What Is Energy Deregulation?

June 5th, 2015

Energy deregulation is incredibly important for Pennsylvania business owners. From a 5-star hotel manager in Philadelphia to a CEO of a small startup in rural PA, energy deregulation can help your company save money on energy bills each year and provide flexibility in your utility budget.

One of the most frequent questions we are asked at UGI EnergyLink is “what is energy deregulation?” In states where energy is regulated, energy pricing—for electricity, natural gas, etc.—is determined by a regulatory or government body. In these states, the local utility company is the only option for homeowners and business owners alike to choose as their energy provider. However, deregulated energy provides homeowners and companies more flexibility.

Energy Deregulation

States with deregulated energy allow residents, business owners, and managers to choose their utility company and energy pricing option (if available). For example, businesses in Pennsylvania can find a utility company that offers the best pricing options for them, unlike in regulated states where customers do not have a choice in energy providers or costs.

What Does Energy Deregulation Mean For You?

Deregulated Energy for Homeowners

As a homeowner, energy deregulation allows you to seek out the most appealing utility company for your specific needs. Don’t like the pricing options available at one supplier? No problem! Search around for a pricing option that fits your budget. At UGI EnergyLink, we offer a fixed pricing option and a variable pricing option.

A fixed pricing option allows you to lock a set price in for energy for an extended period of time. From a couple months to over a year, you can achieve price certainty with a constant price for the entire contract duration. With our variable pricing option, customers who can afford to take more risks can take advantage of existing market prices and fluctuation.

Deregulated Energy for Business Owners

Deregulated energy for business owners offers many of the same benefits as it does for homeowners, however, it allows for more accurate budgeting month-to-month. Companies operating in a deregulated energy market can choose an energy provider with various pricing options—similar to us here at UGI EnergyLink.

Click here to view our commercial electricity pricing options, or view our commercial natural gas pricing options »

Why Choose UGI EnergyLink for Deregulated Energy?

UGI EnergyLink is a residential and commercial energy provider serving Pennsylvania for more than 127 years that offers:

Our multiple pricing options are some of the best available on the market and can help you or your business achieve its goals—from saving for a family vacation to hitting profit goals at work. Our outstanding customer service helps you easily transition into our deregulated energy services. We’re here to help you make the best energy decisions for you. We can provide you the opportunity to save money on your monthly energy bills when you enroll.

Make the switch today!

Enroll for Natural Gas & Electricity with UGI EnergyLink