Dayton households are closer to saving an average of $100 to $200 per year on energy costs, as plans for the city’s electric aggregation move ahead. Last November, voters passed a ballot initiative giving Dayton city commissioners the authority to create an opt-out aggregation program. Next month, city commissioners are set to vote on the plan, after which the city will submit it to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) so Dayton “can become a Competitive Retail Electric Service provider,” reports the Dayton Daily News. The next steps will be for the city to “issue a request for proposals to hire a broker,” and then “go out for bid to find an electric supplier,” according to the article. Aggregation allows individual customers to join a larger group and negotiate lower energy prices based on their combined purchase power. Dayton citizens who prefer not to join the aggregation plan may opt out. For more, read the full article.