June 1, 2021


Electricity began flowing under the Clean Energy Columbus Program

April 8, 2021


Opt-Out letters for constituents were filed with the PUCO on 03/18/2021. On or about March 28th letters will begin to be sent out to the community. Customer will have 21-days from the date stated by the postal service to respond. A non-response means you will be included in the program.

December 1, 2020

PUCO Application is Filed

November 18, 2020

Public Hearing #2 on Aggregation Governance & Operations Plan

Councilmembers Dorans and Remy held the 2nd Public Hearing on the City’s Governance and Operations Plan.

November 17, 2020

Public Hearing #1 on Aggregation Governance & Operations Plan

Councilmembers Dorans and Remy held the 1st of 2 public hearings on the City’s Governance and Operations Plan – the plan is a framework for how the aggregation program will work and is a requirement of the PUCO in order for the City of Columbus to become a PUCO certified government aggregator.

November 3, 2020

Election Day, Voters Approve Issue 1

Voters overwhelmingly vote yes on Issue 1 in support of the City moving forward with a 100%, Ohio-based clean energy aggregation program. With resident approval, the City is able to move forward with the process to become a certified government aggregator.

September 2, 2020

City Holds 2nd Virtual Public Hearing on Aggregation

The City held a public hearing to share more about how aggregation fits in to the City’s overall energy & climate approach, the processes thus far, what to expect after November, and to hear directly from AEP Energy. The hearing also provides an avenue for residents and the public to give feedback on the intended program.

August 26, 2020

City "Kicks-Off" Aggregation and Announces Preferred Supplier

At a press conference in Bicentennial Park, where solar panels sit atop facilities, Mayor Ginther announced the selection of AEP Energy as the preferred supplier for the intended clean energy aggregation program.

July 20, 2020

Council Passes Legislation to Place Aggregation on the November Ballot

Council approves ordinance 1642-2020, enabling the City to place aggregation on the November 3rd, 2020 ballot and is the first City in Ohio to include in the ballot language a commitment to support local clean energy generation, energy savings, and Columbus’ sustainable economy.

July 7, 2020

City Holds Virtual Public Hearing on Aggregation

In advance of legislation to place electric aggregation on the ballot, the City holds a public hearing on the concept of aggregation, outlining the City’s goals and commitments to a 100% clean, renewable energy aggregation program.

June 16, 2020

City Issues a Public, Competitive Bid for a Preferred Supplier

In an effort to provide more information to residents before November, the City begins the process to select a preferred supplier and partner who will be able to meet the 100% clean, renewable energy goal, as well as who aligns with and shares the City and community’s values of equity, sustainability, energy efficiency, and diversity & inclusion..

May 4, 2020

Council Approves Trebel Energy as Aggregation Consultant

As a result of the competitive bid process, Trebel Energy is chosen to represent the City in developing and managing a 100% Ohio-based wind and solar aggregation program. Trebel is an Ohio company bringing expertise from 157 aggregations to the program, and a strong commitment to being an advocate for the communities they serve.

February 19, 2020

City Releases Competitive Bid for an Aggregation Energy Consultant

Due to the complexity of the energy industry, and the City’s robust goals and commitment to implementing a creative, clean energy program that maximizes community benefit, the City needed an expert partner and advocate to help reach the 2022 goal.

February 12, 2020

State of the City of Columbus

Mayor Ginther announces the City’s commitment to pursue community choice aggregation, with a goal to provide 100% clean, renewable power by 2022