Why not just stick with NOPEC? Doesn’t it offer a 100% renewable plan?

Under a City-operated program the City would have more flexibility to select a supplier, and the term of the contract and rate. We believe the current market provides an opportunity for the City, as a smaller scale aggregation program, to obtain RECs and have a better chance to meet the City’s goals as an independent aggregation program. The City will have more flexibility to go out into the market to seek RECs, and provide supply with very little overhead and no administrative fees being charged to participants.

Experience with the City’s gas program has found that the City’s gas rate has been below NOPEC’s gas rate about 70 percent of the time over the years. Partly this is due to lower overhead for the City’s program. NOPEC costs — administrative, advertising, legal, and programmatic — are paid for through the rates charged to participants.

The market for green power is growing. There may be opportunities for renewable energy for a smaller aggregation that are not available to an aggregation with a much larger load profile. It is expected that there should be a greater availability of Ohio-based renewable power generation by 2026, with negotiations for those supplies commencing in 2023.

Additionally, with its own program, the City would have the flexibility to design specific features that it and residents value. For example, it could elect to source the power from a supplier that generates the electricity within Ohio. This would retain more of the environmental benefits – such as cleaner air and clean energy jobs – within the state and closer to the City.

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1. Why did the City create its own 100% renewable electric aggregation program?
2. When will the 100% renewable electric aggregation program be available?
3. What does 100% renewably-sourced electric mean exactly?
4. Who is eligible for the 100% renewable electric program? Who is not eligible?
5. How can eligible customers sign up for the 100% renewable electric program?
6. What if I receive the opt-out notice, but do not want to be in the electric aggregationprogram?
7. What if I do not receive an opt-out notice?
8. What if I want to enroll but am not eligible for the program because I am on a contract with another electric supplier?
9. Am I obligated to remain in the program if I enroll?
10. Why make it opt-out?
11. What will the cost be for this new 100% electric aggregation program?
12. Why not just stick with NOPEC? Doesn’t it offer a 100% renewable plan?
13. Won’t a 100% renewable electric program be more expensive?
14. I have solar panels on my home. Can I use the City’s aggregation program for net metering?