The goal of energy deregulation in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere is to help customers find competitive energy supply rates and, ultimately, save money. Within a deregulated energy market, electric suppliers compete for customers by offering rates and plan types that stress savings and flexibility. When you get to choose energy, you take back control.
If your home or business falls within the PEPCO utility area and you decide that you don’t want to purchase a deregulated electricity plan, it’s OK; you’ll still receive power from PEPCO – but your monthly energy rate might be higher than you’d like. This is because of the Standard Offer Service, or SOS, which is PEPCO’s uncapped default rate. That’s because SOS consumers have seen an 85% increase in their monthly generation rate.