CLEVELAND -- "NOPEC, the default electricity supplier for much of Northeast Ohio, is temporarily moving nearly all of its more than 500,000 customers to their utility’s default choice so customers can save money on their monthly bills.
The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, a nonprofit energy aggregator that normally offers among the lowest rates, is making this move because its standard program price is now much higher than the default pricing available through the Illuminating Co., Ohio Edison and others.
...NOPEC spokesman Dave Jankowski said this decision is unprecedented. Until now customers have had to call to opt out of NOPEC’s default price. But Jankowski said NOPEC decided switching was in customers’ best interest, and this would be easier than having each customer make a call."
--Sean McCDonnell, cleveland.com