Public meetings scheduled on electric aggregation

Staff Report

MEIGS COUNTY — Two public meetings are scheduled to allow Meigs County voters to receive information about the electric aggregation program which will appear on the November ballot.

The program up for consideration on the Nov. 8 ballot would cover the unincorporated areas of Meigs County.

Those areas would have the opportunity to adopt an opt-out electric aggregation program which allows for community officials to bring citizens together to buy electricity as a group, therefore negotiating a lower rate.

The meetings will take place on Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. at Star Grange and Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Chester Firehouse. The commissioners are expected to take part in the meetings, as well as a representative from Palmer Energy.

Ohio law allows for communities such as townships, cities and counties, to form aggregated buying groups to purchase electric generation on behalf of citizens. By voting for electric aggregation, community members would allow the commissioners to negotiate electric aggregation for the unincorporated areas of the county.

Staff Report