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Taylorville mayor Greg Brotherton tells Regional Radio News, that representatives from Taylorville and seven other governmental entities met in the Taylorville Municipal Building’s Council Chambers this morning to discuss the responses received from electric suppliers interested in supplying the electricity for the electric aggregation program. 


SIMEC representatives acting in their roles of consultants reported that they had received proposals from five energy suppliers.  Constellation Energy, Direct energy, Energy-Me, First Energy, and Homefield Energy.  After a thorough discussion, it was unanimously decided to accept the proposal from First Energy and to enter into a contract with the company that will span a period of 36 months and at a rate of 04.194 cents per kilowatt hour.  This represents a savings of 23.2% from the current rate being paid by Ameren residential customers. 


Brotherton added that the contract also provides a price match guarantee that protects ratepayers should Ameren’s rate drop below what they are paying.  Additionally, ratepayers will have the right to terminate the agreement without any type of termination fee.  Customers will continue to receive only one bill that will be from Ameren and Ameren will continue to handle all calls for service.

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