Finding the lowest cost utilities provider depends on location. Some communities have a number of options to choose from, while in some locations only a single provider is available.
Websites such as PowertoChoose.org offer consumers the ability to search an online database to find utility providers for a specific area. After users enter a valid ZIP code, the website presents a list of competing utilities along with pricing details and company ratings. If a specific area does not have competing utility providers, a popup indicates that no plans are found and that the area may not be open to competition.