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Here are the Top 5 Energy Stories from May

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May brought a whirlwind of energy news, tips and insights on the Direct Energy Business Blog. 

Here are the month's most popular posts.

5.) How Businesses Have Saved Billions on Commercial Electric Costs

New research shows that energy choice is paying huge dividends for consumers. An independent study conducted by Energy Research Consulting Group (ERCG) found that businesses have saved billions in recent years through electric choice. Our new eGuide and infographic highlights some of the report's key findings. 

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4.) Commercial Electric Choice Has Saved Illinois Businesses $1.7 Billion

Electric choice has been a boon for businesses in Illinois. Between 2011 and 2015, the Land of Lincoln's businesses saved an estimated and staggering $1.7 billion simply by making the switch to a retail energy provider. That translates to an average of $337 million in commercial electric savings each year.

3.) What the Heck is a Kilowatt-Hour? 

We’ve put together a new, informative video series – Lightbulb Moments – to help get you up-to-speed on some basic energy terminology. Our latest video helps breakdown what a kilowatt-hour actually is.

Check out all of our Lightbulb Moments videos here.

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2.) The Future of Electric Retail Choice in California

On May 19, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission held a joint hearing to discuss the changing state of retail electric choice in California. Here's what the proceedings could mean for the future of retail electric choice in the Golden State.

1.) What To Know About the New Balancing Congestion Charge in PJM

On January 31, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order assigning the cost of “balancing congestion” to competitive load serving entities – including Direct Energy Business – effective June 1, 2017. This is what you should know about this development in the PJM region.

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Posted: June 06, 2017