suppliers in PA to Consider Beyond Just the Standard Brands

Monday, May 9th, 2011 | Permalink

As electric choice competition has spread in Pennsylvania we see new electric suppliers defining themselves as leaders among some familiar brands.

Most of us have heard of PECO and Penelec but how many of you have heard of MXEnergy, Champion Energy, and Gateway?

MXEnergy will soon be bought and merged with Constellation NewEnergy which is one of the largest electric companies in the US. Champion Energy and Gateway are smaller providers but still formidable and reputable suppliers many commercial and industrial companies have chosen to do business with.

These companies are all aggressively advertising in PA and are convincing people to switch away from PECO and Penelec and on over to their electric company.

Some of the electricity suppliers that are offering electric service that came in from another state are using some gorilla sales tactics to accomplish this task.

You may find yourself having your door knocked on in the middle of the day by one of the the alternate electric companies in Pennsylvania trying to snatch you away from the big brand energy companies.

There are some important things to consider before you switch providers in regards to the sales tactics they might use.

Door to Door Electricity Sales Tactics

  • The salesmen may refer to themselves as having been sent from PPL or Penelec.
  • The company may mention a notice through the mail that you might have received letting you know they were coming.
  • The company may guarantee that the electricity price would be lower when this might only be the case the first month.
  • The sales guy helps to confuse you as to if you will be switching electric companies.
  • They may make it seem that you are only changing your rate plan as your bill will still be coming from Penelec or PPL.

Do not fall for any of these slight of hand tricks as you most definitely will be switching away to a new PA electricity company. There are in fact ongoing lawsuits regarding this type of door to door scheme by some of the alternate electric companies in PA.

Switching to a new low PA electricity price is a good thing to do if it will save you money but no one wants to be lied to about it. Chances are that if a sales guy is lying to you about who they are the price may not actually save you money, as what keeps them from telling the truth about that?

We are not saying that all electric companies that knock on your door are bad it just pays to know a few things that have been happening in advance so you do not fall for the same tricks.

 

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