Stream Energy Announces Expansion into Maryland Electricity Market

Move represents fourth state for fast-growing energy retailer

03-07-2011

Stream Energy, the world’s largest network marketer of energy, announced it is initiating operations in the Maryland electricity market, its fourth market in an ambitious expansion plan. The announcement comes roughly four months after Stream Energy entered the Pennsylvania electric market.

Stream Energy will begin accepting residential customers’ requests by late March for service in the BGE service territory in the Baltimore market and surrounding 10 counties.

“We believe Maryland residents will appreciate our competitive rates and our business model of direct sales to customers,” said Stream Energy Chairman Rob Snyder. “Our wholly-owned marketing arm, Ignite, provides one-to-one education for consumers and has helped hundreds of thousands of Texans, Pennsylvanians and Georgians find answers to their questions about deregulation from the people they know and trust.”

“We also hope that many Marylanders will see an opportunity for their families to earn income with a retailer that has a proven income-generation model,” Rob Snyder added. The full-service network marketing approach utilized by the Ignite sales organization uses a “person-to-person” marketing methodology that has helped the firm’s army of thousands of independent associates earn residual income off the sale of deregulated power.

Dallas-based Stream Energy is the longest-tenured direct seller of energy in America. Moreover, Stream Energy’s business model, evoked by the catch phrase “It’s OK to switch. Really®,” has helped promote the successful deregulation of retail energy within Texas, Pennsylvania and Georgia.

Stream Energy and Ignite now claim annual revenues exceeding $900 million, marketing electricity in Texas, electricity in Pennsylvania, and natural gas in Georgia. Stream Energy has won several Awards of Excellence from the prestigious Platts Global Energy Awards, while Ignite is consistently ranked among the top Direct Selling Companies in the World.

This announcement concerning Stream Energy’s expansion into Maryland occurred at the annual Ignition convention put on by Ignite in Dallas, where thousands of Ignite independent associates reacted with thunderous enthusiasm.