NOPEC LogoStarting February 2, 2016, residents and small businesses in Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) member communities – including Fairview Park – will begin receiving mandatory “Opt-Out” letters for natural gas. NOPEC is required by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), to send out the “OPT-Out” letters to customers every two years.

NOPEC is the largest governmental public retail energy aggregation in the nation. Their aggregation currently serves over 200 communities in thirteen counties. NOPEC negotiates on the behalf of its members with gas and electric suppliers to find favorable rates and terms. NOPEC even helps you learn how to save on your utility usage and buy energy saving products at a discount with our newest product, MyNOPEC™.

Governmental opt out aggregation means that you will be automatically enrolled into the program unless you proactively opt out. This contract will start with meter reading dates of April 2016 – July 2018 for Dominion East Ohio customers.

If you do not wish to participate, customers must notify NOPEC by either a) returning the “opt-out” card they receive in the mail or b) fax information to 1.800.238.5676 by February 24, 2016.

Same Reliable Service: Only the supplier of your natural gas will change. All other functions, delivery, repair, billing, and customer service, will continue to be provided by Dominion East Ohio Gas. You will continue to receive only one bill.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact NOPEC’s Customer Service 1.855.NOPEC.01 (1.855.667.3201) or visit www.nopecinfo.org.

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The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) is the largest public retail aggregation in the United States. Our members are communities (residential and small businesses) throughout Northeast Ohio.   Currently, we serve more than 200 communities in 13 counties.  For 15 years we have saved our communities and members more than quarter of a billion dollars in cumulative electric savings and have provided more than $16 million in NOPEC community energy efficiency grants.  For more information about NOPEC or how to become a member of myNOPEC, visit us at nopecinfo.org.