Electric Aggregation


By now, Kettering residents and small businesses should have received a letter from Miami Valley Communications Council explaining the process for electric aggregation. To help with the cost of electric, 14 communities joined together to potentially save up to $340 each year. To be a part of aggregation, you need to do nothing. Customers may opt out of the program any time. Two open houses are available to further answer questions, as well. The first will be held July 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Charles I. Lathrem Center, 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering, and a second meeting will take place at Sinclair Community College Centerville Campus, 5800 Clyo Road, Centerville, July 18 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. If you have questions or wish to opt out, please call 1-866-636-3749, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Letter Sent to Residents June 30, 2023

Article Written by Dayton Daily News


Dayton-area south suburbs are set to consider an issue aimed at getting more competitive utility rates for residents and businesses.

Members of the Miami Valley Communications Council plan to address a measure Wednesday that would allow the organization to create electric and natural gas aggregation programs.

The resolution cites “a substantial increase in electric rates paid by residents and small businesses.” It also states approval “will increase the effectiveness and ensure competitive, but not necessarily the lowest, market pricing” for participants.

“The more rooftops you can get into a program, the more competitive pricing you’re going to receive,” MVCC Executive Director Jay Weiskircher said. “So, we’re looking at getting as many rooftops in our program as we can.”

Kettering is in favor of the MVCC creating aggregation programs for electric and natural gas rates, according to City Manager Mark Schwieterman.

“We have been working with other communities to develop the best plan for our residents while protecting their ability to opt out of the program as they choose,” he said in an email.

Aggregation for utility rates has been an issue several area communities have been exploring amid increasing energy rates.

Aside from West Carrollton, all other MVCC member cities have approved similar ballot issues, Weiskircher said.

Oakwood City Manager Norbert Klopsch said in an email he thinks “there is broad support for MVCC being in the leadership role.”

Likewise, Miamisburg City Manager Keith Johnson said he does not “see a problem” with the proposal, but he hasn’t discussed the issue with the city’s representative on the MVCC board.

Weiskircher said he has had preliminary talks with officials in several northern Dayton suburbs about the MVCC proposal. If approved, those discussions would continue, he said.

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