Dayton, OH – Village officials in Fort Recovery and Coldwater, OH, each approved an ordinance to allow the residents of the villages to vote May 6, 2014 to allow their community to enter into negotiations for lower electricity rates.

If approved by the electorate, Affordable Gas & Electric (AGE), the Village’s consulting firm on the matter, will combine the purchasing power of all eligible Fort Recovery, Coldwater and other Ohio communities’ residents and bid the combined electricity and natural gas load with well qualified, national and regional electricity and natural gas suppliers to secure lower, fixed, electricity and natural gas rates.

Fort Recovery Village Administrator Randy Diller said “the aggregation ballot initiative was approved to move forward by council as a means to allow the residents of Fort Recovery the opportunity to secure a lower, fixed rate without having to spend the time understanding the marketplace or looking through numerous plans trying to pick the best rate and term available.  AGE will become the expert for our residents and will qualify suppliers and shop on behalf of our residents to secure the lowest rate, for the longest term, from the most qualified supplier bidding.”

Hundreds of OH communities have already approved such referendums and have secured electricity and natural gas rates representing savings to residential and small commercial customers of 15-30% annually.  Residents in surrounding communities have already approved similar referendums.  Rates in those communities range from $.053/kwh to $.057/kwh for savings of 30% or more off DPL utility rates.

“We are very pleased to work on behalf of the residents of Fort Recovery and Coldwater”, said Jeff Haarmann, Managing Partner of Affordable Gas & Electric.  “Community officials have provided their constituents with an opportunity to combine their community’s electric and natural gas loads to negotiate lower supply rates.  All the voters have to do now is approve the referendums and lower electricity and natural gas supply rates will be on the way!”

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