Cincinnati becomes first major city to offer 100% green electricity to residents
CINCINNATI — “Cincinnati will be the first major city in America to choose a 100% ‘green’ electricity supply for its eligible residents and small businesses while saving as many as 53,000 households money through the City’s Government Aggregation Program.
The City has selected First Energy Solutions (FES) as the City’s new electricity provider through an aggregation process in which the City represents all eligible individual customers as one larger buying unit to negotiate a lower price on electricity. Specifically, Cincinnati is collectively becoming a giant consumer to whom the green energy market can sell.
FES’s selection will save the average eligible household approximately $133 per year on their electricity bills. Energy aggregation was proposed by City Council and approved by voters in November 2011.”
— Meg Olberding, Communications Director, City of Cincinnati
- Recommendation for Award of Electric Aggregation Contract, Milton Dohoney, City Manager, memo to Cincinnati Mayor and Members of Council, April 26, 2012.
- Cincinnati to become first major U.S. city to offer 100% green electric as well as save money for residential customers, Rachael Belz, Coal Campaign Director, Ohio Citizen Action.
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