How Does It Work?
Power for Schools is an innovative alternative to the traditional school fundraising method that asks students to sell products to parents and people in the community. Putting children on the streets to sell products is not safe. And, most parents and school supporters will tell you that they would welcome an end to the annual sales of candy, candles, wrapping paper, magazines, cookie dough and other products they neither want nor need. For many parents, these fundraisers are a financial burden. Power For Schools eliminates the negative aspects of selling products, yet still meets the fundraising goals of schools...
These electric providers are helping our schools through a monthly contribution in the Power for Schools Program. To find out about the best available rates, terms, and conditions click on provider names.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why should I consider participating in the Power for Schools program?
The Power for Schools program is a way to get the best available electricity rates from a selection of Retail Electric Providers (REPs) and raise money for your favorite school at no additional cost to you or the school of your choice.
2. How can I get information about the participating Retail Electric Providers’ rates and terms and conditions?
Links to the REPs are available at www.powerforschools.org Click on the link to find your school’s ID code. When you select your school, you will see a list of providers on the right side of the page. A click on the company name or logo will take you to the provider’s Web site which contains information about the Power for Schools rates and terms and conditions.
3. If I like the rates, can I enroll right away?
Before you enroll, you should check the terms and conditions of your present electric plan. Some companies have cancellation fees if you cancel before the end of your contract term. If there is a cancellation fee, you should determine whether the rate and terms and conditions you will receive from Power for Schools providers are sufficient to offset the fee. If they are not, you should wait until your present contract term expires before you sign up for Power for Schools.
4. Will I have to pay deposits if I change providers?
Deposits required by retail electric utility companies vary. When a deposit is required, the electric utility shall provide the applicant or customer written information which contains relevant information about deposits. To find information about the deposit requirement of the retail electric providers participating in the Power for Schools program, visit the providers' Web sites or call them.
5. How do I know that companies participating in Power for Schools will be reliable electric providers?
The Retail Electric Providers selected for participation in this program all participated in a review and selection process designed to make sure that only dependable companies were added to the program. All of the companies have demonstrated that they have the capability of continuing their operations and meeting the needs of their customers in trying economic times. While there is no guarantee that even the biggest REPs will be around forever or that their customer ratings will never slip, we believe that the participating providers will deliver good service to school supporters.
6. Is it possible to enroll over the telephone?
Yes. Each participating electric provider has an enrollment telephone number listed on its Website which you can use for enrolling. However, if you enroll by telephone, do not forget to use the ID code for your selected school. If you do not use the school’s ID code when enrolling, your school will not receive funds for your participation.
7. Can I change the school I have designated for my contribution?
You can change the designated school when your current contract with the Power for Schools provider expires. At that time you should select your new school and reenroll with your selected provider using the ID number of the new school. If you are on a month to month contract you may change the designation by selecting the school and reenrolling with your selected provider.