MOUNT VERNON — The city has signed a contract with American Electric Power Retail for a 9 percent discount on generation and transportation fees for those who opt in to the city’s electrical aggregation program.
Mayor Richard Mavis said two public hearings on the program will be held Monday, the first at 2 p.m., the second at 8 p.m. during the City Council meeting. A representative of Buckeye Energy Brokers Inc., the company that has been setting up the program for the city, will be present to explain the program and the contract.
Mavis also said a letter explaining the program and providing the number people can call to opt in to the plan will be sent out, possibly by the end of next week. The deadline for enrolling in the program will be the beginning of January. If people do not sign up by that time, no other discount programs will be available for two and a half years, when the city will be able to set up an “opt out” program.
Mavis said the city has been getting questions about whether persons living outside the city can participate in the program.