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Fostoria approves ordinances to join NOPEC

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FOSTORIA — Fostoria residents could see lower energy bills soon, as city council has approved a proposal to switch energy providers.

Fostoria City Council passed two ordinances Tuesday for a proposal to switch from American Electric Power (AEP) to the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC).

NOPEC is a non-profit group of over 220 communities that negotiates lower utility rates.

As Ohio’s largest energy aggregator, NOPEC buys gas and electricity in bulk to help lower customers’ utility bills.

Since 2001, NOPEC says it has saved residents and businesses over $300 million and awarded over $28 million in energy-efficiency grants to NOPEC member communities.

Residents who do not wish to switch energy providers will be able to opt-out of the program.

Tiffin has been apart of NOPEC since 2014 and has been awarded $55,332 in energy efficiency grants.

Now, it will take about 3 months for the transition process to be completed.

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