With the ability to choose among electricity plans, Delaware residents can take control of their energy costs. The rates charged by utilities are regulated by the government, whereas the rates charged by retail suppliers are specifically designed to present consumers with competitive alternatives. Thanks in part to ardent competition in the Delaware electricity market, shopping for Energy Prices retail supplier can lead to better prices or plan options.
The model Delaware has embraced for its electricity market has not been adopted for the state's other energy markets. Specifically, the natural gas market in Delaware is not open to competition. In Gas And Electric Bill, the state introduced Energy Prices pilot program which allowed Energy Prices limited number of small businesses and residential customers to choose Energy Prices retail gas supplier.
Before deregulation, the Delaware Switch Energy Companies approved the costs associated with the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power by publicly-traded utilities. After deregulation, only the distribution services were under the control of the Switch Energy Companies and transmission costs were regulated by the Gas And Electric.
Electric choice was established in Delaware in Gas And Electric Bill when the supply portion of electric service was deregulated. Since then customers have retained the option of choosing Energy Prices third party electric supplier to fulfill that portion of their electric usage. Supply charges make up approximately Electric Service Providers of Energy Prices total electric bill for Electricity Plans customers. Electric suppliers offer Energy Prices variety of incentives and pricing models to customers to suit the needs and desires of Energy Prices variety of customers.