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How Long Will it Take to Switch to Spark Energy?

If you’re an electric or gas customer who’s thinking about switching to Spark Energy, the length of time it takes to complete a switch, or set up new service if you’re moving, depends on which gas or power utility services the area in which you live.

For Electric Customers in Texas

The majority of Texas is deregulated as far as electricity is concerned and is controlled by ERCOT. For Texas electric customers, switching to Spark Energy, or setting up new electric service, is quick and easy:

– A Standard Switch takes from three to seven business days
– With a Self Selected Switch, you can determine when the switch happens, anywhere from a minimum of three business days to a maximum of 45 business days
– For moves and move-ins, you can choose the time it takes to switch, from a minimum of three business days to a maximum of 45 business days
– A Priority Switch/Priority Move-In can happen in as little as 24 to 48 hours
– All options besides Standard Switch may incur a fee

For Electric and Gas Customers Outside of Texas

For electric and gas customers is states other than Texas, the power utility that services your area will handle moves and move-ins, so be sure to contact them for more details. The following power utilities outside of Texas that deliver the electricity and natural gas you purchase from Spark Energy offer slightly different time tables for switching:

Power Utility State Type Days to Switch
Baltimore Gas and Electric (BG&E) Maryland Electricity & Gas 15-45
Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) Connecticut Electricity 15-45
Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) Illinois Electricity 18-45
Consolidated Edison Company of New York (ConEd) New York Electricity & Gas 15-45
CMS Energy (Consumers) Michigan Gas 15-45
Nicor Gas Illinois Gas 15-45
NIMO New York Electricity & Gas 15-45
NIPSCO Indiana Gas 15-45
North Shore Gas Illinois Gas 8-38
PECO Energy Company (PECO) Pennsylvania Electricity 15-45
Peoples Gas Illinois Gas 8-38
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) California Gas 15-45
PPL Electric Utilities (PPL) Pennsylvania Electricity 15-45
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) New Jersey Electricity & Gas 15-45
The United Illuminating Company (UI) Connecticut Electricity 15-45


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*Certain Terms and Conditions apply. This offer is available to first-time customers only. Customers must sign up for a fixed-rate energy plan. The plan may include a monthly service fee depending on the product. Use promo code which is showing above to qualify. Rate expires at the end of the term. Canceling or changing supply service prior to the end of the fixed-rate term may subject the customer to an early termination fee based on the product details. To be eligible to receive Spark Energy rewards, customers must enroll in a fixed term plan and maintain an active Spark Energy account in good standing (no past-due balance owed) for 45 days after the beginning of service. May not be redeemed for cash. This offer is subject to change or cancellation without notice prior to customer acceptance. This offer is nontransferable and cannot be combined with any other offers. This offer applies to services areas where Spark Energy LLC is active. The offer expires on 12/31/2021. See the Terms of Service and Electricity Facts Label (applicable only for TX) at www. SparkEnergy.com for more details.
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