Definitions for "Default Service"
Electricity supply that by law must be offered by the local utility or the LDC to all consumers. The rate for default service is still regulated by the state PUC, and in most cases equates to the Standard Offer Rate. see also: Standard Offer Rate
The electric generation service provided to any consumer who does not or is unable to arrange for or maintain electric generation services with an electric supplier.
If you have moved or switched suppliers since 1998 and have gone back to your original service company, you are on default service. Default service customers pay a "market price" for their electricity supply, which is generally higher than the standard offer.