The Power4Schools program offers electricity generation savings for Ohio school districts. The program operates in partnership with FirstEnergy Solutions.

The program began in 2001 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.

FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. is a leading energy supplier, serving residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout the Northeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Services are currently available in these service areas:

  • Ohio Edison,
  • Illuminating Company,
  • Toledo Edison and
  • Duke Energy Ohio.

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. By pooling purchasing power statewide, it creates a partnership for savings.

Recently, Power4Schools endorsed a negotiated agreement with IGS Energy to supply electricity to districts in the service territories of:

  • American Electric Power Co.,
  • Duke Energy Ohio and
  • Dayton Power & Light.

Unlike the agreement with FirstEnergy Solutions, IGS provides custom pricing and contract terms for each participating district. Enrolled districts also receive savings through Power4Schools' participation in various energy regulatory cases at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, which monitors all kinds of utility services.

For more information, or to sign up for the program, contact Mark Frye, president of Palmer Energy, a Toledo energy consulting firm assisting Power4Schools, or Evan Bollie, IGS Energy lead regional sales manager.