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Public Notice: Public Hearing on Village of Dolton’s Electric Aggregation Program Plan of Operation and Governance
Aggregation Program Plan of Operation and Governance
The Village of Dolton will hold two public hearings on the Village of Dolton’s Electric Aggregation Program Plan of Operation and Governance. The hearings will be held at on November 26, 2012 at 7:00 o’clock p.m. and on December 3, 2012 at 6:30 o’clock p.m., both at the Dolton Municipal Building, 14014 Park Avenue, Dolton, IL 60419.
In November 2012, the Village of Dolton voters passed Electric Aggregation, which would authorize the Village to form a governmental electric aggregation for the purchase of electricity on behalf of Village of Dolton residents. The Village of Dolton shall submit its aggregation Plan of Operation to the Illinois Commerce Commission pursuant to ICC Regulation and Illinois law. The Village of Dolton shall develop an opt-out aggregation program following the procedure set forth in Illinois Public Act 096-0176.
Integrys Energy Services, Inc. (Integrys) is the proposed retail electricity service provider to the aggregate. Subject to the final approval of the Village of Dolton Board, the Board and Integrys will enter into an Electric Aggregation Supply Agreement. The Electric Aggregation Agreement may provide a fixed rate for eligible customers that offers rate stability and a more attractive price than the rates currently offered by the utility. The offer would be expected to begin in February 2013.
All eligible utility customers in the Village’s aggregate will be included unless they opt out. All customers eligible to be included in the Village’s aggregate will receive a mailing notifying them of their right to opt out. The Notice will fully explain the rates, terms and conditions and general information regarding the Program. If a customer does not wish to be included in the program, the customer will have 14 days to opt out of the program free of charge by returning an enclosed post card or calling a toll free telephone number.
New customers moving into the Village of Dolton will be included in the aggregate unless they exercise their right to opt out of the aggregate. Customers moving within the Village will retain their status at the original rate.
Aggregate customers will continue to receive one bill from ComEd. Print public notice.