Those currently participating in the program and newly eligible account holders who now receive their gas supply from Duke Energy will be automatically renewed in the program unless they opt out.
Last month township trustees approved continuation of the program for another year with IGS Energy as the township’s supplier. The program has been in place since 2005.
Under the new agreement, the gas aggregation program will continue with variable rates that will be set each month with the option for the township to convert to a fixed-rate.
The program is voluntary for residents and businesses.
The number of township residents who participate has increased from 47 in April 2006 to 10,244 today. That number varies from month to month, peaking at 11,177.
Savings for residents who were enrolled between April 2006 and September 2013 amounted to about $208, with a total savings of just over $2 million during that period, said Barbara Wilson, the township’s spokesperson.
Information about the program, along with charts that include the monthly number of participants, gas used, the Duke Energy rate, the program rate, average residential savings, and total savings can be found on the township’s website www.westchesteroh.org/aggregation.cfm
Information: IGS, 800-280-4474, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.