Lighting The Way For Municipal Electric Aggregation

Law360, New York (November 22, 2011, 5:04 PM EST) -- On Jan. 1, 2010, an amendment to the Illinois Power Agency Act, 20 ILCS 3855/1-92, brought municipal electric aggregation to Illinois.

Electric aggregation allows municipalities to create a program to obtain lower rates for residential and small commercial electricity customers by jointly purchasing electricity for the aggregated customers. Several municipalities have initiated or even completed the process to establish their programs.

Electric aggregation is increasingly capturing the attention of Illinois municipalities, and 2012 appears to promise a dramatic increase in municipal interest in electric aggregation....
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