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Howland residents want to switch electric users

HOWLAND — Township residents who are getting electric service from Niles have informed trustees they want to switch providers.

Trustee Vice Chairman James LaPolla said at Wednesday’s meeting he conducted an online survey of Howland residents who have Niles electric service and asked them to submit their bill to see what an average bill costs. He said their electric bills were compared to bills from what other Howland residents get for electric service from Ohio Edison.

The survey garnered 73 responses throughout Howland and bills on average were $140 per month for Niles electric usage during winter time at 11.28 cents per kilowatt hour with a fuel cost adjustment of 0.6 cents per kilowatt hour and every household has a surcharge of $4.30.

LaPolla said the average bill for the customers is 12.05 cents per kilowatt hour compared to Ohio Edison, which is 10.1 cents per kilowatt hour, which he says is a 25 percent difference.

“All 73 who responded to the survey wanted the option of moving to Ohio Edison,” LaPolla said.

Read more in Monday’s Tribune Chronicle.

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