Electricity Aggregation Program Notices Mailed this Week
On June 21, 2021, the City entered into a three-year electrical aggregation contract with MC Squared Energy Services (MC2). Contrary to previous aggregation programs in 2012, savings to individual account holders has been negligible due to reduced costs of energy supply to ComEd. Instead, the primary benefit of the program is that the City will receive a civic grant to support sustainability initiatives and other goals as determined by the City Council.
Notices have been mailed as part of the City’s annual review of the program, which are meant to notify new customers who have moved into Lake Forest as well as notify customers who may no longer be benefitting from the program due to changing electricity consumption patterns. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause changing electricity consumption patterns as residents return to work and school. Changing consumption patterns can affect whether or not a given account can benefit the City’s grant program. Additionally, customers move into new homes, condos, and apartments on a regular basis. Therefore, MC2 periodically reviews accounts to ensure existing accounts are still a benefit to the grant program and to look for new accounts that can contribute.
Per state regulation, notification of the program must be sent to all residential and small business account holders. Different letters will be mailed depending on the electric supply service received by a given account. Most letters will be for information only. If you received a notification that states it is for informational content only, no action is required.
If you received a notice that states that you will be automatically enrolled unless you opt-out, no action is required unless you wish to opt out. You have 21 days from the date on the notice to call MC Squared at (855) 697-0286 if you’d like to opt out. Please note your electric supply pricing will always match the ComEd tariff supply rate so there are no additional fees or increased rates to participate. Additionally, there are no termination fees and you may leave the program at any time. To view copies of the letters, please see below:
Return to ComEd Service Notice
Please be aware that MC Squared will NOT solicit door to door for this program. They will not be calling you on the phone unless you initiate a call. Do not give your ComEd bill to anyone at your door or by phone unless you initiated the call first.
You are free to choose the supply option of your choice, but be cautious of teaser rates and other fees. If you have questions on your electric bill or supply charges, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is an excellent resource.
For those wishing to support local renewable energy and receive direct savings, check out Lake Forest’s community solar program. You do not need to install solar panels on your roof to participate!
Additional Questions can be directed to the Office of the City Manager at 847-234-2600.