County Commissioners Share Information About Electric Aggregation
Have you been curious about the electric aggregation program in Clinton County? With rising electric bills many people have been wondering if they can still join the aggregation program or if they may already be enrolled.
What is the aggregation program?
Voters approved a government aggregation which is a program authorizing local officials to purchase from an electric generation supplier certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). Our community selected Energy Harbor to be our electric service provider.
How You Benefit
By participating in the aggregation program, you will receive the following exclusive pricing on your electric generation:
Your Electric Utility
Early Termination Fee
4.43 cents per kWh
4.43 cents per kWh
Join the aggregation today
Clinton County residents and small business owners may contact Energy Harbor by phone or online and enroll in the aggregation program which will lock your electric charges in at 4.43 cents per kilowatt-hour until December 2023.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Frequently Asked Questions
- What is governmental aggregation?
- Governmental aggregation is an easy and effective way for a large group of consumers to save money on their electric bills. Ohio law allows for communities – such as townships, cities, villages and counties – to form aggregated buying groups to purchase electric generation on behalf of their citizens. By bringing citizens together, the aggregation gains group buying power and typically can negotiate a better price with the supplier than each aggregation group member could have negotiated individually. The governmental aggregator chooses the electric generation supplier for all of the customer-members in its group. On Election Day, your community will have the issue of electric aggregation on the ballot. By voting FOR electric aggregation, you will allow your locally elected officials to purchase electric generation at a discounted rate for your community.
- How do residents join a governmental aggregation program?
- First, the governmental aggregation issue must be placed on the ballot and then passed by a majority of the voters. Once passed, all eligible residents and small businesses in the community will be enrolled and will begin receiving the discounted generation pricing under the program. Residents do not need to do anything to join the program. However, anyone who does not want to participate in the program can easily opt out by returning a form, which will be mailed to all eligible members.
- What does opt out mean?
- Since all eligible residents are automatically enrolled in the governmental aggregation program, those residents who do not want to participate are given the opportunity to opt out. By returning the opt-out form by the due date, which is included in a letter that is mailed to all eligible residents, residents can choose not to be enrolled as an electric generation customer with the community’s competitive electric generation supplier.
- What happens if I do not send in the opt-out form?
- Governmental aggregation is designed so it is easy for residents to save money on their electric bills. So, if you do not return the opt-out form postmarked by the due date, you will be included in the community’s governmental aggregation program and will begin receiving competitively priced electricity from the community’s competitive electric generation supplier.
- Can I opt out of the program at a later date?
- Yes, you will be sent a notice at least every three years asking if you wish to remain in the program. At that point, you may opt out at no cost. However, if you leave the program at any other time for any reason other than moving, you might be subject to a small cancellation fee from the supplier.
- What are my energy supply choices if I decide to opt out?
- You can stay with your current electric utility, which will continue to supply your electricity as it always has, or can shop for an alternative generation supplier. A list of competitive electric suppliers certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and their current prices is available by calling 1-800-686-PUCO (1-800-686-7826).
- If I join the community’s electric aggregation program, who will deliver my power, read my meter and respond to emergencies, such as power outages?
- Your local electric utility will be responsible for the delivery of power to your home or business. Since your local utility still owns the wires and poles that deliver power to you, it will continue to read your meter and restore power after an outage.