SOURCE: Choose Energy

March 06, 2014 10:17 ET

Energy Marketplace 'Choose Energy' Introduces Solution to Soaring Natural Gas Prices, Delivers Choice and Savings to Michigan Residents

Michigan Residents Can Now Compare, Switch, and Save Energy Costs Online or by Phone

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 6, 2014) - Choose Energy, the leading energy marketplace, announced today that residents in the deregulated state of Michigan can now take control of their energy bill and realize immediate significant savings by comparing and switching their natural gas supplier online or on the phone. This follows Choose Energy's January expansion into Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Choose Energy is a nationwide energy marketplace that gives eligible residents the choice to switch electricity and natural gas suppliers.

"As a result of the 'polar vortex' and the harsh winter affecting Michigan in particular, rate hikes are being announced in many states which are expected to increase as much as 79%. U.S. natural gas futures prices already gained as much as 50 percent this year, breaking the $6 mark for the first time since 2010, significantly more than the $2 prices in 2012," said Kerry Cooper, CEO of Choose Energy. "The surprise is going to be to consumers who are on month-to-month/variable plans. Now, when a customer gets their utility bill, they should take a look at that rate and compare and potentially lock in those savings with Choose Energy. This is exactly what online energy marketplaces were created to do, and it's a game changer for consumers. The days of monopolies are over."

Choose Energy is a reliable, easy-to-use, trusted service that selects the leading energy suppliers who offer the best options for utilities. The result is that consumers can choose the right plan for them -- whether they are looking for a fixed plan, a short-term option, cost savings, or a greener choice. Residents in Michigan will no longer have to blindly pay their energy bill and feel like they have no choice when it comes to the provider who keeps their lights and their heat on. The following suppliers have formed alliances in Michigan with Choose Energy: Direct Energy, Just Energy, XOOM, Spark, and Constellation.

"By partnering with reputable and reliable natural gas suppliers such as these, we are able to give Michigan residents the power to choose utility plans," said Jerry Dyess, founder, Choose Energy. "We have worked with these suppliers to get the best rates and alternatives to incumbent retailers, such as Consumers Energy or DT Gas, on behalf of the consumer, so they do not have to worry about soaring rates during record cold snaps in the Midwestern region."

Recent figures have reported that residential customers of some Michigan suppliers have used 26 percent more natural gas this winter compared to last year, so it is more important than ever for transparency. Now that consumers have Choose Energy in Michigan, they will be able to see simple, competitively priced natural gas plans that are designed to fit their needs, and take control of their choices and their costs.

Choose Energy is an easy-to-use online marketplace that helps residents and businesses comparison-shop for their ideal energy supplier. Powered by a friendly customer service team and an accessible, user-friendly site, Choose Energy is a free online platform that provides a convenient and secure way for consumers to compare rates and plans for energy suppliers in their area -- and make the switch all in one place. Plans are curated from only reliable and trusted suppliers and provide renewable options as well as flexible pricing to ensure customers find the plan that best fits their needs -- shop online at or by phone at 1-855-419-8758. Choose Energy is available in 11 states currently, with additional states coming on-line in 2014. To see the complete list:

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