Fayette County voters OK'd a ballot issue in May to allow the county to complete electric aggregation on their behalf.

It will allow the commissioners to put all the residents together that are in the unincorporated areas of the county, and pool that group together to get a better negotiated rate from the electric companies for their electric energy generation.

Commissioner Dean says the county has negotiated a rate through early 2017 for 5.35 cents per kilowatt hour, which would save the average household $300-400 per year.

Commissioner Dean says some residents will get an opt-out letter in August, stating that they will be automatically included unless they indicate otherwise.