November 29, 2022

The City of Mattoon has been bidding the electric supply for our residents since 2013. We have saved each of our residents and average of $900.00 during that time. Unfortunately, our current bid is expiring. There are no good offers in the electric supply market right now to compete with Ameren’s standard rate.

The residents in our program will all be automatically moving to Ameren for 1 year. We intend to re-bid electric supply next fall if market conditions are more favorable.

Ameren has mailed the attached notice to the residents in our program. Residents have the option to select another supplier in the next 60 days if they wish. Residents are not required to do so. There is no action required in order to stay in our program. Residents are cautioned to study any offers that they receive carefully. The cost of electricity is at an all-time high. We have decided not to accept any long-term contracts for that reason.

Thank you,
Dean Barber
Public Works Director
City of Mattoon

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