Gas & Electric Aggregation Programs
, is the process in which energy is sold to consumers who have joined together as a group to buy electricity or national gas.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE VILLAGE OF DOYLESTOWN IS CURRENTLY WORKING WITH PALMER ENERGY GROUP WHO WORKS ON BEHALF OF MUNICIPALITIES TO SECURE AGGREGATION RATES FOR THEIR COMMUNITIES. RESIDENTS WILL BE INFORMED OF THE NEW ELECTRIC SUPPLIER AND RATE AS SOON AS WE KNOW WHO THAT WILL BE. BECAUSE OF THE TIMELINE, THERE MAY BE A 1-3 MONTH TIME FRAME WHERE RESIDENTS WILL HAVE TO PAY WHATEVER RATE FIRST ENERGY HAS AT THAT TIME. WITH THE CURRENT MARKET, RATES WILL BE HIGHER THAN WHAT WE HAVE HAD FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS. THANK YOU
: The Village is in an electric aggregation program with Energy Harbor (formerly First Energy Solutions). Electricity delivery is provided by Ohio Edison, a FirstEnergy Company. Ohio Edison's phone number is 1-800-633-4766. The Village citizens approved and participate in an opt-out aggregation program for electricity generation. ALL NEW RESIDENTS MUST CALL Energy Harbor at 1-866-636-3749 TO PARTICIPATE IN THE AGGREGATION PROGRAM. Village residents who belong to the aggregation have a fixed rate of 4.97¢ per kw hour for a 48 month term. Residents may also opt in to a 1% off the price to compare program. General Service Commercial Rates are for commercial users who generate 700,000 annually and must also opt-in. This program began in May of 2018. To opt out now or anytime prior to May of 2022, residential accounts will be assessed a $25 early termination fee; and commercial accounts will be assessed a $50 early termination fee. To verify if you are on the aggregation, look at your last bill. Under “Account Summary”, you should see charges from both Ohio Edison AND Energy Harbors.
Everyone has a different “Price to Compare” which is calculated each month based on your individual usage. As previously mentioned, this rate is variable and Ohio Edison has a summer and non summer rate. This “Price to Compare” figure is the figure you must use to find the best offer/choice that is right for you.
Do your research: Have your electric bill on hand , then go online to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio’s site www.puco.ohio.gov. Locate the “Apples to Apples” chart, Make sure you click on First Energy, as these are the offers you are eligible for. You can also call them at 1-800-686-7829 to get this information.
Another great resource is the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel. This is a residential consumer advocate organization. Their website is www.pickocc.org or you can call them at 1-877-742-5622.
Unfortunately, no one can predict energy prices to far into the future so we encourage you to do your research!
The Village of Doylestown's natural gas rate has been set at $3.05 per mcf with IGS. This rate covers the term of 11/1/20 thru 10/31/22.
If you are already on the aggregation and would like to continue, you will be automatically reenrolled. Letters from IGS go out to customers giving them the option of opting out if that is what you want to do. If you do nothing, you will be reenrolled. PLEASE REMEMBER: You can get into this aggregation program at anytime within this 1 year period. Therefore, if you are currently with another supplier with a higher rate, and would like to join the villages program, we suggest that you check with your current supplier before switching plans to avoid any unnecessary penalties.
If you are new to the Village and would like to join our aggregation, call . Tell them you are a resident of the Village of Doylestown and would like to join the aggregation program. You must first establish your account with Dominion because you have to provide IGS with your account information.
If you have any questions about our aggregation programs, please call Kristen Robison @ 330-658-2181 ext. 1102.