On July 6, 1999, legislation that allowed customers to choose their energy suppliers was signed into law by the governor. This legislation was to take effect beginning January 1, 2001, but also implemented a rate freeze for a period of 5 years. Rate structures in Ohio vary by utility, but most are currently set via the utilities' rate stabilization plans. Generally speaking, the backstop rates in Ohio change annually and rates vary by customer and rate class. Given this vague rate structure, customers who work with Patriot Energy for their electricity are able to be placed onto products that give their business more clarity and convenience. The Account Representatives at Patriot Energy are armed with the most up-to-date market information in each state in order to help you explore your best options. Our products are specially designed to help you take advantage of the deregulated market in the most effective way for your business.