Have you heard of Green Mountain Energy? This company provides clean energy to residents of Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. If you’re currently using them as an energy provider and you’re wondering how to save money on your bill, we’re here to help.
Who is Green Mountain Energy?
Green Mountain Energy is America’s longest-serving renewable energy retailer. They specialize in connecting people with clean, renewable energy sources like solar and wind power. They pledge that all of their products have an environmental benefit and a zero-carbon footprint. If that’s important to you, you may like using Green Mountain Energy as your guilt-free energy provider.
What is an energy provider?
In some states, consumers work with one company who serves as the utility and the provider. In other states, it’s more complicated. Green Mountain Energy operates in those more complicated states.
As an energy provider, Green Mountain Energy delivers the energy to your utility company, who then serves it to you. When you choose Green Mountain Energy as your energy provider, you’ll still receive your usual bill from your utility company. Part of that money will be passed on to Green Mountain Energy on your behalf.
That’s why you’ll always be directed to your actual utility provider for customer service and billing questions. It’s a bit complicated but it prevents you from having two bills to pay.
What companies work with Green Mountain Energy?
Depending on where you live, you may use Green Mountain Energy with one of the following providers. The list is alphabetical, but we’ve made sure to note which providers work in which states.
- AEP (Texas)
- BGE (Maryland)
- Centerpoint Energy (Texas)
- Central Hudson (new York)
- ComEd (Illinois)
- ConEdison (New York)
- Delmarva (Maryland)
- Duquesne Light (Pennsylvania)
- Eversource (Massachusetts)
- JCPL (New Jersey)
- MD GME Gas (Maryland)
- Met-Ed (Pennslyvania)
- National Grid (Massachusetts, New Jersey & New York)
- New Jersey Utilities
- Nicor (Illinois)
- Oncor Electric (formerly TXU; Texas)
- People’s Gas (Illinois)
- PECO (Pennsylvania)
- Penelec (Pennsylvania)
- Penn Power (Pennsylvania)
- Pepco (Maryland)
- PPL (Pennslyvania)
- PSEG (New Jersey)
- Potomac Edison (Maryland)
- Rochester RG&E (New York)
- Rockland Electric (New Jersey & New York)
- Texas New Mexico Power (Texas)
- West Penn Power (Pennsylvania)
- WMECo (Massachusetts)
Pros & Cons of Green Mountain Energy.
Green Mountain Energy is an environmentally conscious energy solution but they may not be the most affordable. You’ll need to assess your priorities and needs to ensure that you choose the best energy provider for your unique situation.
How to Lower Your Green Mountain Energy Bill
With Green Mountain Energy, you may be able to lower your bill by entering a fixed-price plan for a set number of months. This allows the company to extend you a lower rate than you would receive on their month-to-month plan.
The company also offers free conservation products that can help you reduce your energy expenses. You should reach out to the company for more information about what these products include and how they can help you because they don’t currently offer any details to non-customers about that offer.
Save More Money by Contacting Your Utility
If you need help paying your bill or if you know you’re going to be late, you still need to contact your utility company. Companies like Green Mountain Energy do not offer assistance services, but your utility might. You may also find additional ways to save money on your monthly bill!
Want to save on more than just on your rate?
While choosing the best provider that has great rates is one of the easiest ways to save money. We also found some other ways to do it. Check out our favorite tips to save money on your utility bill!