McDonald Hopkins Law Firm Alert: Attention Business Owners: Deregulated Electricity Offers Substantial Savings

Aug 31, 2010, 14:00 ET from McDonald Hopkins

CLEVELAND, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Deregulated electricity continues to offer substantial savings for American businesses.

For instance, for those businesses located in Northern Ohio, First Energy Solutions (FES) is approaching its existing customers about extending those electric supply agreements that were entered into in mid 2009. These offers of extensions could be for an additional year or two at a new, lower rate. The critical consideration for our clients is that while these lower rate offers may seem attractive, customers will often leave dollars on the table.

In addition, Electricity rate caps are set to expire in parts of Pennsylvania. Those caps have served their purpose in easing Pennsylvania's transition to competitive market pricing. With expiration at the end of 2010, Pennsylvania will now be fully deregulated.

To maximize this savings opportunity for our clients, McDonald Hopkins has chosen to work with an online procurement process to help companies secure the lowest available price by creating transparency and promoting competition for their electric supply business. Rather than accepting a rate from an existing supplier that may appear to be better, companies can utilize this process to help them competitively shop their electricity load with multiple suppliers to achieve the optimum supply agreement. This process is a competitive, online, and transparent procurement process that results in a price offer that is not obligatory and the process can be completed in less than two weeks.

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Attention Business Owners: Deregulated Electricity Offers Substantial Savings

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For more information about this savings opportunity, please contact:

Michael G. Wise


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