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Tiskilwa sets aggregation public hearings

TISKILWA — Tiskilwa residents will be able to hear about their estimated savings in electric costs at two public hearings in January which are associated with the village’s electric aggregation program approved by voters Nov. 6.

Shawn Ajazi of Progressive Energy Group told village board members Tuesday night they needed to set the dates for the public hearings prior to signing the final contract with the electric supplier.

The first public hearing will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3, with the second at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 prior to the board’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. A notice of the public hearings must be published in the Bureau Valley Chief two weeks prior to the first public hearing.

Ajazi said Progressive Energy Group has worked with area towns like DePue, Newark, Marseilles, North Utica and Spring Valley with their electric aggregation programs.

Ajazi said the residential and small commercial aggregation program for Tiskilwa only deals with users of less than 15,000 kilowatt hours in a year. He said users that qualify for the program will receive opt-out notices in February that they must return within 15 days of receiving them or they would be entered into the program, which he estimated would save about $150 a year per household.

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