City of Cleveland Municipal Aggregation Program
The City of Cleveland's community aggregation program provides residential and small commercial Cleveland Electric Illuminating (CEI) customers the opportunity to save money on their electric bills. Since July 2013, about 65,000 CEI customers receive both a 21% electricity bill savings off the market rate (or Price to Compare) AND 100% of their electricity from green energy sources. In recognition of this achievement, the World Wildlife Fund has honored Cleveland with a "Bright Place to Live" Award for Choosing 100% Renewable Electricity. more >>
Since their July 2013 meter readings, CEI customers have received electricity from the following sources:
- 50% Hydropower
- 30% Ohio Wind Generation
- 20% out-of-state wind generation.
This aggregation saves customers money, supports Ohio and regional renewable projects, and reduces Cleveland’s carbon footprint.
Through governmental aggregation, a community purchasing program, the City of Cleveland leverages group buying power for the purchase of electricity. The City of Cleveland program was approved by voters in November of 2000. CEI customers in the City of Cleveland are automatically enrolled in the program. Customers received a letter allowing them to “opt in” to conventional energy sourced mostly from nuclear, coal, and natural gas. These customers receive a discount of 24% off the Price to Compare.
After researching competitive electricity pricing options, The City of Cleveland selected FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., to provide 100% renewable electric generation through July 2015. For the previous aggregation from June 2010 – June 2013, the discount rate was 6% below the Price to Compare for residents and 4% for small businesses, all sourced from conventional sources. more >>