In just a few months, Quincy residents could notice some big changes on their electricity bills.
You might recall earlier this month, voters cast their ballots for electrical aggregation, or bundling power between residents and receiving a lower rate.
And the City Council took another step forward in that process Monday night. They officially authorized the ordinance. Aldermen also approved the plan of operation for the city, in compliance with Illinois state law.
So what does this mean? The city can now start to look at proposals for pricing, and select a good rate for residents in the coming weeks.
But Mayor John Spring says the number on the bill will vary from house to house.
"A lot of it depends on how much electric you use, it depends upon the conditions of the weather and so on, but if we can reduce the rate that's being charged per kilowatt hour, that's going to reduce your bill," he said.
Residents will be receiving notices about the program in the coming weeks. You can opt out should you choose.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WGEM. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Woodworth at 217-228-6617. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.