Earlier this year, voters in Alton, Godfrey and Bethalto voted to engage in municipal electric aggregation. The Mayor of Bethalto is now joining his counterparts in Alton and Godfrey in spreading the news of cost savings. Some residents report a savings of as much as 36 percent on the electric supply portion of their monthly power bills, according to Steve Bryant.
Aggregation has apparently made a big enough splash in the area that Wood River and Jerseyville voters will get a chance to have their say on the topic in November. Even if a community chooses to approve aggregation, individual consumers can still opt out of the program and stay with Ameren for their supply.