Residential Energy Aggregation Program

Energy Aggregation
November 5, 2019
Forest Park residents passed two (2) energy aggregation ballet issues - electric and natural gas.  

What is energy aggregation?

Energy aggregation is when a group of customers (in this case residents and small businesses) join together to form a single, larger customer that buys energy for all its members.  A large buying group may be able to get a better price for its group members than individual customers can get on their own.

What is governmental aggregation?

Ohio's laws allow for communities – such as townships, villages, 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.

Forest Park's Electric Aggregation Program
Began June, 2020

* A Natural Gas Aggregation Program has not yet been developed

Program Goals:

  1. To lower and stabilize Forest Park resident’s electricity costs.
  2. To provide Forest Park residents a choice of which energy resources they wish to use.
  3. To allow Forest Park residents to enroll in or be removed from the program at anytime during the contract without penalty.
Program Goals Achieved:

  1. Duke Energy "Price to Compare" - $ 0.0565   (November, 2021)
    • FP Electric Aggregation Renewable Rate (Wind) - $ 0.0456 kWh  (default)
    • FP Electric Aggregation Non-Renewable Rate (Coal/Natural Gas) - $ 0.0447 kWh  (option)
  2. FP Aggregation contract - Fixed rate over 3-year period with Constellation Energy
  3. Residents can enroll in or be removed from the electric aggregation program at anytime during the contract w/o penalty.
Wind Energy

Electric Aggregation Results
(June, 2020 - September, 2021)
Electric aggregation savings only occur with electric generation,
not with Duke Energy delivery costs.
(poles, wires and transformer use)

  • Total Community Savings - $ 377,652
  • Average Individual Household Savings - $ 101
  • Average Individual Household Energy Bill Savings - 11%
  • Households using renewable energy (wind) – 99.5%

Important Electric Aggregation Development Information