Energy Aggregation

All questions related to the Energy Aggregation program should be directed to Dan Deters of Energy Alliances 513-794-5555. Residents may enter or exit the program at any time. 

UPDATE June 2021:
View the Q1 electric aggregation report here

View the Q4 electric aggregation report here

UPDATE DECEMBER 2020: Over the past two months, through the electric aggregation, residents have saved $181K. View the Q3 electric aggregation report here

UPDATE OCTOBER 2020: The Ohio Attorney General's office recently posted a notification regarding energy scams around the State. Residents are advised to review the following energy scam information so they may understand what to watch out for and learn where to get assistance. 

UPDATE JUNE 2020: Aggregation opt-out letters were sent to eligible residents and businesses beginning May 26, with the opt-out period ending on June 16. Please see below the frequently asked questions the Township has received in regards to the opt-out process.

  • Why do residents have to opt-out instead of opt-in?
    In order to secure the best electric rate possible the companies bidding need to know the potential households that may be involved. If we allowed the opt-in method, then the rate would have been higher, because bidders would not have known the number of households. In an effort to ensure the residents had flexibility Liberty Township Trustees included the ability to opt-out at any time, which isn't always the case in some aggregation programs.

  • What are the differences in the rates I see on my current Duke bill?
    Distribution charge - This reflects a rate that all residents pay no matter who they get their electric from (Duke, Constellation, etc.)
Generation charge - On the front of the bill typically under 
the distribution charge is the generation rate, this is what
the aggregation rate is replacing. Typically on the front of
the bill where there is no cents per kWh provided. In order
to price compare, the residents needs to look at the section on their bill that shows disclaimers, and within that
language is a "price to compare", which is what they 
should compare to the aggregation rate.

See example bill.

UPDATE MAY 2020: The electric aggregation program continues to move forward in Liberty Township. In November, voters approved measures to begin the certification process to start a community natural gas and electric aggregation programs. On April 21, Constellation New Energy was identified as the electric supplier. Aggregation opt-out letters will be mailed to eligible residents and small businesses beginning May 26 with the opt-out period ending on June 16. The program administrator Energy Alliances notes that residents will be able to enter and exit the program at any time. More information is available on Energy Alliances website. View the materials that will be sent to eligible residents and small businesses here

UPDATE: On November 5, 2019, voters in Liberty Township approved measures to allow for the Township to begin the certification process to start a community natural gas and electric aggregation programs. On April 21, 2020, Constellation New Energy was identified as the electric supplier for the program. Please check the Energy Alliances website for updates on progress and additional information.

Tentative Aggregation Timeline:

January 28, 2020 at the Township Administration Building, 6400 Princeton Road
  • Electric Aggregation (1st Meeting)   4:30 p.m.
  • Natural Gas Aggregation (1st Meeting) 5:00 p.m.
  • Electric Aggregation (2nd Meeting) 5:30 p.m.
  • Natural Gas Aggregation (2nd Meeting) 6:00 p.m.
Energy Alliances files electric and natural gas aggregation application with Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO).

March 13, 2020
Energy Alliances request customer list from Duke Energy.

Mid/Late March 2020
Energy Alliances runs Request for Pricing process with potential electric suppliers.

April 21, 2020
Energy Alliances make supplier recommendation (Constellation New Energy) to the Township's Board of Trustees. 

May 15, 2020
File opt-out materials with PUCO.

May 26 - June 16, 2020
Opt-out window for eligible residents/small businesses.
**Please note residents may enter or leave the program at any point. 

July 2020
When enrolled residents/small businesses should see new supplier on their Duke Energy bill. 

​Energy Aggregation Background

On January 15, 2019 Liberty Township Board of Trustees approved a contract with Energy Alliances to pursue electric and gas aggregation for township residents. The ability for the township to offer aggregation requires Liberty Township voter approval. Therefore, the Township will be placing the issue on the November 2019 ballot. If the issue is approved then the Township staff will work with Energy Alliances to negotiate a bulk price on behalf of the residents and small businesses for purchasing electricity and gas.  

There would be no levy or tax on any resident, business, or the Township itself for this aggregation. Several surrounding communities (West Chester Township, Fairfield Township, Springfield Township, etc.) currently use aggregation programs to reduce the rates. The Liberty Township Board of Trustees will also provide for a no-cost opt-out option for any resident or business. This provides residents with the option to participate in the aggregation program at any time. Consumers who already have their own contract with a separate electric supplier would not be immediately eligible. 

Under the program, residents would experience no change in their electric or gas service. Duke would continue to carry, service and bill. The only change would be in the generation and natural gas supply source, which would be identified on the Duke bill. Any inquiries for service and billing would still go thru Duke and there is no preferential treatment for those in or out of aggregation programs.  

There will also be no change in customer service with regard to power outages or any other service issue, residents will continue to contact who they do today. Duke's customer service phone numbers will remain the same. Residents are all still Duke customers. 

For more information about aggregation, please see the FAQ's under Additional Information. If you have specific questions, please contact Energy Alliances at 513-794-5555.