NOPEC IN AGREEMENT WITH NEXTERA ENERGY TO PROVIDE LOW PRICE ELECTRICITY TO THE MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS COMMUNITY WITH A FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY

The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) has reached an agreement for NextEra Energy Services Ohio, LLC (NESO) to become the supplier of electricity for Middleburg Heights for 3 years effective 2017 as the current contract with FirstEnergy Solutions ends. NOPEC considers itself most fortunate to have a new supplier with both an extremely strong financial standing and a nationally-recognized brand in the clean energy space.

NESO will continue to offer the cost-saving benefits of NOPEC membership comparable to the expiring NOPEC contract savings. In the next few weeks, NOPEC customers should expect to receive their opt-out notices for service under the new program. During the transfer of energy suppliers in January 2017, there will be no disruption of service and at no point will your electricity be shut off.

An additional benefit of NOPEC working with NESO is a separate agreement under which NESO will provide additional EarthEraTM Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for 2017. NOPEC’s EarthEra participation is expected to direct over $10 million of NESO’s electricity sales revenues from 13 Northern Ohio counties to be used for the construction of future NextEra Energy Resources renewable energy projects. This separate agreement will not result in any additional costs to NOPEC customers.

Here is a press release with more detailed information about the new NOPEC-NESO electricity agreement.

For more information, visit NOPEC’s website at www.nopecinfo.org/electricupdate. You may also or call 855-667-3201 (855-NOPEC01).