DECEMBER 6, 2019
Phew! We made it through what is called the NOPEC “opt out” period for natural gas and electricity. A lot of trees were fell in order to send all those letters!
If you have NOPEC for natural gas you needed to call them at
1-855-667-3201 and tell them you want the variable rate for gas and the variable rate for electricity. If you haven’t done that you are paying too much for natural gas. If you have the variable rate which has been in the $2.70 per mcf range you still must have called NOPEC. If you didn’t you’ll see a rate of $3.42 during the winter months. If you threw away the letters call the number above but have both of your gas and electricity bills handy when you call. Tell them you want the variable rate for gas and electricity.
If your gas rate is over $3.00 per mcf you’re paying too much.
The rate on your December bill should be no higher than $2.79 and no higher than $2.69 on your January bill.
If your electricity rate is more than .0524 cents per kilowatt hour (kwh) you’re paying too much. If your rate is around .059 call NOPEC and tell them you want the variable rate.
By the way, 2351 addresses in Brecksville have NOPEC for electricity and 3808 addresses in Brecksville have NOPEC for gas. That means that a LOT of you are paying too much for gas and electricity!
Finally, when in doubt, always call Ted with questions. 440-526-2499.
The opinions expressed in this advisory are solely those of Ted Lux and are not endorsed by the Mayor or City Council of the City of Brecksville.