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In November 2011, Canton’s residents voted to allow the City to contract for an electric generation supplier on their behalf.
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Under governmental aggregation, local officials bring citizens together to gain group buying power for the purchase of competitively priced electricity from a retail electric generation supplier certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
Energy Harbor is the current electric aggregation program supplier. Energy Harbor won a competitive proposal process and was chosen as our program's supplier through the March, 2025 meter read dates.
In this program, the price you will receive for the generation related charges is fixed at 4.76 cents per kilowatt- hour (kWh) for all the electricity you consume from March, 2021 through March, 2025. Unlike our program rates, the local utility’s rates change quarterly and are unknown in advance.
If you have already chosen a supplier you will not receive an Opt-Out Notice and are not eligible to be automatically included. You will need to contact Energy Harbor seeking enrollment information. You will need to be aware of any obligations in your current agreement; many include an early termination fee. Energy Harbor will always try to accommodate residents should they wish to enroll after the initial enrollment period. However, Energy Harbor reserves the right to decline late enrollments depending on market conditions.
1. Your local utility company must be AEP Ohio/ Ohio Power;
2. You must be a resident or business owner located within the City limits;
3. You must not be a PIPP (percentage of income payment program) customer;
4. You must not be in arrears on your bill payment;
5. You must not be a mercantile customer (commercial accounts using over 700,000 kWh/year); and
6. You must not be a commercial customer with a peak demand > 199kW.
We have retained Independent Energy Consultants, Inc., a PUCO certified broker and aggregator of electric and natural gas, without using any taxpayer money. They have designed, implemented, and administered similar successful electric and natural gas aggregation programs that impact over 100 communities across Ohio. We will have their assistance and that of Energy Harbor throughout the program. We researched the process thoroughly and are pleased with the offer they negotiated. Independent Energy Consultants’ efforts were instrumental in obtaining this offer for the City of Canton.
Yes. The City-owned accounts are eligible to receive the program rate.
Small commercial accounts using less than 700,000 kWh/year and with a peak demand < 199kW are eligible. Interested accounts using more than this amount, will need to call Energy Harbor to obtain this rate.
No. Customer Choice programs in Ohio provide residents the ability to choose an electric supplier other than the local utility company. Maintenance of the wires coming to a resident’s home continues to be the responsibility of the homeowner.
For answers to your questions, please call Energy Harbor at 866-636-3749, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved a number of additional assistance programs to help customers with their energy bills. You may be eligible to participate in other programs and this offer from Energy Harbor. Eligibility and enrollment information can be found on the PUCO’s website at www.puco.ohio.gov.