Electric Aggregation has been a hot topic at various points in the last five years locally, and one final piece of the puzzle may now benefit everyone in the area.
Good Energy has represented several parts of the central Illinois area in this process and is now hoping to get the unincorporated areas of DeWitt County on board. Jered McMorris with Good Energy indicates they are saving people money through the process of what boils down to buying energy in bulk.
Electric aggregation allows the company that partners with DeWitt County, in this case Good Energy, to solicit bids from various energy providers for electric rates. McMorris indicates this is successful because the more residents they get buying energy, the cheaper the rate.
According to McMorris, residents do not have to participate in the program but if they do not want to be a part of it, they need to opt out by mail. He feels though, this is a win win for everyone involved.
Electric aggregation will be on the ballot November 8 for those in unincorporated areas of DeWitt County.
There is a public meeting Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm for anyone that would like more information or have any questions answered. The meeting is in the Revere Room of the Warner Public Library in Clinton.