Starting next month, Glen Ellyn residents will have at least one bill that should be a little less.
The Village of Glen Ellyn’s electric aggregation program is underway. As a result, in March, electric customers should begin to see savings.
Customers should notice no difference between the previous program and aggregation, and the village said the transition should be seamless. Residents do not need to take any action.
More than 250 local governments around Illinois have proposed bringing aggregation to their communities. Aggregation allows communities to use the collective bargaining power of residents to negotiate for lower power prices from suppliers, according to the Citizens Utility Board.
Illinois law allows municipalities and counties to purchase electricity on behalf of residents and small-business consumers, according to the Illinois Citizens Utility Board. Municipalities choosing aggregation negotiate the price of power from a supplier other than a traditional utility, but the utility company is still responsible for delivering that power to homes, and billing consumers for it.
Based on an average single-family’s consumption and current ComEd supply rates, Glen Ellyn electric customers should see about a $35 monthly savings, the Village of Glen Ellyn said in a news release.
Residents who wish to compare the new rate to ComEd’s rate can find more information online.
For more information, visit the village’s website or contact Kristen Schrader, Assistant to the Village Manager at 630-469-5000.