The Village of Jackson Center Natural Gas Aggregation Program sets a secure fixed price at 56.9 cents per ccf for your natural gas supply charges.
In May 2003, Village of Jackson Center voters authorized by majority vote the creation of a Natural Gas Aggregation Program to seek lower natural gas rates for eligible residential and small business customers and the Village approved a Plan of Operation and Governance as prescribed by Section 4928.20 of the Ohio Revised Code. Under this arrangement, IGS Energy has been selected as the Village of Jackson Center's natural gas supply provider. This special offer is exclusive for eligible residents and businesses of the Village because, through the power of volume buying, IGS Energy is able to secure natural gas at competitive prices.
THE VILLAGE NATURAL GAS AGGREGATION PROGRAM IS A SMART CHOICE:
Receive Protection with a Secure Fixed Price. Through the Village Natural Gas Aggregation Program, eligible residents and businesses will receive the secure price of 56.9 cents per ccf for a period of twelve (12) months starting with the September 2023 meter-read date. You will find additional details of this program in the Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions below.
Continue to Receive One Bill. Your local utility will continue to send you one monthly natural gas bill. You can continue to remit one payment to your local utility for IGS Energy charges. Also, your local utility will continue to provide service for any emergency or maintenance issues.
No Cancellation Fee. There is no charge to cancel your contract at any time.
YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE ENROLLED.
You don't have to do anything and there is no cost to enroll in this exclusive program. All eligible residents and businesses located in the Village will automatically be enrolled in the program unless you choose to opt out by following the instructions listed below.
HOW DO I OPT-OUT?
If you do not wish to participate in this program, you must opt-out by August 19, 2023. There are two ways to opt out.
Phone - Call IGS Energy Customer Care Team toll free at 1-877-353-0162, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. & Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST
Mail - Complete the Natural Gas Aggregation Opt Out Election Form you received in the mail and return it to the address listed on the form by August 19, 2023.
Under this aggregation, CenterPoint Energy (formally Vectren) will continue to maintain the pipeline system that delivers natural gas to your home or business. You will continue to receive a single bill from CenterPoint for your natural gas service and it will include your new gas supply charge. You will still contact CenterPoint regarding loss of gas service, odor of gas, or for any other concerns or issues having to do with your local service. Budget billing and automatic billing options will continue to be available thru CenterPoint.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Village Natural Gas Aggregation Program?
Under the Village Natural Gas Aggregation Program, the Village acted on behalf of its natural gas consumers to select a natural gas supply provider who, through the power of volume buying, is able to secure natural gas at competitive prices. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio ("PUCO") has taken steps to ensure that Ohio's competitive natural gas environment is consumer-friendly. Voters in the Village approved this aggregation program.
The Village has selected IGS Energy as their natural gas supply provider to serve their residents and businesses beginning with the September 2023 meter-read date for twelve (12) months.
Why did the Village select IGS Energy as it provider?
The Village selected IGS Energy because they were able to propose a program that represented the best overall value for eligible households and businesses.
How do I enroll?
You don't have to do anything to enroll. All eligible customers will be automatically included in the program unless you choose to opt out. If you opt out, you will continue to be served by your local natural gas utility's standard service offer or until you choose an alternative natural gas service provider. However, if you do not respond to the letter you received in the mail, the utility will complete the enrollment process. As a part of the enrollment process, you will also receive a notice from your local utility, CenterPoint Energy, confirming your decision to enroll with IGS Energy. Simply review the letter - if you are pleased with the Village Natural Gas Aggregation Plan, simply ignore that letter. No deposits are required to enroll.
When will this program start?
The Village Natural Gas Aggregation Program will begin with the September 2023 meter-read date.
What is my price?
The Village of Jackson Center has ensured that, beginning with the September 2023 meter-read date, you will receive a natural gas supply fixed price of 56.9 cents per ccf for twelve (12) months.
Where do I send payment?
You will continue to receive one bill each month from CenterPoint Energy, your local utility. The amount that you owe to IGS Energy will be stated separately on your bill and you will continue to send payments to your local utility only.
Is budget billing available?
Yes, you can arrange Budget Billing through CenterPoint Energy.
Can I cancel at any time?
Yes, you may cancel without penalty and switch to another provider or revert back to CenterPoint Energy, the local utility. Should you cancel your service with IGS Energy and return to standard offer serice with your local utility, you may not be serviced under the same rates, terms, and conditions that apply to other utility customers. You will also be provided the ability to opt out every two years without penalty.
What happens at the end of the program?
As the program draws to a close, the Village can choose to seek bids from natural gas providers in order to negotiate a new contract on behalf of eligible households and businesses. Program participants will retain the same flexibility in having the option to continue with the program, revert to local utility supply, or select an alternative natural gas supplier.
Why is this an "opt-out" program?
It enables IGS Energy to offer a lower group rate based on the Village's size.
If I opt-out initially, can I choose to join the program at a later date?
Yes, if you opt-out initially and change your mind later on, you may join by calling IGS Energy at 1-877-353-0162.
What happens if I move?
If you move to another location within the Village of Jackson Center, you will be able to continue participating in the program. If you leave the Village of Jackson Center you will no longer be eligible to participate.
What is considered a small commercial business?
A small commercial business has an annual consumption less than 5,000 Ccf or 500 Mcf per year and must be a non-mercantile customer as defined by Ohio Administrative Code.