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One township in our area is about to save money on their electric bills.
In November, Perry Township passed a measure to allow the Muskingum County Commissioners to act as their aggregate to ensure better electric rates. Currently, those joining the program save 18% on the generation portion of their electric bills.
"It's the power of numbers," explained Palmer Energy Consultant Bill Bradish. "There's also some grant money that's available from the supplier that ten dollars a meter for everyone who gets in and that goes onto the county and gets split with the townships."
Perry Township residents will soon receive more information about the program.
"They will all receive letters that the program passes and you're automatically in, but you do not have to participate if you don't want to," said Bradish.
Those opting out of the program will have to send a postcard that will come in the mail saying they choose not to be a part. Bradish said he'll also speak with City of Zanesville officials about a program to save money on electric bills in city buildings.