Decatur Partners with Arcadia to Offer Residents Energy Savings
Decatur residents can enroll in solar farm to get guaranteed savings on their power bills
DECATUR, IL – January 28, 2022
The City of Decatur is partnering with Arcadia to offer residents an easy way to support solar energy and save on their power bills. Through an arrangement with Buy Commercial Energy, Decatur residents can enroll in Arcadia’s community solar program and get $100 dollars plus guaranteed savings over Ameren rates of up to 10% on their monthly power bills.
Beginning last month, the City of Decatur moved all of its residents to Ameren’s default supply rate which proved more competitive than rates from any other alternate suppliers. Any customers who most recently had Homefield as their electrical supplier under the City aggregation program was returned to Ameren in December. The City does expect this change to result in a slight increase in electric supply cost. To ease the cost increase, the City is partnering with Buy Commercial Energy to give residents a chance to save money through community solar with Arcadia.
Arcadia connects Decatur residents to local solar farms so that those residents can help create clean energy for the community and save money on their power bills. Community solar programs, developed by states such as Illinois to encourage more renewable energy, provide residents (especially those who don’t own their own homes) many of the same benefits as installing solar panels on their roof — without any installation, change in utility company, or extra cost to sign up. When the solar farm generates electricity, customers get guaranteed savings back on their power bills, up to 10% on average. Additionally, new members in Decatur will also receive an extra $25 toward their power bills every month for first four months, for a total credit of $100.
“The City supports this new partnership that will reduce our residents’ electricity costs, while supporting renewable energy from solar farms beyond the City. By enrolling in this program your combined gas and electric bill will be provided through Arcadia, as opposed to Ameren, but Ameren will always continue to be your utility provider”, stated Jon Kindseth, City of Decatur Deputy City Manager. “We support this program that is both good for the environment and our resident’s household budget, but you must opt in to” he added.
For more information or to enroll in this opt in program utilize the link here: arcadia.com/decatursolar
Arcadia is a climate crisis-fighting technology company founded in 2014 and born out of a simple idea—everyone deserves access to clean energy. Arcadia breaks the fossil fuel monopoly by creating unprecedented access to energy data and renewable energy sources through its technology platform, Arc, and its community solar program. Arc fuels the renewable energy revolution by democratizing access to energy data from 125 utilities nationwide, covering more than 80% of US electric utility accounts. Arcadia also manages the nation’s leading community solar program, helping to tackle energy injustice while spurring economic growth with more than 700MW of solar under management. Join us in our mission and find out how you or your business can help achieve the vision of a 100% clean energy future at arcadia.com.