The City of Xenia’s electric aggregation program provides an opportunity for residents and small businesses to receive discounted energy rates through First Energy Solutions. The State of Ohio’s energy markets are deregulated and Xenia residents voted in November of 2013 to allow the City to aggregate (pool together) the electric loads of those in the City. After soliciting proposals from various suppliers the City selected First Energy Solutions. Program participants will pay a rate that is 15% lower than the standard residential DP&L rate. There will be no change in the billing process. DP&L will still send the bill and process payments. DP&L will deliver the electricity and should still be contacted for service and outages.
Residents are not required to participate in the aggregation program. Residents may choose to:
Opt-out of the aggregation program and continue to use DP&L as their energy supplier. Before being enrolled in the City aggregation program the resident will receive a letter giving the resident an opportunity to opt-out. If the resident completes and returns the opt-out request then DP&L will continue as the energy supplier.
Participate in the program. No specific action is required to be enrolled in the program. If the resident does not have an agreement with a supplier for services and they do not return the opt-out form then the will be automatically enrolled.
Residents may choose to enter into an agreement with a third party supplier. Numerous suppliers offer discounted rates in this service area. Residents can review their options and choose the supplier based on their individual needs. A list of options and providers can be viewed at http://www.energychoice.ohio.gov/. Variables to be considered include:
What is the price per kilowatt hour?
What is the term of the agreement?
Is the rate fixed or variable?
Is there an early termination fee?
Is there a monthly fee?