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
- 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.
- 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.