AN IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE ELECTRIC BILL PROGRAM TO BENEFIT ST. BARBARA
Last year, many of our parishioners lowered their electric bill and supported St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church by switching to North American Power. In only a short number of months, those parishioners helped raise nearly $2,000 to support the ministries of our Church. We want to say “thank you” to all of you who supported St. Barbara by simply paying your electric bill.
The new year has brought a tremendous number of changes in the industry. One such change is that North American Power has cancelled the program that benefits St. Barbara and many other non-profit organizations. Thus, St. Barbara will no longer benefit when parishioners stay with North American Power.
Additionally, electric rates have witnessed significant changes in the new year. North American Power, while still competitive, is no longer among the cheapest providers; and deregulation has allowed much more competition and even lower prices.
Thus, we are recommending that parishioners re-assess their current electric rates and consider switching from North American Power to a different provider. There is absolutely no penalty or fee for switching. The State of Connecticut provides a list of current providers and their current rates online at: http://www.ctenergyinfo.com/choose_entry.htm
Because some parishioners may not have immediate access to a computer, the parish council will be helping parishioners switch suppliers during coffee hour during starting next Sunday through March 11. Simply bring in your electric bill and we will help you switch from North American Power to another supplier.
St. Barbara will be switching to ConEdison, one of the most reputable providers with some of the cheapest fixed rates in the state. Parishioners also wishing to switch to ConEdison can simply call 866-469-4362 to lock in the lower price (7.750¢ for UI customers. 7.490¢ for CL&P customers) through December 2012.
Again, we want to thank everyone who joined this program. It was a tremendous success and supported our St. Barbara community in a very tangible way.