Standard Offer Service is a transition generation service that will be available to customers of record of each Distribution Company through February 2005. A customer that did not select a competitive supplier as of March 1, 1998 automatically was placed on Standard Offer Service (customers who move into a Distribution Company's service territory after March 1, 1998 are not eligible to receive Standard Offer - these customers are placed on Default Service until they select a competitive supplier). Once customers select a competitive supplier, they are no longer eligible to return to Standard Offer Service, except that low-income customers can return at any time.. The rates for Standard Offer Service are regulated by the Department and are set at levels that provide a 15 percent overall bill reduction (adjusted for inflation) to customers receiving Standard Offer Service, when compared to the customers' bills from 1997.
This information is provided by the Department of Public Utilities