Electrical Aggregation

The Village recently received competitive bids from qualified suppliers to restart the electrical aggregation program.  The Village has established a program wherein ratepayers will be charged exactly the ComEd rate (including the monthly variable portion), for zero rate risk. The program benefits residents in that the Village will be provided with Renewable Energy Certificates (representing “green” energy) for 50% of power usage and community donation to be spent on sustainability projects—at no increased cost to residents or the Village.

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The village is a member of the Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Collaborative (NIMEC). NIMEC is a collaborative of 140 municipalities that band together to drive down pricing for residential and municipal electricity.
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The cost of serving each electric account varies greatly. Some ratepayer accounts will be switched to ComEd because the cost of generation for the usage profile exceeds the ComEd rate. Others will be switched to the new supplier, MC Squared Energy Services, which is headquartered in Chicago. All will pay exactly the same ComEd rate, including ComEd’s monthly variable PEA component. Notices will be mailed to residents and small business owners on January 21, 2021. 

1. Ratepayers receiving an opt out notice will automatically be enrolled with MC Squared and will pay exactly the ComEd rate, including the monthly variable PEA, unless they choose to opt out by February 11.  If they do not opt out, they will receive a Confirmation of Switch notice from ComEd in February confirming their switch to MC Squared.

2. Many ratepayers will receive an informative notice about the program, and they will remain a customer of ComEd. They will be considered participants in the Buffalo Grove Electric Aggregation Community and will also receive green energy credits for 50% of their electric power consumption.

No one from MC Squared, 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, or ComEd, please take their information and report the incident to the ICC.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a scam?
What do I need to do?
Why does my account stay at ComEd and not move to MC Squared?
May I opt out?
But there is no opt out return card with my letter:
How can I opt out?
I thought electric aggregation was a savings program. Will I save money?
Someone came to my door to sign me up.
What is the ComEd rate?
Program Benefits:50% of power consumed will be “green” energy produced by Midwest located wind generation facilities as represented in Renewable Energy Certificates to be retired on behalf of the Village residents 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 Supplier provides a Civic Grant /reserve fund to the Village at no increased cost 

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