As a consumer, you’re given plenty of choices every day. From what to eat to what to wear to where to go, you are likely aware of the myriad options available to you. Yet, many people may not realize they can choose who supplies natural gas or electricity to their home or business.
Plenty of people don’t realize they have a choice and stick with their local utility company. However, as a Pennsylvania resident, you have the right to go with an alternative gas supplier (AGS) or alternative retail electric supplier. When you go with one of these companies, such as Nordic Energy, you’ll receive your energy through the same infrastructure while receiving additional benefits that may not be available with your local utility. For more information on how Nordic Energy can serve you, make sure to read on.
Before examining the advantages of Nordic Energy as a PPL alternative, it’s essential to understand how we differ. PPL is a utility company. It is responsible for safely and efficiently delivering electricity or natural gas to your home or business. If something interrupts that delivery, such as a gas leak or power outage, PPL is the company that will work to resolve the issues.
As part of their responsibilities, PPL also reads gas and electricity meters to determine how much power has been used. PPL will also send out monthly utility bills relating to this work.
If you’d prefer, though, you can choose to go with an AGS or ARES for your home’s power needs. PPL will still operate and maintain the infrastructure that provides natural gas or electricity to your home when you do this. However, AGS or AGES will supply power instead of PPL.
So, even if you go with an AGS or ARES to supply energy to your home, you’ll still call PPL should you encounter any issues with the delivery of the power. Gas leaks and down power lines should be reported to them to resolve.
Since many people default to keeping their utility company as their energy supplier, they give up a certain amount of flexibility and benefits. AGS and ARES companies are driven to innovate as we have to market ourselves to customers actively. This also means we compete on pricing, service, and perks.
There are many alternative energy suppliers to choose from in Pennsylvania. However, Nordic Energy sets itself apart due to our commitment to innovation and prioritizing customers. These values, as well as our experience operating as an AGS and ARES, put us at the forefront of energy companies.
That’s why we put so much effort into improving our operational speed. When you compare pricing, you’ll notice that you can get a quote from us in a matter of minutes. When you attempt to get a quote from our competitors, though, you’ll likely have to wait at least a day or two before you receive the quote. We provide those quotes so quickly because we want you to experience our devotion to our customers and make it easier to make an informed decision regarding your home’s energy supplier.
We tend to do things differently when compared to our competitors. We obtain our gas and electricity from multiple sources. This gives us leverage to negotiate favorable terms and purchase energy at the lowest rate possible. Other companies, though, choose to purchase their energy from one source. This, of course, leads them to purchase energy at higher costs as they lack the leverage to negotiate a better deal.
Whether you’re a business, homeowner, or landlord, we’ll prioritize your needs. Each of our customers is given a single sales executive backed by a large team of energy professionals. This means your questions and queries are answers quickly and accurately.
We believe that an informed customer makes the best decisions. We do our best to educate through our Weekly Gas Outlook newsletter that provides the same market intelligence we look at.
As an alternative energy supplier, we also believe it’s essential to go above and beyond for our customers. If you’re a commercial or industrial customer, we offer a comprehensive suite of energy management services and solutions. We can help you manage risk, develop strategies to ensure your energy needs are met, and help reduce operational costs through efficient energy systems.
The difference in pricing will vary depending on your volume of use, current utility charges, and the market prices of energy. However, utility companies and AGS or ARES companies tend to bill differently. Utility companies have variable rates that go up and down with the market. So, what you’re paying for energy one month may change the next month, even if you’ve used the same amount of energy.
With alternative suppliers, though, you often sign a contract that uses a fixed-rate pricing model. So, the price of gas or electricity won’t change during the terms of the contract, even as the energy market goes up and down.
Nordic Energy currently serves all of Pennsylvania. We can supply natural gas and electricity.
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