Electric aggregation passes in Hanover, Madison townships

Voters in two Butler County townships approved electric aggregation programs that will allow locally elected officials to purchase electric generation at a discounted rate for the community.

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Voters in Hanover Twp. easily approved Issue 5, the electric aggregation in the township, according to unofficial results from the Butler County Board of Elections. Of the 3,944 votes, 2,299, or 58 percent, voted yes.

In Madison Twp., voters appeared to approve the electric aggregation with three of the five precincts reporting. There were 2,434 votes and 1,570 were yes for Issue 8, according to the board of elections.

Under government aggregation, local officials bring residents together to gain buying power for the purchase of competitively priced electricity from a retail generation supplier certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

Township officials in support of the program said aggregation gives residents more choices on where they get their electric and gas needs while allowing them to opt-in or opt-out. Residents of the township can make the choice to stay with their chosen provider and have the option to change at any time.