Volume 15, Issue 83 September 24, 2018
In this Issue
The Power of Choice
Editor's Note
Prices Jump Up and Stay Low
Local Cooling Degree Days*
The Power of Choice
Educating consumers on their energy independence


Traditionally, consumers did not have a choice as to who supplied their energy. Today, energy choice programs allow eligible customers to shop around and choose their natural gas or electricity supplier. 

Consumers living in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania, for example, can choose who supplies natural gas and electricity to their home. This gives them the flexibility to choose a pricing plan, such as fixed-priced energy, to better manage their energy costs. 

Energy Choice also gives consumers the benefit of more renewable and clean energy products to choose from, such as electricity sourced from wind power or natural gas matched with carbon offsets. 

Not every consumer may be aware of this choice and organizations like the American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers (ACCES) are committed to increasing awareness through consumer education about energy choice and competition. ACCES works with regulators, legislators, consumer advocates and news media as well as suppliers such as WGL Energy Services (WGL Energy). 

WGL Energy often incorporates Energy Choice education in its consumer outreach efforts, including social media and other online outlets. WGL Energy believes the best consumers are educated ones, so they can make the best energy decision for their homes.


For more information about energy choice and WGL Energy’s offerings, please visit our website