Electric supplier debuts in Duquesne Light area

| Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011

IGS Energy began selling electricity this week to residential and commercial customers in Duquesne Light's territory, offering a discount of about 10 percent off the utility's price.

The Dublin, Ohio-based company was founded in 1989 as a natural gas supplier; locally, it sells gas to customers in Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania territory. IGS began selling electricity earlier this year in Chicago, and expanded to Pittsburgh in part because state utility regulators want competitive suppliers to move into Pennsylvania, said Larry Friedeman, vice president.

IGS is offering a fixed-price contract through October 2012, with a price to compare of 8.4 cents per kilowatt hour and no fee for early cancellation. Duquesne Light's price is about 9.3. cents. Details are at www.igsenergy.com .

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