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Ohio energy rates

Ohio is one of fewer than half the states in the country that allows its residents the opportunity of choosing their providers of electricity and natural gas. Due to this deregulation of the energy industry, Ohio electricity rates have become more competitive.

Ohio residents need to know the differences in the types of rates available to them. With fixed rate plans, rates for their electricity usage remains the same through the term of their contract. With a variable rate plan, the amount they’re charged for their electricity can change monthly. In addition to choosing between these types of rate plans, residents can also make decisions on the term length of their contract, along with selecting green options.

Ohio electricity rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 12 12 months $0.058 / kWh
Public Power - 12 Month Fixed 12 months $0.058 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - OH Frontier Green Online Premier 12 12 months $0.066 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 11/26/2020, 8:29:45 PM CST for utility Ohio Power Company (AEP). Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Energy deregulation in Ohio

In 1999, Ohio passed the Ohio Electric Restructuring Act, which gave Ohio residents the ability to choose from among Ohio electric suppliers to select the rates and terms they wanted for their electricity.

Three years earlier, in 1996, Ohio passed the Natural Gas Alternative Regulation Law, giving Ohio residents a choice in selecting their natural gas providers, which led to more competitive Ohio natural gas prices.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) oversees the process and certifies all Ohio electric suppliers and natural gas providers.

Energy plans in Ohio

With all of the factors to consider, such as Ohio electricity prices, terms, and plan options, it can be challenging to choose a provider from among Ohio electric suppliers. Save On Energy’s goal is to make the process easier for you. We have resources to help you make an informed decision.

Some of these resources are:

Some of the most common things you’ll want to know:

  • Fixed rate plans — Your rate will stay the same throughout the length of your contract.
  • Variable rate plans — The Ohio electricity rates you’re charged could change monthly based on current market conditions.
  • Prepaid plans — You pay in advance for your electricity and add money to your account when needed.
  • Renewable energy plans — Ohio residents can assist the environment by choosing a plan that can help them reduce their carbon footprint.

People that don’t want to make a choice on Ohio electric suppliers will purchase their electricity from their local utility company.

Ohio energy companies

There are nine utility companies in Ohio. These are the companies that maintain the power grid, restore electrical outages, and deliver the electricity to your home. Among these are AEP Ohio, Duke Energy Ohio, Ohio Edison, and Toledo Edison.

You can purchase your electricity from more than 350 Ohio electric suppliers. Among these are Constellation, Direct Energy, and Public Power. You choose from one of these companies to supply your electricity to your utility, which then delivers it to you home.

Find the right energy plan with Save On Energy

To help you sort through all of the rates and plans offered by these Ohio electric suppliers, you could take advantage of Save On Energy’s free online marketplace. We have a comparison tool that can show you the providers, Ohio electricity prices, and plans available in your area. The comparison tool will also include results on prepaid, no-deposit, and renewable energy options.

To use Save On Energy’s free marketplace:

  • Enter your zip code and get a list of available Ohio electric suppliers in your area, along with their plans and rates
  • Choose one of these plans and sign up online or by calling the provided number.

·  Start enjoying your new plan — your new provider will handle all of the details.

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 Contact 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 Contact 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.

Suppliers:   Cincinnati Bell Energy      Constellation Energy      Xoom Energy      Just Energy      North American Power

 

Updated: 10-19-20

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