Yes, it's big here, too. Dh happened to answer the phone when they called, and he switched. The regular electric company still distributes, the other company supplies the electric (or vice versa, I can't remember). Before the switch, the supply and distribution charges were roughly the same; after the switch they were the same for three months before the rate skyrocketed and we ended up with a nearly $600 bill. It didn't help that the meter was read incorrectly. I called and the new company gave me a $100 credit and lowered the rate BUT it may take up to two bill cycles for it to reflect. (The elec company also adjusted the bill.) Apparently you have to call every three months to lock in the lower rate. Who has time for that?!? I have to call on Nov 1st to switch it back.