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Why Compare

Learn how you can compare Ohio competitive retail electric service providers and electricity rates to find the best electricity plan for your needs.


What is Ohio energy deregulation? Learn about its history and how you can take advantage to power your home.

Service Areas

Many service areas, including AEP, Duke Energy, Ohio Edison and The Illuminating Company are deregulated in Ohio. See if you can compare energy suppliers and shop for electricity in your area.

Education Center

Need more information about Ohio retail electric choice and how to compare retail electric service providers in Ohio? Learn more in the Education Center.

What we know about Ohio energy rates:

Ohio produces a lot of coal. In fact, in 2011, 78% of Ohio energy was generated through coal. Thankfully, Ohio’s location spanning the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale could turn Ohio into a major producer of cleaner energy.

Since 2001, over 1.7 million Ohio residents are receiving competitive electric and natural gas energy service. Unfortunately, Ohio is paying 26% more than the national average on natural gas. This pushes the average combined utility bill to over $1,700 per year for a normal sized home. Currently, the most popular energy options are AEPDirect Energy, and Just Energy.

Switching providers can help alleviate those numbers.

With choosing both electricity and natural gas plans, you can save emissions and money. Using our plan search engine (just plug in your zip code above), you can shop the best (or simply the lowest) Ohio electricity and natural gas rates to fit your needs and lock them in today.

Consumption: 21st
Natural gas prices: 20th
Electricity prices: 22nd
Emissions: 4th
Renewable energy generation: 45th – Hydro and Wind
Most generated electricity source: Coal

Compare electricity rates and shop electricity plans from many great Ohio suppliers, including: