09/10/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/10/2019 14:48
Stark County Announces Suppliers and New Fixed Rates for Natural Gas Aggregation Program
9/10/2019 3:47:09 PM
Canton, Ohio (September 11, 2019) - Stark County officials are pleased to announce that they have established 24-month fixed-rates for members of the County's Natural Gas Aggregation Program. Residents in the Dominion Energy Ohio (Dominion) service territory will have a fixed-rate of $2.794 per Mcf from IGS Energy. Residents in the Columbia Gas of Ohio (Columbia) service territory will have a fixed-rate of $0.3619 per Ccf from Volunteer Energy. Both rates will run from October 2019 through September 2021. Residents and businesses should look for a letter to arrive on or after September 9 from the respective supplier. The letters will explain the new rates, terms and conditions, and instructions for joining or leaving the program.
Brant Luther, County Administrator, said, 'We are pleased to make these rates available for our residents and small businesses in Stark County. The fixed-rates will give them price protection and budget stability as we move into the winter months. These are the lowest rates in the history of our program and, as before, our program has no early termination fee.'
Mark Burns, President of Independent Energy Consultants, said, 'Residents and businesses should carefully read their letter from the respective supplier.' Burns added, 'Residents who are currently participating in the program will receive an 'opt-out' notice, and do not need to take any action to remain in the program. Residents who have not chosen a supplier and receive their gas supply from Dominion Energy Ohio or Columbia Gas of Ohio will also receive an 'opt-out' letter. If they wish to be added to the program, they should simply do nothing and they will automatically receive the new rate.'
Any resident or small business that is not participating in the aggregation program and is currently served by another supplier may obtain the program rate by calling IGS Energy at 1-877-353-0162 (Dominion customers) or Volunteer Energy at 1-800-977-8374 (Columbia customers). Residents served by other suppliers are encouraged to review the terms and conditions of their current supplier agreement as early termination fees may apply. New customers to the program must be in good standing and cannot be part of the utility's Percentage of Income Payment Program (PIPP).
For more information, please call IGS Energy at 1-877-353-0162 or Volunteer Energy at 1-800-977-8374.The County's program is available to residents and small commercial natural gas users in the 17 unincorporated townships across Stark County.