Anyone Switch over to Dominion Energy?

Anyone Switch over to Dominion Energy?

Framingham resident here....I received in the mail an offer from Dominion Energy, one offering to switch over my current recieving of energy from Nstar to Dominion. I believe that everything else would still be handled by Nstar. Does this save money? Anyone notice any savings? Thanks!

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Heidi McIndoo May 04, 2012 at 11:25 AM
We switched to dominion a few years ago and I know there was a savings at the time. I don't keep track of what Nstar charges, so I can't say how much savings there has been but I feel like I received a statement at one point that showed the difference over the past year.
bob b May 04, 2012 at 11:28 AM
I got the same offer and did some homework. I have a write-up on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150755097052978. Bottomline: the kwh rates between suppliers vary in the range of a few 10th's of penny. For every .001 per kwh difference, a monthly consumption of 1000 kwh in a given billing period equal's $1.00 difference in your bill. Consider that I typically average 400 kwh per month (except during the summer when the central AC is running, then it spikes to 600 kwh) - I'm not sure its worth the time to shop around too often to save a couple dollars.
David Moore May 04, 2012 at 03:03 PM
We signed up with Dominion Several yrs ago to lock in the rate($0.12/kw) but Nstar's rate dropped to $0.07 so I paid a $50 penalty and went back to Nstar. We average $110-150/month and saved the $50 in 2 months. Good luck trying to predict what is going to happen in the future!
M July 03, 2012 at 06:29 PM
NStar negotiates new rates every 6 months and gives you a fixed-rate every 6 mos (Jan-June; July-Dec). If you switch within those periods, you owe the difference in fixed versus monthly. I switched at end of June and now I owe Nstar $77. (I use about 400 KwH per month.) I called to see if they'd drop the charges if I switched back (spending $50 on cancelling Dominion) and they said no. Goodbye NStar. Now I might never come back to them.


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