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FAQs

What is SCO?

The Standard Choice Offer is the rate most residential and small nonresidential customers who are eligible for Energy Choice, but have not chosen a supplier or joined a municipal aggregation program, pay for their natural gas consumption. These customers are assigned to a retail natural gas supplier and pay the same monthly variable SCO rate, regardless of the assigned supplier.

SCO commodity service is provided by retail suppliers in conjunction with the EnergyChoice Transportation Service-Residential (ECTS-R), EnergyChoice Transportation Service-Nonresidential (ECTS-NR) and Large Volume Energy Choice Transportation (LVECTS) rate schedules.

Standard Choice Offer (SCO)

Who is eligible for the SCO rate?

Residential and small nonresidential customers are eligible for the SCO rate if they are current on their natural gas bills or if they have averages but have not broken more than one payment plan in the previous 12 months, and are not participating in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP). Small nonresidential customers are those with annual usage of up to 200 MCF.

In addition,nonresidential customers with annual usage greater than 200 MCF and up to 500 MCF may elect to be placed on the SCO rate.

How is the SCO rate determined?

The SCO rate changes monthly based on the monthly closing price of natural gas on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), plus a Retail Price Adjustment. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) oversees an annual auction process that determines the Retail Price Adjustment, which reflects the suppliers' cost of delivering the gas from wherever it is produced to Dominion Energy Ohio's system for delivery to customers.

I am currently on SCO. Can I participate in Energy Choice?

Yes. Dominion Energy encourages you to review your gas supply options and pick the option with the price and plan that works best for you.

Will Dominion Energy Ohio make money on this?

No. Dominion Energy Ohio bills the SCO rate on behalf of the customers' SCO suppliers and makes no profit on the natural gas portion of the bill. Instead, Dominion Energy recovers its operating costs and a return on its investment in pipelines and facilities through its delivery charges.

Will customers see changes in their service from Dominion Energy Ohio?

No. Dominion Energy continues to provide its current services, such as billing, meter reading, emergency response and answering bill and service questions.

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