On September 27, the City of Champaign and Integrys Energy are mailing a second wave of opt-out letters to residential and small commercial customers who have established new accounts with Ameren since the initial mailing in July. These new customers will be automatically enrolled in the Municipal Electric Aggregation (MEA) program unless they take action to opt-out.
In addition, Ameren electric space heat customers were not automatically enrolled when the Aggregation was formed, because the City was not able to confirm whether they could save money on their electric bills. The City has now confirmed that approximately 10,325 new and electric space heat customers will be offered the same $0.0419 per kilowatt hour fixed rate for this 100% renewable energy that was provided to the first group enrolled in the program. This rate is 23.96% and 32.92% lower than the Ameren default rate for eligible residential customers and commercial customers, respectively. Letter recipients have 14 days to opt-out of the program and may do so by:
1) returning the opt-out post card included with their letter;
2) calling Integrys toll-free at (888) 491-1396; or
3) online at www.integrysenergy.com/il-champaign.
More information about the program is available at www.integrysenergy.com/il-champaign and www.ci.champaign.il.us/mea. People with questions are encouraged to call the Integrys 24 hour toll-free hotline at (888) 491-1362 or the City of Champaign Public Works Department at (217) 403-4700.