Energy aggregation

By on November 18, 2011

by David Maas
MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday discussed the possibility of energy aggregation for the village.

“Earlier this month, we had a presentation from Bill McMahon of the Progressive Energy Group,” Village President Kathy Curtis said.

In energy aggregation, the village works with a broker to find the best possible rates on electricity for its residents, from various suppliers.

“The next step is to decide if we want to pass an ordinance, because the residents ultimately decide if we take this further.” Curtis said.

In order to move forward, residents of Maple Park will decide if they want energy aggregation.

If the vote passes for aggregation, residents do have the option to not take part.

“It is important that they know they can opt out,” Trustee Suzanne Fahnestock said.

The village will draft an ordinance, and vote on it at the Dec. 6 Board meeting.