Is Energy Plus a scam?

by admin on March 21, 2011

There have been several negative reports about Energy Plus. Many of its customers are saying it’s a scam.

At this time, we’d like to know more information about this provider. If you are a customer of Energy Plus, what has your experience been like? Have your bills increased, decreased or stayed about the same?

In any case, we’d like to hear from straight from the source: you the customer. What’s your take? Is the Energy Plus a scam?

Ray, an Energy Plus customer says it is.

“I am very stupid to believe them I can save money by switching from con ed. to energy plus. I took out all my bills (over 9 months), and compared the difference from my friend which lives next to me. Thus I briefly calculate the overpaid for 9 months, and i have the total $359.78.

“…In conclusion, Energy Plus is a scam, go call your original supplier, and switch back to it, you can save several hundred bucks in a year.”

The possibilities are endless.

It may not be the company itself but could be individuals who have extra incentives.

Another possibility is that the customer chose a variable rate instead of a fixed rate. A fixed rate is more consistent, and is what we recommend. This way, you’ll know what to expect from month-to-month.

I’d like to think this company is not scamming its customers, but can’t prove it either way.

We currently do not offer service through Energy Plus, so if you want to see what kind of electric rates it offers, you’ll have to call the provider or go to its website.

Once you do that, you can compare it with the rates offered at Discount Electricity.

You can find our rates by typing your zip code into our compare box and choose commercial or residential. Remember to select a fixed rate if you’re looking for residential energy.

If you have any further questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to call 1-800-971-4020 and one of our expert energy consultants would be more than happy to give you a hand with all of your electricity needs.

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Kurt G March 22, 2011 at 5:22 am

If you doubt for even a second that the Energy Plus Company offers any product of value, Google “Energy Plus Scam” ignore the first web site that comes up. That is Energy Plus’s website and their attempt to control search results. Energy Plus is a reseller of electricity. They will offer up to 10% savings but in reality will give you competitive pricing the first month and then jack up the price per KWH every month afterwards( as told by many past customers). Make no mistake about it, Energy Plus peddles a variable rate product just like the local utility so we are comparing apples to apples, the local utility always beats Energy Plus except for that first month where they suck you in. Why Energy Plus has not been brought up on charges is beyond me. They misrepresent their savings by deceptive wording, like ” we strive to be competitive”. They strive but some how they aren’t even close by any reasonable measuring stick. As for a fixed rate, if the rate per KWH goes way, way up during your contract period you win, if it does anything else you lose but at least that product has something of value to offer, think of it as insurance.

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Lynda Polaski December 9, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I signed up for Energy Plus to get Rapid Reward points from Southwest. Needless to say it’s been over 2 months and I haven’t seen anything. AND yes, my electric bill went from $64 a month for a one bedroom apartment to $175 per month. It’s outrages. ComEd (although high) was a much better choice and I WILL be returning to them as soon as possible.

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Mann February 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I’ve been with Energy Plus for about a year and a half and comparing my kWh rate it is usually lower than other listings. In this time I’ve received two or three checks as well. All forums contain complaints about the product so it isn’t always a reliable indicator. In America we have choices. Don’t like the service or product, switch. Vote with your dollars. For myself, Energy Plus has provided me with exactly what they said: a lower rate and rebates. If that changes, I’ll simply change providers. Simple.

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Peter S February 13, 2012 at 2:26 am

I switched to Energy Plus because their promotional material showed how their rates were a discount to my standard provider CLP. What happened over time was, Energy Plus continued raising their rates, while all other providers in the state, including CLP, were lowering theirs. By the time I caught the discrepancy, Energy Plus was charging me almost 15c/kwh, while CLP was offering 8.2c/kwh (fixed!!!). I was actually able to receive a fixed plan from Dominion that was 50% lower then Energy Plus. When I called Energy Plus about the huge gap, all they could say is “our rates are based on market prices!” These guys are looking to screw you…BEWARE!”

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