An article in the May 3, 2012 Chicago Tribune reported that alternative electricity suppliers are soliciting residents in the northern suburbs to buy their products, in some cases claiming that they represent the municipality or have been selected by the municipality to provide electricity to residents. While the Village has not been notified of any similar tactics within Downers Grove, residents should be aware that any supplier delivering information, making phone calls, or visiting a residence or business in person is not representing the Village of Downers Grove or providing information as part of a the Village's Electrical Aggregation program.
On March 20, 2012, voters approved a referendum to give the Village authorization to seek a lower price for electricity for residents and business through a competitive bid process. The Village has not selected a supplier. This selection process will occur in June or early July. All residents will then be provided with an opportunity to opt out of the Village's program. All materials associated with the Village's program will be labeled with the Village's official logo.
Alternative suppliers will continue to solicit residents in the coming months. If you choose to sign up for a program offered by an alternative supplier, you may be ineligible to participate in the Village's program. If you are contacted by a supplier claiming to be associated with the Village of Downers Grove, please take down the company name and report it to the Village at 630-434-5525.
May 3, 2012 CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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