Jun 7, 2013
Residents have reported that electricity marketers have begun door-to-door and telephone campaigns in Peoria County. Peoria County government would like to remind residents that the electric aggregation program sponsored by the County has a rate of 4.08¢ per kilowatt-hour. This rate is lower than residents will pay under the terms of individual contracts currently being offered by solicitors or telemarketers. In the Peoria County aggregation program, residents are not required to sign a contract at all and will not be called or visited by a salesperson.
Residents in our community might be confused by the actions of marketers who typically present savings compared to the Ameren Illinois rates. Our county's electric contract price is already lower than Ameren’s rates. Further, our program rates do not have variable, hidden or “pass through” charges. Residents should be certain to review all contract terms, ask about additional charges, and not feel pressured to take action right away. If a resident is in a new residential electric account, or is uncertain if he or she is enrolled in the community aggregation program, we recommend contacting our supplier, Homefield Energy:
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