Your First Energy Ohio Bill - How to read

I need to understand my First Energy energy bill!

For a Toledo Edison customer, it's essential to understand the bill and what it's saying each month. If you're fully informed, you can spot mistakes and understand exactly what charges are being applied. Keep reading to find out more about understanding your bill from Toledo Edison.

What is the average electric rate from Ohio Edison?

The EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) states the typical rate for electricity in the Ohio Edison region is presently 14.78 cents per kWh. Based on this price, you could see savings as large as 36% based upon a typical home using 1,000 kWh/month.

Also: The EIA averages include all the taxes, transmission and supply fees, and is an 'all in rate'. We provide the same 'all in rate' so you get the true apples to apples price comparison when you're shopping for OH energy rates.

How is Ohio Energy Ratings different from the apples to apples site?

We're a whole lot different! First, you can read our in-depth analysis of Ohio's "Apples to Apples Comparison Site", but the quick answer is that we very thoroughly review the companies and providers that appear on our website, and we give you recommended plans, ratings, and customer reviews so you can make a better decision.

How do I lower my Ohio Edison bill?

It's really easy to get a better rate on your Ohio Edison bill.

  1. Find your most recent bill, because you'll need two specific pieces of information from the bill - your 'Account Number' and your 'Service Address'. You can find these on the sample bill below.
  2. Check out electricity plans available to Ohio Edison customers
  3. Pick a supplier based on our ratings and customer reviews.
  4. Click the orange 'Sign Up Now' button to place your order in our secure cart!

How to read and understand your Toledo Edison or Ohio Edison bill:

Ohio Edison Sample Bill

A. Your Ohio Edison Billing Period

The billing period represents the start and end date of the current billling period.

A. Your Ohio Edison Billing Address

C. Ohio Edison Account Number

You'll need your account number when speaking to a Toldeo Edison representative or to a competitive supplier.

D. Bill Messages

E. Your Ohio Edison Price to Compare

Your Ohio Edison bill provides a Price to Compare, which allows you to shop for a cheaper electricity rate from a new supplier. If a supplier can offer you a lower rate, you should consider switching.

F. Your Account Summary

G. Your Usage Information

If you want to find out more about your energy usage habits, the personalized usage history section might interest you. You don't need to read this, but it's there if you want to. It simply tells you how you have been using energy this month compare to previous months or the same month last calendar year. It might be useful to have this information if you want to change your usage habits.

H. Ohio Edison Charges

This represents the cost of getting power to your home or business. These are the Transmission and Distribution charges (Poles and Wires)

I. Competitive Supplier Charges

Supplier charges represent the actual energy generated for use in your home. The Generation and Supply portion of your bill is competitive. You have Choice to buy your generation/supplier service from a supplier of your choice.

J. Payments and Adjustments

K. Additional Messages

L. Return Bill Payment Stub