Power companies dangle free nights and weekends

Associated Press
Power companies dangle free nights and weekends

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2011, file photo, Manager Nick Reynoza holds a 100-watt incandescent light bulb at Royal Lighting in Los Angeles. In the U.S., companies have different motivations for offering innovative electricity plans. Traditional regulated utilities are trying to reduce stresses on their grids. Upstart power providers are trying to lure new customers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

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