See the Choices

Your options for buying natural gas are below - in fact, you may already be participating in one of the following rate plans. Before proceeding, be sure to learn about your current choice so you can determine what is best for you.

  • See Residential Choices
  • See Non-Residential Choices

There are four (4) options for residential customers:

Rate Options Rate Type Eligibility Early Termination Fee? How Do I Enroll?
1. Aggregation Fixed and/or Variable Select Geographic Areas Possible** Contact Participating Supplier
2. Energy Choice Agreement Fixed and/or Variable All Customers* Possible** Contact Supplier of your Choice
3. Monthly Variable Rate Variable (Determined by Supplier) Customers previously in a Supplier Agreement or Aggregation Program No Assigned by Dominion Energy Ohio if Supplier Agreement or Aggregation program expires and new supplier is not chosen
4. Standard Choice Offer Variable
(Market-Based)
Residential Customers*** No Contact Dominion Energy Ohio

* Eligibility Requirements include no past due amounts (outside of payment plan).
** Early termination fees vary by supplier and by agreement. Contact the supplier listed on your bill for details.
*** Must have usage less than 3000 MCF/year.

There are three (3) options for non-residential customers: 

 
Rate Options
Rate Type Eligibility Early Termination Fee? How Do I Enroll?
1. Aggregation Fixed and/or Variable Select Geographic Areas Possible** Contact Participating Supplier
2. Energy Choice Agreement Fixed and/or Variable All Customers* Possible** Contact Supplier of your Choice
3. Monthly Variable Rate Variable (Determined by Supplier) Customers previously in a Supplier Agreement or Aggregation Program No Assigned by Dominion Energy Ohio if Supplier Agreement or Aggregation program expires and new supplier is not chosen

* Eligibility Requirements include no past due amounts (outside of payment plan).
** Early termination fees vary by supplier and by agreement. Contact the supplier listed on your bill for details.

  • Aggregation

    Another option to consider when shopping for natural gas is joining an aggregation buying group if one is available in your area. A large buying group may be able to get a better price for the group members than you might get on your own, and it may include other benefits such as energy use analysis and management. Typically, when local governments organize aggregation programs they will appear as a ballot issue and, if passed, generally are initiated on an opt-out basis, which means residents are automatically enrolled unless they choose not to participate by replying to the opt-out notice. Opt-in aggregation programs enable customers to join on an individual basis at the customer’s specific request.

    Things to consider when shopping for an Aggregation program:

    • Are there any aggregation programs available in my area?
    • What are the goals of the aggregation buying group?
    • How many members are in the aggregation buying group?
    • What gas rate has the buying group secured?

    To see if an aggregation program is available in your area, please visit the PUCO's natural gas aggregation map.

  • Energy Choice Agreement

    An Energy Choice Agreement, or contract, is an arrangement for setting the cost of natural gas between a supplier and a customer. These agreements can have a fixed rate, a variable rate, or a combination of both. A fixed rate remains the same each month for the duration of the contact, while variable rates can change depending on the nature of the agreement. Some agreements can even have a combination: a fixed price for a period of time and then variable afterwards, for example.

    Things to consider when shopping for an Energy Choice Agreement:

    • Do I currently have an existing Energy Choice Agreement?
    • What is the contract term?
    • Is the rate fixed, variable, or both?
    • Are there any early termination penalties?

    To compare Energy Choice offers, please visit the PUCO's Apples to Apples Chart.

  • Monthly Variable Rate

    The Monthly Monthly Variable Rate (MVR) is a rate that former Energy Choice or municipal aggregation opt-in customers may pay for their natural gas consumption if they have not re-enrolled with a new aggregation program or established a new Energy Choice Agreement. Eligible nonresidential and large volume customers who don’t choose an Energy Choice supplier will also be placed on MVR commodity service. MVR differs from SCO in that the monthly price is not directly determined by the NYMEX price; each supplier that provides MVR commodity service determines their MVR price each month.

    Things to consider with Monthly Variable Rate:

    • Do I want a supplier to determine my rate on a monthly basis?
    • How is the supplier’s rate determined each month?

    Take a look at our approved suppliers and the current Monthly Variable Rate.

  • Standard Choice Offer (Residential Only)

    The Standard Choice Offer (SCO) is the rate most residential customers who are eligible for Energy Choice, but have not chosen a supplier or joined a municipal aggregation program, pay for their natural gas consumption. The SCO rate is a variable rate determined monthly by the market price for gas (i.e. the NYMEX month-end settlement price) plus a retail price adjustment. This option is available to residential customers only.

    Things to consider with Standard Choice Offer:

    • This offer is only available to residential customers with usage less than 3000 MCF/year.
    • Do I want a monthly variable rate based on the market price of natural gas?

    To see the Current Standard Choice Offer Price, please visit the PUCO's Apples-to-Apples Chart.

    To see a monthly summary of historical gas costs since 2002, please view Dominion Energy’s Historical Gas Cost Rates.

    To see historical gas costs in chart form since 2013, please view the PUCO’s document: Historical Natural Gas Rates.


    *To be eligible for Standard Choice Offer you must be a residential customer with usage less than 3000 MCF/year.