Electricity Purchasing

The Power4Schools program is a partnership among BASA, OASBO, OSBA and OSC, offering electricity generation savings for Ohio school districts. 

Currently in the Ohio Edison, Illuminating Company, Toledo Edison and Duke Energy Ohio service areas, the program operates in partnership with FirstEnergy Solutions. FirstEnergy Solutions Corp., based in Akron, is a leading energy supplier, serving residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout the Northeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S.

The original electric purchasing program, which began in 2001 (SchoolPool), was created by BASA, OSBA and OASBO to bring savings on electric costs and budget certainty to Ohio public schools. Since that time, it has collectively saved local school districts more than $52 million in electricity costs.

The Power4Schools program mission remains the same. It is the merging of the former SchoolPool program with OSC, who has also been in the business of electricity and natural gas pooling for some time. By pooling purchasing power statewide, it creates a partnership for savings.

In the areas above, by contracting through Power4Schools, districts could save an average of 16% over the next three years on electric bills. Collectively, this could bring as much as $80 million in savings to program participants.

For more information, or to sign up for the program, contact FirstEnergy Solutions program representative, Frank Travaglione, Manager, C&I Energy Sales - National Accounts, at (330) 436-2183 or ftravaglione@fes.com.