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Deregulated Energy in Ohio

In Ohio, energy customers can choose their electric or natural gas supplier. Energy deregulation passed in parts of Ohio back in 1999, with the goal of saving energy customers money by opening the market to national retail energy suppliers.

4.5 Million Customers | 7 Local Utilities | 5 National Suppliers

To find out if you are eligible for a deregulated energy plan, enter your ZIP code above –Choose Energy will find a deregulated plan that’s right for you.

Why deregulated energy?

Deregulated energy legislation gives energy customers across 15 states and Washington, D.C., the opportunity to save money on their monthly electric and natural gas bills. Energy deregulation is designed to give customers a choice in where they get their energy from and how much they pay for it. Choose Energy works with trusted retail suppliers from across the country to bring you quality energy at an affordable price. Plans are product options are listed below and explained here:

  • Fixed-rate plans
  • Variable-rate plans
  • Prepaid plans
  • Green or renewable energy plans
  • Home Services
  • Through the Choose Energy marketplace, Ohio home and business owners can be matched with several deregulated energy options – simply pick the plan that’s right for you, and we’ll do the rest. Enter your ZIP code above to get started!

    Who provides my power?

    If you do sign up for a deregulated energy plan, your local utility will source your energy from your contract’s third-party supplier – this is where your monthly savings will come from. But whether or not you choose a deregulated energy plan, your local utility will still deliver the power to your home or business. For your convenience, we have listed the contact information for local Ohio utilities below. If you experience a power outage or other emergency, contact your utility – not the supplier!



    Utility Company Emergency Number Customer Service Number
    American Electric Power (AEP) 1-800-672-2231

    Home: 1-800-672-2231

    Business: 1-888-710-4237

    Duke Energy Ohio 800-543-5599

    Home: 800-544-6900

    Business: 800-744-1202

    Dayton Power & Light 877-468-8243

    Home: 937-331-3900 or 800-433-8500

    Business: 800-253-5801

    FirstEnergy 1-888-544-4877 Contact customer service here.

    Natural Gas:


    Utility Company Emergency Number Customer Service Number
    Columbia Gas of Ohio 1-800-344-4077 1-800-344-4077
    Dominion East Ohio 877-542-2630 800-362-7557
    Duke Energy Ohio 800-643-4300

    Home: 800-544-6900

    Business: 800-744-1202

    Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio 1-800-227-1376 1-800-227-1376

    Shop deregulated energy plans!

    To find and compare deregulated energy plans from trusted suppliers in your Ohio area, enter your ZIP code above.

    Cincinnati Bell Energy Constellation Energy Xoom Energy
    Just Energy North American Power
    Updated: 1-19-18.

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