Businesses in Ohio have the option to buy electricity from licensed Electric Generation Suppliers, or EGS, due to the deregulation of the electric utility industry. They can “shop” for electricity deals that best meets their needs in term of prices, contract lengths, and other variables. But, shopping has its challenges – like figuring out when to buy, how to buy, and which supplier to use.  This category includes useful tips to help Ohio businesses overcome these buying obstacles and secure the right electric supply deals.  The parent category “Energy Procurement Best Practices” includes additional tips and insights applicable to businesses in Ohio that are buying electricity from licensed EGSs.