Note from Scott Belcastro

Greetings,

Changes are coming to electric bills in the near future therefore we’ve prepared a small newsletter for your residents. This change in transmission applies to everyone, not just aggregation members. Also this will explain why companies can offer such low rates currently. One company is calling offering folks 6.98 cents per kWh. The issue is that rate is not apples to apples by todays existing rates. Their rate does not include transmission and hence appears much lower than it really is.

Please feel free to post on your web site.

Let me know if you have questions.

Thank you.
Scott Belcastro

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Below is the newsletter:

AEP Ohio's Electric Security Plan III (ESP III) - Treatment of PJMassessed transmission costs AEP Ohio recently received an Opinion and Order from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) regarding AEP Ohio’s Electric Security Plan III (ESP III) case. AEP Ohio is preparing to implement the the Basic Transmission Cost Rider (BTCR) as approved in the Opinion and Order, subject to any possible changes that might result from any requests for rehearing or appeals. Please note that various aspects of the BTCR are the subject of an application for rehearing filed at the PUCO. 

One component of the proposal involved AEP Ohio’s proposed change in the treatment of transmission costs. AEP Ohio requested, and the PUCO approved, that AEP Ohio would assume responsibility (subject to recovery from retail customers) for cost-based transmission charges that you currently pay to your CRES (Certified Retail Electric Supplier) Provider. The PUCO determined that it is more appropriate for these charges to be collected by your electric distribution utility, AEP Ohio, than your CRES provider.

As of June 1, 2015, consistent with the ruling, AEP Ohio will be responsible for billing customers for cost-based transmission charges for both shopping and non-shopping customers’ load.

Current Bill (Pre-June 1, 2015)

AEP Charges 

  • Distribution Service 
  • Customer Charge 
  • Riders 

Current “Supplier” Charges

  • Generation 
  • Transmission Bill beginning June 1, 2015 AEP Charges 
  • Distribution Service 
  • Transmission Service 
  • Customer Charge 
  • Riders

“Supplier” Charges

  • Generation

Retail customers should expect to see their existing rates lowered by approximately 1 cent per kWh beginning June 2015 billing (and reflected in the bill received in July). Please keep in mind that suppliers contacting you between now and through July may be presenting offers for you to switch without including the Transmission Service charges. This may make their offered rate appear lower than the rate currently in place. Remember, however, that Transmission Service makes up about 1 cent of the current rate, which will be removed from your retail suppliers billing beginning in June 2015 and moved to AEP Ohio’s side of the bill. For example, if the current CRES rate is 6.99 cents per kWh, then after June the rate will be lowered to approximately 5.99 cents per kWh.

UPDATES FOR THE ELECTRIC POWER AGGREGATION:

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE:  The Trustee meeting for June 14, 2016 has been moved to 6:00 p.m. for the "Meet and Greet" Party for Chief Taylor.  Please see the notice below.  Everyone is welcome.  We hope you can attend.

Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to the Township’s consultant,
​Trebel LLC, at 1-877-861-2772.​

Welcome to
​PLEASANT TOWNSHIP
Franklin County, Ohio

Pleasant Township Trustee Meetings are held the second
​and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

5373 Norton Road
Grove City, Ohio 43123 
(614) 877-4375

Meet the newly hired Fire Chief of Pleasant Township, Chief Brian Taylor.

NOTICE:  Two meetings will be held about the Electric Power Aggregation on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. One at 10:00 a.m. the other at 6:30 p.m.  If you have a question or concern and cannot make the meeting please contact one of your Trustees.

Memorial Day Services
Monday, May 25, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Oak Grove Cemetery
Pleasant Township

NOTICE:  Two meetings will be held about the Electric Power Aggregation on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. One at 10:00 a.m. the other at 6:30 p.m.  If you have a question or concern and cannot make the meeting please contact one of your Trustees.

The Pleasant Township Firefighters Union Local 2937 is hosting the 3rd annual Pancakes with Santa Event on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

This event has been steadily growing so this year it will be held at Darbydale Elementary School.

Any questions please call the fire station, (614) 877-4375.

FRANKLIN COUNTY, OHIO

Note from your Trustees:

  • Government Electric Aggregation Agreement for Pleasant Township has been signed with AEP Energy for 24 monthly billing cycles beginning with the July 2015 billing cycle. The rate from July 2015 to June 2016 is 0.06397 cents per kWh. The rate from July 2016 to June 2017 is 0.05931 cents per kWh.

You should be receiving information in your mail with contact number for any questions you may have.

Thank you to all the residents who participated in the informational meetings and shared your ideas and concerns through this decision making process.

After more than a 5 month process, with the help and guidance of the Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to hire Brian Taylor as Fire Chief of Pleasant Township.

Chief Taylor has over 20 years of experience in the fire service.  He served with the Bazetta Township Fire Department (Trumbull County) for 16 years, serving 10 years as a lieutenant and 3 years as a captain.  For the past 2 years he has served as Fire Chief for the Marion Township Fire Department (Marion County). 

We welcome Chief Taylor, his wife Christina and their 3 children to Pleasant Township.

Pleasant Township News and Current Events

Thank you, Georgesville Community Club for donating 32 box fans for anyone in Pleasant Township in need of a fan to beat this summers heat. The fans were purchased with funds raised in the 1900's Harrisburg Jail Cell at the Georgesville Fish Fry and Homecoming.

If you do not have air conditioning and are in need of a fan to help keep cool, go to the Pleasant Twp. Fire Dept. on Norton Rd in Darbydale.

PANCAKES WITH SANTA (and the Firefighters)

Scenic views around Pleasant Township

SUNRISE ON BEATTY ROAD

Thank you, Jeff Saylor for the photo.