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Green Community Choice Program

NOPEC Green Community Choice Program

The Green Community Choice Program enables communities to support 100% renewable energy initiatives through their default electric aggregation program. All eligible residents and small businesses within Green Community Choice communities will automatically be enrolled into the 100% Renewable Standard Program Price option for their electricity supply through NOPEC starting with their January 2023 meter read date. The electricity supplied through this program is backed by 100% Renewable Energy Credits (RECs).

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Green Community Choice FAQs

All eligible accounts will be enrolled starting with their January 2023 meter read date. Eligible residents and small business owners will be notified by mail this Fall of the program options available to them. 

Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) represent the environmental attributes associated with 1 megawatt-hour of electricity generated by a renewable energy source, such as wind or solar energy. RECs provide a convenient and effective way to support renewable energy, offset carbon and greenhouse gas emissions and encourage the development of renewable energy resources. 

The Green Community Choice Program is a new program that will be starting in January 2023.  The following communities are participating in this program: South Euclid, Lakewood, and Garfield Heights. All eligible residents and small businesses owners will be notified by mail this Fall of the program options available to them.

NOPEC has leveraged the bulk buying strength of over 240 Ohio communities and our relationship with NextEra Energy, the world's largest producer of wind and solar energy, to lock in favorable rates for the REC content included in this program. The price per kWh for this program will be NOPEC's Standard Program Price plus an incremental cost for the associated REC contact. This incremental cost will be no higher than 4.25 cents/kWh or about $3.70/month for the average residential household.

No, you will be automatically enrolled in this product if you do not actively choose another option. Eligible residents and small businesses will still have the option to select NOPEC’s standard program price, monthly variable price, or 12-or 24-month fixed term price programs with or without the 100% REC content simply by calling NOPEC’s Customer Care Center toll free at 1-855-667-3201 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

NOPEC’s Customer Care Center is available to answer any questions, explain the various product options and process enrollments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling toll free 855-667-3201.

NOPEC is a non-profit group of over 240 Ohio communities that negotiates lower utility rates. As Ohio’s largest non-profit governmental energy aggregator supplying electricity and natural gas to over 1,000,000 accounts, NOPEC buys in bulk then passes the savings and benefits on to their customers. Since 2001, NOPEC has saved their customers hundreds of millions of dollars on their energy costs, provided education opportunities for Ohio students and residents, awarded $44 million in community energy-efficiency grants, and helped protect Ohio consumers by advocating for consumer-friendly energy policies. Since 2017, NOPEC has retired more than 9.3 million EarthEra© RECs, which represents the environmental attributes associated with the generation of more than 9.3 million MWhs of renewable electricity. In addition, NextEra contributes a portion of the NOPEC aggregation revenues to the EarthEra© Renewable Energy Trust. Funds are used to develop NextEra renewable energy projects in the United States, including Ohio. Since 2017, NextEra has contributed over $71 million from NOPEC's aggregation programs into the EarthEra© Trust.

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