Door-to-door solicitors not part of Quincy's aggregation program

Posted: Nov. 29, 2012 11:09 am Updated: Dec. 13, 2012 12:15 pm

Herald-Whig Staff Writer

A group of door-to-door solicitors asking Quincy residents to switch electric companies is not associated with the city's electric aggregation program.

Reg Ankrom, senior consultant for the city's electric power broker Simec, said Simec is not going door-to-door, because Quincy voters approved a referendum on Nov. 7 to have the city enter into an agreement with an alternative electric supplier on their behalf to secure lower rates.

"The implication is that they are somewhat connected with aggregation, and they are not," he said. "Those in the city have to do absolutely nothing. There won't be anyone contacting them."

The Quincy City Clerk's Office said 15 people received solicitor's licenses earlier this week to market an electric supplier to residents.

All residents eligible for the program will receive two notices with information on how to opt out.

Residents that already receive their power from an alternative supplier of from Adams Electric Cooperative will not be included in the program.

The Quincy City Council approved a plan of operation and governance for the municipal aggregation program on Monday. Simec could solicit bids for a new electric suppliers after the first week in December with a new supplier taking over as early as January.