Allowing all customers to purchase kilowatt-hours of electricity from any of a number of companies that compete with each other.
The choice that allows all level of electricity consumers to choose their supplier for electric generation.
The opportunity for retail customers of a public utility to select from among competing suppliers of electric, gas, and associated services. Delivery of electricity will continue to be performed by the local utility regardless of the customers selection of AES.
Means customers would have a choice of power suppliers. Customer choice is a term used interchangeably with retail wheeling in the electric utility industry.
The opportunity for a retail customer to buy energy or energy related services from the provider of their choice.
The opportunity for retail customers of a public utility to select from among competing suppliers of electric, gas, and associated services. A customerâ€™s selection of a supplier will not affect the delivery of those services, which will continue to be performed by the local utility. With respect to electricity, this is sometimes called â€œelectric customer choice,â€ â€œdirect access,â€ â€œopen access,â€ or â€œretail open access.
The right of customers to purchase energy from a supplier other than their traditional supplier or from more than one seller in the retail market.
One of the terms, another being retail choice, to describe a competitive market where energy consumers are given a choice of energy supplier.
The ability of electricity consumers to shop, compare prices, and choose the company that generates or supplies their electricity.
Used interchangeably with "retail wheeling" or "retail competition" to mean customers would have a choice of power suppliers.
the ability of consumers to choose alternative providers for natural gas, electricity and telephone services.
Allowing electric customers to purchase energy from the generation source they choose. Transmission and distribution functions would continue to be regulated. Sometimes used interchangeably with the terms retail wheeling and restructuring. Demand Charges: These are charges for the greatest amount of electrical power (in kilowatts, kW) supplied to you by your electric utility. Demand charges are the way your utility pays for maintaining the excess capacity it must have to meet peak demands that occur from time to time. The demand charge you pay is calculated on the basis of your highest demand over a short period of times (in DOE's case, 15 minutes) during the past month. Your utility assumes that, during the following month, you are likely to need that amount of peak power again, at some undetermined times, and bills you accordingly for the cost of maintaining extra power supply capacity so it can meet your demand at any time during the entire month.
The ability of consumers and vendors to contract directly with each other for natural gas supplies. Under customer choice, supplies are transported through a utility's pipes to a consumer's premises.