Following a competitive bid process, the Village of Oak Park has entered into a new agreement with Constellation Energy Services to provide electricity for residential and small business customers through the municipal aggregation program.
Electricity customers who receive a letter from Constellation Energy Services, but already participate in the Village’s aggregation program, can disregard the notice. They will be enrolled automatically unless they choose to opt out by following the instructions in the letter.
Those electricity customers who use another power provider, but want to join the Village program, will need to follow the instructions in the letter and contact Constellation directly.
The new Village contract will offer electricity at 7.6 cents per kilowatt hour, which includes three-tenths of one cent to help support local renewable energy initiatives.
Aggregation does not alter the actual delivery of electricity or system maintenance and repair, which is provided by ComEd. In fact, consumers have the option of choosing from scores of suppliers approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission.
Officials urge those who elect to choose an electricity provider from the state’s list to read the fine print carefully. Contracts may contain unexpected fees and penalties to cancel.
More information on providers is posted online at www.pluginillinois.org.