Gas & Electric Aggregation

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Natural Gas Contract Renewal

Delhi Township provides a natural gas aggregation program to eligible residents and small businesses.  This is a competitive fixed price alternative to Duke Energy, Ohio’s variable Gas Cost Recovery (GCR) rate.  The current aggregation term expires in June, 2022.

Working closely with our energy consultant, Energy Alliances, we have evaluated options for renewing the program beyond June, 2022.  Due to significant increases in energy prices since summer 2021, and particularly this past winter, Energy Alliances is recommending Delhi Township not lock into any price at this time.  This means that aggregation customers will go back to Duke’s GCR rate starting with their July, 2022 bill. 

Why did Energy Alliances make this recommendation? 

  • Cold winter and geopolitical tensions in Europe have drove natural gas prices to their highest levels in several years. 
  • Locking in a price now, to keep the program going through the summer of 2022, would force participants to lock into historically high prices for 2022 and beyond. 
  • Sending accounts back to Duke’s default rates for the summer gives Energy Alliances and community leaders time to evaluate the market to see if prices come down before this winter. 
  • The average household consumes only 7% of their annual natural gas usage during the months of July – October. Finding a favorable rate for the Winter of 2023 is most important. 

 What do accounts on the program need to do and what should they expect?

  • Nothing must be done. The transition to Duke’s GCR will occur automatically. 
  • Constellation NewEnergy, the supplier of the aggregation program, will start sending accounts back to Duke in mid-May, effective for June. This process will continue until all accounts are returned to Duke by mid-June. 
  • Accounts will receive a letter from Duke notifying them of the change after Duke receives the drop notification from Constellation NewEnergy.

 Will the aggregation program return in the future?

  • Energy Alliances will continue to monitor the market and work closely with Delhi to lock in a competitive price before Winter 2023.
We hope that you find this information helpful, and that you understand that we are looking out for the best interest of the group. Feel free to contact the Administration office, at 513-922-3111, if you have any questions or concerns.

Posted: May 10, 2022


DYNEGY REFUND UPDATE
February 8, 2022
Delhi Township has been notified by Dynegy of a printing error that generated a second mailing to some of its participants.  For those of you who received two letters, please be aware that while both of the pre-paid cards issued to you were valid for use and loaded with the correct refund amounts, the first mailing, indicating the $0 balance in the notice was not meant to be distributed.  You can find more about the refund in the January, 25 post below.
In an effort to rectify the oversight, Dynegy has informed us that they are going to lower the supply rate for our community from 5.28 cents to 5.27 cents for the remainder of the term.  Consumers should expect to see the lower supply rate reflected on an upcoming Duke Energy bill, along with a billing message noting the decrease as is required by PUCO regulations. 
We apologize for the inconvenience and are available to answer your questions.     
Please contact the Adminstration office at 513-922-3111.


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
January 25, 2022
Regarding the Delhi Township Electric Aggregation Program
Dynegy credit issued with pre-paid card

In June, our electric supply aggregation rate changed from 5.49 cents to 5.29 cents. Dynegy, our certified retail electric supplier, did not adjust billing for some customers to the new, lower rate for approximately a month. Due to the delay, affected customers are receiving pre-paid cards in the mail with refund values ranging from $0.01 to $10 or greater, depending on the electric usage during the affected time period.

 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) does not allow for Dynegy to simply apply a credit to an account, so this refund method was deemed the best way to rectifying the overbilling. The pre-paid cards have been customized with a customer’s name printed on the card. No other customer information is linked to the card. Activation is required to check the balance, and no fees apply to activate and use the cards.

 We regret the oversight and are available to answer any additional questions related to the refunds.   

Please contact the Administration office with questions.

Delhi Approval

In response to voter approval in 2014, governmental energy aggregation programs were established for the citizens of Delhi Township as an alternative to the energy options that are available through Duke Energy and other suppliers.

Energy Aggregation

Aggregation is when a group of customers join together to form a single, larger customer that buys energy for its members. The citizens, who are members of an aggregation program, gain buying power to solicit the lowest price for the group's natural gas and/or electricity needs. The energy suppliers for Delhi's aggregation program are committed to helping their customers receive competitive pricing for their natural gas and electricity supply.

All eligible customers, who will receive an invitation to join by mail, will have the option to participate or opt out with no penalty. If you are interested in becoming a member, you are encouraged to contact the supplier directly.

Supplier Rates & Contact Information

Natural Gas Supplier Constellation NewEnergy

The current fixed price for the current term through the May 2022 meter read is $0.396 per centum cubic feet.

Electricity Supplier Dynegy Energy

The current fixed rate is $0.0529 per kiloWatts hour for the following term (June 2021 through December 2022).

If you would prefer the 100% renewable energy option, the rate is $0.0543 per kiloWatts hour for the following term (June 2021 through December 2022).

Note to Residents

Constellation and Dynegy Energy Services distribute program information to eligible residents by mail only during their open enrollment process, they do not solicit by phone or door-to-door.  As more suppliers are offering their services in our area, they may contact you by mail, phone or door-to-door.  Be leery of other offers, including other divisions within Constellation and Dynegy Energy Services, as they are not affiliated with the governmental energy aggregation programs.  While door-to-door sales tactics can be obtrusive, they are not illegal with the required vendors licensing through the Police Department.  

If you experience a pushy salesman at your door, get their name and contact information and ask to see their vendor’s license.  If they are unable to provide one, we recommend you report it to the Police Department.Posted