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posted: 7/17/2012 6:08 PM

Hawthorn Woods electrical aggregation

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Hawthorn Woods officials approved placing a municipal electrical aggregation referendum question on the Nov. 6 ballot at the village board meeting Monday night. With the approval of electrical aggregation, the village would negotiate for electrical power from a third party supplier at reduced costs per wattage used. Each resident would have an opportunity to op out of the program. Last year, the village ran a pilot program with the Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center to test the success of electrical aggregation. Trustee Peter Ponzio said the village has already seen a savings of about 15 percent to 20 percent with that program. The village will now utilize the Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Collaborative (NIMEC) to educate residents about the process and potential savings prior to vote.

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