Natural Gas and Electricity News

February 23, 2021

If you have Dominion Energy Solutions as your natural gas supplier (not Dominion Energy Ohio, the regular gas company that sends you your bill) be aware that IGS Energy has taken over Dominion Energy Solutions accounts 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. I have assisted a Brecksville couple in getting away from a lousy deal. If you need help or have questions call Human Services at 526-2499.
I can’t say this often enough. DON’T EVER LET ANYONE TALK YOU OUT OF LEAVING NOPEC FOR GAS OR ELECTRICITY. You’ll be asking for trouble and sooner or later you’ll be calling for help on how to get out of your bad decision to leave NOPEC. It’s true, someone on occasion has a better deal but at the end of that contract they have methods to get back the money you saved and more!
If you don’t have NOPEC call 1-855-667-3201. But be aware that if you are with a for profit company right now NOPEC will not be able to take you until you cancel the for profit company you’re with and then be sent back to Dominion. Also, the chances of someone calling you, or knocking at your door or receiving an offer in the mail, are 99 times out of 100 that you’ll lose money either in the short term or the long run!!
Now the numbers. Natural gas rates are going up! The rate on your February bill should have been no higher than $2.61 and no higher than $2.91 on your March bill. If you see a NOPEC rate of $3.62 or $3.67 on your gas bill call NOPEC at 1-855-667-3201 and tell them you want the variable rate. Do that immediately!
If you EVER see the letters MVR (Monthly Variable Rate) or MMR on your gas bill it means that you have fallen into the clutches of evil people. Call Dominion immediately at 1-800-362-7557 and tell them you want to be an SCO customer!” And don’t let them tell you that you have to call the supplier you’re with to cancel the MVR. BE FIRM! If necessary ask to speak with a Dominion supervisor!!!!! Don’t take NO for an answer.
As to electricity, everyone should have NOPEC’s variable rate which is .0452 cents per kilowatt hour. If you prefer “renewable content” that rate is .0507.

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.