Your Vote 2012: Glen Ellyn Says Yes to Electric Aggregation
Residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of pursuing electric aggregation.
Glen Ellyn voters overwhelmingly agreed that the village should begin to take the first steps forward toward electric aggregation.
More than 13,000 residents voted on the measure, with nearly 9,000 votes being cast in favor of pursuing electric aggregation.
Glen Ellyn was one of many local governments in DuPage County with a proposition on the ballot. In every DuPage County community where electric aggregation was proposed, it passed.
Aggregation allows communities to use the collective bargaining power of residents to negotiate for lower power prices from suppliers, according to the Citizens Utility Board.
Residents voted 8,947 to 4,316 in favor of electric aggregation, according to results from the DuPage County Election Commission.
The Village of Glen Ellyn had yet to issue a statement publicly Tuesday night on the measure passing.
Prior to the election, the village said if residents voted in favor of electric aggregation, it would then take the steps forward to approve a plan of governance and seek electric rate proposals from licensed energy suppliers in Illinois.
Before voters even made a decision on the proposition, some solicitors were making the rounds in town canvassing the community saying they were with an electric provider working for the village, the Village of Glen Ellyn said.
The village has said in a news release that the company and its solicitors are not affiliated with the village’s aggregation program. It also warns residents against any company that asks residents to "sign-up," or make any advance payments. Such firms are not affiliated with the village.
Residents who wish to learn more about electric aggregation can find information on the Village of Glen Ellyn's website.