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Municipal Electric Aggregation

At the General Election on March 20, 2012 Yorkville voters said "YES" to the following referendum question:

"Shall the United City of Yorkville have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?"

 

Subsequently, the City Council adopted the following ordinance authorizing the aggregation of electrical load and adopting an electric aggregation plan of operation and governance:

First Energy Solutions was the low bidder and effective August 27, 2012 residential and small commercial retail customers who had not opted out of the program had their electricity supplier switched from ComEd to First Energy Solutions. (NOTE: ComEd still delivers the electricity and bills customers for their electricity supply.)

Click HERE to see how much electric aggregation is saving you!

 

ComEd Electricity Updates - The Smart Meter Program

Effective April 1, 2010

In a September 2008 rate case decision, the Illinois Commerce commission (ICC) gave ComEd permission to implement an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) pilot. AMI meters, also known as "smart meters," are an essential building block in the development of a smart grid electrical system that will play a critical role in addressing climate change, spurring economic development, enhancing electrical system reliability and allowing residents to use energy more efficiently.

On October 14, 2009, ComEd received approval from the ICC to install 131,000 smart meters in a portion of Chicago and nine additional communities served by the organization.

Costs of the $71 million smart meter program are to be shared by all of ComEd's 3.8 million customers. ComEd customers will begin seeing a new line item amount on their electric bills starting in the month of April 2010. For residential customers the cost is approximately $5 per year. For non-residential customers with energy demands less than 400 kilowatts, the cost will vary by quarter in 2010 but the average cost is approximately $10 per year.

Residents can obtain more information about the Smart Meter program at ComEd.com/smartmeter. Click here to view additional information about the Smart Meter charge on your bill.