FISHER - Next month the Fisher village board will most likely vote to certify for the April election a ballot item asking residents if they wish to participate in electric aggregation. The board heard a presentation from Deb Lucas of Integrys, a third party electric supplier that already works with many area towns. The company promises substantial savings over current Ameren rates.
If the ballot issue passes, then Integrys automatically becomes the new supplier unless residents exercise their right to opt out. Integrys offers municipalities what it calls a "turn-key" operation whereby the company does all the preliminary work to educate the public about the aggregation process. Once residents vote for aggregation then the company locks in an electric rate for an agreed period of time and residents are switched to Integrys.