Green Your House - Switch to Renewable Energy

Switch Your Electric Supplier to a 100% Renewable Energy Option:

In the state of Ohio, switching electricity suppliers at any time to a 100% renewable option is easy by following the simple instructions below.  Keep in mind that doing so may result in an early termination fee if you are in an existing contract with an electricity supplier.  You can call the electricity generator listed on your electric bill to find out if you are under contract.  Switching suppliers will not change your billing.  That will still come from The Illuminating Company / First Energy, but will include the charges from whichever electricity generator you choose (the bill is composed of two charges, one for the generation and one for the transmission of the electricity.  The transmission and billing will always be handled by The Illuminating Company / First Energy, but the generator of your electricity is your choice).  Autopay, if you have it setup, will not be affected either. 

  1. Go to Energy Choice Ohio www.energychoice.ohio.gov click on COMPARE OFFERS NOW


  2. Click on ELECTRIC

  3. Click on RESIDENTIAL and then select your service provider.

  4. On the Apples to Apples to Comparison Chart, select The Illuminating Company, and filter for 100% renewable content by using the left-hand panel. 

  5. Compare plans, paying attention to rate (variable or fixed), earlier termination fees, and contract length.

  6. At bottom of page, click on FAQs -->Steps to Switching OR just go to http://www.energychoice.ohio.gov/Pages/Steps%20to%20Switching.aspx