What if my energy supplier doesn't provide enough energy for my business?
Suppliers have many options to ensure adequate quantities of energy are provided. Generally, they’ll employ a strategy which includes maintaining some 'open' positions and then they’ll buy energy from the spot market to fill those positions. If these strategies fail though and your supplier isn’t supplying enough energy to the grid, the responsible energy Independent Service Operator (“ISO”) will step in to orchestrate generation coming on the grid to avoid a brown or black-out. Specifically, suppliers will provide energy to a utility zone, then it is the utility’s responsibility to in turn provide that energy to your meter. Electing to work with a competitive supplier will not change the likelihood of you experiencing a power outage.