Affordable Gas & Electric Company, LLC, (AGE) announced today, that it has been awarded an ABC License from the Illinois Commerce Commission.  Additionally, the company announced it has entered into a relationship with Ameren Energy Marketing, as a licensed broker, with the ability to represent Ameren Energy Marketing to commercial and industrial customers throughout Ameren’s utility markets.

“As a licensed broker in the State of Illinois, we are pleased to enter into a relationship with Ameren Energy Marketing.  Ameren Energy Marketing is a Collinsville, IL, based company that shares our belief in doing business with local companies” said Jeff Haarmann, Managing Partner of AGE.  “Ameren Energy Marketing is the most respected retail electricity supplier in Central and Southern Illinois and we are very proud to be able to present Ameren Energy Marketing’s pricing options to our customers.”

As a licensed broker, Affordable Gas & Electric Company will be able to represent Illinois communities as a consultant for municipal aggregations, Chamber aggregation programs, and represent multiple electricity suppliers to obtain rate and product options for small and large commercial and industrial customers throughout Illinois.

“Our company was formed to help our customers manage their natural gas and electricity expenses so as business owners, they can run their business and know that a major expense item is being managed on their behalf.  Business owners are bombarded with telemarketing regarding their electricity bills.  They don’t trust someone over the phone.  Our personal contact allows our customers to feel comfortable that someone locally is watching out for their interests” said Gary Niebrugge, Partner of Affordable Gas & Electric Company.

Affordable Gas & Electric Company, LLC, is based in Southern Illinois.  Both Jeff Haarmann and Gary Niebrugge, partners of AGE, are natives of Effingham.  Niebrugge resides in the Effingham area, while Haarmann lives in the Mt. Vernon area.  Jeff Haarmann has been working in the competitive natural gas and electricity industry for the past 5 years.  In 2011, Haarmann’s company assisted nearly 40,000 Ohio residents and 1200 commercial customers with switching to competitive gas and electricity suppliers.  He has done similar work in NY, NJ, TX, PA, IL and IN.  Affordable Gas & Electric Company, LLC, is a member of the Effingham and Jefferson County Chambers of Commerce.

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