Electric and Gas Aggregation
Prairie Township Electric and Natural Gas Aggregation Program
Electric Aggregation Program:
The Township of Prairie negotiates a fixed electric rate of 5.65 cents/kWh for residential and commercial customers. Prairie Township is providing you with the opportunity to join with other residents to potentially save money on the electric you use. Savings are possible through a concept called government aggregation, where Township officials bring together citizens to gain group-buying power for the purchase of electric from a retail supplier certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Township voters approved this program in November 2013. Under this arrangement, Interstate Gas Supply “IGS Energy” has been selected as your Townships preferred electricity provider. IGS Energy is an Ohio-based company. Through your Township Electric Aggregation Program eligible residents will receive the discounted electric starting with the February billing cycle (March 2017 invoice) through January 2019. There is no cost for the enrollment and you will not be charged a switching fee. One important new feature is that budget billing of the entire bill will be available to anyone who chooses prefers budget certainty. As with the utility you will still be required to request the service. If you choose to take advantage of the program you do nothing, do not send in the opt-out form. Questions regarding the aggregation program, how to join the program or any questions regarding your specific existing energy services can be directed toward the Townships consultant Scott Belcastro of Trebel, LLC at 877-861-2772.
Natural Gas Aggregation Program:
The Township has chosen Volunteer Energy Services, Inc. (VESI), an Ohio based corporation to provide you with natural gas for the term of twenty four (24) months beginning August 2015.
Volunteer Energy will supply natural gas at a price equal to the NYMEX month end close plus $.1161 per Ccf at the burner tip. In addition there are no early termination penalties if you decide to leave this offer.
To join the program, please call Volunteer Energy toll-free at 1-800-977-8374, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Questions regarding the aggregation program, how to join the program, or any questions regarding your specific existing energy services can be directed toward the Townships consultant Scott Belcastro of Trebel, LLC at 877-861-2772.