Worthington voters gave the City of Worthington the go-ahead to pool the community’s electricity buying power by approving an issue to establish the City as an electric aggregator. The goals of the City’s electric aggregation program are to lower household electric bills and increase renewable (green) energy usage. After receiving a number of proposals from energy suppliers, City Council has entered into an agreement with AEP Energy that will reduce the electric bills of participants and include the use of green energy certificates.
Eligible residents and small businesses have automatically been added to the program unless they opted-out during the opt-out period. Residents who wish to opt-out may still do so anytime by calling AEP Energy at 1-888-549-9008.
Residents and small businesses who were not previously eligible, but now qualify for the program, will receive letters in the mail the week of April 24, 2020. They will be automatically enrolled in the program unless they choose to opt-out following the instructions in the letter. The deadline to opt-out is May 25, 2020. For more information, please call AEP Energy at 1-888-549-9008.
Under the program, residents would experience no change in their electric service. AEP Ohio (“the utility”) would continue to carry, service, and bill for the electricity service. The only change would be in the generation source of the electricity which would be identified on the AEP Ohio bill.