Governmental Aggregation

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Governmental Aggregation is consumers joining together as a group to save money on their electric and gas bills. Ohio allows for communities — such as townships, cities and counties — to form aggregated buying groups .in order to purchase electric and/or natural gas supply on behalf of their citizens. By bringing citizens together, the aggregation gains group buying power and typically can negotiate a better price with the supplier than each eligible consumer can receive individually.

Before becoming the owner of RD Energy, Darrell Bragg was VP and General Manager of a Fortune 1000 Energy Company.  One of the areas of focus, that he was in charge of,  was their Governmental Aggregation efforts in a multi-state area. Darrell has extensive experience in the many steps a community needs to go through to get the ballot passed and implement an aggregation program.

On paper, the long list of requirements looks daunting, however, RD Energy has the knowledge and expertise, that makes the procedure painless for community leaders. In addition, Darrell is aware of the political risk and fallout to community elected officials.  This is why, with his leadership, RD Energy works extremely hard to find suppliers that work best with communities to offer unique pricing along with:

  • 24/7 Call centers
  • Web landing pages to keep community members informed and educated
  • Toll free numbers for questions

From start to finish, RD Energy will be there to lead your group with program implementation, strategic buying, and community member customer service.

Steps in governmental aggregation

Resolution passed to place the aggregation issue on the ballot for the November or May election

File the issue with the County Board of Elections

Hold public education forums; place ads, town hall meetings, etc.


Ads to appear in local paper concerning public meetings to be held on Plan of Operation

Develop Plan of Operation and Governance

Public Meetings to Discuss Plan of Operation – one in early afternoon, one in evening

Begin process of gathering documentation to submit to the PUCO (i.e. election results; resolutions)

Resolution to adopt the Plan of Operation passed by City, Village or Township

Certification application to City, Village or township for signature

Certification application signed by City, Village or township and sent back to supplier

Certification application and supporting documentation to PUCO

PUCO approval of certification; approx. 3-days later dockets certificate on their website

Request for mailing list sent to City, village or township for signature

Signed request for mailing list returned to supplier

Request for mailing list sent to utility

Mailing list provided by utility to supplier

Request for pricing sent to supplier pricing desk

Indicative pricing provided by supplier pricing desk

Pricing confirm provided to City, village or township

Pricing confirm signed and returned to supplier

Pricing confirmed – signed confirmation to City, village or township

Opt Out Noticed docketed with PUCO

10-Day waiting period for docketed notice expires

Opt out notice sent to supplier print shop

Opt out notice mailed to residents/small businesses

21-day opt out period ends

Enrollments in program sent to utility

Enrollments that do not qualify for program determined by utility, supplier notified

Customers denied enrollment sent letter explaining denial

Customers in program enrolled as of their next billing cycle

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