Illinois residents who have already implemented energy aggregation trumpet its success

In November, more than 220 municipalities in Illinois will go to the polls to vote on municipal aggregation, a plan which will allow residents to buy their electricity supply in bulk. Instead of continuing with Ameren Illinois, or in some areas Commonwealth Edison, residents will contract with a new independent energy company, which will be chosen after a competitive bidding process.

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Good Energy talks with Brian Byers on Byers & Co on Newstalk 1340 WSOY Radio in Decatur

In an interview on Newstalk 1340 WSOY, Charles de Casteja, Managing Partner of Good Energy, discussed the municipal energy aggregation program with Brian Byers on the Byers & Co radio talk show. He explained what the measure intends to do as well as the benefits that voters should be aware of. When voting, residents who approve of the program should vote YES!, and are advised to listen to the interview to familiarize themselves with the question they will be seeing on the Nov. 6 ballot to avoid any misunderstanding.

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Granite City Ballot Set to Include Municipal Aggregation Measure Again

Although Granite City residents did not vote to pass the municipal aggregation measure in March, they will have another opportunity to vote again on the Nov. 6 ballot. This time around, Granite City officials are optimistic the measure will be approved and are putting a greater focus on helping residents better understand the issue. Good Energy is helping by encouraging voter education through billboards, mailings, and meetings.

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Good Energy on TV: WAND-TV 17 Central Illinois teaches us about the benefits of Electric Aggregation

Great TV news story on Electric Aggregation from WAND-TV Channel 17 (Champaign, Springfield & Decatur). The news story features Good Energy Managing Partner Charles de Casteja speaking at the Decatur Civic Center yesterday. We learn how communities like Urbana and Peoria voted YES! last March and are now saving 25%-30% on their electric bill. This equates to about $200-$250/year saved per household.

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As election day nears, Good Energy ramps up campaign to teach voters about energy aggregation

To prepare voters for the Nov. 6 ballot, the city of Decatur, IL is working with Good Energy to provide consulting and inform its residents of the upcoming municipal aggregation referendum. If the measure passes, Decatur will be eligible to participate in the program, which aims at combining many communities purchasing power to negotiate for a cheaper electricity rate.

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Explaining Municipal Aggregation and You (Illinois Residents)

Over the past year, as more and more Illinois municipalities have been passing and implementing municipal aggregation plans, customers have saved significantly on their at-home energy supply costs. Projections suggest that municipal aggregation implemented in residential areas, could save residents 21 to 30% on the average home's total energy bill, which translates to 35 to 50% saved on just their energy supply usage.

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After voting "no" in March, Normal residents have a second chance to pass energy aggregation

Eight months after the energy aggregation referendum failed to pass in Normal, Ill., the issue is on the ballot once again. After the first vote on municipal aggregation, complaints arose that voters were not as informed as they needed to be in order to pass such a resolution. This time, however, Good Energy is helping to ensure that residents know what aggregation means for them. As for the other municipalities and counties which have passed municipal aggregation, Good Energy's managing partner, Charles de Casteja, says that residents are seeing savings of 25 to 30% on their energy supply rates. The main opposition comes from members of the Republican party, like John Parrott Jr., McLean County Republican Party Chairman, who oppose municipal aggregation on the grounds that it invites government into another sector of everyday life.

Source: Normal residents to vote on electric aggregation []

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On the Committee for Municipal Electricity Choice Website: Good Energy speaks with Effingham Radio about the Nov. 6 Energy Supply Proposition

Effingham Radio spoke with Philip Carr, a representative for Good Energy, about the energy supply proposition that will be on the local ballot Nov. 6. Carr has been traveling around Illinois explaining the basics of energy aggregation to residents. In March 2012, about 60 Illinois communities voted to approve municipal aggregation and switched from Ameren Illinois. Ameren, which has historically both supplied and distributed energy to Illinois residents, will continue to distribute energy and maintain the power lines, but they will no longer supply the actual energy if the proposition passes in Effingham. "An individual household can get the same purchasing power as a heavy industrial user," Carr said. If the energy supply proposition passes, residents don't have to do anything extra to enroll, Carr emphasized. Only if you choose to opt-out of the program will you have to contact either Ameren, or the winning energy supplier.

Source: The Committee for Municipal Electricity Choice

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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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