Energy Deregulation in Washington, D.C.

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Energy Deregulation in Washington, D.C.

In 2001, Washington D.C. passed legislation approving retail electric competition. Both residential and commercial consumers of electricity in the district have the power to choose who supplies their energy. Suppliers set energy supply rates based on current market conditions and risk tolerance and manage contracts for consumers. The Washington DC electric company, Pepco, sets their standard offer rate and consumers can use that as a baseline when shopping for an alternative supplier.

Suppliers adjust to the current market conditions for DC energy rates for their customers. With the energy market always changing due to supply and demand, it is important to monitor your renewal agreement and lock in at the most ideal time. EnergyPricing.com can help with this!

Utilities in Washington, D.C.

Utilities are distribution companies that deliver the energy that come from a supplier. Unfortunately, you cannot choose your utility company. They are based in select service areas across the country. But in a deregulated energy market, you have the right to choose the cost of your energy you consume.

In Washington, D.C., your utility is the Potomac Electric Power Company, known as Pepco. This company handles outages when they occur and maintains power lines to ensure your energy is delivered to your building. Pepco is your point of contact if you encounter any delivery issues. Their customer service number is 202-833-7500, and their emergency number is 1-877-737-2662.

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How To Compare Electric Rates In Washington D.C.

Interested in comparing electric rates in DC? Great! You’ve come to the right spot! Next, we will teach you how to use our online search engine to find the best electric rate for your home or business. Oh, and did we mention that we can also offer custom quotes to larger businesses? Simply click on the custom quote option. Here are the best steps to take when comparing electric rates in Washington DC:

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Decide On What You Want

First, decide on the type of DC electric rate you want. Is the cheapest price your priority? Maybe you are looking for other features such as no cancellation fees or deposits?

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Filter and Search The Top Electric Rates In Washington DC

Next, type in your DC utility or DC zip code into our search bar and open the cheapest Texas electric rates near you! Then set your specific search parameters to your exact wants and needs.

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Select a DC Electric Offer and Sign Up!

After you found what you are looking for, simple click to enroll in your new electricity plan. You will be prompted to enter your account details and agree to the supplier's terms.

Before You Shop For Your New DC Energy Rate

Review these tips and tricks to shopping for a new supplier.

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Default Supply with PEPCO

Pepco will provide a price to compare if you haven't selected a supplier. This rate is a variable that changes throughout the year for residential and small commercial users. Larger commercial consumers of electricity may not qualify for the default rate and may be paying real time pricing which makes it hard to budget appropriately.

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Terms of Your Contract

Every supplier has the standard offer terms, i.e. 12, 24 and 36 months. There are other options depending on your long term goals that may be more beneficial to you to lock in for. Typically, suppliers will offer up to 4-5 year options as well. Occasionally, they may have even longer terms but that is rare.

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Contract End Date

If you start service with a new Washington, D.C., electric company before your current agreement ends, you'll likely run into early termination fees. Tracking end dates may be the last thing on your mind. The easiest way to identify your current agreement end date is by calling your current supplier. They'll be able to provide you with the exact date the contract ends.

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