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Packed crowd wants 100% renewable power in Cincinnati’s aggregation contracts
Cincinnati Electric and Gas Aggregation / Energy

Packed crowd wants 100% renewable power in Cincinnati’s aggregation contracts

CINCINNATI — On Election Day last November, Cincinnati voters overwhelmingly approved Issues 44 and 45, authorizing the city to negotiate group buying rates for electricity and natural gas — and provide savings to residents and small businesses. The process requires the city to hold two public hearings on the plan. […]

Hearing tonight on city electric, gas buying plans
Cincinnati Electric and Gas Aggregation / Energy

Hearing tonight on city electric, gas buying plans

CINCINNATI — “Cincinnati City Council will hold the first of two public hearings tonight on the city’s plan to form buying pools to seek lower electric and gas rates for residents. The hearing before council’s Budget and Finance Committee will be held at 6 p.m. at city hall. A second […]

Finance committee to hold hearings for gas and electric savings plans
Cincinnati Electric and Gas Aggregation / Energy

Finance committee to hold hearings for gas and electric savings plans

CINCINNATI — “Last Election Day, Cincinnati voters overwhelmingly approved Issues 44 and 45, authorizing the city to negotiate group buying rates for electricity and natural gas. Qualls sponsored the ordinances to put the measures on the ballot. More than 300 communities across Ohio have saved hundreds of millions of dollars […]

Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and five other councilmembers urge renewable energy and energy efficiency in Cincinnati’s aggregated electric contract
Energy

Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and five other councilmembers urge renewable energy and energy efficiency in Cincinnati’s aggregated electric contract

CINCINNATI — “Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and Cincinnati Council members Wendell Young, Laure Quinlivan, Cecil Thomas, Chris Seelbach and Yvette Simpson signed onto a motion encouraging renewable and energy efficiency be priorities of the city’s new aggregated electric contracts. Issues 44 and 45, electric and gas aggregation respectively, were passed […]

2011: Burst of votes across Ohio for electric aggregation
Energy

2011: Burst of votes across Ohio for electric aggregation

CLEVELAND – In 2011, Ohio voters chose to begin buying electricity through aggregation programs in 61 communities in 33 counties statewide.  “Aggregation” is a way for voters in a community to form a buying group to negotiate lower rates for electricity. The 61 victories resulted from issues on 66 ballots, […]

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City of Cincinnati will hold January 30 and February 6 public hearings on aggregation

CINCINNATI — On November 8, 2011 Cincinnati voters passed electric and gas aggregation. “Aggregation” means forming a buying group, allowing consumers to reap potential savings due to the size of the buying group pool having more pull to negotiate better rates and terms than an individual does. This includes opportunities […]

Closed-door talks common in utility-rate cases
AEP / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy

Closed-door talks common in utility-rate cases

Critics argue practice shuts out ‘little guy’ such as small business COLUMBUS — “The process that led to an American Electric Power rate increase approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio last week could be described as double-secret negotiations. Before official negotiations ever took place, behind-the-scenes conversations between AEP […]

Limits may be placed on electric purchasing plan
AEP / Energy

Limits may be placed on electric purchasing plan

CANTON — “Voters who approved government programs to purchase discounted electricity likely thought the lower rates would be available to all eligible residents and small businesses. And that’s how city officials viewed the program. But if a proposed rate plan between AEP Ohio and the staff of the Public Utilities […]

Parma considers extending contract with energy consultant that is division of FirstEnergy Solutions
Energy / FirstEnergy

Parma considers extending contract with energy consultant that is division of FirstEnergy Solutions

PARMA — “The city is preparing to extend its contract with The E Group, an energy consultant that helps it decide where to buy electricity for residents. However, council may have some questions about The E Group this time around — especially regarding a potential conflict of interest between The […]

Keiper to head NOPEC; former Portage commissioner to succeed Herington at energy agency
Energy

Keiper to head NOPEC; former Portage commissioner to succeed Herington at energy agency

“Chuck Keiper, vice president of the Garfield Institute at Hiram College and a former Portage County commissioner, Wednesday was appointed by the Board of Directors of the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council as its new executive director to succeed Leigh Herington. …’“We are very pleased that Chuck applied to become […]