Commissioners place Electric Aggregation on the Ballot

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Darke County Commissioners have placed Electric Aggregation on the November 7, 2023, ballot. All unincorporated areas can vote on the issue, excluding those who already have aggregation: Adams, Brown, and Greenville Townships. 

By voting for elective aggregation, you will allow your elected officials to purchase electric generation at a discounted rate for your community. 

If passed, residents will have the option to purchase their electricity through an aggregation. There is no fee to opt out of the aggregation program at any time. The electric utility would still be AES or AEP. 

All AES and AEP customers would be eligible to participate. If a customer is in a current agreement, they will not be included, but they can join after their current deal expires. 

Darke County Rural Electric customers would not be eligible but can vote. There would be no change to service for Darke Rural customers. 

If it passes, the Commissioners will review competitive rates from suppliers through an RFP process. The County works with the consultants of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio. 

Opt-out letters will go to eligible residents with the rate, term, and supplier for the electric aggregation. Residents may opt out at this time without penalty. If a resident does nothing, they will be enrolled. Aggregation contracts are typically two to three years in length and are a fixed rate.