Electric Aggregation Program

The City offers residents and small businesses a 100 percent renewable electric aggregation program. The supplier is Energy Harbor and the rate is 7.71 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) from June 1, 2023 to May 31, 2025. Residents may enter or exit the City's electric aggregation program at any time and with no fees. To join or leave the program, or if you have any questions about the program, call Energy Harbor at 1-866-636-3749. 

Why Green Electric?

Among the City's core goals is environmental sustainability. Offering a 100 percent renewable electric aggregation program is “the single biggest action we can take, as a city, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” notes Michael Peters, the City's sustainability coordinator. It's estimated the program could prevent over 100 million pounds of CO2 emissions per year.

Energy Harbor has purchased, on the City's behalf, national wind Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to cover 100% of the electric supply of participating customers in the City. These RECs ensure that the dollars participants spend on their electric supply goes to support the further development of green energy infrastructure. Learn more about how this works.


The following timeline details the City's electric aggregation program since its inception:

  • In November 2000, City of Shaker Heights voters passed a ballot measure which authorized the City to form an opt-out Governmental Electric Aggregation program for the purchase of electricity on behalf of the residents of the City. 
  • From 2001 to December 31, 2022, the City was a member of NOPEC, which provided this opt-out electric aggregation program.
  • In early 2022, as part of its overall sustainability goals, the City began working to create its own 100% renewably sourced electric aggregation program. The City has been using 100 percent renewable electric for streetlights and City buildings since 2020. 
  • On July 25, 2022, City Council adopted the Plan of Operation and Governance, pursuant to Section 4928.20 of the Ohio Revised Code, for the City to develop this program following the procedures set forth in Ohio Revised Code Section 4928.20. The Plan of Operation and Governance describes services provided, professional assistance used, determination of rates, opt-out procedures, customer billing procedures, credit procedures and customer account enrollment/termination procedures. 
  • On September 2, 2022, the PUCO certified the City as an electric aggregation provider.
  • The City left NOPEC effective December 31, 2022.
  • On January 12, 2023, the City entered into a two-year contract with Energy Harbor LLC as the City's electricity supplier for the aggregation program. The rate will be 7.71 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) from June 1, 2023 through May 31, 2025.
  • In April 2023, residents and small businesses eligible for the program received opt-out letters.
  • The program is effective starting June 1, 2023.

As noted, the City's electric aggregation program is optional. Residents can opt into our out of the program at any time. Under Ohio's energy choice system, customers are free to select their own energy supplier.

Questions? Email the City's Law Department or call 216-491-1440.