ABACCUS refers to the Annual Baseline Assessment of Choice in Canada and the United States. The report is a scorecard on the performance of the U.S. states and Canadian provinces in creating healthy retail electricity competition. 

Millions of electricity customers in North America live in states and provinces that allow them to shop for electric service or power. Seventeen million residential customers (households) have exercised their right to choose. Business customers are participating at very high levels. Retail electricity competition grew in 2013 at an even more aggressive pace than in 2011 or 2012.

People choose from an ever-increasing diversity of retail electricity products. In Texas, more than 300 different choices are available—somewhat like your grocery store cereal aisle—and this is a display of increased consumer participation and healthy competition.

Nat Treadway, DEFG managing partner

ABACCUS is sponsored by companies with a stake in competitive electric markets in North America. For more information about joining the ABACCUS Advisory Board, please contact Nat Treadway at ntreadway@defgllc.com or 713-729-6244.

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