As a consumer who may shop at multiple grocery stores, sign up for several streaming services, and buy from a number of online clothing retailers, you may be surprised to know that you can pick and choose where your natural gas and electricity services come from as well. Many customers don't understand the difference between regulated and deregulated energy — or why this distinction can make a big difference to your monthly utility bill. Read on to discover the options that are available to you in Baltimore, Maryland, and why now may be a great time to switch to a service that provides more for your home and your family.
As an independently owned and operated energy supplier, Nordic Energy can provide a customer-centered, potentially lower-cost alternative to Baltimore Gas & Electric for customers who live in the Baltimore, Maryland, area. It's important to understand how we are different as suppliers. We are not a utility company, and we are not affiliated with any local utility or energy supplier; instead, we are able to provide energy and natural gas due to the deregulated energy market in your area.
When Maryland deregulated the energy market over 20 years ago, customers were given the option to choose between utility providers as well as independent and alternative suppliers of natural gas and electricity. As an alternative natural gas supplier, Nordic Energy is one of your choices. We are able to offer you the following options when you come to us for your energy needs:
We are proud to be able to serve the entire Baltimore area as well as all counties in Maryland. If you would like to learn more about your options with Nordic Energy, call us today for a fast, accurate quote.
Before you switch, you likely have questions about our service and how it compares to others in the area. Read through the following FAQs to determine the right time to make the change.
The existing infrastructure will be provided by your local utility company, so if you already have gas service lines installed, you don't need to make any changes. Nordic Energy is the supplier of your new energy, while your local utility is responsible for maintaining how this energy is delivered. If you have an issue with the supply pipe or the meter, you should contact the utility company to fix it. On the other hand, if you notice a problem with the delivery, you would call Nordic Energy to find a solution.
It's possible that you will receive one bill that combines both services (for the supplier and the delivery company). It's also common to receive one bill for each service or two bills in total. This is not a mistake — sometimes local utility companies are OK with combining the bill, but sometimes they opt to send their own bill. Neither requires action on your part beyond paying the bill.
Though we can't offer you the same price in Baltimore forever (because that's impossible for any energy supplier to promise), we can assure you that we keep up with the national energy market and source our gas from multiple places. This means that the cost of gas will go up and down along with the market. Alternative suppliers often offer contracts for a fixed-rate term in the same way that you may be charged for a cable bill. If the price of gas rises dramatically during the term, for example, your monthly rate will remain the same.
Other ways to lower your bill include learning more about how energy is used in your house and employing alternative means of saving energy, such as setting the heater at a lower temperature during the winter and opting to wear more layers during the day. You may also be interested in checking out our customer education portal that includes a day ahead pricing estimation tool.
Change is rarely easy for anyone — whether you are switching energy providers or choosing a different brand of coffee for your morning pick-me-up. Rest assured that with Nordic Energy, you'll have access to the lowest prices on the market as well as a dedicated, friendly customer service team to make the switch easier. Contact us today to ask further questions about our services and to discuss which option may be the best for you. We look forward to working with you!
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