A Mere Five Percent of Normal Residents Opted Out of Electric Aggregation

In the November general election, Normal residents passed a referendum allowing their town to join a local electric aggregation run by aggregation consulting firm Good Energy. As a stipulation in the contract for the municipal aggregation, all Normal residents were offered a chance to opt out of the aggregation by mail. The deadline to opt out was December 16, and the results are in.

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Monticello Puts Electric Aggregation on April 2013 Ballot

Electric aggregation is now a consideration for another Illinois city. The Monticello City Council has voted to put municipal aggregation to a city wide vote this April. If approved, residents stand to save substantially on their electric bill.

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McLean County Board Selects Electric Aggregation Consulting Firm

After much debate, the McLean County Board approves a contract with electric aggregation firm Good Energy. The vote allows Good Energy to begin educating the public on what electric aggregation is and how it will affect residents, and it will allow Good Energy to begin preparing for negotiations on a lower bid price, should the referendum pass.

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Unincorporated Woodford County, Streator to Vote on Electric Aggregation

April 9 is sizing up to be quite a day for voters in Central and Southern Illinois. A referendum to allow municipal aggregation will be appearing on nearly every ballot in the area, except those who approved it last March or last November. The Woodford County board and Streator City Council both voted to add the referendum to their ballots, even though both saw the measure fail last year.

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Electrical Aggregation to be on City of Danville Ballots

Danville voters will see a referendum for electrical aggregation on the April 9 ballot. This news came Tuesday night, when the Danville City Council, less Ward 1 Alderman Kevin Davis and Ward 2 Alderwoman Lois Cooper who were absent, unanimously approved the referendum.

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Oblong Chooses Homefield Energy

When residents of the Village of Oblong voted to join an electric aggregation plan in November, they did so without knowing who would win the contract to be their electric supplier. Now that the Village of Oblong has decided on Homefield Energy, residents can decide if they want to opt out of the services, and significantly lower rates, provided by Homefield.

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Marion County Wants Electric Aggregation Vote for Unincorporated Areas

Electric aggregation is being recommended to go to a full county vote by the Marion County Community Relations Committee. This recommendation goes to the Marion County full county board, who needs to approve the request, and a decision is expected of the board as early as next Tuesday, allowing ample time for a referendum to be added to the April 9th ballot.

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Fairview City Council Deliberates on Electric Aggregation

All across Illinois, residents are seeing huge cost savings from municipal electric aggregation, leaving Fairview City Mayor Gail Mitchell wondering if her residents are ready to save, too. She has put forth a resolution that asks voters if the city should "have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such a program?"

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Bloomington Voters Get a Second Chance on Electricity Savings

Bloomington voters will have a second chance to approve an electric bundling program which will save customers up to $200 per year. Early last year, voters rejected the referendum in a surprising vote. The city Council, however, voted 7-2 to put the referendum back on the ballot on April 9th. Aldermen Jennifer McDade and Karen Schmidt have both said they have received calls from their residents requesting the measure be put back on the ballot. Voters do not want politics to get in the way of savings.

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Some Towns Proceed With Aggregation Ballot Measures

Last week, meetings between officials from Vermilion County and Integrys Energy Services left incorporated Vermillion County out of the recently signedelectric aggregation contract. Officials from some incorporated areas are pushing to add an electric aggregation referendum onto their April ballots.

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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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