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Lightning bolt icon The Best Energy Rates in Ohio

Ohio is among many states that offer their residents their choice of Retail Energy Provider (REP). You can compare electricity and natural gas rates, plans, and energy sources to select an arrangement that works for you.

Powering your home or business should be reliable and affordable, but with all the energy suppliers out there, it can get overwhelming. Our job is to simplify things so you can compare energy rates near you and land on a plan that makes sense.

Energy Rates Change with Supply and Demand

Because energy rates are variable and subject to market availability and consumer demand, they change almost every minute. Energy plans are designed to reduce this fluctuation. Take advantage of Ohio’s choice in energy supplier and start saving today. Use Price to Compare’s easy-to-use price comparison tool to search your area for the best savings.

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Pro Tip:

Have your current electric or natural gas bill handy to compare suppliers and rates.

The power to lower your electric bill is in your hands and it’s never been easier to compare electricity rates in Ohio. If you’re looking for the most affordable electric rate, more eco-friendly options, or a fixed or variable rate rate plan, Price to Compare is here to make it simple for you.

How It Works

  • Enter your home’s zip code.
  • Choose Electricity or Natural Gas
  • Confirm your supplier.
  • Choose the best energy rate.
  • Save more on your home energy bills.

Ready to switch?

Explore local supplier rates today:

Types of Energy Plans

Plans can vary in contract length, rate type, and energy source. So let’s walk through the different options available and find the one that’s right for you.

Fixed Rate Plans

Featuring fixed electric rates determined by a contract, your rate will remain consistent regardless of the current electric rate. While the wholesale cost of electricity varies, these plans help keep your budget predictable and affordable, giving you the energy security you need.

Variable-Rate Plans

These rates are determined by the current state of the energy market. You get a cheaper rate when energy is abundant but pay higher rates in times of high demand or low production. These plans offer the flexibility of no contract but are high in risk.

Pre-Paid Plans

Using a smart meter, the customer pays in advance. Then the provider adjusts the account as the energy is used. When the balance runs low, the consumer adds additional funds to an online account and no contract is required.

Green Energy Plans

Local production of renewable energy in Ohio totals approximately 3% of the total in-state electricity produced. Price to Compare will help you find the most affordable green energy prices available and match you with competitive renewable energy plans. Powering your home while supporting local, eco-friendly electricity initiatives can be easy and fun.

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Find Natural Gas Suppliers in Ohio

Residents of the Buckeye state have a choice in natural gas suppliers, which can help regulate your energy bill during the colder months. Price To Compare digs through the details and presents you with your best provider for natural gas in just a few minutes.

Just like with electricity rates, natural gas rates are subject to the supply and demand of the market. If you’re currently paying too much for natural gas, it’s our goal to get you your best rate possible.

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Renewable Energy Options In Ohio

Looking for ways to go green, besides donning Ohio University Bobcats gear? Switch to an Ohio renewable energy supplier to lessen your home’s environmental footprint one kilowatt at a time. Search for green energy plans in your area today.

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Ohio Energy Suppliers

With a broad marketplace of energy providers that service homes and businesses, taking the time and energy to compare energy rates in Ohio can be stressful. Instead, you can get all your information in one convenient place with Price To Compare. Getting to know your available suppliers can help you compare energy rates in Ohio. Here are some of state’s top reputable companies:

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Constellation is a national supplier of electric power and natural gas. It is a subsidiary of Exelon that services approximately 2 million residential, public sector, and business customers.
Headquarters: Baltimore, MD
Founded In: 1999
Contact: 1-855-797-5685
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Direct Energy

Direct Energy supplies electric power and natural gas to four million customers across the U.S. and most of Canada. It was originally founded in Toronto, Canada, but is now headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Headquarters: Houston, TX
Founded In: 1986
Contact: 1-855-461-1926
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Energy Harbor

Energy Harbor is an electricity and natural gas supplier serving over a million residential, commercial, and industrial customers. It operates nuclear and fossil fuel generators in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Headquarters: Akron, OH
Founded In: 1997
Contact: 1-844-837-5474
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Santanna Energy Services

Santanna Energy Services is a supplier of electricity and natural gas. The employee owned company services the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana.
Headquarters: Austin, TX
Founded In: 1988
Contact: 1-866-603-4771

And the list goes on… happily, we’re here to help narrow the field and find your best electric rate!

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Pro Tip:

Before changing energy suppliers, you need your current electric or natural gas bill, and you need to know the utility company responsible for your area.

Ohio Utility Companies

What’s the difference between your energy provider and utility company, you ask? Your utility company is responsible for managing and distributing energy produced by the supplier. For instance, the utility company must ensure that power reaches your home by installing and maintaining electricity and natural gas lines. They’re also in charge of responding to power outages.

There are nine major utility companies that service Ohio. Which one services your home? (This part is dictated by location, not choice.)

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AEP Ohio distributes electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers across 61 counties in Ohio. Its headquarters lie in Gahanna, a suburb of the Greater Columbus, Ohio area.
Headquarters: Gahanna, OH
Founded In: 1906
Contact: 1-800-672-2231
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Columbia Gas of Ohio

Headquartered in Columbus, Columbia Gas of Ohio serves more than 1.4 million customers throughout the state. It is a subsidiary of NiSource, a major distributor of electricity and natural gas.
Headquarters: Columbus, OH
Founded In: 1961
Contact: 1-800-344-4077
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Dayton Power & Light (also known as DP&L) distributes electricity to more than 527,000 customer accounts in West Central Ohio. It serves 24 counties over a 6,000 square mile territory.
Headquarters: Dayton, OH
Founded In: 1911
Contact: 1-800-433-8500
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Dominion Energy

A subsidiary of Dominon Energy, Inc., Dominion East Ohio supplies natural gas to over 1.2 million customer throughout Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
Headquarters: Richmond, VA
Founded In: 1983
Contact: 1-866-366-4357
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Duke Energy

A subsidiary of Charlotte-based Duke Energy Corporation, Duke Energy Ohio distributes electricity and natural gas to Southwest Ohio (including the Cincinnati metropolis) and parts of Kentucky.
Headquarters: Cincinnati, OH
Founded In: 1904
Contact: 1-800-544-6900
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The Illuminating Company

The Illuminating Company is a Cleveland-based subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corporation. It delivers electricity to over 700,000 customers in Northeast Ohio.
Headquarters: Cleveland, OH
Founded In: 1880
Contact: 1-800-633-4766
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Ohio Edison

Ohio Edison is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy, and serves over 1 million customers in the northeast and central regions of Ohio.
Headquarters: Akron, OH
Founded In: 1930
Contact: 1-800-633-4766
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Toledo Edison

Toledo Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy, serves over 300,000 customers in Northwest Ohio, including the Greater Toledo area.
Headquarters: Akron, OH
Founded In: 1997
Contact: 1-800-447-3333
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Vectren Energy Delivery

Vectren Corporation delivers natural gas to 316,000 customers within 17 counties across the western region of Ohio. It also operates in nearly two-thirds of the state of Indiana.
Headquarters: Evansville, IN
Founded In: 2000
Contact: 1-800-227-1376
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Pro Tip:

Always call your utility company rather than your energy provider in a power emergency.

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About energy deregulation in Ohio

Ohio took the first step toward energy deregulation in 1997, when the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) began to unbundle natural gas delivery charges – costs charged by the utility company to distribute the gas – from the cost of the actual gas itself. This allowed customers to purchase gas from different suppliers, and choose the right rates and plans for their needs.

Prior to 1999, eight entities controlled the vast majority of Ohio’s electricity market. These Investor-Owned Utilities dictated how most energy was produced and delivered to customers’ homes and businesses.

However, with the passing of the Ohio Electric Restructuring Act in July of 1999 (also known as Senate Bill 3), the state ultimately authorized the deregulation of its electric power industry and make way for a more competitive, consumer-focused market. Senate Bill 3 went into effect in 2001.

Currently, nearly 2.4 million electric customers and 1.7 million natural gas customers are participating in energy choice programs within the state of Ohio.

Your Go-To Energy Expert

Learn more about your energy choices and exactly how switching energy providers works. Don’t worry—for the consumer, the switch is seamless without any interruption in electricity or natural gas. Your utility company will simply begin delivering the energy from the supplier of your choice.

Price to Compare has been in this industry for more than a decade and has one of the most extensive national networks of commercial energy providers. Keeping the lights on should be as easy as flipping a switch. So let Price To Compare take care of finding the best rates for you. If you’re not sure where to start, contact one of our experienced Energy Consultants today!