The energy used for Cincinnati's electric aggregation program will still come from 100 percent renewable or green sources.
Interim city manager Scott Stiles had announced earlier this week that would not be part of the new three-year contract that begins in May. But he changed his mind Wednesday after five council members opposed the contract.
Cincinnati officials estimate they'll be able to save eligible residents about $163 a year for natural gas with a new aggregation program.
The city announced Friday it's negotiating a contract with Duke Energy Retail Services to provide service to about 64,000 eligible residents and small businesses.
Customers will be getting a packet of information in the mail soon about the plan. Eligible residents are automatically enrolled in the program unless they notify the city they don't want to participate.