What to Expect Moving Forward

Fall & Winter 2020


  • The City must file to become a certified aggregator with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO).
    • There will be 2 Public Meetings held on the City of Columbus’s Governance and Operations plan for the clean energy aggregation program.
    • Council approves the Governance and Operations plan at a public Council meeting.
    • The City applies to the PUCO (30-day wait period)
  • Detailed and final supply negotiations with AEP Energy for the 100% clean energy master supply contract

Beginning 2021


  • Upon satisfaction of a 100% clean energy aggregation program with competitive rates, the City of Columbus will approve the final master supply contract with AEP Energy.
    • As part of that process, Columbus City Council will need to pass legislation approving the final master supply contract at a public Columbus City Council meeting.

Spring 2021


  • The City of Columbus' clean energy aggregation program Opt-Out Letters will be filed with the Public Utilities Commission
  • Opt-Out Letters will be sent to every resident eligible to be enrolled in the clean energy aggregation program.
    • These letters will provide detailed information on the program including rates, and provide a 21-day window for residents to make a decision.
    • Residents who do not wish to be included in the program will return the opt-out form.
    • Residents who do wish to participate simply take no action, and will be enrolled in the clean energy aggregation program.
  • After the 21-day window, a final list will be sent to AEP Ohio (the utility) to switch residents over to the new clean energy aggregation program.

Summer 2021 - June


  • Columbus Clean Energy Aggregation Program Begins – residents and small businesses will begin receiving 100% clean, renewable energy based in Ohio to power their homes and businesses.

Success!

Columbus will meet its goal and have a 100% clean, renewable energy aggregation program in advance of 2022!