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Energy Aggregation

Energy Aggregation


In May, 2019, Forest Park residents will go to the Polls to vote on whether or not to permit City leaders to develop an energy aggregation program for their residents. 


What is aggregation?

Aggregation is when a group of customers join together to form a single, larger customer that buys energy for its members. A large buying group may be able to get a better price for the group members than you can get on your own.

Electric Energy

What is governmental aggregation?

Ohio's laws allow for communities – such as townships, cities and counties – to form the aggregated buying groups on behalf of their citizens. The governmental aggregator chooses an outside supplier for all of the customer-members in its group. Aggregations can be formed to buy natural gas, electricity or both.


All governmental aggregators buying electricity must be certified by the PUCO. Communities that aggregate to buy natural gas are required to be certified by the PUCO unless they aggregate under an Ohio Constitution provision which allows "home rule" or the right for communities to take action under their own charters. If an aggregator is going to provide natural gas and/or electric buying services, it must be certified separately for each industry. Certification by the PUCO, means they have met strict requirements for doing business in Ohio. Therefore, you can participate with confidence.

City of Forest Park
Residential Energy Aggregation Proposal

Goals:

•   To lower Forest Park resident’s energy costs.
•   To provide Forest Park residents a choice of which energy resources they wish to use.

Objectives:

To develop an Opt-Out energy aggregation program whereby residents are automatically enrolled unless they individually opt-out of the program (choose not to be included).  Therefore, residents can choose:

  • whether or not they want to participate in the City’s Opt-Out program, and
  • whether or not they want to use traditional energy resources (coal/natural gas) or renewable energy  resources (solar/wind/water).

Wind Energy


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Forest Park, OH 45240-1697
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