Does the City currently have an electric aggregation program?

UPDATE: In August 2022, the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) announced that it plans to transition all its 550,000 Standard Program Price customers to the Illuminating Company’s standard service offer rate because it is significantly lower right now than NOPEC’s rate. Click here to learn more.

The City is a member of NOPEC for its electric aggregation program. NOPEC is a not-for-profit made up of more than 220 Ohio communities (including Shaker Heights) that buys electric in bulk from NextEra Energy Services Ohio, LLC (NESO). Residents in NOPEC communities are automatically enrolled, but may opt out at any time. NOPEC customers have several choices, including a fixed-rate option and 100 percent renewable option. The City is in the process of developing its own 100 percent renewable electric aggregation program to be effective 2023. Learn more about this program.

Customers may switch to another supplier by canceling their NOPEC/NextEra contract at no cost. For more information and to compare rates visit the NOPEC website or the PUCO's Apples to Apples Comparison website

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1. Why is the City creating its own 100% renewable electric aggregation program?
2. When will the 100% renewable electric aggregation program be available?
3. Who is eligible for the 100% renewable electric program? Who is not eligible?
4. How can eligible customers sign up for the 100% renewable electric program?
5. What if I receive the opt-out notice, but do not want to be in the electric aggregationprogram?
6. What if I do not receive an opt-out notice?
7. What if I want to enroll but am not eligible for the program because I am on a contract with another electric supplier?
8. Am I obligated to remain in the program if I enroll?
9. Why make it opt-out?
10. What will the cost be for this new 100% electric aggregation program?
11. Won’t a 100% renewable electric program be more expensive?
12. What does 100% renewably-sourced electric mean exactly?
13. Why not just stick with NOPEC? Doesn’t it offer a 100% renewable plan?
14. Does the City currently have an electric aggregation program?