Depending on your future plans and personality, you may prefer a month-to-month plan, a long-term contracts or a plan that allows you to prepay for electricity . Pick the best option for you, your moving plans and your budget. No matter which kind of plan you select, you'll have access to your own online account dashboard , where you can pay your bill, monitor your usage and sign up for other helpful features like AutoPay , paperless billing and average billing . Elect to receive the Switch Energy Electricity Providers to get simple, straightforward usage information sent directly to your inbox. Eligible customers can sign up for Cheapest Electricity Rates , which gives you a bill credit when you reduce your usage during designated high-demand time periods.
Residents and businesses that pay directly for their electricity (ratepayers) can use Energy Choice DC to learn more about their purchasing options and the companies that provide electricity aggregation services in the District. Ratepayers connect with a broker who will collect necessary information from them and use that information to seek competitive pricing on electricity, including options for conventional electricity and electricity generated from renewable sources. The broker then presents the negotiated rate to ratepayers, who sign a contract with the selected third-party supplier, for a term of one to three years, and pay a monthly electricity bill based on a consistent rate during that period.
Energy Suppliers. Fraud: Too many people have been victimized by glib sales reps with promises of cheap electricity flowing in an unending stream only to discover that, as is so often true, “it ain’t necessarily so”. They’ve been locked into unwanted term contracts or there’s a catch – some utilities will give you the great rate only if you meet a usage minimum; basically, the “rate” is, in actuality, a “bulk purchase” discounted fee – or they paid a deposit never to hear from the rep again.