On Monday, April 8, Worthington City Council will introduce legislation regarding the selection of an energy-aggregation provider and will be presented with an analysis of 911 services, according to its agenda.

The energy-aggregation plan was proposed by council members David Robinson and Doug Smith in March 2018 and approved by voters in November. The measure allows the city to explore the possibility of becoming a governmental aggregator, a community that buys energy in bulk on behalf of its residents.

According to the agenda, Energy Alliances will present options for an electric provider for review and approval by City Council. Energy Alliances is a consultant group chosen by the city to implement the process and seek options on its behalf.

Energy Alliances has selected two options from AEP Energy and Dynegy as being the most “responsive and responsible,” according to materials from Energy Alliances included in the agenda. A third option from Dynegy also will be included as an option, the agenda said.

Rich Surace, COO of Energy Alliances, said he did not want to comment prior to presenting to City Council.

City Council will be asked to select an option and authorize the city manager to enter into an agreement, according to the agenda.

Also April 8, city officials have analyzed the city’s 911 call answering and public-safety dispatching services and will give a presentation along with recommendations on the future of the services.

The presentation will be on consolidating services, said city spokeswoman Anne Brown.

The council meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Worthington Municipal Building, 6550 High St.

Read the full story in the April 11 edition of ThisWeek Worthington News.

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