Residents living in several communities within the DPL electric utility area will have an opportunity to secure lower electricity rates by approving a community aggregation question on ballots this November.  Residents in communities such as Greenville, Bellefontaine, West Milton and Covington are the headlining communities whose residents will have the opportunity to seek lower electricity rates by combining their communities to maximize bulk negotiating possibilities.  Other municipalities allowing their residents to vote for lower electricity rates include Anna and unincorporated Shelby County DPL customers, De Graff, Quincy, Belle Center, Ansonia, West Milton and unincorporated areas of Newberry Township and St. Paris.

The public is invited to a series of public meetings which will provide an overview of the electricity aggregation ballot question.  Representatives from AGE, the consultant managing the aggregate group will be on hand to answer questions.

Public Meeting Schedule

Community Meeting Location Public Meeting 1 Public Meeting 2
Village of Anna Village Hall – 209 W. Main Street September 27th @ 7:00PM October 25th @ 7:00PM
Village of Ansonia Municipal Building – 202 North Main Street September 20th @ 7:00PM October 18th @ 7:00PM
Village of Belle Center Municipal Building – 104 W. Buckeye Street September 13th @ 6:30PM October 11th @ 6:30 PM
City of Bellefontaine Municipal Building – 135 North Detroit Street September 13th @ 7:00PM October 11th @ 7:00 PM
Village of Covington Covington Government Center – 1 South High Street September 19th @ 6:30PM October 17th @ 6:30PM
Village of DeGraff Municipal Building – 107 S Main St September 6th @ 6:30PM October 4th @ 6:30PM
City of Greenville City Building – 100 Public Square September 20th @ 7:30PM October 18th @ 7:30PM
Newberry Township (Unincorporated) Covington Government Center – 1 South High Street September 19th @ 6:30PM October 17th @ 6:30PM
Village of Quincy Village Hall – 115 N Miami September 6th @ 7:00PM October 4th @ 7:00PM
Shelby County (Unincorporated) County Annex Building – 129 E Court St September 26th @ 7:00PM October 24th @ 7:00PM
Village of St Paris Municipal Building – 135 West Main Street October 3rd @ 6:30PM November 7th @ 6:30PM
Village of West Milton Municipal Building – 701 S Miami St September 13th @ 7:30PM October 11th @ 7:30PM
Village of Wayne Lakes Community Building – 100 Community Dr September 12th @ 7:30PM October 10th @ 7:30PM


In November of 2015, the City of Sidney and Villages of Ft. Loramie, Botkins, Russia and Bradford provided their residents a similar opportunity.  Residents in these communities overwhelmingly approved the aggregation questions with upwards of 85% approval in several communities.  The results of the competitive bidding for the aggregate provided residents with rates estimated to be 27% below the previous twelve month historical rates of DPL.  The contracts negotiated are fixed for a full three-year term.

In Sidney, 89.43% of eligible households are participating in the city-wide electricity aggregation rate.  Botkins, Bradford, Ft. Loramie and Russia are all seeing slightly higher participation levels ranging from 91% to 94%.  An average resident will see an estimated $120 per year in savings based on historical DPL utility supply rates, with some larger users seeing upwards of $300 to $400 per year savings.  An estimated $550,000 per year will be saved collectively by the residents of the five communities.

Affordable Gas + Electric (AGE) has been retained by these communities to guide them through the process of approving the aggregation questions, formulating the bidding process for the group of communities and to manage the ongoing efforts for the collective group.

“With anticipated approval from the residents of Greenville, Bellefontaine, Covington, Anna, West Milton and others, we will combine this group of 14 communities voting in November with our existing group of 8 other communities including the Sidney/Shelby County communities for a very nice regional negotiating group in the DPL utility area” said Jeff Haarmann, Managing Partner of AGE.  “Suppliers such as AEP Energy, Constellation, Dynegy, IGS and others have already committed to bid to serve this collective group.  When suppliers compete for our bulk aggregations, residents win.”

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