By: Diane Benjamin
The latest case for limited government:
Bloomington talked residents into electric aggregation in 2013. It was meant to save people money by contracting for lower electricity rates by buying in bulk.
According to the City website the contract negotiated for you expired almost a year ago:
If you click on the Homefield Energy website and see the communities served – Bloomington isn’t listed, https://homefieldenergy.com/municipal-aggregation/communities-we-serve
So, how much are you paying?
It is possible to shop for electricity. The contracted price above is more than you can buy it for now. See this link: https://www.ilenergyratings.com/electricity-rates
Normal has a contract at $4.98 through June 2020. http://www.normal.org/1103/Electric-Aggregation
So who dropped the ball in Bloomington?
Think Homefield Energy never contacted them about the expiring contract?
Let me know what rate you are being charged. Keep in mind Bloomington contracted for the higher rate “green electricity”.
Maybe Bloomington shouldn’t propose programs they aren’t capable of managing!