The City of Oregon has been a charter member of the Northwest Ohio Aggregation Coalition (NOAC). NOAC was formed in 2003 pursuant to Ohio legislation that permitted aggregation by governments of gas and electric purchases in order to try and save consumers costs on such bills. Since 2003 NOAC has saved residents and small businesses in the aggregation millions of dollars in their natural gas bills versus the Columbia Gas tariff price. Most all of the communities in Lucas County joined to form NOAC in an effort to try and save money for consumers and since its inception NOAC has saved residents and small businesses in Northwest Ohio significant sums by aggregating purchases of electricity and natural gas. On a yearly basis NOAC evaluates and makes recommendations as to whether communities should enter into agreements with managed programs.