The Board of Trustees of Ross Township, Butler County, Ohio will hold two public hearings on the
Township’s Natural Gas Aggregation Program Plan of Operation and Governance (“Plan”). The hearings
will be held at 5:15pm and 6:15pm on December 7, 2023. Both hearings will take place at the Township
Administration Building at 4055 Hamilton Cleves Rd, Fairfield, Ohio 45014.
On November 7, 2023, Ross Township voters authorized the Township to aggregate retail natural gas loads
in the Township and for that purpose to enter into service agreements to facilitate for those loads the
purchase and sale of natural gas, such aggregation to occur automatically except where any eligible person
opts out. The Township intends to form a governmental natural gas aggregation program (“Program”) for
the purchase of natural gas on behalf of the Township residents and to submit its Plan to the Public
Utilities Commission of Ohio (“PUCO”) pursuant to PUCO Regulation and Ohio law. The Township shall
develop an opt-out natural gas aggregation program following the procedures set forth in Ohio Revised
Code Section 4929.26.
Subject to the final approval of the Board of Trustees, the Township will enter into a Natural Gas Supply
Agreement with the selected supplier. The Supply Agreement may provide a fixed rate, a capped rate
and/or a variable rate for eligible customers, which is expected to provide more price certainty and
stability than the rates currently offered by the local natural gas distribution utility(ies). The contract rate
is anticipated to begin on or after April 2024, and to continue for a term not to exceed 36 months.
All eligible customers of the local natural gas distribution utility(ies) who do not opt out of the Program
will be included in the Township’s aggregate. All customers eligible to be included in the Township’s
aggregate will receive a Notice by mail regarding their right to opt out of the Program. The Notice will
explain the rates, terms and conditions, and general information regarding the Program. If a customer
does not wish to be included in the Program, the customer will have 21 days to opt out of the Program
free of charge by returning an enclosed post card or calling the indicated toll free telephone number.
New customers moving into the Township will be given the opportunity to opt out in future mailings.
Customers moving within the Township will retain their status under the Program.
Aggregate customers will continue to receive one bill from their local natural gas distribution utility.
For additional information or to view the Plan of Operation and Governance, please click here: Ross Township (Bulter) — Energy Alliances