CUB set to explain power choices in 2 languages in Elgin
From SUBMITTED Reports June 12, 2012 8:48PM
Updated: July 14, 2012 6:22AM
ELGIN — The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will give Elgin consumers tips on cutting energy costs and educate them on how their community’s decision to pursue “municipal aggregation” could impact their electric bills.
Ivonne Hernandez, a Hispanic affairs representative with CUB, will give a bilingual talk at 10 a.m. Friday at The Centre of Elgin, at 100 Symphony Way.
Hernandez will alert consumers to key information they should know about electric competition, including how to avoid bloated bills and scams.
She also will discuss CUBenergysaver.com, a free online tool that allows Illinois consumers to monitor their electricity usage and choose energy-saving actions that will cut costs. Consumers can use the program to track how much electricity and money they have saved, while earning rewards from local and national businesses.
CUB is Illinois’ leading nonprofit utility watchdog organization. Created by the Illinois Legislature, CUB opened its doors in 1984 to represent the interests of residential and small-business utility customers. More information is available from CUB’s Consumer Hotline at 1-800-669-5556 or by visiting www.CitizensUtilityBoard.org.