New Electricity Supplier Switchover Starts Aug. 6

There are 12 comments on the Patch.com story from Jul 17, 2012, titled New Electricity Supplier Switchover Starts Aug. 6. In it, Patch.com reports that:

Nearly all residents and small business are going ahead with the City of Oak Forest 's electrical aggregation plan.

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Seriously

Oak Forest, IL

#1 Jul 19, 2012
So how do we opt out if we want to?
Learn The Facts

South Holland, IL

#2 Jul 19, 2012
You have received at least three peices of correspondence by mail(I may have received four) explaining how to opt out, the latest from C.E. If you are not capable of following the instructions and filling out the forms call Edison. I know you got them, everyone I know did.
Seriously

Oak Forest, IL

#3 Jul 20, 2012
Nope. Haven't received one piece of mail regarding this.

Will have to talk to my neighbors. Common in my neighborhood.
Learn The Facts wrote:
You have received at least three peices of correspondence by mail(I may have received four) explaining how to opt out, the latest from C.E. If you are not capable of following the instructions and filling out the forms call Edison. I know you got them, everyone I know did.

“JPR”

Since: Nov 09

Oak Forest

#4 Jul 21, 2012
Seriously wrote:
Nope. Haven't received one piece of mail regarding this.
Will have to talk to my neighbors. Common in my neighborhood.
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The City had a similar problem when they implemented their utility taxes.
Some outside the city limits were charged, while some inside weren't.
Perhaps there's still some errors, more likely near the borders.
If anyone is getting charged the city's utility tax, but didn't get a letter, it's likely the post office.
I only received one letter from a third party, and nothing from ComEd.

Jim Rossi
jprinbox-topix@yahoo.com
07/21/12 08:25
Tommy Two Toes

Chicago, IL

#5 Jul 23, 2012
Didnt recieve a thing
Ruth Ensing

United States

#6 Jul 23, 2012
I didn't get anything either. Nothing from a third party supplier OR ComEd. And "Learn the Facts", I know how to fill out a form. I also know how to open and read my mail so stop the smart ass attitude. AND, I also knew how to notify the city.

“JPR”

Since: Nov 09

Oak Forest

#7 Jul 23, 2012
If I recall correctly, anyone not using ComEd's default provider would not receive any notification.
They would NOT be automatically converted to the city's new ARES.
It would be up to them to shop around, as they have done in the past.
I suspect, the City's deal would be a savings for most people.

Jim Rossi
jprinbox-topix@yahoo.com
07/23/12 19:15
Interesting Issues

Evanston, IL

#8 Jul 27, 2012
JimRossi wrote:
If I recall correctly, anyone not using ComEd's default provider would not receive any notification.
They would NOT be automatically converted to the city's new ARES.
It would be up to them to shop around, as they have done in the past.
I suspect, the City's deal would be a savings for most people.
Jim Rossi
jprinbox-topix@yahoo.com
07/23/12 19:15
Mr. Rossi, since you are very tuned into city hall on this question, do you happen to know how many ARES companies the city went out to bid this change over process with? I notice that you mention it would be a "savings for most people", who would it not be a savings for if it is most people, I really don't understand your point! In fact, in some of your previous statements and your addresses to the council on a couple of occasions, it seems you have now turned your opinion 180 degrees, so did you join the aggregation group?

So did the city shop this around or put it out to bid? I really never heard anything until they announced the change over!

“JPR”

Since: Nov 09

Oak Forest

#9 Jul 27, 2012
Interesting Issues wrote:
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Mr. Rossi, since you are very tuned into city hall on this question, do you happen to know how many ARES companies the city went out to bid this change over process with? I notice that you mention it would be a "savings for most people", who would it not be a savings for if it is most people, I really don't understand your point! In fact, in some of your previous statements and your addresses to the council on a couple of occasions, it seems you have now turned your opinion 180 degrees, so did you join the aggregation group?
So did the city shop this around or put it out to bid? I really never heard anything until they announced the change over!
I'm not aware of how many ARES the city solicited bids for, but I do know their result was very successful.
It's a savings for anyone NOT previously on a special ComEd rate.
That is, any normal residential service rate.
I happen to be on a special rate and did not choose to participate in the aggregation plan.
These rates are things such as time of day pricing, electric space heating, water heating, etc.
If you don't have one of those, you're best going with the city's plan, at least until next spring.
It's a very complex issue for anyone on special rates.

Jim Rossi
jprinbox-topix@yahoo.com
07/27/12 19:00
OF Watcher

Oak Forest, IL

#10 Dec 8, 2012
Ruth Ensing wrote:
I didn't get anything either. Nothing from a third party supplier OR ComEd. And "Learn the Facts", I know how to fill out a form. I also know how to open and read my mail so stop the smart ass attitude. AND, I also knew how to notify the city.
She should know, she is related to the alderman.
Resident

Oak Forest, IL

#11 Dec 8, 2012
OF Watcher wrote:
<quoted text>
She should know, she is related to the alderman.
Do you mean the Alderman who lives up North and should quit his post?
Greg thomas

United States

#12 Dec 9, 2012
Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you mean the Alderman who lives up North and should quit his post?

Thats the one........ hasn't for awhile

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