With Ohio’s deregulated energy market, you are able to choose the supplier of your electricity and natural gas. As a result of this choice, you now have the power to save money by shopping for energy rates and plans that best fit your needs. We are here to make the process easier by providing you with insights and options to help you compare energy suppliers and save money.
We are a fully certified, licensed energy broker that works on your behalf to secure the best electricity and natural gas plan rates and terms available in your service territory. We take into account your specific needs, usage habits and home/business size when presenting you with ohio energy choices that are right for you. We are committed to educating Ohio consumers about their choices, and the various energy options that are available. We also aim to simplify the process for you, so you can get back to living your life and running your business.
Ohio’s electric distribution utilities (EDUs) are members of the regional transmission organization PJM Interconnection, which coordinates wholesale electricity markets and manages the high-voltage grid that connects 65 million people across Ohio. Ohio’s EDUs purchase the generation of their customers’ electricity supply through auctions governed by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). The results of these auctions are used to set the base Standard Supply Offer (SSO) rate for the customer’s particular rate zone, which is known as the “price to compare.” This price to compare changes monthly and is based on market conditions, the underlying costs to generate that month’s electricity and other factors.
PUCO maintains an online tool called Apples to Apples, which is a great resource for Ohio consumers to find and compare prices of third-party energy suppliers that are approved to serve their region. However, the tool only provides information for residential consumers. Commercial customers are not given the same opportunity to use the comparison chart because PUCO does not require energy suppliers to publish their commercial rates.
In addition to the PUCO website, there are also a number of third-party brokers that provide information about electricity suppliers’ offers and rates. In fact, one of our recommended vendors is Shipley Energy, who provides information about electricity and natural gas offers for all Ohio regions.