This notice serves as a reminder that no action needs to be taken by Peoria County residents who would like to participate in the Municipal Electricity Aggregation; their existing accounts will automatically transition to the new program within 30 – 45 days depending on their meter read date. Nor are participants charged any fees for changing providers. For citizens who become a member of the aggregate by not taking any action, Ameren will send a letter confirming their switch to Homefield Energy.
There is no obligation to participate in the money-saving aggregation, however. To remain an Ameren customer and not switch over to the new plan, individuals must fill out and return the “opt out” card they received via mail by June 1, 2012; see accompanying letter. Completing and returning the “opt out” card ensures the individual does not join the Municipal Electricity Aggregate. Returning the card past the June 1, 2012 deadline, however, may result in cancellation fees.
In the primary election on March 20, 2012, a majority of Peoria County voters authorized the County and other local governments to form a Municipal Opt-Out Electricity Aggregation. After issuing a competitive bid to select a licensed alternative energy supplier, Peoria County chose Homefield Energy. Participants in the program will save on average $200 – $250 per year on their electricity bill.
If you have any questions, call the information line at 866-694-1269, Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., or Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.