Voters in Wood River approved electric aggregation as a way to pursue lower energy costs in the November election. There is an informational meeting coming up Thursday in Wood River. From 11am-1pm, the city manager and mayor will be on hand to answer any questions residents may have leading up to the February switch-over.
Mayor Fred Ufert says one of the questions posed to him most often is about how the opt-out works.
He reminds those new to the discussion that Good Energy negotiated the generation savings, but Ameren is still in charge of delivery. That means there will only be one bill consumers have to worry about paying, and that would still come from Ameren. Ameren would also be the contact if the power goes out. Tomorrow's meeting will be held at City Hall in the council chambers.
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