Respond Power Adds to Popular Rebate Program in Pennsylvania With the Launch of Price Alert Rewards; Enables Consumers to Save Even More Money on Their Energy Bills Beginning August 1

Those Currently Served By PPL Can Now Earn More Rebates On Top of Current Respond Power Rewards Program

Aug 01, 2011, 13:40 ET from Respond Power

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Respond Power (, an affiliate company of Major Energy Services and an ESCO (Energy Service Company) approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, will begin offering consumers across much of Central and Eastern Pennsylvania another way to save money and lower their energy costs with the debut of Price Alert Rewards, beginning today.  The new program will be utilized along with the popular Respond Power Rewards program which launched in May 2011 and already boasts thousands of subscribers in the PPL service area.  The energy rebate programs use Smart Meter and Smart Grid technology to alert customers about peaking electric prices, giving them the opportunity to reduce consumption during those periods and earn cash rebates.

Price Alert Rewards will be available to customers who receive their power from Pennsylvania Power & Light (PPL) and have a Smart Meter attached to their homes and buildings.  Larger cities integrated in the launch include Harrisburg, Allentown, Lancaster, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport and more.  Residents can enter their ZIP code online at and find out if they qualify for the program.  While the initial Respond Power Rewards program continues to offer rebates to consumers for the difference between their Smart Bill and their regular bill, the new Price Alert Rewards feature will reward consumers for paying attention to price alerts and simply cutting back on usage during high-priced hours.

"The response to our first rebate program was beyond expectations and we wanted to see if we could do more to make people aware of their energy consumption during high-priced periods," said Saul Horowitz, CEO of Respond Power.  "Smart Meter technology allows for very accurate knowledge of energy use and energy reduction.  Combining that with our Respond Power Rewards platform lets us educate consumers on smart energy usage and rewards them for their conservation efforts.  The new Price Alert Rewards feature is designed to encourage members not actively cutting back during high price periods by offering a financial incentive to get more involved.  At the same time, this is an added benefit for those consumers who are cutting back significantly by rewarding them even more.  The more consumers who conserve energy during high price hours, the more energy saved and the more we will give away in rewards and rebates."

Those wishing to participate in Price Alert Rewards can get more information and sign up at or by phone at 855-RPR-NOW-1.  Once approved, participation in the program will begin within 2-6 weeks, depending on their individual billing cycle.  

About Respond Power

Respond Power is an affiliate of Major Energy Services - an Energy Service Company (ESCO) founded in 2005 serving residential and commercial customers in the deregulated natural gas and electric markets of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland. Respond Power is approved by the respective State Public Service or Public Utility Commissions and by local utilities to supply electricity to commercial & residential customers.

A New York-based company familiar with the energy needs of its customers, Respond Power's management has combined decades of experience in the energy retail marketplace and the dedication and passion to help residential and business customers reduce their power costs. Unlike any other ESCO, Respond Power not only delivers electricity at the best available rates, but will also gives consumers the tools to manage and monitor energy consumption and control costs.

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