The DeWitt County Board approved a bid for their energy provider that will set them at a fixed rate for the next three years.
DeWitt County Board member Terry Ferguson explains they locked in a rate with their current energy provider, MidAmerican Energy Service. According to Ferguson, their maintenance department sought out other bids and came back with the lowest from their current provider.
Ferguson indicates the County has locked in their rates for their energy costs before and this is a renewal of that. He also notes the deregulation of the energy markets has allowed for entities like the County and many others locally, to take advantage of that.
The fixed energy costs is an opportunity for the county to keep their rates on electricity low and to keep their budget steady as well.