Attorney General Takes Action Against Competitive Electric Suppliers’ Deceptive Marketing

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:  March 28, 2018

 

South Yarmouth, MA – The Cape Light Compact JPE (Compact) Governing Board voted at its meeting today to applaud the Attorney General’s Office of Ratepayer Advocacy on its actions on behalf of electric customers that have been affected by certain competitive electric suppliers’ deceptive marketing practices.  The Compact has been advocating against and warning customers about many of these misleading practices over the past few years and has published a consumer checklist when shopping for power supply on its home page at www.capelightcompact.org.

“The Compact reminds all consumers to protect their private information, including their Eversource account numbers, and to review all promotional offerings and all of the terms and conditions before signing any contracts for power supply.  The Compact is always here as a resource,” said Maggie Downey, Cape Light Compact JPE Administrator.

Cape Light Compact focuses on consumer advocacy as well as power supply and energy efficiency.

“We are so pleased that the Attorney General is watching out for electric customers and looking to safeguard people that have fallen prey to deceptive marketing ploys by some competitive suppliers. We are aware that many customers on the Cape and Vineyard have been affected by these types of tactics,” said Joyce Flynn, Chair of the Cape Light Compact.

For more information about the recent settlement and other efforts, please visit https://www.mass.gov/news/competitive-electricity-supplier-to-pay-5-million-over-claims-of-deceptive-sales-tactics.

 

ABOUT CAPE LIGHT COMPACT JPE

Cape Light Compact JPE, is an award-winning energy services organization operated by the 21 towns on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard and Dukes County. The Compact’s mission is to serve its 200,000 customers through the delivery of proven energy efficiency programs, effective consumer advocacy and renewable competitive electricity supply. For more information, visit www.capelightcompact.org.

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