The City of Evanston’s Electricity Aggregation Program enrolled nearly 25,000 customers with Constellation Energy last week, which will allow residential and small business customers to receive a fixed rate of 4.797 cents/kWh for the next 12 months.

Customers included in the program are currently receiving confirmation letters from ComEd notifying them of the switch to Constellation Energy.  Customers have a ten-day period to cancel their switch and can do so by calling Constellation Energy at 1-800-718-1493.  Also, any customer participating in the program can cancel their participation and go back to ComEd without penalty at any time during the duration of the 12-month contract.

Through the March 20, 2012 referendum vote, 73 percent of Evanston voters asked the City to work to obtain lower electricity supply rates for its residents and small businesses through an opt-out electricity aggregation program. On April 30, the City Council voted unanimously to purchase electricity from Constellation Energy, an Alternate Retail Electricity Supplier (ARES), for the city’s Electricity Aggregation Program. 

A 100 percent renewable energy mix will be used, which makes Evanston one of the few Illinois communities to purchase energy at a substantially lower rate for its residents, while attaining the benefits of renewable energy at the same time.    

Questions or comments about the Electricity Aggregation Program should be directed to 311 or online at www.cityofevanston.org/311.