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What is This Opt-Out Letter I Received?

By Mary Ripley on  November 28, 2016

Are you confused about an opt-out letter you received from NOPEC? If so, you're not alone. Our business model can seem confusing to those who don't understand how an aggregation works and the benefits it provides to its residents. Here is a breakdown of what an opt-out letter is, why we send it to you, and what you can do next: 

Who We Are

The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) is a non-profit governmental aggregation. We bring residents and small businesses in over 235 Ohio communities to form a large buying group. This allows us to use bulk buying techniques to negotiate better energy rates terms and conditions. Our business model is comparable to a wholesale supermarket, like Costco or Sam's Club, but with energy.

NOPEC also provides many benefits to the consumers we serve and our member communities, including energy grants, low interest-rate financing for energy-efficiency improvements for small businesses and municipalities, community outreach programs, and community event sponsorship funds for local events. 

Why You Got This Letter

It started when residents voted to allow your community to be a part of energy aggregation. After that legislation passed, your local officials chose NOPEC to be the default energy supplier for every resident in the community. We are not an additional charge on your utility bill.

NOPEC is required by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), to send opt-out letters to all eligible electric and natural gas customers (residential and small business) in NOPEC member communities every three years.  

What To Do Next

If you wish to stay in NOPEC's energy aggregation, take no action. You will be automatically enrolled.

In order to leave the aggregation, residents must sign, date, and return the opt-out form enclosed in your enrollment letter by mail or fax to 800.238.5676. If you have more questions about NOPEC, take a look at our FAQs or call 855-667-3201 (855-NOPEC01).

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