Ameren Illinois Announces Rate Lower than Local Electric Aggregation Rate

Official News Release from SIMEC – Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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Initial Information from SIMEC –
Thursday, June 6, 2019

According to Benton’s electric aggregation broker, SIMEC Illinois President, Reg Ankrom, Ameren Illinois has announced a new residential electric rate of 4.6 cents per kilowatt hour for 12 months beginning with June meter readings. The new rate is 1.7 cents less than Benton’s current electric aggregation rate of 6.285 cents. Under the City’s agreement with electric supplier Homefield Energy Services, residents may opt out at any time and at no cost by calling 866-694-1262, a toll-free number.  

Any questions residents have about the residential rates should contact Homefield’s customer care center at 866-694-1262. They are prepared to answer questions about electric aggregation.

SIMEC Illinois has proposed to Homefield a way to mitigate the difference between the rates, and Homefield tells them they will include the proposal among options they are reviewing. Homefield did not indicate when the supplier will make a decision.