FAQs
Got questions about switching to Gulf? Get answers here.
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What changes when I switch?
When you switch to Gulf Electricity, the only thing that changes is the supply portion of your bill. Our service comes right through your existing power lines, delivered by your current utility. No interruptions, no billing changes (besides a great Gulf rate!), no additional hassle.
What types of plans does Gulf Electricity offer?
We offer fixed residential and commercial rates, so you can lock in a plan with confidence. We offer traditional energy plans in all of our states which meet or exceed all state minimum renewable energy requirements, and in some states we offer Gulf Green energy plans which contain 100% renewable energy.
Who do I call if I lose power?
If you lose power or experience any service disruptions, you still contact your utility provider.
What happens when I move?
If you move, simply notify us that you are moving and arrange for a final meter reading to be taken. If you move to a new home within our service area, you can transfer your existing electricity account to your new account.
What exactly is deregulation?
Electricity deregulation started 15 years ago as an attempt to restructure the electricity industry. Before deregulation occurred, utility companies controlled both the production and distribution of electricity. Since deregulation, consumers can choose their electricity supplier.
Will my rate change?
Gulf Electricity offers fixed rate plans only, so your rate won’t change for the duration of your term. No surprises here!
Why don’t you offer variable rates?
To avoid price volatility, we only offer fixed rate options. This allows you to lock in a plan for a specific amount of time which means that your electric bill will not drastically fluctuate from month to month since your rate will remain the same.
Do I need to contact my current supplier?
You do not need to contact your current supplier before you make the switch to Gulf Electricity. Simply enroll for Gulf Electricity using our online enrollment form, and we’ll take care of the rest!
Will you notify me before my term expires?
Absolutely. We'll also notify you before your term expires to let you know what rate and term plan you will be renewed into.
Do you offer green options?
Yes, in some states, we offer Gulf Green energy plans which contain 100% renewable energy. In those states and in all other states, our traditional energy plans meet or exceed all state minimum renewable energy requirements.
How do you provide green offerings?
Depending on the state, we provide green offerings in various ways.
In Maine, our Gulf Green contains 100% renewable energy. To offer you this, we purchase Renewable Energy Certificates from renewable resources in Maine; specifically biomass generators. These generators take organic waste and convert it to energy.

And in New Hampshire, our Gulf Green also contains 100% renewable energy. To offer you this, we purchase Renewable Energy Certificates from hydroelectric facilities on the Connecticut and Deerfield Rivers in New England. 13 hydroelectric stations house 43 generating units capable of producing 560 megawatts of electricity for New England. Let us put them to work for you!
Can businesses enroll with Gulf Electricity?
Yes. Small businesses using less than 20,000 kWh per month can switch here using our online enrollment form, while larger businesses using more than 20,000 kWh per month can click here to receive a custom pricing quote.
What is the Agent Program?
The Gulf Electricity Agent Program helps your customers save money on their electric bills while expanding your company's product offerings - all at no upfront cost! Our team will work with yours to create a customized Agent Program that speaks directly to your customers, encouraging them to enroll for Gulf Electricity. We'll track each enrollment that comes from your efforts, and give you rewards for every one!
Does Gulf offer customized rate plans for commercial customer?
Gulf Electricity offers custom pricing plans for businesses that use more than 20,000 kWh per month.