The Canal Winchester Times

Madison Township OKs 2 energy aggregation measures

Madison Township voters approved two aggregation issues May 7, one for gas and one for electricity.

According to final unofficial results from the Franklin County Board of Elections, electricity aggregation was approved by a vote of 1,174 (54.91 percent) to 964 (45.09 percent.)

The numbers for gas aggregation were similar, with 1,163 votes in favor (54.45 percent) and 973 votes against (45.55 percent.)

Madison Township Trustee Victor Paini said prior to the election that aggregation could provide residents with more choices and would give the township the ability to negotiate lower rates.
Energy aggregation allows residents to choose either their current gas and electric providers or new providers, with the assumption being that competition among the companies will drive consumer costs down.

Residents would not be obligated to participate in any aggregation program trustees might negotiate.