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  • Written By: Rebecca Bridges
  • Edited By: Kelly Bedrich

  • Shopping for the best electricity rate in Cleveland Ohio means you are taking control of your expenses. You can save on your electricity bill by shopping for the best electricity rate for your home. In this article, we review Electric Choice in Ohio, Ohio aggregation and how to find the best electricity plan for your home.

    What is the Electric Utility Company in Cleveland Ohio?

    If you live in Cleveland, your utility company for electricity is either The Illuminating Company or Cleveland Public Power.

    Cleveland Public Power is a city-owned utility that serves 74,000 customers in Cleveland. The Illuminating Company services the rest of the homes and businesses in the Cleveland, with a total of 700,000 customers in northeast Ohio.

    If Cleveland Public Power is your utility, you are not eligible for Energy Choice Ohio.

    But if The Illuminating Company is your utility, you can choose your electricity supplier.

    You can either get your electricity supply from your utility at the Standard Service Offer rate, or you can choose one of the suppliers approved by the Public Utility Commission of Ohio.

    If you shop for a power supplier from the list of electricity companies in Cleveland, you could find a lower rate for your home electricity.

    Compare Electricity Prices in Cleveland Ohio (The Illuminating Company)

    The Illuminating Company (FirstEnergy)’s residential Price to Compare for the generation supply portion of your bill is 9.45¢/kWh from June 1, 2024 – June 30, 2024. Compare that to the supplier rates below.
    Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
    Public Power 12 Month Fixed with Monthly Fee 12 5.99 ¢
    Energy Harbor Safe Harbor 10 10 6.59 ¢
    Public Power 10 Month Fixed 10 6.69 ¢
    Energy Harbor Safe Harbor 12 12 6.79 ¢
    Santanna Energy Services Preferred 12 Month 12 6.87 ¢
    Public Power 12 Month Fixed 12 6.89 ¢
    Energy Harbor Safe Harbor 15 15 6.99 ¢
    Direct Energy Live Brighter 10 10 7.19 ¢
    Constellation 12 Month Home Power Plan 12 7.29 ¢
    Energy Harbor Safe Harbor 24 24 7.29 ¢
    Direct Energy Live Brighter 12 12 7.49 ¢
    Constellation 36 Month Home Power Plan 36 7.99 ¢
    Direct Energy Live Brighter 18 18 7.99 ¢
    XOOM Energy SureLock 12 12 8.39 ¢
    XOOM Energy SimpleClean 12 12 8.69 ¢
    XOOM Energy RescueLock 12 12 8.79 ¢

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    Compare Business Electricity Rates in Cleveland Ohio

    Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
    AEP Energy 12 Months 12 6.57 ¢
    AEP Energy 18 Months 18 6.93 ¢
    AEP Energy 24 Months 24 7.07 ¢
    ENGIE 12 Months 12 7.09 ¢
    ENGIE 6 Months 6 7.17 ¢
    ENGIE 24 Months 24 7.23 ¢
    ENGIE 18 Months 18 7.23 ¢
    ENGIE 36 Months 36 7.31 ¢
    AEP Energy 36 Months 36 7.32 ¢
    ENGIE 48 Months 48 7.36 ¢
    ENGIE 60 Months 60 7.41 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 12 Months 12 7.61 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 6 Months 6 7.73 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 24 Months 24 7.90 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 18 Months 18 7.90 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 48 Months 48 8.06 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 36 Months 36 8.09 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 60 Months 60 8.18 ¢

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    How to Find the Best Electricity Rates in Cleveland

    Picking an electricity supplier can be a confusing job, but ElectricityPlans makes it simple. This site has all the information on every reputable electrical provider in Ohio, and we’ve vetted each company so you know you can rely on the information.

    For most people, the best electricity plan is the plan that’s the cheapest.

    Here’s a step by step of how to find cheap electricity prices for your Cleveland home.

    Time needed: 10 minutes

    How to shop for the Cheapest Electricity Price in Cleveland

    1. Enter your zip code.

      You can shop by zip code to find the best electricity price near you.

    2. Pick the type of plan

      Choose fixed or variable rate, or plans with something extra, like a charity give-back.

    3. Compare the rate per kWh.

      The price per kWh (kilowatt hour) is the price you’ll pay for every unit of electricity you use. You should also look at the early termination fee on the plan you like, in case you decide to switch away early.

    4. Select your plan and enroll.

      Once you find the best plan for your home, make the switch. You’ll just select your plan, then enter your information, including your electricity account number. Easy!

    What’s the Average Electricity Bill in Cleveland Ohio?

    The average electricity bill in Cleveland Ohio is $118 per month. That’s based on a typical home using of 745 kWh per month and a rate of 9.6 cents per kWh (October 2023 Standard Service Offer from The Illuminating Company.)

    Your bill may be higher or lower based on the size and age of your home, number of occupants and how energy conscious you are. And if you’re one of the 22% of homes with electric heat, your electricity bill will be significantly higher than this in the winter.

    And you can cut your average electricity bill by shopping for an electricity supplier with a lower electricity rate.

    Around 66% of homes in Cleveland use natural gas for winter heating. So you may want to consider shopping for Ohio natural gas to cut your overall energy costs.

    About Rebecca Bridges

    Rebecca Bridges has worked in deregulated energy markets since 2001. As chief marketing officer for ElectricityPlans, she focuses on helping consumers save on their electricity bills and find the best electricity plans. Outside of work, Rebecca uses her marketing experience to support dog rescue and can often be found hiking or biking local trails.

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