Thanks to everyone who helped out with this clean energy victory in Cincinnati! We asked City Council to include clean, renewable energy in their Request for Proposals (RFP) and they delivered. City Manager Dohoney has chosen to award the city’s 2-year aggregation contract to FirstEnergy Solutions, who is offering 100% renewable energy for residential and small businesses sourced from Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and the Cincinnati Zoo’s solar array.
Customers who use 700,000 kWh/year or less, are in good standing with their current utility, have no existing long-term purchase contracts with any utility, and who are not on a Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) are eligible to participate. City Manager Dohoney’s decision will save the estimated 52,400 eligible customers $133/year off their electric bills. The RFP also included the conventional generation option, and Cincinnati chose to contract with the green option, which is $23/year cheaper than the conventional option! The switch is expected to take place in June 2012.
Click here to learn what City Manager Dohoney has to say about this exciting progress in clean energy and what Cincinnati’s next steps are.
Cincinnati is setting a positive example for its residents, the state of Ohio, and the entire country. A city as large as Cincinnati making the necessary strides to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels is tremendous. We will work to help other cities accomplish this goal – but we need your help! Be sure to tell your Cincinnati friends and families congrats on this exciting news!
Questions? Email Natalie Fox or call (614) 461-0734 x 301.