Electricity. It’s as important to modern life as running water. It keeps the lights on, the computers running, and vital medical equipment powered up.
For many people in the United States, the cost of electricity is one that they are responsible for regardless of the price tag or the origin point since they’re tied to their local utility for both the supply and delivery of electricity. Electricity deregulation, however, has allowed others to have some say over how much they’ll pay and even what percentage of that electricity originates from a renewable power source. Here we outline the five most common reasons to shop for a new electricity plan.