Municipal (Electrical) Aggregation
Due to the volatility of the power market, the City did not receive favorable bids for power supply and temporarily suspended the municipal aggregation program for up to 18 months. The suspension begins in October when the City's contract with Eligo expires. The City hopes to find better rates next year.
Eligo customers will return to ComEd for their supply and receive a letter in September confirming the change.
Residents without their own private supplier will continue paying the ComEd rate.
If there are any issues with service, or a power outage, contact ComEd at 1-800-334-7661.
For more information visit: Electric aggregation 2022 update - FAQ
No one from Eligo, ComEd, or the City will ever visit your home or call you to enroll.
If a solicitor claims to be the City supplier, Eligo, or ComEd, take their information and report the incident to the ICC at www.icc.illinois.gov/complaints. Never reveal your ComEd account number or allow a solicitor to view your ComEd bill unless you are certain you wish to enroll with that supplier and have read all terms and conditions.
Many Illinois communities began buying their electric power from suppliers other than ComEd. With a different supplier, nothing changes in the infrastructure; ComEd continues to do the billing and continues to repair any outages. In March 2012, a referendum passed that allowed the City to solicit bids on behalf of residents and small businesses to buy electric power on the open energy market. The goal was to secure lower electric supply rates for residents and small businesses in the community, preserve flexibility in choice, offer a rate guarantee, and utilize 100% renewable energy.
Since the State of Illinois deregulated electric power providers, 75% of commercial businesses now buy their power from suppliers other than ComEd. But few residents have moved to lower-cost energy suppliers. As a result, the State created legislation allowing communities to leverage residential accounts by engaging in a process called "Municipal Aggregation." It enables municipalities to solicit competitive bids from suppliers on behalf of the entire community. This is similar to the way a community sets rates for garbage collection.