Ohio Commission reminds residents of their choices as energy consumers

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The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued a news release informing Ohioans of the energy choices available in order for consumers to take better control over their energy bill.

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
Contact: Matt Schilling

COLUMBUS, OHIO (April 7, 2016) – For more than 100 years, energy in Ohio — electric and natural gas — has been regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). The PUCO wants to remind Ohio consumers that there are options when deciding the energy supply that best suits your home or business.

Before energy choice, rates and services provided by the electric and natural gas utilities were set and regulated by the PUCO. Now, and for the past decade, consumers have the option to shop from a PUCO-certified supplier for their electricity or natural gas just like shopping for other products and services. The PUCO plays an important role by ensuring that the competitive market is even for all players and by providing necessary information, tools and resources that Ohioans need to make educated choices.

The PUCO reminds consumers to be aware of a few important facts about energy choice in Ohio

  • The local utility will continue to deliver your electricity or natural gas, respond to outages and maintain the poles, pipes and wires associated with the delivery of your energy.
  • The ability to shop for alternative suppliers of electricity and natural gas gives you greater variety of pricing options and gives you the freedom to pick the option that is best for your home or business.
  • When shopping make sure to read your current bill and contract to look for things like price-to-compare, usage, applicable termination fees and the contract’s expiration date.

To read the entire news release, click on the link below.

View this News Release (external link)

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