NOPEC Natural Gas 'Opt-Out' Anniversary Mailer Arriving in Lakewood Mailboxes | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

NOPEC Natural Gas ‘Opt-Out’ Anniversary Mailer Arriving in Lakewood Mailboxes

January 21, 2016

Starting February 2, 2016, residents and small businesses in Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) member communities — including Lakewood — will begin receiving mandatory “opt-out” letters for natural gas. NOPEC is required by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), to send out the “opt-out” letters to customers every two years.

NOPEC is the largest governmental public retail energy aggregation in the nation. Our aggregation currently serves over 200 communities in thirteen counties. We negotiate on the behalf of our members with gas and electric suppliers to find favorable rates and terms for you. We even help you learn how to save on your utility usage and buy energy saving products at a discount with our newest product, MyNOPEC.

Governmental opt out aggregation means that you will be automatically enrolled into the program unless you proactively opt out. This contract will start with meter reading dates of March 2016 – June 2018 for Columbia Gas of Ohio (COH) customers and April 2016 – July 2018 for Dominion East Ohio (DOE) customers.

If you do not wish to participate, customers must notify NOPEC by either a) returning the “opt-out” card they receive in the mail or b) fax information to 1-800-238-5676 by February 24, 2016.

Same Reliable Service: Only the supplier of your natural gas will change. All other functions, delivery, repair, billing, and customer service, will continue to be provided by Dominion East Ohio Gas. You will continue to receive only one bill.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact NOPEC’s Customer Service 1-855-NOPEC-01 (1-855.667-3201) or visit