Choosing an Electric Generation Supplier

Now you can choose the company that supplies your electric generation supply - just as you can shop for other products and services. The Ohio Customer Choice program provides information to help you make the decision that is right for you.

In the past, your electric distribution utility - either The Illuminating Company, Ohio Edison, or Toledo Edison - provided every aspect of your electric service. This included generating the electricity and delivering it to your home or business. Now you can choose the company that supplies the electric generation. All electric generation suppliers, must be certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO).

Many things, including delivery, remain the same. For example, if you choose a supplier, your electric distribution utility still delivers the electric service to your home or business, as well as continues to maintain the same poles and wires. And if your power goes out, you should still call your electric distribution utility.