Ohio Energy Brokers and Consultants Form Association

PUCO Hosts Group’s First Meeting

Columbus  – Ohio energy aggregators, brokers and consultants have announced the formation of Energy Professionals of Ohio. The new trade association will educate policy makers and the public on the benefits of a robust and competitive energy market. The group will also promote the common business interests of licensed energy brokers and consultants in Ohio.

“The energy marketplace works best when there is an expected and established level of expertise and responsibility in transacting energy contracts,” EPO Chairman and Scioto Energy Managing Partner Greg Bechert said. “Our self-regulating and standards-setting organization will establish a minimum expected level of expertise and responsibility in transacting energy contracts.”

EPO will provide its members with a forum for addressing business interactions within the industry. It will also address member concerns in a manner that keeps transactions fair, transparent and equitable for all parties.

The new group opened its first meeting on March 25 with a presentation to Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Chairman Todd A. Snitchler. Topics discussed included the current state of the industry and issues facing Ohio’s energy marketplace.

“We thank Chairman Snitchler for welcoming our group’s formation with a meaningful discussion about the issues facing energy professionals and our customers,” Bechert said.

The EPO board of directors includes Bechert, Huck Hayes of Alternative Energy Source, Perry Oman of Muirfield Energy, and Chris Greulich of North Shore Energy.