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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Champaign County Residents Lock in 25-30% Savings

Another successful contract negotiation has ended, with unincorporated Champaign County residents coming out ahead. Champaign County has awarded Homefield Energy a 17 month contract to supply electricity to as many as 15,000 households. This contract stipulates that residents will pay 3.9999 cents per kilowatt for electricity. Recent electricity aggregation rates for other communities were: 4.055 in Urbana and 4.15 in Champaign. The current rate at Ameren is 5.6 cents per kilowatt.

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Metro East Communities to See Electricity Rate Savings

Steep savings will be seen in the 55 communities throughout central and southern Illinois who voted for electric aggregation this November. Each municipality received different rates based upon a number of factors, however all received significant savings.

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Normal Residents to See 27 Percent Drop in Electric Rate

After a successful negotiation, Normal Residents have locked in a $0.4099 per kilowatt-hour rate on electricity delivery with provider Homefield Energy. This amounts to a 27 percent savings over the current Ameren Illinois rates. This beat the 20-25 percent rate savings which City Manager Mark Peterson had hoped for.

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Residents plug into Savings

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ENERGY BUYING GROUP, NOW LIKELY SINGLE LARGEST IN THE U.S., TO SAVE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CONSUMERS $46 MILLION OVER 17 MONTHS
CENTRAL/SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (December 11, 2012) More than 230,000 households in 18 central and southern Illinois counties can expect to see their electric bills drop by 25 percent or more, beginning in spring of 2013.

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For communities that passed the Electric Supply Proposition, what are the 6 things they can expect?

Now that your community has passed and accepted Municipal Aggregation, when can you expect your electric rates to drop? Here is a list of the six things that will be happening.

Your community will hold, or will have already held, two public hearings to approve the Operation of Plan and Governance, which details the way the program will operate. If you have any questions or wish to discuss with your municipal officials, we recommend you attend these hearings.

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Granite City may choose renewable energy even if slightly costlier

At the November 20th Granite City Council meeting, Good Energy's Philip Carr explained that now that Granite City approved Municipal Aggregation, they will be receiving the best price for electricity in the market. Further, for just a tiny percent more, the community could choose 100% renewable energy from sources such as wind turbines.

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Jerseyville, IL passed the Electric Supply Proposition. Good Energy explains what happens next

At the November 27th Jerseyville public hearing, Good Energy explained what the next steps will be now that Municipal Aggregation has been approved. Bidding will occur December 11th for all the municipalities Good Energy represents that passed the proposition. Good Energy also warned residents that there are clever marketers that are now trying to take advantage of people's confusion of the subject. These marketers misrepresent themselves as being part of the program and are in actuality, a scam. Residents do not have to do anything if they wish to be part of the program, and they will not receive a phone call stating they have to.

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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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