From the City of Delaware:
Voters in the City of Delaware will decide November 8 whether to let city officials negotiate for electricity on their behalf.
The City seeks to help residents save money on their electric bills and support renewable energy after City Council in August voted to place the following question before City voters:
Shall the City of Delaware have the authority to aggregate the retail electric loads located in the City of Delaware and, for that purpose, enter into service agreements to facilitate for those loads the sale and purchase of electricity, such aggregation to occur automatically except where any person elects to opt out?
The state of Ohio requires that voters give a city permission to negotiate for energy prices on their behalf through passing a ballot initiative. A “Yes” vote in November would allow Delaware to negotiate with a utility to obtain bulk purchase rates for electricity on behalf of its residents and businesses through a municipal aggregation program.