From no choice to no-brainer: a brief history of natural gas choice.
To fully understand how energy choice works and why it’s a good thing, you must first know what came before it. Historically, the natural gas distribution model looked like this:
The government-regulated pricing and single distribution source fostered a monopolistic, constricting marketplace. So, in the mid-1990’s, the federal government deregulated the industry (and the setting of prices at the wellhead), opening the door for independent competition, opportunity, and free-market equilibrium. The competitive gas-distribution model now looked like this:
Competition = Control
- What is energy deregulation?
- What is an energy marketer?
- Why not choose a utility to supply your energy?