One week from today, residents of Alton, Bethalto and Godfrey will be able to go to the polls 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 next Monday night, March 19, 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.
The meeting will begin March 19 at 6pm at Godfrey Village Hall.