Electrical Aggregation Program
Under Montgomery's municipal electrical aggregation program, most Montgomery residents are ComEd customers at this time. However, in the spring of 2020 approximately 27% of Montgomery customers were enrolled with Eligo Energy for "green", renewable energy at the exact same rate as the ComEd rate. There is no difference in cost to the consumer. However, this provides green energy credits to the Village of Montgomery on behalf of all residents of the Village as one of our sustainability initiatives and helps qualify us as a Green Power Community.
You pay exactly the ComEd rate and the entire Community receives 100% Green (Renewable) energy at no cost to you or the Village.
The Village electric consultant will gladly answer your questions. Or you may contact them directly: Sharon Durling, (312) 751-2202 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do I need to do?
- If your notice says, “Informative Only,” your account will remain at ComEd; there is nothing to do.
- If your notice says, “Green Aggregation Program,” You need do nothing and you will be enrolled with Eligo Energy. You will not pay more than ComEd rate. You have the choice not to support the program, and to opt out. However, if you do nothing you will be enrolled with the Village’s program at Eligo. How do I Opt Out? Either: 1) email MontgomeryOptOut@eligoenergy.com or 2) call 708-400-7476 or 3) return the pre-paid opt out form you received.
- If your notice says, “Opt-In Notice,” your account will remain at your current supplier, but you may choose to opt in. Effective January 1, 2020, you may not be charged a fee to leave your contract.
Will this cost me more money?
No, there are no fees to you or the Village. Eligo is able to acquire Renewable Energy generated in Midwest at no cost to you. The rate will always remain the ComEd rate.
Someone came to my door to sign me up.
Beware! No one from ComEd, Eligo, 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.
Are we actually receiving Green Energy?
Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) are created when renewable energy is generated. The EPA says the only way you can claim to have renewable energy is by owning RECs. Eligo will purchase RECs to match the Village’s usage.
The EPA states, “When you buy the REC, you own the renewable power.” Here’s how it works: electrons, whether produced by coal, nuclear power, wind, solar, etc., all feed into the same power grid that serve ComEd territory. Once an electron is placed in the grid, they’re all identical and cannot be specifically tracked.
Why are some accounts at ComEd and some at Eligo Energy?
First, there is no difference to you: the price is exactly the same; the Village receives RECs for all. Suppliers analyze every meter: depending on complex usage patterns, certain accounts are selected to remain at
ComEd and others switch to Eligo. All pay the exact same rate; all can claim to have Renewable (Green) Energy.