Municipal Electric Aggregation

In 2011, following the passage of a voter Referendum, the Village of Clarendon Hills contracted to procure electric supply in bulk for residents and small business owners. The average participating Clarendon Hills resident enjoyed savings on their ComEd bills for many years.

The 
Village Board has authorized MC Squared (MC2) to be our Municipal Electric Aggregate provider.

August 2020 - The Village is extending our 100% Green Energy “At ComEd Rate” program with MC Squared. The new ComEd rate has dropped to an annualized 6.913¢ per kWh. Clarendon Hills will retain its status as an EPA Green Power Community, currently ranked #6 in the USA in terms of percentage Green Power vs. Total Power Consumed!

Notices will be mailed to residents and small businesses on August 19, 2020. Some accounts remain with, or move to ComEd, others will remain with MC Squared but the net effect for all is identical: all pay the same ComEd rate. You do not need to take any action. Residents and small businesses will receive one of these notices:

What do I need to do? You do not need to take any action. You will receive one of these notices:

  1. Some ratepayers receive “Green Electric Aggregation Notice.” You will be enrolled unless you take action to opt out and not support the program by returning the pre-paid card or calling 855-745-9989.
  2. Some ratepayers receive “Remain at ComEd: No Action Required.” You are considered a participant in the program, but your account will remain at ComEd. No action required.
  3. Some ratepayers receive “Electric Aggregation: Opt In Notice.” Your account will remain with your current supplier, but you may take action to enroll by calling 855-745-9989

Some ratepayers receive an opt out notice. They may choose not to support the program and may opt out by returning the postage pre-paid card or calling 855-745-9989. Ratepayers enrolled in the aggregation will receive a notice informing them of their continuation with MC Squared. They need do nothing, and their supply will continue with MC Squared. Others remain at ComEd.

For questions, contact MC Squared Energy Services at ClarendonHills@mc2energyservices.com or call 855-745-9989 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.


Background

 
Following a 2013 referendum, residents allowed the Village of Clarendon Hills to negotiate the purchase price of combined electrical supply on behalf of residents and small businesses enrolled in the Aggregation Program (Program).  The Village can leverage better pricing by lumping several purchasers together opposed to an individual going to the market on their own. Since 2013, the Village has held a competitive bidding process on behalf of participants to find the best electric prices.  The lowest competitive bidder is awarded a contract for a 12 month period.  

Please note: No one will ever come to your home or call to enroll you in the Village’s program. Should you receive such a call from a person purporting to represent the Village, MC2, or ComEd, take the solicitor’s information and contact the Illinois Commerce Commission at their Consumer Services Division complaint line: 800-524-0795.

Program Benefits:

  • Guaranteed at the ComEd rate, with no rate risk of paying more than ComEd
  • No hidden fees, no termination fee, flexibility to join or leave the program
  • The Village receives a Contribution for local initiatives, at zero added cost to residents and the Village

How Green Energy works:

View this 4-minute video clip by the EPA to learn about Renewable Energy: www.tinyurl.com/GreenEPA

The Illinois Commerce Commission offers more information about energy deregulation in Illinois and energy supply choices at www.pluginillinois.org.

For questions about your electric account, do not call Village Hall; call the Village of Clarendon Hills aggregation program supplier, MC2 at 1-855-745-9989.

If you require additional assistance, call NIMEC at 800-727-3820 to leave your question and callback number. You will be contacted within 24 hours regarding the issue.

To report an electrical outage, or for questions pertaining to your ComEd bill, call ComEd at 800-334-7661.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a scam?

No, the Village is extending its electric aggregation program at exactly the ComEd rate which has just declined to 6.913¢ per kWh.

The Village is continuing the program with 100% Green Energy and will retain its status as an EPA Green Power Community, currently ranked #6 in the USA in terms of percentage Green Power vs. Total Power Consumed!

What do I need to do?

You do not need to take any action:

  1. If you received “Green Electric Aggregation Notice,” you will be enrolled unless you take action to opt out and not support the program by returning the pre-paid card or calling 855-745-9989.
  2. If you received, “Remain at ComEd: No Action Required,” you are considered a participant in the program, but your account will remain at ComEd. No action required.
  3. If you received “Electric Aggregation: Opt In Notice,” your account will remain with your current supplier, but you may take action to enroll by calling 855-745-9989.

I thought electric aggregation was a savings program. Will I save money on this program?

No, but you will never pay more than the ComEd rate. The Village received competitive bids for a standard program, but all pricing was higher than ComEd. The Village will retain its status

Someone came to my door to sign me up.

Beware! No one from ComEd, MC Squared, or the Village will ever call or visit you at home to sign you up. Never reveal your ComEd account information to solicitors who say they represent the Village or ComEd.

Why are some accounts at ComEd and some at MC Squared Energy?

First, there is no difference to you: the price is exactly the same for all. Suppliers analyze every meter; depending on complex usage patterns, certain accounts are selected to remain at ComEd and others switch to MC Squared. All pay the exact same rate; additionally, the Village will receive a small reserve fund at zero cost to residents.

Will this cost me more money?

No, there are no fees to you or the Village. The rate will always remain the ComEd rate.

More Questions?

Email MC Squared at ClarendonHills@mc2energyservices.com or call 855-745-9989, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. 

But I’m still confused:

Our electric consultant will also gladly respond to your questions. You may email at sdurling@NIMEC.net or call 800-727-3820. Leave your name and callback number and your call will be returned very shortly.

[Clarendon Hills staff is encouraged to email the Village’s consultant Sharon Durling at sdurling@nimec.net. Provide resident name, number and any info. She will call the resident and confirm the follow-up call with you.]

Important to know: the ComEd rate changes slightly every month, therefore the Village program rate with MC Squared will, in lockstep, vary monthly. The cost to generate power is variable.

For more detail about aggregation, different suppliers or the ComEd rate, visit www.PlugInIllinois.org, a website established by the Illinois Commerce Commission for consumers to learn about power rates in Illinois.