Electrical Aggregation Program

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What is municipal aggregation of electricity?

There are two main components to electricity: supply and distribution.

  • The supply of electricity is generated at the power plant; electricity can be supplied by ComEd or any number of other companies.
  • Electricity is then transmitted and distributed to homes and businesses through ComEd's infrastructure and power lines.

BOTH components will appear on a single bill from ComEd, regardless of the chosen supplier.

An electricity aggregation program allows municipalities to pool residential and small commercial retail customers together for the joint purchase of electricity. If the market is favorable, communities may be able to leverage the buying power of thousands of residents and small businesses in an effort to obtain lower supply rates or other benefits.

What is the Village's program?

In 2009, Illinois began allowing municipalities to seek bids for the provision of aggregate electric supply services to their residents and small businesses. In 2012 the Village implemented an electric aggregation program which ran until July 2017 and saved residents approximately $1,800,000. The Village’s electric aggregation program has been suspended since 2017 because the ComEd rate for the supply of electricity has been the same or lower than bid rate submitted by suppliers.

MC Squared Energy Services

 

The Village has renewed its electric aggregation program as a Green Electric Aggregation Program. For a 12-month term beginning in November 2020 some customers will remain with ComEd and some will be switched to MC Squared Energy Services based on the customer’s usage patterns. The rate charged to all MC Squared Energy Services customers will always exactly equal the ComEd’s residential rate. MC Squared Energy Services will also purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (“REC”s) from renewable energy from wind generation resources to offset 50% of the Village’s entire electric aggregation usage.

For more information, email MortonGrove@mc2energyservices.com or call 888-508-0306, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  We encourage you to contact MC Squared Energy Services first before contacting the Village with any questions.

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Please beware of any solicitor who comes to your door or calls, asking you to switch to a supplier. They are not associated with the Village, MC Squared Energy Services or ComEd.

Program Benefits:

  • Guaranteed to be charged the ComEd rate, with no risk of paying more than ComEd
  • No hidden fees, no additional monthly fee
  • Maximum flexibility to join or leave the program, and never an enrollment or switch fee
  • The Village earns designation as a US EPA Green Power Partner Community, at zero cost
  • Residents’ power consumption is offset by green energy generated from renewable generation sources located in the Midwest, for zero cost
  • The Village’s Carbon footprint will be significantly reduced
  • The Village receives a monetary "civic contribution" targeted for local sustainability projects

Background: The cost of serving each electric account varies greatly, based on usage patterns. Some ratepayer accounts will remain with ComEd because the cost of generation exceeds the ComEd rate. Others will be switched to the new supplier, MC Squared Energy Services. All will pay exactly the same ComEd rate, including ComEd’s monthly variable Purchased Electricity Adjustment (PEA) component. MC Squared Energy Services will purchase up to 50% Green Energy for the Village’s consumption, on behalf of all ratepayers in the Morton Grove Aggregation Community, whether moved to ComEd supply or to MC Squared Energy Services.

The following notices (depending on account status) will be mailed to residents and small business owners:

  1. Renewable Electric Aggregation Notice: You need do nothing and will be switched to MC Squared Energy Services. You will never pay more than the ComEd rate. You may choose NOT to support the program and opt out: 1)  call 888-508-0306, OR 2) return the postage-paid form you received.
  2. Informative-Only Notice: Your account will remain unchanged.
  3. Opt-In Notice: Your account will remain with your current supplier, but you may choose to opt into the Village’s Green Electric Aggregation Program. Per Illinois law, you cannot be charged any fee to leave your current contract.

Regardless your electricity id supplied by ComEd or MC Squared Energy Services, residential customers not  enrolled in a private contract with an alternative supplier will be considered a member of the Morton Grove Renewable Aggregation program, and their energy usage will be offset by 50% renewable /green energy.

To learn how green energy and RECs work, view this video clip prepared by the US EPA.

No one from MC Squared Energy Services, ComEd, or the Village will ever visit your home or call you to enroll. If a solicitor claims to be the Village supplier, MC Squared Energy Services, or ComEd, take their information and report the incident to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). 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.

Electricity customers still have a choice of energy suppliers. Those interested in choosing an alternative to ComEd are encouraged to visit the Illinois Commerce Commission website at www.pluginillinois.org to learn more about electricity supply and to compare current rates.

To file a complaint against dishonest retail electricity supplier solicitations, contact the ICC's Consumer Services Division complaint line at 800-524-0795. Customers may also file a complaint online.

Please refer questions about the Renewable Energy Aggregation Program to the Village of Morton Grove’s aggregation program supplier, MC Squared Energy Services, at 888-508-0306.

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

For more information about Morton Grove's municipal electricity aggregation program, contact:
Ralph E. Czerwinski
Village Administrator
847-470-5220
rczerwinski@mortongroveil.org

 

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