Energy Aggregation

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.

UPDATE: Both the electric and gas aggregation issues were passed by voters on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.