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The following information is provided for our Willoughby Hills residents to clarify your right to choose a provider for electric and gas service to your home.

Under Ohio law, local governments may band together into an aggregation, or buying group. Willoughby Hills is a member of the aggregate known as NOPEC (Northern Ohio Public Energy Council). Since our City is a NOPEC community, Willoughby Hills’ residents are automatically enrolled, unless you choose not to be by completing an "Opt Out" form. This means that all eligible customers become part of the buying group unless they take specific action to opt out of the aggregation. Opt-out notices are sent to every eligible natural gas consumer every two years, giving him or her this option. Electricity customers receive opt out notices every three years.

Comparison rates for all suppliers may be found on the NOPEC website www.nopecinfo.org. For NOPEC’s plan, there are no sign up fees and no early termination fees.

The gas supplier currently chosen by NOPEC is Next Era Energy Services.  Residents will automatically be enrolled in a fixed rate of $2.913 per mcf.  This is the current rate as of May 15, 2019. A variable rate is also available through NOPEC. Normally, the rates are readjusted every few months.  It is best to call NOPEC at 1-888-848-7914 to confirm the current pricing.

The electric supplier currently chosen by NOPEC is also Next Era Energy ServicesCurrent pricing, effective May 15, 2019, is $0.0633 per kilowatt hour for the fixed rate and $0.04909 per kilowatt hour for the variable rate.  It is best to call NOPEC at 1-888-848-7914 to confirm the current pricing.

The phone number for Next Era Energy Services is (561) 691-7171.

Click here for a useful summary to interpret your Illuminating Bill as it pertains to your NOPEC or other electric supplier.

Please remember that each consumer is free to make his own decision regarding electric and gas suppliers. In terms of pricing, consumers should be wary of "gimmicks" and "giveaways" in which short-term savings are promised, with no long-term guarantees of continued savings. For natural gas customers, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) publishes an "apples to apples" comparison chart available at www.puco.ohio.gov.

If you do not want to stay in NOPEC, you can Opt Out by filling out a form provided by NOPEC and then signing on with a supplier you may choose.  You can see the choices of various suppliers by referring to the "Apples to Apples" comparison chart.  Please remembrer to verify if your rate will be "fixed" or "variable".  Also, make sure to inquire about "early termination fees", since many of the other suppliers make you pay a "penalty" for terminating your agreement before the agreed upon time.

Please feel free to call Mayor Weger’s Executive Assistant Gloria Majeski at 440-918-8730 if you have any further questions.

Update 5/14/19