If you want the right answer don’t ask Naperville councilman Bob Fieseler, however if you are looking for an entertaining, inaccurate answer then councilman Fieseler is the person you want. If you can’t find him somewhere in the inky shadows of city hall, you might find him stranded on the roadside, sitting in a stalled-out electric vehicle, waiting for a delivery of electric.
Apparently Naperville city councilman Fieseler has no idea where electric comes from, and he surely doesn’t know where Naperville gets its electric from. Just for fun, the next time you see Bob, ask him where electric for Naperville comes from, and make it easy for him by giving him a multiple choice answer:
- A = Costco
- B = Fed-Ex
- C = Coal
- D = Magic
Watch and listen as resident and Naperville city council candidate Jo Malik asks a question and councilman Fieseler makes the fatal mistake of trying to answer it without knowing what he’s talking about.
Bob might be surprised to find out that according to Naperville Public Works-Electric Director Mark Curran, over 60% of Naperville’s electric comes from coal.
“Curran said that Naperville had several advantages in containing energy costs in the immediate future. Currently 61 percent of Naperville’s energy, obtained through the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency, comes from coal.That coal comes from two sources, the downstate Prairie State Energy Campus and Trimble County Coal Plant in Kentucky.
One advantage is that with Prairie State, the city secured a 30-year supply of coal whose costs will never increase. The cost of delivery and wages for personnel may rise with the cost of living, but the actual energy source will remain constant.
Also, the majority of the facilities at both locations are already compliant with EPA regulations set to go into effect 2018 for coal plants, city officials said.”
— Hank Beckman, Naperville Sun
It’s also quite possible that councilman Fieseler might be surprised to know that city council meetings are recorded, streaming on line, and available for the entire world to view.
My guess is that his answer above would be ‘D’ as in Magic.