Being choosy about your energy provider could impact your rates

COLUMBUS — You might not know that in the state of Ohio, you can choose who you purchase your gas and electricity from. And that choice could save you big bucks.

When you participate in energy choice, the utility still delivers electricity or natural gas to your home. The commodity itself (the actual gas running through the pipes and the actual electric running across the wires) can be purchased from an independent energy supplier. There are several in the state of Ohio, like IGS Energy.

The utility offers consumers a variable monthly rate that fluctuates based on market prices. For example, when everybody is running their A/C in the summer, the price of electric may increase during that time.

In contrast, energy suppliers can offer predictable, stable rates and innovative energy products. IGS Energy, for example, allows customers to lock in a fixed monthly rate for an extended amount of time. In some cases, customers can lock in a low rate for 5 years, which protects themselves against future potential spikes in price.

Some energy supplies, like IGS Energy, also offer green energy plans where renewable energy equals up to 100% of your consumption. This reduces the amount of energy generated from non-renewable fossil fuel sources. It’s an easy and impactful way to support a more sustainable energy future!

By choosing an energy supplier for your natural gas and electricity, you’re able to select among a variety of energy products and prices while still receiving expert distribution, metering, billing, and emergency services from your utility.

If you’re interested in exploring the options, you can stop by the IGS Energy tent at NBC4’s upcoming Shred-It drive. All you need to bring is your current utility bill, and representatives on site will be able to help you decide if now is the right time to exercise your right to choose.

You can also reach IGS Energy right now by calling 888-995-0992 or by heading to provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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