Thanks to governmental aggregation, residents and small businesses in Jackson Township have access to a beneficial electric program that provides a great, low price on electric generation.
Governmental aggregation, which was passed by Jackson Township voters in 2010, allows community leaders to form aggregated buying groups to purchase electric generation on behalf of their citizens. By bringing citizens together, the aggregation gains group buying power and typically can negotiate a better price with the supplier than each aggregation group member could have negotiated individually.
As part of the aggregation program, residents and small businesses in the community are receiving great low pricing on their electric bills from Energy Harbor, the community’s exclusive electric generation supplier.
Jackson Township is unique in that some of our residents receive their electric service from Ohio Edison and some from AEP Ohio. Because these utilities charge different rates, Jackson Township has two programs for each group of customers that reflect separate terms and pricing. The current AEP Ohio program was competitively bid with the help of FirstEnergy Advisors. After reviewing several electric generation supplier prices, Jackson Township selected Energy Harbor, who offered the best price and terms along with power from carbon-free sources.
Jackson Township also received community grants from Energy Harbor for both aggregation programs. These grants are being used to fund various Township initiatives.
Ohio Edison and AEP Ohio will continue to be responsible for the delivery of power to homes and businesses in Jackson Township, and will continue to read the meter, maintain poles and wires, provide your electric bill and restore power after an outage.
For new arrivals to Jackson Township, or those who are with another electric supplier and want to join the aggregation program, details about each of the programs and links how to join are below:
Ohio Edison: Residential customers save 6% off the utility Price to Compare and Small Businesses save 4% off the utility Price to Compare through December 2022. The Price to Compare, which can be found on your monthly bill, is the price per kilowatt hour Ohio Edison would charge for electric generation service. To enroll in this guaranteed savings program, click the link below.
AEP Ohio: Residential & Small Business customers will now have the stability of a great low fixed price of 4.71 cents/kWh from now until August 2023. To enroll in this program, click the link below.
For additional information on the Electric Aggregation Program click on the link below. https://energyharbor.com/en/community-programs/find-your-program
If you have any questions about the electric aggregation program, please feel free to contact Jackson Township at 330-832-7416 or Energy Harbor at 1-866-636-3749.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is my community able to choose a certified electric generation supplier on my behalf?
Residents voted in 2010 to allow the community to contract for an electric generation supplier on their behalf. Under governmental aggregation, local officials bring citizens together to gain group buying power for the purchase of competitively priced electricity from a retail electric generation supplier certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). Residents voted to allow the community to contract for an electric generation supplier on their behalf.
How does the electric aggregation program work?
Energy Harbor provides electric generation through the township’s electric aggregation program for both Ohio Edison customers and for AEP Ohio customers. These programs have separate pricing and terms but share similar qualities.
Who is Energy Harbor?
Energy Harbor is a fully integrated retail energy provider and independent power producer capable of generating substantial carbon-free energy. The company proudly serves nearly one million residential, commercial and industrial customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois and Michigan.
If I join this program, who will deliver my power, read my meter, send my bill and respond to emergencies, such as power outages?
Your electric utility, either Ohio Edison or AEP Ohio, will be responsible for the delivery of power to your home or business. Since your electric utility still owns the wires and poles that deliver power to you, it will continue to read your meter and restore power after an outage.
Is your price for residential power fixed, or does it vary?
For Ohio Edison customers, you will receive a discount each month off the utility’s price. The residential discount will be 6% and the small commercial discount will be 4% off the utility price to compare. The discounts will remain in effect through your December 2022 meter read.
For AEP Ohio residential and small commercial customers, you will receive a great low fixed price of 4.71 cents/kWh through your August 2023 meter read.
Can I opt out of the program at a later date?
Yes, you may leave the aggregation group at any time without penalty. You will not be charged an early termination or cancellation fee if you choose to leave the program at a later date for any reason.
If I join the aggregation, can I stay on budget billing?
Yes, budget billing is available to eligible residents.
Can I still have my payment automatically deducted from my checking account as I do now?
Yes. How you pay your electric bill will not change.
What does 100% Carbon-Free mean?
Carbon-free means the energy you use is backed by Emission Free Energy Certificates (EFECs). The majority of Energy Harbor’s EFECs come from one of their four carbon-free nuclear generation units. For more information on Carbon Free go to www.energyharbor.com/carbon-free.
What is the toll-free number for questions?
If you have any questions, please call 1-866-636-3749, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.