The City of Xenia’s electric aggregation program provides an opportunity for residents and small businesses to receive discounted energy rates through the supplier portion of their of AES Ohio (formerly DP&L) bill. The State of Ohio’s energy markets are deregulated and Xenia residents voted in November of 2013 to allow the City to aggregate (pool together) the electric loads of those in the City. Energy Harbor is the City’s current electric supplier as of May 2021, with a fixed rate of $0.0463 per kilowatt hour through May 2024. Though Energy Harbor is the supplier, AES Ohio will still send the bill and process payments. AES Ohio will deliver the electricity and should still be contacted for service and outages.
As has been the case from the beginning, residents are automatically included unless they choose to opt out, or have previously contracted with a supplier on their own. Residents can join or leave our program at any time by Contacting Energy Harbor or AES Ohio , there are also no fees for residents to join or leave the cities aggregation program.
Residents are not required to participate in the aggregation program. Residents may choose to:
- Opt-out of the aggregation program and continue to use DP&L as their energy supplier. Before being enrolled in the City aggregation program the resident will receive a letter giving the resident an opportunity to opt-out. If the resident completes and returns the opt-out request then DP&L will continue as the energy supplier.
- Participate in the program. No specific action is required to be enrolled in the program. If the resident does not have an agreement with a supplier for services and they do not return the opt-out form then the will be automatically enrolled.
- Residents may choose to enter into an agreement with a third party supplier. Numerous suppliers offer discounted rates in this service area. Residents can review their options and choose the supplier based on their individual needs. A list of options and providers can be viewed at Ohio Energy Choice. Variables to be considered include:
- What is the price per kilowatt hour (kWh)?
- What is the term of the agreement?
- Is the rate fixed or variable?
- Is there an early termination fee?
- Is there a monthly fee?