Area residents have, for the most part, welcomed the concept of electric aggregation.  Communities around the Riverbend have entered into contracts with Good Energy, which is able to get a better rate on the purchase of electricity by buying in bulk.  There are other companies out there, however, that are still trying to get a piece of the pie, and that has resulted in several recent reports of people going door-to-door trying to pitch their company.

While the other companies are doing nothing illegal, there are some precautions Matt Asselmeier, Alton’s Deputy Director of Development and Housing, advises in these situations.  First, he says, you should read the small print:

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Also, be advised you could be dealing with a scammer.  If they get a look at your bill, they then have your account number.  If you would like to see a guide to common questions involving aggregation, follow the link below.


http://www.citizensutilityboard.org/cubsGuideToMunicipalElectricityAggreation.html

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