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How does electric choice work?

December 09, 2016

Put simply, there are three major components in providing electricity: Generation (the actual electricity supply), Transmission (large transmission lines and towers that carry electricity over longer distances), and Distribution (local electric poles and wires). In eligible states, consumers and businesses are free to choose who supplies the generation portion of their electricity supply service. They can purchase these services from a Competitive Retail Electric Service (CRES) provider such as AEP Energy.

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