What is the Difference Between a Competitive Energy Supplier and a Local Utility Company?

A “Competitive Energy Supplier” is responsible for obtaining the electricity or natural gas commodity for homes and businesses. The “Local Utility Company” (local distribution company) is responsible for delivering the commodity to homes and businesses. Each month the local utility company sends the consumer a bill that includes the competitive energy supplier’s electricity or natural gas supply charge. Your choice of competitive energy supplier will not affect the reliability of your home’s electricity or natural gas supply.