Electric and Gas Aggregation
Prairie Township Electric and Natural Gas Aggregation Program
Prairie Township is providing you with the opportunity to join with other residents to potentially save money on the electric and gas you use. Savings are possible through a concept called government aggregation, where Township officials bring together citizens to gain group-buying power for the purchase of electric from a retail supplier certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Township voters approved this program in November 2013. There is no cost for the enrollment and you will not be charged a switching fee. If you choose to take advantage of the program you do nothing, do not send in the opt-out form.
Questions regarding the aggregation program, how to join the program, or any questions regarding your specific existing energy services can be directed toward the Townships consultant Scott Belcastro of Trebel, LLC at 877-861-2772.
Electric Aggregation Program:
Notice from Trebel Energy regarding Volunteer Energy Services - In March 2022, Volunteer Energy filed for bankruptcy due to the increase costs in the energy markets. Due to this, Volunteer Energy is requesting to return most of its customers to default service or Utility provided for under applicable state law. Trebel will be working to find alternative solutions and recommends all current aggregation participants switch back to the utility as it is the best rate at this time. Please read the entire notice for more information.
Volunteer Energy Services has been selected again as the Township's preferred electricity provider. The new fixed rate is $.0459 cents per kWh. This electric rate will begin the December 2021 billing cycle through December 2023.You are automatically enrolled into the program, but are eligible to opt-out of the program at any time.
Volunteer Energy Customer Service: (800)977-8374
Natural Gas Aggregation Program:
The Township has chosen Eligo Energy IL, LLC for the new gas aggregation program. As an eligible member of this program, your energy rate will be $0.4506 per Ccf (applicable state and local taxes not included). This will provide you with natural gas for the term of twenty four (24) months beginning August 1, 2021 and ending July 31, 2023. There are no enrollment or early termination fees. You do not need to do anything to participate; your account will be automatically enrolled unless you choose to opt out.
Eligo Energy Customer Service: (888)744-8125
How to opt out of the gas program:
- Phone: (614) 219-3162
- Mail: If a letter was mailed to you, complete and return the enclosed opt out form within 21 days of receipt. If you do not opt out at that time, you will receive a notice at least once every two years asking if you wish to remain in the program. If you do not opt out you will have been deemed to have authorized and agreed to having your gas supply service switched to the Gas Aggregation program under the program terms and conditions. For more information, visit www.eligoenergy.com/cities/oh/PrairieTownship. We encourage you to contact Customer Care (8a – 6p, Mon-Fri at (614) 219-3162) before contacting the Township with questions.