Blog : ENH Power Brings Honest Business Practices to the World of Electricity

By Emily | May 21, 2014 | in

PORTSMOUTH - Few disagree that having the choice of an electric supplier has been good for New Hampshire. Competition has resulted in lower electricity prices. Unfortunately competition for the consumer’s dollar has some power companies straying from an honest path to better off their own wallets.

New England owned ENH Power hopes to avoid the further tarnishing of the electrical industry through upfront and transparent business practices.

Recently, several electricity supply companies have come under fire for customer contracts and terms that include a variable rate; any interest rate or dividend that changes on a periodic basis.

Variable rate products usually go without a second glance until times of high energy usage. Cold winter weather and warmer summer months result in a spike in energy use. This past winter consumers with variable rate plans experienced up to a 300 percent increase in energy rates. 

 
As a result of consumer complaints, Public Utilities Commissions, and the office of Public Advocate in several states, are reviewing the potential to offer variable rates to consumers. The issue is catching the eye of mainstream media, including newspapers and televisions stations in Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania.
 
WABC TV in New York launched an investigative report showing how some electricity supply companies entice customers with the promise of low fixed rates; when the initial term runs out customers are moved to a variable rate.

ENH Power, New Hampshire’s largest supply company with nearly 50,000 state customers, commends the efforts of the Public Utility Commission, and the subsequent media coverage, for bringing attention to these issues.

Morally-sound business practices begin with honesty and transparency, which is what Provider Power, the parent company of ENH Power, takes pride in. Being up front with the customer eliminates the blurred lines of their charges. When a customer can see exactly what they are dealing with, they feel a sense of security with the company.

With utilities looking to increase their rates (Public Service of New Hampshire announced a proposed increase of 1.7 percent to begin July 1, 2014) and some supply companies using questionable business practices, what are consumers to do?
Most companies do right by consumers. They're interested in the long-term economic health of the state, and remain focused on transparent, upfront business practices.

Which is exactly where ENH stands on the issue.

"We purchase all of our customer’s power for the duration of their contract at the time of enrollment, at a fixed price, and we are still able to offer savings to PSNH customers,” said Emile Clavet, co-owner of ENH Power. “This means that customers have a known fixed rate for their electricity and are not affected by pricing variations in the electricity market for their entire contract length.”

By purchasing the electricity up front, ENH's contract-length fixed rate offers consumers security they don't get with variable rate plans. The compnay's fixed rate plans range from six to 24 months including Coal Free and Pure Green options. These options are great for customers working within a budget and are also interested in green initiatives. It's for this reason ENH Power is a Business Partner with the Green Alliance, a locally driven union passionate about bringing awareness to environmentally friendly businesses and providing its community members with discounts on green products and services.

Straight forward and honest business practices has made Provider Power one the largest supply companies in northern New England. Operating as Provider Power Mass. and Electricity Maine, they also offer fixed, competitive rates in those states. Details and current rates can be found at ENH Power.com

For details on ENH Power's current rates, visit www.enhpower.com

For more information about the Green Alliance, visit www.greenalliance.biz