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Electric & Natural Gas Aggregations Approved By Voters

City of Urbana residents voted to improve their collective negotiating power with the approval of electricity and natural gas aggregations ballot questions.  The approval allows Affordable Gas + Electric (AGE), the City’s consultant on the matter, to negotiate bulk electricity and natural gas supply rates for residents inside the City’s incorporated limits.  Urbana residents join [...]

By | 2018-05-11T13:21:26+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Recent news, Success Stories|Comments Off on Electric & Natural Gas Aggregations Approved By Voters

City of Collinsville Joins Chamber’s Electricity Buying Group

On Monday, March 12, the City of Collinsville voted to include the City’s municipally owned electricity accounts with the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce’s Bulk Electricity & Natural Gas Buying Group,.  By doing so, the City of Collinsville will see an immediate reduction in electricity supply rates of nearly 20% resulting in savings of a minimum [...]

By | 2018-03-16T15:30:32+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Recent news, Success Stories|Comments Off on City of Collinsville Joins Chamber’s Electricity Buying Group

Urbana Residents Will Have Opportunity To Vote Yes For Lower Electric Rates

City officials in Urbana have approved resolutions to allow residents to vote to join larger scale bulk buying groups to negotiate lower electricity supply rates.  If approved by the electorate on the May 8th primary ballot, Urbana residents will join a bulk buying group comprised of neighboring communities such as Sidney, Bellefontaine, Greenville, West Milton, [...]

By | 2018-02-13T19:13:24+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Recent news, Success Stories|Comments Off on Urbana Residents Will Have Opportunity To Vote Yes For Lower Electric Rates

Energy Efficiency & Management To Be Presented At Rend Lake College

Businesses, manufacturers, school districts and municipalities all face the same battle; minimizing one of the top expense lines in their budgets.  Facility managers, administrators, CFO’s, engineers and others are invited to attend a free Energy Forum and hear solutions ranging from the very simple to the very complex efficiency opportunities, from experts who have implemented [...]

By | 2018-02-07T16:06:34+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Recent news|Comments Off on Energy Efficiency & Management To Be Presented At Rend Lake College

Retired Superintendent Terry Milt Joins AGE

Former Mt. Vernon Township High School Superintendent Terry Milt has accepted a new role as “Energy Management Coordinator – Educational Facilities” with Southern Illinois based Affordable Gas + Electric (AGE).  In his new role, Milt will coordinate energy management services on behalf of educational facility managers with AGE’s Sr. Energy Strategist and Consultants. Terry is [...]

By | 2018-01-25T16:42:25+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Recent news|Comments Off on Retired Superintendent Terry Milt Joins AGE

AGE Announces Addition of Metro-East Energy Consultant

Affordable Gas + Electric (AGE) is pleased to announce the addition of David Spicuzza as Energy Consultant serving the Metro-East market. David is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Mass Communication.  He previously worked with State Farm Insurance agencies in Chicago and St. Louis.  David’s most recent experience was with World [...]

By | 2018-01-05T17:21:25+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Recent news, Success Stories|Comments Off on AGE Announces Addition of Metro-East Energy Consultant

$35 Bill Credit Coming For Many Southern Illinois Electric Aggregation Customers

<Southern Illinois>  Over the past several weeks, the Southern Illinois Aggregation Partnership (SIAP), a joint venture between Affordable Gas & Electric (AGE) and Select Energy Partners – has been working behind the scenes to take advantage of several developments in the short-term power markets to secure a $35 bill credit from Collinsville-based supplier, Homefield Energy [...]

By | 2018-01-05T17:19:13+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Recent news, Success Stories|Comments Off on $35 Bill Credit Coming For Many Southern Illinois Electric Aggregation Customers

Illinois Power Veteran Joins AGE as Sr. Energy Strategist

  Affordable Gas + Electric (AGE) is pleased to announce the addition of Bob Kelsheimer as Sr. Energy Strategist.  Bob brings over 26 years of electric and gas utility experience to AGE’s management team having worked for Illinois Power and later Dynegy. Bob served as Senior Regional Manager and chief media spokesman for the metro-east [...]

By | 2017-07-07T15:37:31+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Recent news, Success Stories|Comments Off on Illinois Power Veteran Joins AGE as Sr. Energy Strategist

Increasing the Aggregation Pool – Guest Editorial

By Mike Barhorst It has been some time since I wrote about government sponsored aggregation, and I thought it might be a good idea to provide an update.  Readers will likely recall that the Ohio General Assembly made it possible for local communities to join their citizens together to buy natural gas and/or electricity as [...]

By | 2017-06-07T14:25:18+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Recent news, Success Stories|Comments Off on Increasing the Aggregation Pool – Guest Editorial

AGE Managing Partner Jeff Haarmann Named Citizen of the Year

Chamber announces annual awards By TRAVIS MORSE travis.morse@register-news.com     Mar 16, 2017 MT. VERNON — The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce has selected its Citizen of the Year, Small Business Person of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, and recipient of the President's Award. Jeff Haarmann is the Citizen of [...]

By | 2017-05-19T01:22:38+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Recent news|Comments Off on AGE Managing Partner Jeff Haarmann Named Citizen of the Year