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.
The City has been approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the program is about to get underway. 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.
Residents and small businesses who are eligible to participate will receive a letter in the mail describing the program. The letter will outline two options in the event the customer would like to opt-out of the program. Customers can call AEP Energy at 1-877-726-0214 or fill out and return a short form by mail.
People who have already chosen their own electricity supplier will not receive a letter, but will be able to opt-in to the program at a later date.
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.