How will this all affect the reliability and availability of my electricity service?

Know this: the providers have nothing to do with actually delivering your energy services – they just bill you for your usage. They typically buy or reserve energy in bulk and hope to turn a profit by taking on the overhead of attracting and maintaining customers. Your electricity is delivered by the still-regulated local wires company, ensuring for you the same safety and reliability regardless of which provider you choose.

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