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Governmental Aggregation Electricity Program - January, 2019


In November 2011, voters in our community approved a governmental aggregation referendum allowing the Township government to contract with a certified retail energy supplier to help residential and small commercial customers manage and save on energy costs. After researching competitive pricing options, Plain Township has chosen MidAmerican Energy Services to be the Program's supplier.

As a member of this aggregation, you will automatically receive a price of 5.22¢ per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for your electric supply from March 2019 – March 2021!

Once you are enrolled, AEP Ohio may send you a notification confirming MidAmerican as your new electric supplier. Your new rate will begin with your first available meter read date on or after March 2019.

Opt-Out Information
You are not obligated to participate in Plain Township’s electric aggregation program. If you do not want to participate in this program, you have until February 9, 2019 to notify MidAmerican by one of the options below:

  1. Mail the opt-out form in the document below
  2. Call MidAmerican toll-free at 800-342-3346
  3. Email MidAmerican at support@midamericanenergyservices.com
  4. MidAmerican’s website: www.midamericanenergyservices.com

To participate in Plain Township’s electric aggregation program, you do not need to take any action. If you do not opt out, you authorize and agree to being enrolled in the aggregation program and authorize MidAmerican to switch your electric service per the enclosed terms and conditions.

If you have any questions, please call MidAmerican Energy Services toll-free at 800-342-3346, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time or by email at support@midamericanenergyservices.com.

Sincerely,
Plain Township Local Officials

View DocumentPlain Township's Governmental Aggregation Electricity Program

Electric Aggregation Program - Frequently Asked Questions
(Plain Township – January 2019)
Supplier: MidAmerican Energy Services (800) 342-3346
Program Rate: 5.22 cents/kWh March 2019 – March 2021

What is a governmental aggregation?
Governmental aggregation provides local officials the option of shopping for a qualified retail electric supplier on behalf of residential and small commercial customers. Voters in the community must pass a referendum giving the local officials the authority to run an "opt out" governmental aggregation.

I'm already a member of the program/governmental aggregation, why did I receive this letter?
Members of your community’s governmental aggregation program are given the opportunity to opt out every three years at no charge. Your current agreement will expire with your March 2019 meter read date and you may elect to opt out now or continue on the program with MidAmerican Energy Services as your supplier at a lower rate of 5.22¢/kWh through March 2021.

What is an "opt-out" aggregation?
An "opt-out" aggregation automatically includes all eligible residential and small commercial customers. Participation is voluntary and you may opt out of the program by returning the enclosed form or contacting MidAmerican’s customer service department.

How do I participate in the governmental aggregation?
Your home or small business will be automatically included in the governmental aggregation; no action is required on your behalf to participate.

Is the price fixed for the term of the agreement?
Yes, MidAmerican’s fixed-rate offer locks the price of supply through the term of the agreement. Distribution charges and taxes will continue to be billed by AEP Ohio.

Will I receive just one bill?
Yes, you will receive one bill from AEP Ohio each month with MidAmerican’s charges included. Approximately 30 days after the switch date, MidAmerican's fixed-rate price will apply to your electric supply services.

Is budget or summary billing available?
Your budget or summary billing elections with AEP Ohio will continue to remain in place. MidAmerican does not offer a budget billing option for generation services.

What is the term of the agreement?
The term of the contract will begin upon successful enrollment with AEP Ohio on or after your March 2019 meter read date. The fixed price will remain in effect until your March 2021 meter read date unless terminated by you or MidAmerican per the terms of the agreement.

Are there any early termination fees?
You may cancel at any time without penalty. Contact MidAmerican customer service department at 800-342-3346, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Eastern Time or by email at support@midamericanenergyservices.com.

Who do I call if there is an outage or emergency?
AEP Ohio remains responsible for the delivery of power and energy to your home or business and will continue to respond to any service calls or emergencies. Switching to a retail supplier will not impact the reliability of your electric service in any way.

How does deregulation work?
Deregulation allows you to choose your electric supplier from a list of certified companies. Your supplier will provide the actual energy and AEP Ohio continues to deliver the energy to your home, read your meter and respond to emergencies or service outages.

Who is MidAmerican Energy Services?
MidAmerican is a certified retail electric supplier in Ohio. MidAmerican provides retail electric service to over 60,000 customers in deregulated markets across the country and is consistently recognized as an industry leader in service and customer satisfaction.

How long has MidAmerican served customers?
MidAmerican has served customers in deregulated energy markets since 1999 (previously as MidAmerican Energy Company).

Contact Information:
Customer Service: 800-342-3346 M-F 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Website: www.midamericanenergyservices.com
Email: support@midamericanenergyservices.com
Fax: (866) 890-0370