Electric aggregation was on the ballot in communities all over central and southern Illinois. Community voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of aggregation, excited to join the third aggregation run by Good Energy, a municipal aggregation consulting firm. Including over 100,000 households in these communities, this aggregation will bring Good Energy to approximately 600,000 households helped in Illinois.
The following communities approved aggregation: Alorton, Bloomington, Bradford, Brooklyn, Cahokia, Catlin, Centreville, Chouteau Township, Clifton, Clinton, Danville, East St. Louis, Edwardsville Township, Fayette County, Georgetown, Gilman, Greenville, Gridley, Hoopeston, Jarvis Township, Marion County, Martinsville, Millstadt, Monticello, Oakwood, Philo, Pierron, Pocahontas, Ridge Farm, Rossville, Smithton, South Jacksonville, Tilton (Danville Township), Vandalia, Venice Township, Washington Park, Westville (Georgetown Township), and Wood River Township.
Director of Midwest Energy Sales for Good Energy, Tom Leigh says, "Good Energy expects that adding these 100,000 additional households and communities to municipal electric aggregation will further expand community energy aggregation programs and choices in the state of Illinois." He further explained the unique benefits of aggregation to residents, stating, "Municipal aggregation is of particular importance to the elderly, fixed income, and low income residents. The savings are blind to the income of the household, and Good Energy is pleased to be helping all the residents of our communities."
Good Energy Managing Partner Charles de Casteja added, "Good Energy's Illinois group of communities is now 151 municipalities. This makes this aggregation the largest group of communities in the country. We will be saving approximately 600,000 households money on their electric bill."
"I am proud of what my team has been able to accomplish for the residents of Illinois," says Good Energy CEO Maximilian Hoover. "I am proud, and I am excited for what this aggregation will mean for these residents."
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