January 9, 2020 @ 1:30 pm America/New York Timezone

The City of Wyoming City Council, Hamilton County, Ohio will hold two public hearings on the City’s Electric Aggregation Program Plan of Operation and Governance. The hearings will be held at 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on January 9, 2020. Both hearings will take place in the City Council Chambers located at 800 Oak Avenue, Wyoming, OH 45215.

On November 5, 2019, City of Wyoming voters passed Electric Aggregation which authorizes the City to form a governmental electric aggregation program for the purchase of electricity on behalf of City residents. The City shall submit its Plan of Operation and Governance to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) pursuant to PUCO Regulation and Ohio law. The City shall develop an opt-out aggregation program following the procedures set forth in Ohio Revised Code Section 4928.20.

Subject to the final approval of the City Council, the City will enter into an Electric Supply Agreement with the selected supplier. The Electric Supply Agreement may provide a fixed rate, a capped rate and/or a variable rate for eligible customers that provide more price certainty and stability than the rates currently offered by Duke Energy-Ohio. The offer is scheduled to begin in early to mid-Summer of 2020, and is anticipated to be for a 1, 2 or 3 year term.

All eligible customers (Duke Energy-Ohio customers) to be included in the City’s aggregate will be included unless they opt out. All customers eligible to be included in the City’s aggregate will receive a mailing notifying them of their right to opt out. The Notice will fully explain the rates, terms and conditions, and general information regarding the Program. If a customer does not wish to be included in the program, the customer will have 21 days to opt out of the program free of charge by returning an enclosed post card, visiting the supplier’s website for the City or calling a toll free telephone number.

New customers moving into the City will be included in the aggregate unless they exercise their right to opt out of the aggregate. Customers moving within the City will retain their status at the original rate.

Aggregate customers will continue to receive one bill from Duke Energy-Ohio.