Goshen Twp. to get funds from electric plan

GOSHEN TWP. — The township will be receiving money thanks to participation in an electric aggregate.

Township trustees last week approved a resolution accepting money from NOPEC (Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council), a non-profit organization of local governments working together to save customers money on energy, to reward the township for customers who participate in the aggregate. The township will receive $7 per household. There are approximately 1,000 customers in the township participating in the aggregate.

Trustee Chair Bob McCracken noted that Mahoning County has been under the electric aggregate with First Energy since voters approved joining the aggregate several years ago. He said the resolution tells the county commissioners the township wants to participate in NOPEC, with NOPEC responsible for choosing the lowest cost electric provider.

In addition to the money the township will receive for each customer, NOPEC has granted the township $1,350 this year to add to $1,500 from last year for an energy savings project.

McCracken said the trustees are considering air conditioning units that will cool the entire administration building that will replace the current window units in the police department wing. The total cost of the project is $7,000, so the remaining amount after the NOPEC grant can be split between the police and general funds, he said.

Also, the trustees accepted $250 from NOPEC for event sponsorship that can be used for such events as the open house, community day or Coffee with a Cop which the township and police department held last year. Township officials have expressed interest in hosting the events again this year.

For more information on NOPEC visit nopec.org.

khowell@salemnews.net

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