In November 2005, Xenia residents passed a ballot measure authorizing the City to implement a Natural Gas Aggregation Program and enter into service agreements for the sale and purchase of natural gas. Since the adoption of the Plan of Governance, most recently updated in January 2018 (Resolution 2018-C), the City has gone through several RFP processes seeking savings. The most recent RFP, dated May 31, 2019, included four natural gas suppliers that are able to provide natural gas at a savings to Xenia residential and some commercial users.
How to Participate
Participation in this Aggregation Program is voluntary and based on the November Election the residents voted for an Opt out Program. Opt-out aggregation is a program that automatically enrolls all local residents, unless they individually opt-out of the program (choose not to be included).
For both natural gas and electric aggregation, customers who are already enrolled in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP PLus) are not eligible. PIPP Plus is an extended payment arrangement based on a percentage of the household income for those customers who are at or below 150% of the federal poverty income guidelines.
The only other customers who are not eligible to participate are those that are already under individual contracts with suppliers as part of a natural gas choice program. These customers will not appear on eligible customer lists provided to the governmental aggregator or the governmental aggregator's chosen supplier.
It is important to note that if recently switched to a supplier, there is a possibility that your name was not removed from the eligible customer list. You should return the opt-out notice if you do not wish to be switched to the aggregations' supplier. That is a decision for you to make. You will want to talk to your chosen supplier if you consider switching to the aggregation's supplier to find out if there are any penalties for the early cancellation of the contract.
Currently, Xenia Natural Gas Aggregation Rate is $3.71 (per MCF). This is a fixed rate locked in through fall 2021. There are no fees to switch into our out of the City Aggregation Program, and no contracts. Residents who want to verify they are included in the program can contact Vectren at 1-800-227-1376. Residents will be mailed letters to inform them of the aggregation and give them an opportunity to Opt out if they do not feel the program is best for them.
Questions about the Current Program can be directed to our Program Administrator Palmer Energy Company, or the City of Xenia at 937-376-7232.
Residents who want to consider other rates can view current offers at https://energychoice.ohio.gov/.
Questions to Consider:
What is the price per MCF?
What is the term of the agreement?
Is the rate fixed or variable?
Is there an early termination fee?
Is there a monthly fee?
- WHAT IS GOVERNMENTAL AGGREGATION?
- HOW IS MY COMMUNITY ABLE TO CHOOSE A NATURAL GAS SUPPLIER ON BEHALF OF RESIDENTS? WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
- WHAT DOES 'OPT OUT' MEAN?
- WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT SEND IN THE 'OPT OUT' FORM?
- ARE THERE FEES TO ENROLL OR CANCEL?
- CAN I JOIN THE PROGRAM AFTER THE INITIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD?
- WHAT IF I'M WITH ANOTHER SUPPLIER AND I WANT TO JOIN THE AGGREGATION PROGRAM?
- WHAT HAPPENS AT THE END OF THE TERM?