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Electric Aggregation Program

Beginning in October, the City of Highland Park in conjunction with other members of the North Shore Electricity Aggregation Consortium will launch the State of Illinois's largest price match electricity program. The Consortium, which also includes the City of Lake Forest and the Villages of Deerfield, Lake Bluff, Northbrook, and Skokie, recently selected Chicago-based MC Squared Energy Services, LLC to serve the Consortium with electric supply through October 2024. For this effort, the six participating communities will generate $1.6 million in total funding over three years at no additional cost to utility ratepayers. Each participating municipality will be provided a civic contribution annually which can be used to advance sustainability initiatives or support broader community goals established by each community.

Since 2009, Illinois state law allows municipalities to arrange for alternative suppliers to provide electricity to their residential and small commercial retail customers. This process is known as electric load aggregation. Aggregation is essentially seamless for the customer because ComEd continues to be responsible for billing, electricity delivery and customer service.

Official notices will be mailed, per state regulation, the week of August 10 with more information about the program. Different letters will be mailed to residents depending on their current electric service with ComEd, serving as informational only, offering the option to opt-in to the program, or offering the option to opt-out. There are no fees/charges to take any action to participate or remove your household from the program. The rate for supply with MC Squared Energy Services in the City of Highland Park Electric Aggregation program will always match the ComEd monthly tariff rate. This rate is a variable rate, as it could change monthly. Participants’ residential or business billing will not go down, but will match the published ComEd monthly rate. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is electric aggregation?

What are the primary benefits of the program?

Who is eligible to participate?

How is enrollment handled?

What is the electric supply price for the program?

Is there an early termination fee?

How will I be billed if I'm enrolled?

Will my electric service be disrupted when I switch?

What are Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)?

Who should I contact regarding problems with my electric service?

What happens at the end of the program term?

Who is MC Squared Energy Services?