Signing an extension with Good Energy can help residents in the south-central Illinois city save money on electricity, according to Salem City Manager Bill Gruen.
Salem has worked with Good Energy since 2012 to create a municipal electricity aggregation program. This month, the city council examined whether to continue the relationship and sign a two-year extension with Good Energy.
Approved at the council’s November 13 meeting, the extension would run through 2019. As part of the extension process, Salem residents would receive a letter describing the program and explaining opt-out procedures. Residents can opt out of the program at any time. Only Ameren customers are eligible to participate in the Salem municipal electricity aggregation program.
Salem is one of many Illinois communities Good Energy has worked with to develop municipal electricity aggregation programs. Illinois has become the national leader in electricity-aggregation programs. Hundreds of Illinois communities have established group purchasing programs to save consumers money on energy bills.
In addition to saving money, Illinois residents who participate in Good Energy municipal aggregation programs benefit from electricity price stability and the ability to choose 100-percent renewable energy sources.
Good Energy serves more communities and residents than any other energy consultant. With more than 200 community energy aggregation programs, Good Energy represents more than 1 million households, about 1 percent of the U.S. population.
With the services of Good Energy, Illinois is on the cutting edge of community energy aggregation. To find out if your community could benefit from an energy aggregation program, visit Good Energy.