To our Warrenville residents in the district: You're more than welcome to fill out this survey, too. However, due to Naperville's very unique position sourcing its power from the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency, the potential large electric bill increase from the Clean Energy Jobs Act--also known as CEJA--principally affect Naperville residents. Warrenville residents are expected to see electric bill increases of about 1% as a result of CEJA.
The City of Naperville estimates that as presently written, CEJA could raise Naperville residents’ electricity bills by 20% or more. For the typical Naperville household, that’s about $250 or more per year. Most of the rest of Illinois faces an expected 1% rate increase.
I know that some of us are willing to pay more for renewable energy. Thousands of Naperville residents have already been voluntarily participating in Naperville’s Renewable Energy Program, which adds charges onto participants’ monthly bills so they can source some of their power from renewable sources. But I need to know how much our community values and is willing to pay for a transition to cleaner energy in order to represent us well in current negotiations.
Thank you for taking the time to let me know what matters to you.