According to the Canton Daily Ledger, representatives from New Yorkbased energy purchasing consultant Good Energy made a presentation before Canton city council members at the Mechanical Committees meeting. Their pitch was simple; electric aggregation with Good Energy works, and can save residents money.
"We are the Sam's Club of buying energy," said Jerod McMorris, one of the Good Energy representatives from their Peoria office. He explained that they receive bids from 46 energy suppliers across the nation every time they run an aggregation.
Good Energy currently serves 52 communities in Illinois, including Peoria, Pekin, Creve Coeur, Hanna City, and Havana, totaling over a half of a million households. Representatives from Good Energy have previously discussed arrangements with representatives from Canton, however Cantonofficials instead opted to sign with Integrys Energy.
Still, Good Energy is excited to begin another round of aggregations in Illinoisand, according to McMorris, would "love to have [Canton] be a part of it."
Should council members decide to take advantage of the buying power of Good Energy's aggregations, their current contract with Integrys will remain undisturbed. Good Energy is simply presenting options to take advantage of the unseasonably cool weather, which could lower prices.
Canton residents could continue to receive energy from Integrys Energy should they decide to hire Good Energy, if Integrys makes the best offer. If not, Canton residents would have access to whichever provider offers the lowest bid, ensuring a great rate is obtained.
The council will discuss the proposal at their next full council meeting.
Source: Canton Daily Ledger
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