Public Hearing – Plan of Operations and Governance – Natural Gas Aggregation

Public Hearing - Plan of Operations and Governance - Natural Gas Aggregation

When

03/20/2023    
10:15 am - 10:30 am

Where

City of Riverside Offices
5200 Springfield St, Dayton, OH, 45431

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PUBLIC HEARING ON THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE NATURAL GAS AGGREGATION PROGRAM PLAN OF OPERATION AND GOVERNANCE

CITY OF RIVERSIDE LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 4929.26(C) of the Ohio Revised Code, the City of Riverside will hold two separate Public Hearings on the Natural Gas Aggregation Program Plan of Operation and Governance for the City of Riverside on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 10:15 A.M. and on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 6:15 P.M. Both hearings will be held in the Council Chambers, located at City Hall, 5200 Springfield Street, Suite 100, Riverside, Ohio 45431. The City of Riverside is considering becoming a member of the Sustainable Ohio Public Energy Council (SOPEC), a regional council of governments under Chapter 167 of the Ohio Rev. Code. SOPEC provides energy services to member communities, political subdivisions, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, & public agencies. In preparation for taking this action, the City of Riverside will be holding the two Public Hearings referenced above to permit comments and questions regarding the SOPEC Natural Gas Aggregation Program Plan of Operation and Governance. The SOPEC Natural Gas Aggregation Program Plan of Operation and Governance describes the policies and procedures by which the government aggregation program will be carried out for natural gas for eligible Riverside residents and small commercial customers, including those policies and procedures related to rates and customer service. The SOPEC Natural Gas Aggregation Program Plan of Operation and Governance addresses the following topics regarding the Natural Gas Aggregation Program: (1) Ohio Law; (2) Description and Objectives of the Natural Gas Aggregation Program; (3) Steps Required by Law; (4) Practical Steps and Requirements of the Competitive Market; (5) Natural Gas Aggregation Program Goals; (6) Natural Gas Aggregation Program Operations; (7) Natural Gas Aggregation Program Funding; (8) Consumer Participation in the Opt-Out Program; (9) Consumer Participation in the Opt-In Program; (10) New Member Communities; (11) Service Termination by Supplier; (12) Termination of the SOPEC Member Natural Gas Aggregation Program; (13) Customer Care; (14) Rights and Responsibilities of Program Participants; (15) Description of Organization and Management of Natural Gas Aggregation; (16) Outline of Structure; (17) Description of Program Organizational Structure; (18) Member Community Participating Customers; (19) Member Community Legislative Body; (20) SOPEC Assembly; (21) SOPEC Board of Directors; (22) Fiscal Agent, Executive Director and Staff, Legal Counsel and Consultants; (23) Service Supplier(s); and (24) Member Community Participating Consumers. Copies of the Natural Gas Aggregation Program Plan of Operation and Governance may be obtained from the Clerk of Council between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.