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Ferdinand goes green with electrical use

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The town of Ferdinand has decided to go green when it comes to its electrical use. 

Town Council President Ken Sicard says the town has been powered by Vectren for many years, but now, the council has voted to drop Vectren in favor of Next Era Energy.

He says the council voted to enter into a three-and-a-half-year contract with Next Era, starting January 1, 2015 and ending May 31, 2018. Sicard says the majority of Next Era Energy's electricity comes from wind, sun, and natural gas, making it more environmentally friendly.

He also tells 14 News this contract guarantees Ferdinand residents won't see spikes in electric rates for the next three years.

"The generation, the transmission of the generation, is the cost that you don't really control. Most everybody was telling us, 'Hey, this is the part that we're going to have to pass on if it goes up.' Well, Next Era said, 'No. We will, you know, cover that cost.' So, here is your cost for the next three and a half years," Sicard says.

To learn more about Next Era Energy, click here.

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