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Residents in Normal in line to save 27% through electric aggregation

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:36:02 CST
By: Willis Kern

Ameren electric customers who live in Normal will begin seeing a 27% savings on their bills beginning next spring. That's if they choose not to opt out of the town's new electric aggregation agreement approved by voters last month. Town officials say an agreement's been signed with Homefield Energy locking in a rate of just over 4 cents per kilowatt hour for 17 months. The town's broker, Good Energy, took bids from two other providers before selecting Homefield. Residents of Normal will have two chances to opt-out before being automatically enrolled in the program. Normal is among 400 Illinois cities and counties to approve electric aggregation purchasing. They along with Bloomington voters rejected the concept during a spring referendum, but Normal made another attempt to win approval this fall.

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