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Aggregate Energy Programs
Electric Aggregation Program

The City has renewed its contract with Interstate Gas Supply (IGS) for Electric Generation Services for its Electric Aggregation Program. The Opt-out letters from IGS were scheduled to be mailed out to residents on Monday, July 17, 2017. Under the new program, the default energy source will be Green Energy or Renewable Energy. This energy is generated or created by wind power. The rate for Green Energy under the program is $0.0547 kWh, which is 5.9% below our current rate ($0.0581) and 11.1% less than Duke Energy’s Price-to-Compare rate ($0.0615). Once a resident receives their opt-out letter from IGS, if they wish to participate in the Green Energy program, they need to do nothing. 


The second option for residents to participate in the program is with the City’s traditional or brown energy source. The traditional energy is generated or created by the use of Natural Gas. The rate for traditional energy is $0.0527/kWh. This rate is 9.2% lower than the current rate and 14.3% lower than Duke Energy’s Price-to-Compare. If a resident wants to participate in the traditional energy program at the slightly lower rate, they will need to contact IGS at 1-877-353-0162 and provide the promo code from their Opt-out letter and indicate they wish to participate in the Standard mix Offer (Brown energy). 


Finally, if the resident does not wish to participate in the City’s Aggregation program at all, they need to simply return the completed Opt-out form to IGS. 


The program is scheduled to run from September 2017 through August 2020. The current agreement was supposed to expire in October 2017, but IGS has agreed to end the current contract earlier to retain the City’s business at a lower rate. This means residents will get a chance to enjoy the lower rate at least one month earlier.  

Natural Gas Aggregation Program

The City has determined it in the best interest of residents to discontinue the natural gas aggregation program at this time.  The goal of the aggregation program has always been to locate the best possible rate and supplier for the residents of Springdale.  Working with a consortium of other local governments as we have done previously for the aggregation program, the City sought competitive proposals from natural gas suppliers in advance of the expiration of the agreement with IGS Energy.  Unfortunately, the rate proposals received were not favorable in comparison to the rates being offered by Duke Energy. 

 

The City’s certificate with the Ohio Public Utilities Commission remains active until February 2018.  If we are able to locate a lucrative rate and reach an agreement with the supplier, we have the ability to re-establish the natural gas aggregation program. 

 

If you were part of the City’s natural gas aggregation program, you will not be charged a $4.00 switching fee since you are returning from a community-sponsored governmental aggregation program.