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Posted on: November 12, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Electric Aggregation Renewal Process Underway

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The Village of Bensenville is in the process of obtaining bid pricing to select an electric energy provider to go into effect in early spring 2016. If you are receiving information to sign-up for a new contract it is not through the Village of Bensenville. Historically municipalities are able to secure lower electric rates than individuals. If an electric provider comes to your house claiming they are the new service provider for the Village, it is not true and no permits have been currently issued to any electrical supply company to go door to door. If someone comes to your home please call the police department at 630-350-3455.

Below are some general details about electrical aggregation:

What are the benefits?

The goal of the program is to save money on electric bills and potentially reduce the community’s carbon footprint by asking bidders to supply a share of the power from greener sources, like solar or wind.

Are there any risks?

Electrical Aggregation has few downsides. If a resident or business does not want to participate, the program offers an opt-out process. If no bids meet the goals of the community aggregation plan, the Village is under no obligation to accept them.

What does electrical aggregation mean to residents and small businesses in Bensenville?

More Options, Increased Protection and Convenience.
- No switching fees if you join the aggregation program
- Residents and small businesses will have the option to "opt out" of the program, and can terminate at any time without penalty or cost.
- The Village will arrange for all necessary filings and notifications to ComEd. There are no switching fees and there is NO interruption in service.

What changes would consumers see?

Pricing. The aggregation supplier will replace the three prices that make up the ComEd Electricity Supply Services charge.

What can customers expect to stay the same with electrical aggregation?

• Reliability. ComEd will always respond to outages, maintain power lines, and respond to emergencies.
• Billing and Payment. ComEd will continue to send your bill and process your payments.
• Responsibility. ComEd will always be responsible for delivering all of the electricity you need.
• Accuracy. ComEd personnel will continue to read the meters and answer your questions.

The only change you would see on your bill would be the name of the new energy supplier and the new rate charged for the energy supply.

Do I have to participate?

NO. Everyone will be given the opportunity to opt out of the program. Notice will be sent to you in the U.S. mail.

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