1. One fixed rate provides an easy-to-understand benchmark: The ComEd rate consists of three individual billing items in which two are re-set twice a year, and the other varies every month. As such, customers can’t know exactly what the ComEd rate is in any given month. The City’s aggregation program offers an easy-to-understand rate, against which informed residents can readily compare other offers.
2. Provides maximum flexibility: Since the City's aggregation program has no early termination fee (unlike many individual contracts), residents are free to come and go with no restrictions and no charges.
3. Supports renewable “green” energy sources. Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) for 100% of electric usage by program participants supports “green” electric generation from renewable sources such as hydro, wind, solar and methane gas, etc.