Energy Deregulation in the United States began in the mid-1980’s with customer choice for Natural Gas suppliers in the Northeast and Midwestern regions of the country. Before deregulation, the local utility handled all supply and distribution of power. This monopoly, when broken up, resulted in increased levels of competition within the goal of lower overall costs and increased levels of customer service being the first priority
Deregulated states allow consumers to shop for various suppliers based on things like customer service, billing options, rate and product strategy. End-users like yourself gained an advocate in your corner, fighting hard for your business and offering the very best in energy products and services.
This is where Agera Energy thrives, ensuring each of our valued customers, and those still to choose Agera, have the best experience possible in a marketplace made easier by Agera’s customer-first mentality.
Q: Can I shop for Retail Energy Supply where I live and work?
A: Not all States are deregulated, but fortunately Agera Energy has one of the largest footprints of any retail supplier in the United States today. Enter the Zip Code for your Business or Home in the box below, click Submit to see if we offer service in your area!
Q: Does Agera Energy replace my local utility? If so, that sounds like a lot of work.
A: No. Agera Energy works with your local Utility and takes over just the supply portion of your monthly invoicing. The local utility is still paid for the delivery of the electricity or natural gas, line maintenance, and meter reads. The local utility communicates with Agera, and vice versa, to determine which customers are served by the utility and retail suppliers for their supply. Switching is simple and occurs on your next available meter read, or on a date you pick! We take care of the rest at the Utility level – the only thing that changes is the name on the Supplier side of your monthly invoice. If it weren’t easy, it’d be hard – we make it simple!
Q: What are the benefits of Energy Deregulation?
A: It all begins with open and free markets. If there were only one place to buy groceries in your state, those would inherently be some pretty expensive apples. The same goes for electricity and natural gas. When the Utility is the only choice, there is no level playing field for companies like Agera to compete for your business. Open and fair competition drives the price of commodities down over time, all else being equal. Energy is a top-level cost for most businesses after payroll, taxes, and insurance.
For homeowners, every dollar counts toward the monthly budget. A simple yet effective shopping experience allows you to gain control over your costs, budget more effectively and have peace of mind that you are choosing the product you want to be on.