Dominion East Ohio offers eligible customers the opportunity to choose a retail natural gas supplier through its Energy Choice program. Customers that were previously with an Energy Choice supplier or participated in a municipal aggregation opt-in program whose contracts expire return to Dominion East Ohio's SSO rate for up to two billing periods, after which they are assigned to a retail supplier at the supplier's Monthly Variable Rate (MVR).
Non-residential and large volume customers eligible to participate in Energy Choice are also assigned to a MVR if they do not choose a retail supplier. Eligible residential customers can elect to be put onto the Standard Choice Offer (SCO) rate instead of a MVR.
The Monthly Variable Rate (MVR) is an unregulated rate that former Energy Choice or municipal aggregation opt-in customers pay for their natural gas consumption.
Eligible non-residential and large volume customers who don’t choose an Energy Choice supplier will also be placed on a MVR commodity service. Customers on a MVR rate purchase their natural gas from a designated MVR retail supplier.
The MVR rate is determined monthly by each supplier.
Yes. As long the customer remains eligible for Energy Choice, the following options are available:
Yes. Dominion encourages you to review your gas supply options and pick the option with the price and plan that offers the most for your money. For more information, visit www.DominionGasChoice.com to learn about your energy choices.
Other valuable resources and insights can be found on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's Web site, at www.PUCO.ohio.gov; and on the Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel Web site, at www.pickocc.org (for residential customers).
No. Dominion East Ohio bills a MVR on behalf of the customer's MVR supplier and makes no profit on the natural gas portion of the bill. Instead, Dominion recovers its operating costs and a return on its investment in pipelines and facilities through its delivery charges.
No. Dominion continues to provide its current services, such as billing, meter reading, emergency response and answering bill and service questions.