What is Electric Aggregation?
In November 2015, North Canton’s residents voted to allow the City to contract for an electric generation supplier on their behalf. Under governmental aggregation, local officials bring citizens together to gain group buying power for the purchase of competitively priced electricity from a retail electric generation supplier certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
Current Supplier and Rate
Dynegy will be replacing FirstEnergy Solutions as the new program supplier. Dynegy won a competitive proposal process and was chosen as our program’s supplier through the June2021 meter read dates. The price you will receive for the generation-related charges is fixed at 5.105 cents/kWh for all the electricity you consume from June 2019 through June 2021. Unlike our program rates, the local utility’s rates change quarterly and are unknown in advance. Dynegy may be contacted with any questions or concerns at 1-888-682-2170 or 1-833-251-4642.
Residents are encouraged to visit the PUCO Apples to Apples website to compare prices. Please keep in mind any prices on the PUCO site may be variable rates while the City's negotiated rate is fixed.
Due to weather conditions that may sometimes be extreme, there is always a chance for a power outage. In such emergencies, American Electric Power (AEP) mobilizes its crews and has other power companies send crews to help restore power. Main power lines are responded to first, and individual homes that have power out will be last on their list.
In the event of a power outage, AEP’s service number is 800-672-2231.
AEP is not a City utility, and the City of North Canton has no ability to direct AEP in their repair efforts.
Please do not call the North Canton dispatch in the event of a power failure. Calling Police dispatch during a power outage impedes their ability to answer and respond to emergencies, such as dispatching City employees and/or Police and/or Fire / EMS to traffic accidents, switching traffic lights which are out due to the power outage to backup generators, or removing downed tree limbs from the roadways. Your cooperation is appreciated. This also allows your City employees to better serve all of us in such trying times.
In the event that power outages create a need for emergency shelter, the Red Cross can be contacted at 330-453-0146. If the Red Cross does not have shelters available or open, North Canton City residents should then contact the Police Department at 330-499-5911.
Visit the AEP website for more information regarding your electric power.