The Washington County Board accepted a contract with Affordable Gas and Electric/AEP Energy to supply electricity from 2020 to 2023. The rate of .04808 per kilowatt hour will mean an estimated savings of $9,300 a year. The county is currently paying .06046 a kilowatt hour, the board learned at its meeting last Tuesday.
The new rate will be for the Court House, Judicial Building, Jail, Ambulance Building, Health Department, and Animal Control. The Highway Department building will be added at another time.
AGE Procurement Manager Jordan Haarmann said that the rate will decrease because of an increased supply of electricity on the market.
Read a full report from the County Board meeting, in this week’s issue.