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Electric Aggregation 101: What Hilliard Residents Need to Know

Electric Aggregation (Issue 35) is on the ballot for Hilliard voters this November and is a program supporting sustainable energy that would offer residents and businesses that opt in, a bulk rate for electricity.

There are two main goals for this program.

  1. Promote the use and creation of electricity produced by sustainable sources, such as wind and solar.
  2. Secure the lowest-possible bulk rate by negotiating with sustainable energy providers.

Electric prices constantly fluctuate based on supply and demand, among other factors. But this program, if approved, would allow the City to act quickly on your behalf when the market is most favorable for sustainably-sourced electricity.

It’s important to know, it’s still your choice! Hilliard electric customers may always “opt out” of the program contract period and pay the market rate. Opting out will be as simple as completing an online form or returning a provided postcard informing us of your decision.

Even a “Yes” vote does not remove your choice. Everyone still keeps the same level of service, on the same power lines, and has the right to choose their provider.

The electric aggregation program just authorizes the City to negotiate a bulk rate for sustainably sourced electricity. You can then choose to “opt out” if you wish.

Voters in Columbus, Worthington, and Grove City have already made the commitment and authorized their municipal government to establish green-energy aggregation programs.

Now, it’s your choice to decide if this is the right step for the City of Hilliard. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 8 and early voting begins Oct. 12. So get out and vote and make your voices heard this fall!

For complete information, visit our Electric Aggregation, Issue 35 page.

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