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Natural Gas and Electricity Updates

January 11, 2019

In November something very strange happened. The price of natural gas spiked up dramatically. This was totally unforeseen by the experts. The reasons were the combination of lower than usual temperatures in November and a lower than average amount of gas in storage to be used during the winter.
Consequently if you are with NOPEC or you are a Standard Service Offer (SSO) or Standard Choice Offer (SCO) customer the rate on your January bill will be about $4.76!!! Thankfully more moderate temperatures in December drove rates right back down again. The rate on your February bill will be about $3.71!! If your NOPEC rate is $4.99 it means you have the “Program Rate.” If you do, call NOPEC at 855-667-3201 and tell them to put you on the gas variable rate.
Remember, many of the for profit companies like IGS and Dominion Energy Solutions who advertise fixed rates have a nasty little habit of jacking up your rate big time at the conclusion of the contract. If you’re not paying attention you’ll be automatically renewed at a much higher rate. Many times people have called and asked why their rate was so high and nine times out of ten that was the reason.
We continue to urge Brecksville residents to have NOPEC for your natural gas service and electricity service. If you don’t, or if you have any questions about natural gas or electricity call Human Services at 526-2499.

As usual this column is solely the opinion of Ted Lux and not necessarily that of the Mayor or City Council.
The opinions expressed in this advisory are solely those of Ted Lux and are not endorsed by the Mayor or City Council of the City of Brecksville.