Several years ago, Itasca citizens approved municipal electrical aggregation through a voter referendum. This allowed the Village of Itasca to bundle together residential and small commercial retail electric accounts and seek proposals in an effort to create a better value for Itasca customers.
The idea is similar to that of buying food in bulk. When you buy a dozen eggs in the grocery store, you pay a higher price per egg than the owner of a large breakfast diner chain who purchases thousands of eggs per day.
Through Itasca’s Electrical Aggregation Program, the average participating Itasca resident has enjoyed significant savings on their ComEd bills for many years.
This year when the Village went to bundle electrical service, it received rates equal to or higher than the ComEd rate. The Village chose to renew our electrical aggregation program for one (1) year with Chicago-based MC Squared Energy Services (MC2). All ratepayers under the program will be charged exactly the ComEd rate and the Village will receive a Civic Contribution at zero added cost. The Village Board chose to aside the Civic Contribution for future burial of overhead utility lines along Irving Park Road.
Notices were recently mailed to residents and small businesses. Depending on your electrical usage patterns, some customers have been moved back to ComEd, while others will receive electrical supply from MC2, BUT net effect for ALL customers is identical: every customer will pay the ComEd rate with no risk of ever paying more!
You need take no action to participate.
Residents, whether with MC2 or moved to ComEd supply, will be considered a member of the Itasca Electric Aggregation program and pay the ComEd rate.
For more information, email Itasca@mc2energyservices.com or call MC2 at 888-423-1398.
No one from MC2, ComEd, or the Village will ever visit your home or call you to enroll. If a solicitor claims to be the Village supplier, MC2, 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. Questions: Email sdurling@NIMEC.net or leave your name and callback number at 800-727-3820 and someone will reach out to you shortly.
Customers always have the option to opt out of Itasca’s Aggregation Program and select an alternate retail electricity supplier on the open market.
The Illinois Commerce Commission approves the alternate retail electric suppliers. Information on electric supply choice can be found on the Illinois Commerce Commission’s Plug In Illinois website (www.pluginillinois.org). There are several important questions that any customer should ask when considering selecting an energy supplier, including questions about the price, contract terms, enrollment process, billing process and customer service. The Citizens Utility Board (CUB), a consumer advocacy group, also provides resources related to consumer electricity choice (www.citizensutilityboard.org).