Public Hearing regarding the Plan of Operation and Governance for the Consortium’s Electric Aggregation Program
March 29, 2012
Hearing Dates: April 9, 2012
April 16, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Village Hall Council Chambers, 200 E. Wood Street Palatine, Illinois 60067
Through an inter-governmental agreement, representatives from the communities of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire Long Grove, Palatine, Vernon Hills and Wheeling (“Consortium”) are working together to aggregate residential and small commercial retail electrical loads located within each of the communities. The Consortium seek to operate the aggregation program pursuant to the requirements of Section 1-92 of the Illinois Power Agency Act (20 ILCS 3855/1-1 et seq). The purpose of the public hearings is to hear and receive public commentary on the Plan of Operation and Governance for the Consortium’s Electric Aggregation Program.
The Consortium’s Electric Aggregation Program entails each municipality within the Consortium entering into a contract with the preferred and selected Alternative Retail Electric Supplier (“ARES”). The program is designed to reduce the amount its members pay for electric energy power supply and gain other favorable terms of service.
The Consortium will not buy or resell power, but will competitively bid and negotiate a contract with a competent and licensed ARES to provide electric supply at contracted rates to all members of the Aggregation Program as part of an opt-out program. Because each community within the Consortium adopted an opt-out Aggregation Program, all customers in the defined aggregation group participate in the program unless they affirmatively elect to opt out of the Program.
As required by law, the draft Plan of Operation and Governance describes:
1) How the Electric Aggregation Program will provide for universal access to all applicable residential customers and equitable treatment of applicable residential customers;
2) How demand management and energy efficiency services will be provided to each class of customers; and
3) How the Aggregation will meet any other legal requirements concerning aggregated electric service.
Copies of the draft Plan of Operation and Governance are on file and are available for inspection at Village Hall, Office of the Village Manager, 200 E. Wood Street, Palatine, Illinois 60067, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
The Village of Palatine, in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, requests that persons with disabilities who require certain accommodations to allow them to observe and/or participate in this meeting contact the Village Clerk’s Office at 847-359-9050. The Village will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for those persons.
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