Galesburg residents have started receiving Homefield Energy letters explaining the energy aggregation program. These letters include the city's logo for identification.
There is nothing to sign in order to participate and take advantage of the lower electrical energy rates. The transition to Homefield Energy will occur automatically unless an "opt-out" card is filled out and submitted. If residents are asked to sign a document to "sign up" for service, then it is not the Homefield Energy program that was awarded by the city.
Residents already under contract with another energy supplier will need to check their contract for applicable fees if they want to switch to Homefield Energy. Those already under contract will not be enrolled automatically.
Utility bills will still come from Ameren and payments will still be made to Ameren. In addition, payment plans such as the PIPP program will not change. Outages and service issues will still be reported to Ameren.
Questions about energy aggregation in Galesburg may be directed to the City Manager's office at 345-3628.