City Hall outlines plans for electricity screening, contracting process
BY MITCH DUDEK Staff Reporter November 8, 2012 8:18PM
Two public meetings in the next few weeks will serve as a progress report on the city’s efforts to find new energy suppliers in order to cut electricity prices under the just approved referendum on municipal electricity aggregation, according to City Hall.
The process of screening and selecting interested energy suppliers to compete in open price bidding is under way, according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office. The administration plans to draft an ordinance establishing an aggregation program in the coming days. Companies capable of supplying such a huge demand of electricity in a manner that grows the city’s use of clean, renewable resources will be announced in December.
The public meetings will held at some point between Nov. 26 and Dec. 12. Exact dates were not available Thursday evening.
For additional details about the process, check www.cityofchicago.org/electricityaggregation.