At the August 7 meeting, Oakwood City Council conducted a public hearing and approved a resolution to allow Oakwood residential and small business electricity customers to “opt-in” to the Miami Valley Communications Council (MVCC) electricity aggregation program. Those Oakwood customers that choose to join the MVCC aggregation program on an opt-in basis will receive the same electricity rates and contract terms as those customers in communities that are in the MVCC aggregation program on an “opt-out” basis.
Oakwood city leaders chose to offer the opt-in program so that Oakwood customers could make a deliberate choice on their own whether to: 1) join the MVCC aggregation program; 2) stay with the AES standard offer for purchasing electricity; or 3) choose a different supplier altogether.
Energy Harbor is the electricity supplier for the MVCC aggregation program. In the coming weeks, the city will announce the manner in which Oakwood residential and small business customers can choose to opt-in to the aggregation program. The information will include details about the contract terms and conditions.
The State of Ohio offers electricity choice. Under Ohio law, electricity customers can purchase their electricity from a number of different suppliers and can select contract terms that best meet their individual needs. For more information, please visit the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio website at: https://puco.ohio.gov/ and the Energy Choice Ohio website at: https://www.energychoice.ohio.gov/