In Georgia, you have the power to shop around for your energy thanks to deregulation. That means that Augusta residents and businesses have the ability to choose their natural gas supplier. Customers sign up with alternative suppliers for many reasons, including lower rates, additional services, and more options for environmentally friendly sources of energy.
No matter which supplier you choose, your local utility will still be responsible for delivering energy to your home or business. This means that switching between providers doesn’t involve any changes to your gas lines or wires, and the reliability of your energy supply and quality of service will remain the same, regardless of who the energy provider is. The utility will continue to maintain the pipelines that bring energy into your home, respond to power outages, read your meter, and send your bill.