Green Electric Aggregation Program
History: Following the passage of a voter Referendum, the Village of Bensenville contracted to procure electric supply in bulk for residents and small business owners. The average participating Bensenville resident enjoyed savings on their ComEd bills for many years.
The Village is renewing its electric aggregation program with Chicago-based supplier Eligo Energy, following a competitive bid process. Residents and small business owners will continue to pay exactly the ComEd rate and will enjoy the benefit of 100% Green Energy via Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) at zero added cost to ratepayers and the Village. The program term is for 12 months ending August 2022.
To learn how Renewable / Green Energy and RECs work, view this video clip prepared by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Background: The cost of serving each electric account varies greatly, based on usage patterns. Some ratepayer accounts will remain with ComEd supply service because the cost of generation for their account exceeds the ComEd rate. Others will be switched to Eligo, but to be clear, all residents have choice over their electric supplier. They may choose to opt out of the program.
All will pay exactly the same ComEd rate, including ComEd’s monthly variable PEA component. Eligo will continue to purchase 100% green energy via RECs for the Village, on behalf of all ratepayers in the Bensenville Aggregation Community, whether moved to ComEd supply or to Eligo.
Notices were mailed from the Village to residents and small businesses on June 8, 2021. Please note, that different ratepayers receive different notices, depending on account status, but the net effect and benefits of the program are the same for all!
- Green Aggregation Notice: The account will be included in the program and switched to Eligo if the ratepayer does not opt out. They will pay exactly the ComEd rate. A Confirmation of Switch Notice will be mailed from ComEd at the end of May confirming the change to Eligo in August.
- Informative-Only Notice: Ratepayers will remain with ComEd but will still be considered a part of the Green Aggregation Community.
- Return to ComEd Service: (this is a very small group) Ratepayers currently enrolled with previous supplier MC Squared will be moved back to ComEd. They need do nothing; are still considered a part of the program. In July, they will receive a second letter from ComEd confirming the drop.
- Opt In Notice: will remain with the individual contract they have undertaken, unless they choose to leave that supplier and take action to enroll with Eligo Energy.
Residents, whether remaining with ComEd or enrolling with Eligo are all considered members of the Bensenville Renewable Aggregation program, and their energy usage will be offset by 100% Renewable /Green Energy from renewable generation sources.
- Guaranteed at the ComEd rate, with no rate 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 retains its designation as a US EPA Green Power Partner at zero cost
- Residents’ power consumption is offset by Green Energy generated from renewable generation sources, for zero cost
- The Village’s Carbon footprint will be reduced
No one from Eligo, ComEd, or the Village will ever visit your home or call you to enroll. If a solicitor claims to be the Village supplier, Eligo, or ComEd, please 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.
For specific questions about your own electric account, do not call Village Hall; call the Village of Bensenville’s aggregation program supplier Eligo Energy at 630-574-5741. If you require additional assistance, call the Village’s energy consultant, NIMEC at 800-727-3820 to leave your question and callback number. You will be contacted by NIMEC within 24 hours regarding the issue. You may also email sdurling@NIMEC.net with your specific question.