The CLG electricity consortium is a joint bid for the electricity supply costs for government facilities and streetlights. The program started in 2010, and immediately saved a combined $590,000 (or 40% of electricity costs for the participating communities). The deal was renewed in 2012, 2014 and 2017- with increased savings each time.
The most recent electricity consortium bid was completed in early 2020 for 36 months. With this most recent bid, the consortium was able to add another $20,000 in savings for the participating governments. The broker for this program is AGE Energy. The supplier is IGS Energy. Governments can join this consortium “mid-contract.” They will be individually priced, and would then roll into the next group bid.
Governments have the opportunity to either bid for a “combined” electricity rate (which prices buildings and streetlights at the same rate), or a “separated” rate (which provides a separate price for buildings and streetlights). For the 2020 contract, the “combined” rate is $.0416/kwh. The “separated” rate is $.0467/kwh for buildings and $.0328/kwh for street lights. Renewables are also available through this program at a separate but comparable price.
Governments in the 2020 contract include:
City of Carlisle
Village of Fairfax
Village of Lincoln Heights
Little Miami Joint Fire District
Village of Lockland
Village of Newtown
City of North College Hill
City of Silverton
Village of Woodlawn