Leading U.S. Pork Producer Maschhoffs Adding Solar to Offset Energy Costs Elevate Sustainable Farming Practices

GRIGGSVILLE, Illinois (May 17, 2022) - - Citing accelerating energy costs and a desire to further sustainable farming practices, The Maschhoffs broke ground today on a new 3.06-megawatt solar array at its Griggsville Feed Mill. Dignitaries gathered at the 11-acre site of the solar field to celebrate the significant step into renewable energy by [...]

By |2022-05-18T17:18:45+00:00May 18th, 2022|Recent news, Success Stories|Comments Off on Leading U.S. Pork Producer Maschhoffs Adding Solar to Offset Energy Costs Elevate Sustainable Farming Practices

Municipal Aggregation Participants Protected from Whopping Ameren Energy Supply Increases

  Ameren Illinois has been preparing customers for significant energy supply rate increases this summer. However, many residents in Southern Illinois participating in municipal aggregation programs will be insulated from these soaring energy supply prices and higher energy bills. “Ameren has been putting residents and businesses on notice that their energy supply rates will [...]

By |2022-05-03T13:16:29+00:00May 3rd, 2022|Recent news, Success Stories|Comments Off on Municipal Aggregation Participants Protected from Whopping Ameren Energy Supply Increases

Affordable Gas + Electric Pledges Major Gift to Rend Lake College

INA, IL (Feb. 7, 2022) –  Representatives from Affordable Gas + Electric (AGE) met with Rend Lake College representatives recently to kick off the new partnership. Known as RLC’s Substantiality Partnership, it includes a generous $50,000 gift to the RLC Foundation that will help provide equipment and technology to the campus with an emphasis [...]

By |2022-02-07T16:13:58+00:00February 7th, 2022|Recent news, Success Stories|Comments Off on Affordable Gas + Electric Pledges Major Gift to Rend Lake College

Miami Valley and Southwest OH Communities Lock Long Term Electric Aggregation Rates

PRESS RELEASE Date:  September 30, 2021 From: Jeff Haarmann, Managing Partner (AGE) Contact:  Jeff Haarmann (618) 204-0115 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amid rising energy costs, municipalities throughout the Miami Valley region have locked in long term, fixed rates for residents through their municipal electric aggregation programs. Affordable Gas + Electric (AGE) serves as the exclusive [...]

By |2021-09-30T20:08:31+00:00September 30th, 2021|Recent news, Success Stories|Comments Off on Miami Valley and Southwest OH Communities Lock Long Term Electric Aggregation Rates

Ameren Rates to Increase Sharply | Residential Aggregation Customers Protected from Increase

  PRESS RELEASE Date:  September 28, 2021 From:  Jeff Haarmann, Anna Baluyot, Managing Partners of Southern Illinois Aggregation Partnership (SIAP) Contact:  Jeff Haarmann (618) 204-0115 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ameren announced their new default energy supply rates for residential customers beginning October 1, 2021.  The newly published rate including all components will be 5.4 cents per [...]

By |2021-09-28T14:08:43+00:00September 28th, 2021|Recent news, Success Stories|Comments Off on Ameren Rates to Increase Sharply | Residential Aggregation Customers Protected from Increase

Southern Illinois Communities to See Lowest Aggregation Rates Since Its Inception

Residents of nearly one hundred Southern Illinois communities including Mt. Vernon, Marion, Nashville, West Frankfort, Murphysboro, Lawrenceville, Sparta, Du Quoin and others will begin receiving letters from Homefield Energy confirming their enrollment in the new rates.  Collinsville based, Homefield Energy, was the winning bidder with a rate of 4.391 cents per kwh.  The new rate [...]

By |2020-10-19T13:41:22+00:00October 19th, 2020|Recent news, Success Stories|Comments Off on Southern Illinois Communities to See Lowest Aggregation Rates Since Its Inception

Mt. Vernon Outland Airport Seeks Solar Options

Mt. Vernon Outland Airport has issued a Request For Proposal to solar developers, seeking a capital free solar deployment to serve the Airport’s largest electricity accounts.  The RFP requests proposals from qualified companies capable of designing, engineering, installing, financing and maintaining solar PV systems at the airport.  The goal of the solar deployment is to [...]

By |2020-02-12T13:03:13+00:00February 12th, 2020|Recent news, Success Stories|Comments Off on Mt. Vernon Outland Airport Seeks Solar Options

City of Carbondale, IL Leads With Solar Deployment

<Carbondale, IL> Reaching its goal of becoming a leader in sustainable energy, the City of Carbondale approved a PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) which will allow for the deployment of a $2.4M solar project which will power a portion of the City’s municipal buildings. “Our goal was to become a leader in the deployment of [...]

By |2019-12-02T16:28:10+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Recent news, Success Stories|Comments Off on City of Carbondale, IL Leads With Solar Deployment

AGE Announces Strategic Acquisition

  Southern Illinois based Affordable Gas + Electric, LLC (AGE) announces its acquisition of Eagle Energy, LLC (Eagle Energy) of Cincinnati, Ohio in what it expects to be a series of strategic acquisitions for the company. “We are very pleased to announce this acquisition of Eagle Energy.  Eagle Energy is very well respected, and well [...]

By |2019-01-07T17:57:30+00:00January 7th, 2019|Recent news, Success Stories|Comments Off on AGE Announces Strategic Acquisition

Eight Teachers Chosen to Receive Classroom Grants

Eight teachers from throughout Central and Southern Illinois have been awarded a series of classroom grants totaling $2,500 from the Illinois Schools Energy Management Group (ISEM).  The recipients of the ISEM Teacher Grants include Evelyn Suggs (Massac County High School), Regenna Bierman (Marion Jr. High School), Brittany Huff (Centralia High School), Elaine Bogard (Grayville Jr-Sr [...]

By |2018-08-15T20:44:49+00:00August 15th, 2018|Recent news, Success Stories|Comments Off on Eight Teachers Chosen to Receive Classroom Grants