After PUC action, low-cost electricity plans offered on Spanish Power to Choose site

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State regulators on Monday made good on their threat to pull down the plans of retail electric providers on the Power to Choose shopping website that were not also offered on the Spanish language equivalent, Poder de Escoger, deactivating 221 electricity plans —or about 40 percent of the total —from 18 retail electric providers.

Since the Public Utility Commission took action, retail electricity providers have translated their plans into Spanish and put them on Poder de Escoger, turning the once moribund site into a robust shopping website. By Tuesday afternoon, the site in Spanish included hundreds of low-cost offerings that were not there Friday, when utility commissioners first raised the issue.

“I think you could say that the market has responded,” said commission spokesman Andrew Barlow.