Like many movements that center on choice, energy choice has myths and misconceptions surrounding it from those that don’t understand it.
Below, we’ll debunk 3 common myths about energy choice.
Myth #1: You’re compelled to buy energy from the energy company directly only
This myth is one of the most pervasive around energy choice. Energy companies want you to believe that they hold a monopoly on providing energy. In some states they do, but they don’t hold that monopoly across the country. Make sure you’re informed so you can help your clients choose the right way for you to get energy. If your clients’ state doesn’t yet have energy choice, tell them to call the members of their state legislature so they can get energy choice legislation created and filed by the people who represent them in the state capital.
Myth #2: The energy company is the most reliable source for energy and gets you up and running the quickest when there’s an outage
Energy companies sometimes rely on old infrastructure, outdated service models, and inflated staff levels to look like they are the best in the business but, given how they operate, they are sometimes the least likely to get you up and running quickly. Just because they are large does not mean they’re effective. Energy choice allows you to choose your provider in a way that makes sense for you. This provider can be more nimble during an outage and, knowing they will be in constant competition for your business, will try to get you back up and running as quickly as possible.
Myth #3: The only reliable energy source comes from the energy company itself and not other suppliers
For so many, the energy company has tried to propagate the myth that they are the only reliable source of energy and box out other suppliers who may be just as, if not more, reliable. Energy choice is about the ability to choose reliable energy providers who feel right for your clients and will provide you energy at a cost that works for your clients and their family.
Don’t fall for the energy companies’ 3 myths that we’ve debunked. Make sure to get informed to be able to combat their myths and misinformation.