Power2Switch Launches "Kilowatts of Kindness" To Light Up Illinois

November 17, 2012




Power2Switch to Give Every New Customer $20 to Donate to a Family in Need


CHICAGO, November 15, 2012 – Power2Switch, the Chicago company that helps consumers comparison shop alternative retail suppliers and reduce energy costs, today announced the launch of Kilowatts of Kindness, its social good crowd-giving program that aims to help thousands of Illinois families who are unable to pay their electricity bills.

Nineteen percent of Illinois citizens cannot afford to pay for electricity. Through the Kilowatts of Kindness program, Power2Switch will facilitate sharing between customers and local families and individuals who have fallen behind on their electricity bill. For every switch to a new electricity supplier that takes place on Power2Switch.com, the company will contribute $20 toward the Kilowatts of Kindness community. Every new customer in the state of Illinois will have the opportunity to choose a recipient from the Kilowatts of Kindness community to benefit from their donation. Kilowatts of Kindness recipients may receive donations from multiple Power2Switch customers in order to bring their electricity accounts current.

Power2Switch invites those in need of assistance paying their electric bill to join the Kilowatts of Kindness community by creating a profile and sharing their personal story of need.

“We want to change the way people donate and help their community,” said Phil Nevels, COO and co-founder of Power2Switch. “Electricity is a basic resource that can be shared at the citizen-to-citizen level. We want to empower our customers to make a significant impact by taking a small step to help a family in need while saving money on their own electricity costs.”

The free, easy to use Power2Switch website gives residential and business electricity customers the ability to compare rates from multiple electricity providers, switch providers directly on the site within minutes, and save up to 40% on electricity bills. Users simply visit Power2Switch.com, enter their ZIP code and choose from the best rates. The company offers a large variety of traditional and renewable green energy options including 50% renewable plans.

About Power2Switch:

Power2Switch allows residential and business electricity customers in the states of Illinois, Texas and New Jersey to compare rates, switch providers and save up to 40% on their electricity bills. Power2Switch aims to create more awareness of energy deregulation, create a competitive landscape for suppliers, and promotes the use of alternative energy. Consuming Responsibly: One Kilowatt of Kindness at a Time. For more information, please visit https://power2switch.com/KoK

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