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File #: 2648-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/12/2020 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 11/23/2020 Final action: 11/25/2020
Title: To adopt the Operation and Governance Plan, attached hereto, for the City to effect a Governmental Electricity Aggregation Program with opt-out provisions pursuant to Section 4928.20 of the Ohio Revised Code, which was approved by the majority of electors voting in the general election held on November 3, 2020; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Attachments: 1. 2020-1116 Electric Aggregation Operation and Governance Plan for Columbus.pdf
Explanation

Background: At the 2020 State of the City, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced the City’s intention to pursue Community Choice Aggregation, and committed the City of Columbus to an aggregation program with a 100% renewable energy supply by 2022. The primary goals of the City’s electric aggregation program will be to 1) provide competitive retail energy supply costs for Columbus citizens; 2) support renewable energy development, especially local renewable energy generation, to advance Columbus’ sustainable economy; and 3) to ensure that supplier(s) provide quality, reliable service and first-rate customer service. The City is also committed to an aggregation program that supports sustainability efforts, energy efficiency, and other policy priorities of the City that benefit the Columbus community.

Ordinance 1642-2020 authorized the City of Columbus to perform all necessary actions to effect a Governmental Electricity Aggregation program for the City with opt-out provisions pursuant to Section 4928.20 of the Ohio Revised Code for the residents and small businesses in the incorporated areas of the City of Columbus (the "Aggregation Program"). The City added this Program to the ballot on November 3, 2020 and it was approved by the majority of the electors, as required by law.

Emergency action is requested so that the City can efficiently file its PUCO application and maintain the necessary timeline to meet the 2022 goal, and ensure this clean energy initiative can commence as soon as possible.

Fiscal Impact: No funding is required for this legislation.

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To adopt the Operation and Governance Plan, attached hereto, for the City to effect a Governmental Electricity Aggregation Program with opt-out provisions pursuant to Section 4928.20 of the Ohio Revised Code, which was approved by the majority of electors voting in the general election held on November 3, 2020; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)

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