Residents of Alton, Bethalto and Godfrey will be able to go to the polls Tuesday to not only vote for candidates, but also answer a question about their power bills. Before voting on the measure, officials in Alton and Godfrey have organized a meeting to answer any questions voters may have about the process. That meeting will happen later today at Godfrey Village Hall.
With electric aggregation, power brokers can work with residents and communities to potentially secure a cheaper rate for electricity than the power company. Good Energy of New York is one of the largest power brokers in the country, and believes it can save people money. Company officials say if voters approve and the communities follow suit, it doesn't mean everyone will be forced to go along with the plan. That is just one of the questions Jim Chilsen of the Citizen's Utility Board says consumers should ask.
If you would like to see a list of suggested questions to ask, follow the link below. Tonight's meeting will begin at 6:00 at Godfrey Village Hall, and last about an hour. The Godfrey Village Board meeting follows at 7. Bethalto held a public meeting on the topic last month.