Compare Electricity & Natural Gas Rates in Ohio

With over 519,000 businesses serviced nationwide, we are able to negotiate fixed energy rates that cut the supply portion of our clients bills by as much as 70%.

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“I just had a meeting with the director [of my company] and the main concern the director and the board had was our energy budget. I must tell you, when I pulled out the [CES] contracts and they saw the [energy] rates, everyone breathed a sigh of relief. That sigh of relief is because of CES and Molly Mushard. I now see why. Thank you, Molly, for your guidance. I signed a contract and Molly called me literally 3 months later urging me to do another forward start contract. I am so happy we did! Thank you for your expertise and for ensuring we are financially doing what is best for our organization!”

Steve Y. Customer since 2009

Why CES?

Over the past 22 years we have helped over 519,000 businesses take charge of their energy costs. With a combined usage of 18 billion KwH and 18.9 million MCF we have the experience, buying power and relationships to help navigate your business through this volatile energy market and get the best pricing available.

We’ve saved our clients 10’s of millions of dollars, and getting a quote from us is fast, easy, and free.

Ohio Electricity Rates Over Time

Over the past 20 years Electricity rates have steadily increased in Ohio and are currently about 50% higher today than they were back in 2001. 

If you consider the current state of the global energy market, the war in Ukraine, Europe shutting down nuclear power plants and moving from Russia’s natural gas, and inflation running rampant, energy prices are projected to continue trending upward.

Ohio Business Energy Rates

Energy rates in Ohio fluctuate with the market, as you’ve probably noticed when you watch your energy bills go up and down month to month. In Ohio energy rates related to natural gas and electricity aren’t regulated, which allows you to choose who supplies your electricity and/or natural gas. This doesn’t mean you are switching from your utility, you are simply choosing who supplies your energy to the utility who then delivers it to your business.

Energy rates in Ohio are competitive, as there are many electric and natural gas providers. Our job here at Consumer Energy Solutions is to work with these energy companies and bring you, the consumer, the best price we can find for you according to your business’s electricity and natural gas usage and specific needs. 

In this way, we act as a mediator between you and the energy companies: We have the negotiating power as a large corporation that you, as a single business owner, don’t have. So, we’re able to leverage the power of thousands of energy customers to negotiate with Ohio energy companies to make sure that you get the best electricity and natural gas rates in Ohio.

Types of Energy Plans Available in Ohio

There are different types of energy plans that consumers can sign up for, but the main two are variable-rate and fixed-rate plans. Each has its benefits.

Fixed Electricity Rates and Fixed Natural Gas Rates

A fixed-rate plan, as the name suggests, will have a firm and unchanging price that will last the length of the contract. No matter the weather–hot or cold–severe storms, or even market volatility, the fixed rate will not change for the length of the contract. These contracts are typically for 6, 12, 24, or 36 months, but can go up to 5 years. Fixed-rate energy plans in Ohio are the most commonly used plans, and the plan that we recommend using for most businesses

Variable Electricity Rates and Variable Natural Gas Rates

Variable-rate plans change month-to-month based on the fluctuations in the market. Because of this there is a chance for the rate to drop and you will pay less for a period, but there’s also a chance that the rate could go much higher. Factors that can cause this include oil & natural gas pipelines being shut down, world events, government regulations/tax changes, or an infrastructure problem. This all means that your monthly electricity bill will not be the same month-to-month, and you may end up with a surprise. We don’t recommend variable-rate plans for most businesses. 

Our Process

Our entire job is to take the stress and work out of finding the correct energy supplier who will give you the most favorable contract and best price available today. We do all the work and it costs you nothing, all we need is a copy of your bill.

1. With a copy of your bill, we can analyze your historical usage, rate class, zone, and load profile along with the number of accounts you manage to ensure you will receive the best rate(s) your account(s) qualifies for.

If you are currently under contract, we can still help with forward start pricing. We have the capability of locking in today’s low rates for when your current agreement(s) ends.

This will not have any negative effect on your current agreement. In most cases we represent the supplier you are currently with. So, we have the capability of pricing your accounts directly to negotiate on your behalf.

2. We will take this information and get quotes from 25+ suppliers in your area and leverage our relationships to negotiate preferential rates for you then relay that deal to you.

3. We use our knowledge of the current energy market to recommend what type of rate and contract is best for your business.

4. Once we have the agreement between you and the energy supplier we will walk you through the terms and conditions, like legal information and cancellation fees, or answer any other questions you may have before you sign.

5. Once everything is signed you’ll be introduced to one of our customer service representatives who will assist you with any future questions.


Will I get 2 bills if I switch?

In the majority of cases, no, you will still continue to receive the same bills from your utility company. The only difference is your new supplier will be noted on the bill. 

If you are in an area that requires a separate bill, our energy experts will let you know and answer any additional questions.

How long does it take to switch natural gas or electric providers?

Typically it takes between 15 and 45 days for your utility company to process your supplier change. This means it can take 1 to 2 billing cycles.

Could my business lose power or natural gas supply during the switch?

No. Your utility will always remain responsible for delivering energy to your business. Your utility will simply start delivering energy from your new supplier, so this will never interrupt the flow of energy to your business.