Electric & Gas Aggregation
City Electric Aggregation Program
The City has teamed up with First Energy Solutions (FES) to provide the residents with an Electric Aggregation program. During the Opt-Out Periods, all residents are automatically placed in the program unless they specifically request to opt-out. There is no cost for enrollment.
As members of the program, residents are guaranteed to save 6% off of the "Price to Compare." The "Price to Compare" consists of by-passable generation and transmission related components, which are the charges associated with the costs for purchased power and to deliver the power through the transmission system. To estimate your savings per Kilowatt-hour, you need to get a copy of your bill and find the "Price to Compare" on your bill. Divide the "Price to Compare" by 100, then multiply by 0.06% to determine your savings per KWH. Multiply that number by your total monthly usage. The final number is what you can expect to save each month you use the same amount of electricity.
If you are not part of the program and wish to join, please contact FES at the number below. Enrollment takes approximately 30-45 days depending upon your meter read date. If you have any questions regarding this program or would like to know how it will affect your electric bill, please contact FES directly at 866-636-3749.
First Energy's information about available assistance programs
FES Cancellation Fees
Many residents/aggregation members have asked if there is a cancellation fee for leaving the City's aggregation program and electing to enter into a private contract with a supplier other than FES. The cancellation fee for leaving the program is $25. Every 3 years the program offers an opt-out period where residents may leave the program at no charge/fee. The next opt-out period will be in the winter/early spring of 2018. Notices will be sent to members of the program regarding the opt-out period.
The City of Westlake does not offer a gas aggregation program. Residents are directed to consult the PUCO's website should they be interested in selecting a gas supplier.
The PUCO's website is dedicated to consumer education regarding electric and natural gas choice in Ohio. The website was developed specifically to be the premier resource for Ohio’s energy consumers seeking information and offer comparisons regarding electric and natural gas supplier choices. The site offers information to help consumers understand electric and natural gas choice, including what steps need to be taken when switching suppliers, what their rights are as a consumer, what aggregation is, apples to apples comparison charts and a frequently asked questions page.