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Apples to Apples Ohio

Learn about Ohio's PUCO

For business

What is Apples to Apples?

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) creates Apples to Apples comparison charts to help consumers compare electric suppliers and natural gas rates and plans. Since 2001, Ohio businesses and residents can shop for suppliers for their electricity and natural gas in this deregulated market.

Since becoming deregulated, more than 4.8 million customers have the power to choose or switch their electricity supplier. The PUCO ensures that the suppliers are licensed and are providing competitive and fair rates and plans.

How Choose Energy differs from Apples to Apples

Choose Energy differs from Apples to Apples because it allows visitors to access its website to enter their ZIP code and find which utility company they use. On Apples to Apples, visitors start by selecting the utility company for their residential service.

Next, Apples to Apples directs visitors to a screen where they enter information including current rates, prices per kWh, term lengths, early termination fees, monthly fees, renewable content, rate types, and electric supply listing. If they do not enter any of that information, they see a listing of all the energy suppliers that utility serves.

When you visit Choose Energy and enter your ZIP code, the site directs you to a screen where you indicate which utility company you use. When you click on the utility company, the site redirects you to a screen where you can compare rates among energy suppliers.

For example, customers with the ZIP code 04215 receive service from the Columbus Southern Power Company (AEP Ohio) can compare rates and plans from among suppliers including Direct Energy, Frontier Utilities, and Public Power.

Choose Energy also shows customers whether green energy options are available. As your one-stop shopping marketplace, Choose Energy makes it easy to compare different rates and plans to help you get the best rate and plan. If you are having trouble deciding which supplier or plan is the best, Choose Energy has energy experts available by phone. And we don’t forget you after you sign up with one of our providers. We’ll notify you when your plan is near expiration to help you make another great choice.

How to contact Apples to Apples

If you want to send a complaint or ask questions about Ohio power choice, use the following contact options to reach Apples to Apples:

The utilities currently serving Ohio are AEP Ohio, Dayton Power & Light, Duke Energy and three First Energy companies, including The Illuminating Company, Ohio Edison and Toledo Edison.

Natural gas companies are Columbia Gas, Dominion East Ohio, Duke Energy and Vectren Energy Delivery. If you want to speak with a representative about a complaint, your utility or gas company should be your first contact.

Updated: 8/3/2020