Electrical Aggregation Program
Under Montgomery's municipal electrical aggregation program, most Montgomery residents are ComEd customers at this time. However, in the spring of 2020 approximately 27% of Montgomery customers were enrolled with Eligo Energy for "green", renewable energy at the exact 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.
Following the passage of a March 20, 2012 voter Referendum, the Village of Montgomery contracted with alternate retail suppliers to procure lower cost power supply for resident and small commercial retail accounts. The program has achieved great success with savings through October 2018 approaching $250 per participating household for a cumulative $1.15 million savings Village-wide.
The Village renewed the program in subsequent years and again sought competitive bids to extend the program at the expiration of the recent term of October 2018. No bids received were below the ComEd rate at that time. With no achievable savings at that time, participants in the Village's program were transferred to ComEd as their supplier in October 2018. The Village intends to seek bids again at a later date and will provide an update at that time.
PLEASE NOTE: residents may receive solicitations from various energy suppliers. When considering any solicitation, residents are advised to avoid variable rates that may have no upward cap, termination fees, and any added monthly or miscellaneous fees.
A recent Illinois Commerce Commission study reported that Illinois residents who engage in an individual supplier contract (i.e., not a Village electric aggregation program) paid an average 24% above the ComEd rate.
Never provide your ComEd account number to a solicitor unless you have contacted them directly to enroll and you have reviewed all terms and conditions. Avoid supposed deadlines associated with signing up for a program.
As always, if unlicensed solicitors come to your door or if a solicitor ignores a posted No Soliciting sign, please contact police dispatch at 630-553-0554 to report this or any other issues with solicitors.