BELLEVILLE — Residents who want to learn more about electric aggregation before the general election can attend an informational meeting Monday night.
A binding referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot will ask voters whether they want the city to bid for cheaper electricity supply prices on behalf of residents and small commercial retail customers.
The concept leverages bulk purchasing power from multiple municipalities to get the most competitive bids from energy suppliers.
This could result in savings of about 28 percent, or $180 a year, per household, according to Good Energy, L.P. The estimate is based on actual savings from communities that already partake in electric aggregation.
Belleville has contracted Good Energy, an energy management consultant company, to oversee the bid process.
A representative from Good Energy will answer residents' questions at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Belleville City Hall, 101 S. Illinois St.