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Electrical Aggregation Program
Under Montgomery's municipal Electrical Aggregation Program, most Montgomery residents are ComEd customers now. However, in 2020, Village customers Eligo Energy offered Montgomery residents a "green" renewable energy option at the same rate as the ComEd rate. There is no difference in cost to the consumer. However, this provides green energy credits to the Village of Montgomery on behalf of all residents of the Village as one of our sustainability initiatives and helps qualify us as a Green Power Community.
You pay precisely the ComEd rate, and the entire Community receives 100% Green (Renewable) energy at no cost to you or the Village.
The Electric Consultant assigned to our area will gladly answer questions.
Adam Hoover |Energy Broker
Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Collaborative (NIMEC)
Direct | 847-392-9300
Email Adam Hoover | NIMEC
What do I need to do?
- If your notice says, "Informative Only," your account will remain at ComEd; there is nothing to do.
- If your notice says, "Green Aggregation Program," You need to do nothing, and you will be enrolled with Eligo Energy. You will not pay more than the ComEd rate. You have the choice not to support the program and to opt-out. However, if you do nothing, you will be enrolled in the Village's program at Eligo.
- How do I Opt Out?
You may do one of the following:
1. Email Eligo Energy
2. Call 708-400-7476
3. Return the pre-paid opt-out form if you received one.
- If your notice says, "Opt-In Notice," your account will remain at your current supplier, but you may opt-in. Effective January 1, 2020, you may not be charged a fee to leave your contract.
Will this cost me more money?
No, there are no fees to you or the Village. Eligo can acquire Renewable Energy generated in Midwest at no cost to you. The rate will always remain the ComEd rate.
Someone came to my door to sign me up.
Beware! No one from ComEd, Eligo, or the Village will ever call or visit you at home to sign you up. Likewise, never reveal your ComEd account information to solicitors who say they represent the Village or ComEd.
Are we really receiving "Green" Energy?
Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) are created when renewable energy is generated. The EPA says owning RECs is the only way to claim renewable energy. Eligo will purchase RECs to match the Village's usage.
The EPA states, "When you buy the REC, you own the renewable power." Here's how it works: electrons, whether produced by coal, nuclear power, wind, solar, etc., all feed into the same power grid that serves ComEd territory. Once an electron is placed in the grid, they're all identical and cannot be precisely tracked.
Why are some accounts at ComEd and some at Eligo Energy?
First, there is no difference to the consumer regarding pricing; both are the same. The Village receives RECs for all. Suppliers analyze every meter: depending on complex usage patterns, certain accounts are selected to remain at ComEd, and others switch to Eligo. All pay the same rate; all can claim Renewable (Green) Energy.