As of the end of the May 2016 billing cycling, Glenview electricity customers were returned to ComEd for their electricity supply.
The Village Board of Trustees voted February 2, 2016 to discontinue the program after Glenview's electric supply agreement with mc2 expired. Since ComEd has gained more flexibility to purchase and sell energy, the utility was able to lower its electric supply rate. That meant savings were no longer expected through an aggregation program with an alternative supplier. Click here for FAQs on discontinuation of the program.
ComEd's proposed rates for 2016-17 are as follows. Please keep in mind ComEd rates can fluctuate between +/- 0.500 cents/kWh each month.
- Summer Period (June 2016 - October 2016) -- 6.195 cents/kWh
- Non-Summer Period (November 2016 - May 2017) -- 6.315 cents/kWh
Residents can choose to establish their own supply contract with any certified alternate retail electricity supplier. Get more information here.
Prior postings related to the Electric Aggregation Program
Electrical Aggregation, permitted through state statue, enables municipalities to seek alternate suppliers of electricity in an effort to lower electric supply rates for residents. This in no way alters the actual delivery of electricity, as this service is still provided by ComEd.
On November 13, 2012, the Village Board of Trustees voted to join the Lakeshore Power Alliance consortium, with the villages of Wilmette, Northfield and Kenilworth, and entered into a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Alliance's supplier, MC Squared Energy Services LLC (mc2). The Village Board on March 17, 2015 voted to extend for one year the contract with mc2.
The fourth-year price of 6.880 cents per kilowatt hour will be in effect from June 2015 through May 2016.
Please see a month-by-month comparison of MC Squared program rates to effective ComEd rates by clicking the link below:
From January 2013 to May 2015, the Village's electric aggregation program realized an estimated community savings of $4 million for participating residents and small businesses against comparable ComEd rates for that same period. mc2 projects the average resident will have saved a total of $280 on electric supply costs against comparable ComEd rates.
Participating residents may leave the program at any time without a cost penalty and receive supply of electricity from ComEd or another alternative supplier.
Enrollment in the program was automatic if you were a resident of Glenview in December 2012. If you are participating in the program, your ComEd bill will state MC Squared Energy Services as your supplier underneath the Electricity Supply Services section of your bill and reflect the mc2 rate.
If you are a new resident or would like to enroll in the program, you can enroll online at: www.lakeshorepoweralliance.com/glenview.aspx or call mc2 at (855) 564-8129. To learn more about the program, click here.
For any questions, please contact Sarah Kuechler, Assistant to the Village Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 904-4372.
Individual Choice Green Power Program
In addition to reducing the rates of electricity, the Village has worked with mc2 to allow participants to individually choose a renewable electricity option. This option will allow participants to purchase Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) at their discretion equal to their electricity supply usage. During the fourth-year, the rate would be 7.02 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for June 2015 through May 2016.
To sign up for this program, follow these steps:
- Go to www.lakeshorepoweralliance.com and click on Glenview Electricity Aggregation Program
- Select Individual Choice MC2 100% Green Power Program
- Enter email address, ZIP code and ComEd account number, then authorize and submit
- You may also call mc2 directly at (855) 564-8129 and ask for the enrollment department
Misleading solicitations information
With the agreement with mc2 for through the Lakeshore Power Alliance, residents have seen an increased number of calls and mail solicitations to switch their supply of electricity from ComEd to other suppliers. Please be advised that any mailings not on Village letterhead are not related to the Lakeshore Power Alliance and should be read carefully. Neither the Village nor mc2 will contact you by phone and will never ask you for your ComEd account number. To file a complaint about a misleading solicitation, residents are urged to contact the Illinois Commerce Commission at (800) 524-0795 or by going to www.icc.illinois.gov/consumer/complaint.
On the November 6, 2012 election ballot, a referendum was held regarding electrical aggregation. The question asked of Glenview residents was: “Shall the Village of Glenview 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?” Glenview voters approved the referendum with 74 percent of the votes in favor.