PUCO to host energy choice workshop March 24 in Greenfield

opuc meetingHave you been approached by door-to-door energy marketers or received literature in the mail about shopping for your electricity or natural gas? Have you been asked to join a government aggregation? Want to learn more and feel confident that the decision you make is right for you, your family or business?

On Monday, March 24, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) will be educating Greenfield residents about energy choice. The event will take place from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 300 Jefferson St., Greenfield. The chambers are located on the first floor.

Erin MacLellan, from the PUCO’s Office of Retail Competition, will discuss your rights in choosing an electric or natural gas supplier.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • What is energy choice? (Who are these suppliers contacting me?)
  • What government aggregation means
  • What to consider when shopping for an electric or natural gas generation supplier
  • How to use the free tools available through the PUCO, like theApples to Apples charts

Ms. MacLellan will also be available to answer questions about Ohio’s emerging energy market. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their own electric and natural gas bills.

For more information about energy choice, visit the PUCO’s website at  www.energychoice.ohio.gov.

The PUCO Office of Retail Competition

With a number of legislative changes in the electric utility industry in Ohioover the past 14 years, the PUCO recognizes the need to educate consumers on the retail competition of utility services. With this recognition the PUCO created the Office of Retail Competition (ORC) in July of 2012. The mission of the Office of Retail Competition is to improve awareness, trust and understanding of market-based utility service in Ohio.

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