Energy Aggregation

Energy Aggregation Update:

The City of Fairfield recently selected Dynegy Energy Services to be the City’s electric aggregation supplier.  The new negotiated electricity generation rate is highly competitive at $0.0617 per KWh.  The new rate starts in April 2024 and ends in May 2025.  Eligible residents and businesses are automatically enrolled in the program, but anyone who wishes to ‘opt-out’ of the program may do so.    More details about the program, including FAQs and information on opting-out can be found HERE.

Background:

On November 7, 2023, the majority of voters in the City of Fairfield voted “Yes” on giving City Council the authority to start energy aggregation programs.  Since then, the City has become a certified aggregator with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO).  Being a certified aggregator allows city officials to negotiate utility rates for the electric and natural gas use for residents and small businesses that use Duke Energy Ohio. 

What is an Energy Aggregation Program?

Community electric and natural gas aggregation programs combine the residential and small business purchasing power of a larger “aggregated” group in pursuit of lowering and stabilizing energy prices.

Why were these Issues on the November 7, Ballot?

Electric and natural gas aggregation issues appeared on the ballot by law. Voters must approve these issues prior to implementation of any program.

Will I save money on my utility bill?

These programs are designed to stabilize energy prices and save money. They provide security against volatile energy markets. Savings is always a priority but cannot be guaranteed.  In most case, residents will see a reduction in energy costs.

Will I have a separate bill?

No. You’ll continue to get a single bill from Duke Energy. 

Am I required to be in the program?

No, you will be able to participate if you wish, but can enter or leave the program at any time without any fees.

How can I get more information about this topic?

Contact Energy Alliances, the City’s aggregation consultant, at:

Phone: 513-794-5555

Website: https://energyalliances.com/city-of-fairfield

Email: ops@energyalliances.com