Vote yes for aggregation : Editorials : Oswego Ledger-Sentinel : Hometown Newspaper for Oswego and Montgomery, Illinois
Vote yes for aggregation
The communities of Oswego, Montgomery, Yorkville and Plano have placed electric aggregation referendums on Tuesday's ballot. If voters approve the referendums, the municipalities will be able to seek competitive bids from third party electric suppliers for the energy portion of their residents' electric bills. The competitive bidding process is expected to reduce the cost residents currently pay for electric power on their bills by about 20 percent. Residents would continue to receive their bills from ComEd, which would still maintain electric lines and other necessary infrastructure. Residents not interested in participating in their local municipal aggregation program or who have already arranged to receive their power through another supplier will be able opt out of the municipal program. We don't see a downside to municipal aggregation and believe voters should vote yes on the referendum with the understanding it should save them money on the electric power portion of their monthly ComEd bill.