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Posted on: March 5, 2018

Village of Orland Park Renews Electric Aggregation Program

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The Village of Orland Park established an electric aggregation program following the passage of a referendum by voters in the March 20, 2012 Primary Election. The average participating ratepayer from program commencement to date has saved $427, for a village-wide cumulative savings of over $8 million.

The current contract expires at May 2018 meter read dates. The village received competitive bids to renew the program and awarded lowest bidder Nordic Energy Services, an Oak Brook based supplier. The new power supply rate is fixed at 7.38¢ per kWh for the term May 2018 to September 2019.

A notice of the program will be mailed to all Orland Park residents and small commercial ratepayers on Friday, March 2, 2018. Ratepayers will receive one of two different notices:

Ratepayers currently enrolled with an alternative energy supplier in their own private contract will receive an opt-in notice simply informing them of the program. That population will not be automatically enrolled, but may choose to enroll, per directions in the notice.

The majority of village ratepayers will receive an opt-out notice. To participate, no action is needed. Service will automatically switch to Nordic Energy at the May meter reading, to be reflected on ComEd bills received in June. If you do not wish to participate, follow instructions to opt out by March 23, 2018.

Recall that ComEd does all billing regardless of the supply company. The way you pay your ComEd bill (such as budget billing or automatic payment) will not change.

The program with Nordic has no early termination fees, no enrollment fees, and no added monthly fees.

Ratepayers already enrolled with a supplier in their own private contract are strongly advised to contact their supplier to discover if they are subject to an early termination fee before switching to the village’s program with Nordic. They may join the village’s program with Nordic at any time during the 16-month term by calling (866) 697-9052 and providing account information and their ComEd account number.

The ComEd default rate is expected to rise June 1 due to capacity charges that have previously been established by regulators. Market analysts estimate the rate to increase 7.5¢ to 7.8¢ per kWh.

Residents are advised to be cautious of energy supply solicitations and are recommended never to release their account number to a solicitor unless they have chosen to switch to a new supplier and have read and understood the terms and conditions of the program.

No one from the village, ComEd, or Nordic Energy will call or visit your home for enrollment. ComEd will never contact you to ask for your account number. If you believe you have been given misinformation you may file a complaint by calling the Illinois Commerce Commission Consumer Services Division at (800) 524-0795 or visiting http://www.icc.illinois.gov/consumer/complaint.

For more information about electric supply customer choice, visit the site established by the Illinois Commerce Commission: www.PlugInIllinois.org.

Nordic Energy Customer Care is available to assist you from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (866) 697-9052.

Residents with special issues may call the village’s aggregation consultant NIMEC at (800) 727-3820. When calling NIMEC, leave your call back number and you will be contacted almost immediately, or within 24 hours.

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