BALTIMORE (Jan. 15, 2013) - Constellation
, a business unit of Exelon and longtime competitive energy supplier in Ohio, today announced that it has been selected by Trumbull County, Ohio, to provide residents and small businesses with low-cost natural gas supply
following a competitive bidding process under the state's natural gas choice, governmental aggregation program.
"Constellation is proud to offer residents and small businesses in Trumbull County price certainty and the hassle-free low rates we offer all customers," said Bruce Stewart, chief marketing officer for Constellation. "As a national energy leader with deep roots in serving Ohio residential as well as commercial, industrial and governmental customers, we look forward to providing natural gas supply to Trumbull County customers and other Ohio governmental aggregation programs that can offer a range of competitive products for residents and small businesses."
Residents and small businesses participating in the Trumbull County natural gas program will pay a low fixed rate $4.46/Mcf for all natural gas supply consumed during the eight-month period from March 2013 through October 2013. After October 2013 and through February 2015, pricing will be determined based upon the county's election to secure a fixed-price rate for this service period.
"We are delighted to secure such a low rate for our residents and small businesses," said Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda. "Constellation's initial fixed rate is lower than any other current, comparable term offer listed on Public Utilities Commission of Ohio comparison charts and will help residents control their natural gas costs."
Constellation will work with Trumbull County officials to notify all eligible customers via letter of the gas supply rate, terms and conditions and their right to opt-out of the program. Residential and small commercial retail customers who choose to opt-out of the aggregation program can do so by notifying Constellation by Jan. 31, 2013. Customers who do not opt-out can leave the program at any time within the 24-month term without penalty.
Customers who are currently served by another supplier should be aware of their obligations under their existing contract before joining the Trumbull County program, as many suppliers charge a penalty for early termination. To participate in the program, residents and small businesses may contact Constellation by calling 1-800-718-1493, mailing the reply card sent to their homes or businesses, or enrolling online at www.CELowRate.com/Trumbull. New customers to the program must be in good standing and cannot be part of Dominion East Ohio's Percentage of Income Payment Program (PIPP).
To learn more about the gas aggregation program, Trumbull County residents can contact a member of Constellation's dedicated customer care team at 1-800-718-1493.
*This offer sold by Constellation Energy Gas Choice, Inc., an independent natural gas supplier licensed by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, license No. 02-021G(6). Constellation's price does not include any taxes, utility distribution charges or other utility fees, charges or credits.
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The Constellation family of retail electricity and natural gas suppliers (www.constellation.com), are subsidiaries of Exelon Corp., and are leading competitive retail suppliers of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Constellation's retail businesses serve more than 100,000 business and public sector customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100, and nearly one million residential customers.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) is the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with approximately $33 billion in annual revenues. Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon has operations and business activities in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is the largest competitive U.S. power generator, with approximately 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation's cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company's Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 100,000 business and public sector customers and approximately 1 million residential customers. Exelon's utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to more than 6.6 million customers in central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO). Learn more at: www.exeloncorp.com.