(Be sure to read the latest regarding Ambit being cheaper than Vista)
In May 2011, I gave Vista Energy Marketing, LP (a Texas-based company) a chance to prove they could reduce my 8-unit apartment’s natural gas water heating bill. Vista, a wholesale supply acquisition company, said that due to their low overhead, they could rent Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E) distribution network and deliver natural gas cheaper than PG&E. Due to deregulation laws, PG&E has to allow competition.
Vista Energy Marketing currently does business in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, and Massachusetts. You can contact them at www.vistaenergymarketing.com.
The results are in, however they aren’t impressive. I only saved $5.11 over 5 months.
Let me summarize, I compared my Vista bill to PG&E’s G-CP rates and found the following:
|Month 2011||PG&E Rate |
|Vista Energy Rate|
|Therms Used||Monthly Savings||Percent Saved|
Some savings are better than no savings, but I don’t recommend switching to Vista. Your time may be better spent elsewhere. I will let you know if the trend changes.
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