Get to know Georgia Natural Gas
Founded in 1998, Georgia Natural Gas services more Georgians than any other gas marketer in the state. The company functions as the retail division of Atlanta Gas Light: the largest natural gas wholesaler in the Southeast and itself part of Southern Co. Thanks to natural gas deregulation, customers of AGL can be sure they are receiving the same reliable natural gas delivery to their home, while having the opportunity to shop for the supply plan that fits their budget from companies such as Georgia Natural Gas.
Georgia natural gas deregulation
The deregulation of natural gas supply in Georgia began in 1997 and introduced competition to the natural gas market. The goal of Georgia Senate Bill 215 was to attract retail marketers to the area in hopes of driving down natural gas prices for residents. Now, many residents have the opportunity to exercise their energy choice by enrolling in a natural gas supply plan from a marketer that offers rates that can be lower than they are currently paying the local utility.
Local utilities offer customers variable-rate plans that can change based on the wholesale price of energy. This price may go down with the demand for natural gas, but can also spike if the demand goes up – such as in winter. Marketers can help you sidestep these rate spikes with fixed-rate plans that offer a secured rate for the duration of your agreement. Customers can lock in one price for up to 18 months and receive predictable energy bills in the mail all year.
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