electric aggregation http://tspr.org en Investigation of Electricity Price Spike http://tspr.org/post/investigation-electricity-price-spike <p>Consumers who buy their electricity from alternative energy providers have been seeing some price hikes lately. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:05:20 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 54961 at http://tspr.org Investigation of Electricity Price Spike Election Preview – Hamilton http://tspr.org/post/election-preview-hamilton-0 <p>The men running to be Hamilton’s next mayor bring similar views and experiences to the race.</p><p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 01:35:24 +0000 Jason Parrott 31432 at http://tspr.org Election Preview – Hamilton Electric Aggregation on Many Illinois Ballots This Fall http://tspr.org/post/electric-aggregation-many-illinois-ballots-fall <p></p><p>Voters in more than 200 communities will decide this fall whether to approve electric aggregation. Those towns in western Illinois include Galesburg, Rushville, Carthage, Mt Sterling, Beardstown, Virginia, Vermont, Knoxville, Quincy, Mendon, Columbus, and Coatsburg.</p><p>“The idea behind electric aggregation is the theory – as in other consumer purchases – that if you can combine your purchasing power with others that theoretically you should be able to get a better rate for it,” said Doug Scott, Chairman, Illinois Commerce Commission.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 17:05:26 +0000 Rich Egger 23626 at http://tspr.org Electric Aggregation on Many Illinois Ballots This Fall Beardstown Voters Will Decide Aggregation http://tspr.org/post/beardstown-voters-will-decide-aggregation <p>Beardstown is the latest city in West-Central Illinois to look at electric aggregation to see if it will save residents money on their electric bills. The city will put a referendum before voters in November.<br /><br />Mayor Bob Walters says city council members listened to a presentation by Southern Illinois Municipal Electric Cooperative this week. He says the members asked general questions about the process. He says they seemed satisfied with the answers.<br /> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:34:42 +0000 James Lenz 19966 at http://tspr.org Beardstown Voters Will Decide Aggregation City Will Soon Pay Less for Electricity http://tspr.org/post/city-will-soon-pay-less-electricity <p>Carthage will pay less for electricity for city operations beginning next month. The city has signed a three-year contract with Ameren Energy Marketing at a bit more than 4.3 cents per kilowatt-hour.<br /><br />Mayor Jim Nightingale says the city council solicited bids from several energy companies.&nbsp; He says the response was overwhelming and frustrating.<br /><br />He says, &ldquo;Once a company contacts us their sales people just hound you to death.&rdquo;<br /> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 18:50:02 +0000 James Lenz 17412 at http://tspr.org City Will Soon Pay Less for Electricity