A recent press release by First Energy Corporation has indicated that First Energy customers “who rely on their electric company for all aspects of service are expected to see an increase in the price they pay of electric generation beginning June 1.” That increase is apparently related to recent competitive auctions for electricity.
First Energy has also suggested that customers should “evaluate electric supply offers from competitive suppliers…in order to protect against rising energy prices this summer.”
Perkins Township has received many inquiries from residents concerned about the significant increase in their electric bills that may occur after June 1st. If a customer does not act to find a better price for electricity, they will be purchasing their electricity through Ohio Edison. The cost increase as of June 1st will result in paying 12.39 cents per kilowatt hour used.
Perkins Township residents can use Dynegy Energy through the County’s Electric Aggregation Program as an alternative to Ohio Edison’s energy pricing. In this regard, it is our understanding that Erie County has locked in a fixed rate of 4.55 cents per kilowatt hour through December 2023. Dynegy Energy can be reached at 1-888-682-2170. Residents can also contact Valerie at Palmer Energy at 419-491-1040 to discuss this program.
For those residents who are 60 or older, Serving Our Seniors will be holding a public forum entitled “Understanding the Ohio Edison Rate Increases Effective June 1, 2023” on Tuesday, May 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at the Erie County office building (third floor), 247 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky. All residents 60 or older can also contact Serving Our Seniors at 419-624-1856 to obtain information related electricity costs and programs.
We hope that this information has been helpful!