- Ohio Choice & SCO
- Choice Program
- Standard Choice Offer (SCO)
- Enrollment Information
- Supplier List
- Choosing a Supplier
What is Natural Gas Choice?
Natural gas choice is a program that allows customers to choose the supplier of their natural gas commodity. Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio (Vectren) customers have the option to choose their supplier of natural gas if desired, while the delivery of the gas (distribution and maintenance) will still be the responsibility of Vectren.
What can competition do for the consumer?
A natural gas market open for retail competition brings more suppliers to the energy marketplace. In turn, these competing suppliers offer more pricing options (sales offers) that allow you to "comparison shop" for energy the way you do for other products and services. Currently, there are several companies competing in Vectren's Ohio service territory.
Why would I want to choose another supplier?
First, natural gas suppliers can offer pricing options that Vectren's SCO service cannot. For example, through a supplier you can lock in a fixed rate and avoid uncertainties that often come with a fluctuating market. Some suppliers even make offers whereby they guarantee to beat the monthly SCO price for a set period of time.
The bottom line is that you have options with suppliers that you don't have with Vectren's SCO price - and these options can provide peace of mind and perhaps price savings. Furthermore, it makes no difference to Vectren whether you choose a supplier or remain with the SCO service; in either case, Vectren will still DELIVER the gas to your home or business.
How do I comparison shop for another gas supplier?
Click here for a step-by-step process.
If I choose a gas supplier, what will Vectren continue to do?
- Vectren will continue to deliver natural gas to your home or business.
- Vectren will continue to charge the approved rates for this distribution service.
- Vectren will still read meters and send bills. If you choose another supplier, they will simply be added to your Vectren bill.
- You should still try to contact Vectren if you have a natural gas emergency or suspect a natural gas leak.
- Vectren will continue to coordinate and to oversee the responsibility of ensuring reliable gas supply delivery from qualified gas suppliers to our service territory.
- Vectren will continue to provide safe and reliable gas distribution service.