The April 9, 2013 Votes Are In

Residents of over 30 municipalities and counties in central and southern Illinois turned out on Tuesday to vote in favor of electric aggregation. These communities have voted to join together to form the third aggregation run by Good Energy, a municipal aggregation consulting firm. This aggregation will include over 100,000 households from these communities, and brings the total number of Illinois households saving money through Good Energy to approximately 600,000.

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Electric Aggregation Strongly Supported

Laurie Bergner, VP of Programs for the League of Women Voters, strongly supports electric aggregation as a powerful way for voters to save money. On April 9, voters in Bloomington and all across central and southern Illinois will be given an opportunity to join their neighbors in aggregating.

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Municipal Aggregation Explained: WLDS Interviews Philip Carr of Good Energy

Philip Carr of Good Energy recently sat down with Gary Scott of WLDS radio in Jacksonville, IL to discuss the upcoming aggregation vote in South Jacksonville. Here are some highlights from their conversation.

The city of Jacksonville had a similar vote a year ago. Since then, residents inJacksonville have seen enormous savings through aggregation. Additionally, Good Energy has continued to help other communities. "We’re purchasing power for about 400,000 households," and those households are, "saving about 80 million dollars this year," says Carr. He added, "I'm here to get the word out and let people know this is a great opportunity to save some money on their electric bill." At this point, "about fifty percent of Ameren Illinois customers are purchasing power through government aggregation."

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Multiple Illinois Communities to Vote on Electric Aggregation April 9th

Voters in many communities in central and southern Illinois will go to the polls April 9 to decide on electric aggregation. These voters will get the chance to decide if they want to save money every month on their electric bill by locking in lower rates.

These communities include Bloomington, Clinton, Fairbury, Gridley, Pontiac, Streator, and unincorporated parts of DeWitt, McLean, and Woodford counties. Early last year, Bloomington and Normal voters turned down an aggregation measure. Normal voters, however, voted again in November and passed the measure easily.

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Bethalto School District Agrees to Electric Aggregation

The Bethalto School District Board recently approved a 24 month electric aggregation contract with Ameren Energy Marketing. The deal was brokered by electric aggregation consulting firm Good Energy, which is quickly becoming a household name in southern and central Illinoisbecause of how many municipalities they have helped to aggregate.

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Natural-Gas Aggregation May Be Next Up

Savings for municipal electric aggregation customers has whet their palate, and the prospect of more energy savings in the form of natural gas aggregation has customers salivating. Residents of Champaign and Urbanacounties were among the first to try electric aggregation, through a program brokered by an electric aggregation consulting firm, Good Energy.

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Electric Aggregation Provides Residents Options on Energy

On April 9, several southern and central Illinois municipalities and counties will vote on electric aggregation. If the referendums pass, the residents of those areas will be able to negotiate better electricity supply rates by joining together to purchase wholesale rates. To broker these deals, many local governments contracted Good Energy, a municipal aggregation consulting firm.

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Natural Next Step: Group Gas Rates?

Residents in the city of Peoria are already reaping the benefits of electric aggregation through their partnership with Good Energy. Now, there is a chance they may be eligible for similar savings on gas.

Good Energy CEO Maximilian Hoover is thrilled to be at the forefront of the battle to save residents money in Illinois. Deregulating the gas industry can have real savings for consumers; across the state line in Ohio, consumers save between 5 and 15 percent through aggregation programs which have been in place for almost a decade there.

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Wood River Township Residents to Vote on Electric Aggregation

Wood River Township recently voted to allow Good Energy, a New York based energy consulting firm, to act as their municipal aggregate buyer. In making this move, they have hired a firm which represents over 110 communities and over 400,000 households to negotiate their municipal aggregation contract should voters approve a referendum added to the April 9 ballot.

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Hoopeston City Approves Good Energy

With unanimous approval, Good Energy becomes the consulting firm to help Hoopeston City with municipal aggregation. After learning that the aggregation referendum approved in November by Vermilion County only applied to unincorporated areas of the county, Mayor Bill Crusinberry and the Hoopeston City Council added a referendum to the April ballot, which will allow the municipality to join others who have signed on with Good Energy to significantly lower the electricity bills of their residents.

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About Good Energy
Good Energy launched a business to bring a simple concept to the marketplace... savings via lower electricity costs and superior efficiency lighting solutions. A smarter way to buy power and to use power. With ever changing technologies and product offerings Good Energy has provided new efficiency applications to the market and has pioneered a community centric buying approach that has achieved hundreds of millions of dollars in savings to the residential and commercial segment.

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