Policy Advocate

As a regional Council of Governments, SOPEC represents and advocates for the interests of Southeast Ohio customers and communities before state lawmakers and state regulators. By advocating for energy policy that aligns with SOPEC’s mission, SOPEC helps shape the laws and rules that govern the energy economy and energy-related economic development across Southeast Ohio.

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Eddie Smith
Single Administration

SOPEC consolidates energy programming services across Southeast Ohio under a single service organization and a single PUCO docket. By providing turn-key programming and ongoing administration, SOPEC frees-up city service directors, city law directors, village administrators, and village solicitors to focus on the core administrative and legal responsibilities in their communities.

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Eddie Smith
Energy Planning

SOPEC provides customized planning, programming, and policy tools for local governments that traditional brokers cannot match. SOPEC helps local governments explore community-wide goals for energy management practices, renewable energy, and the adoption of energy efficiency technology. Once goals are established, SOPEC tailors its programs to fit each community’s energy management plan.

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Eddie Smith