January 18, 2021
: If you have Dominion Energy Solutions as your natural gas supplier (not Dominion Energy Ohio, the regular gas company which you get your bill from) be aware that IGS Energy has taken over Dominion Energy Solutions as of January 13. Both companies charge way too much. It is urgent that you call IGS at 800-280-4474 and tell them you want to cancel.
BUT, ask them if you will be charged an early termination fee. It could be as much as $99. Today I assisted a Brecksville couple in getting away from a lousy deal. If you need help or have questions call Human Services at 526-2499.
If you have NOPEC for natural gas (as you should) and electricity you should call them at 1-855-667-3201 and tell them you want to be sure that you have the variable rate for gas and the variable rate for electricity. If you haven’t done that you might be paying too much. If you have the variable rate for gas your January bill rate is $3.02. Anything higher and you’re paying too much. If you see a rate of $3.67 that’s NOPEC’s Standard Program rate which is way too high. Call NOPEC and get it changed to the variable rate. The NOPEC rate on your February bill will be $2.59, about $1 more than was expected in the fall.
If your NOPEC electricity rate is more than .0452 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) you’re paying too much. If your rate is more than that call NOPEC and tell them you want the variable rate. If you would like a “green” rate (renewable energy) for electricity NOPEC has a rate of .057 cents per kilowatt hour.
By the way, 4619 addresses in Brecksville have NOPEC for electricity and 3975 addresses in Brecksville have NOPEC for gas. With more than 5000 households in Brecksville that means that a LOT of you are probably paying too much for gas! You can check if you’re paying too much by calling the Human Services Center at 526-2499. Your electricity rate is not that important because with electricity you can’t save a lot or lose a lot regardless of the rate you’re paying, unless it’s more than six cents per kilowatt hour and you use more than 2,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per month.
Finally, when in doubt, always call Ted with questions. 440-526-2606.
The opinions expressed are those of Ted Lux and do not necessarily reflect those of Mayor Hruby or City Council.