42% Savings

Jul 20, 2012 Full story: Morris Daily Herald 24

Energy First will be the new electricity supplier for several Will County communities, saving residents and small business owners a current 42 percent on their electric bills.

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bye bye Comed

Plainfield, IL

#1 Jul 20, 2012
I am calling Monday and setting up electric with this company. Comed can suck it!

Since: Dec 09

Romeoville, IL

#2 Jul 21, 2012
Its almost too good to be true.... watch the cup, watch it closely..which one is the ball under ? LOL
horno

Carleton, MI

#3 Jul 21, 2012
it IS too good to be true, id!@t...

Since: Dec 09

Romeoville, IL

#4 Jul 22, 2012
horno wrote:
it IS too good to be true, id!@t...
No shit dill nugget, hence the "watch the cup" comment... idiot !
analbeads

Wilmington, IL

#5 Jul 22, 2012
I have electric everything, no nicor. from june 18-july 18 my comed bill was 122

that covered the 100 degree heat wave

my house is always cool

you people are babies. 122 is cheap.

maybe check all your equipment for efficiency and make sure your dampers are adjusted properly....
romeoville fireworker

Romeoville, IL

#6 Jul 22, 2012
analbeads wrote:
I have electric everything, no nicor. from june 18-july 18 my comed bill was 122

that covered the 100 degree heat wave

my house is always cool

you people are babies. 122 is cheap.

maybe check all your equipment for efficiency and make sure your dampers are adjusted properly....
ok. What size is your home 800 square feet. Are you keeping your cooling at 78 and loving it. For most of us we like it at 73
analbeads

Wilmington, IL

#7 Jul 22, 2012
1,400 sq ft. 3 bedroom 2 bathroom 2 floors. I keep it at 68 degrees.

Not trying to be ignorant to people or argue, just suggesting that everyone make sure their equipment is functioning properly. The highest bill I have had in a year from com ed was 155, and that was January.
Try it

Plainfield, IL

#8 Jul 26, 2012
I miss the old rated Comed used to have before the price hike. I used to have all electric and the bill used to be about $40 to $60 bucks. I did switch to First Enery Solutions and their rates are alot less than ComEds. My old bill on an all electric house was around $100. Now it's about $45. Not to bad.
UnionThug

Carpentersville, IL

#9 Jul 26, 2012
Energy First is not an Electric company, they are resellers of Comed service. So if you have a problem and a tech comes out it will be a Comed tech. If the problem is in your house good luck with your bill.
George

Wilmington, IL

#10 Jul 28, 2012
If you want some savings, you should check this out. http://www.viridian.com/martyrudd/default.asp... 4.99 rated for 6 months. Saves me about $20.00 a month.
Mike

Minooka, IL

#11 Jul 29, 2012
ComEd does not generate electricity. They own the grid and they deliver it to you.

ComEd buys its electricity from multiple suppliers and then charges you a premium in the "supply" portion of your bill. Typically $0.082 per kwh and probably higher during the summer. If you want to see exactly what you're paying, take the total $ under the supply portion of your bill and divide by your kilowatt hours used that month.

When you designate a supplier, or your community chooses to search for a better rate through aggregation, you are telling ComEd that you only want to pay one supplier, not multiple suppliers.

To the best of my knowledge, nothing changes with ComEd. If there's a problem with your service, ComEd is still responsible for fixing it. Not sure why a problem INSIDE your home would be ComEd's responsibility though. ComEd didn't wire your home, a subcontracted electrician to your General Contractor / Developer did. I guess you could ask them to fix issues inside your home, but they'd charge you for that anyway. Wouldn't matter if you designated a different supplier or not.

In regards to Energy First, ComEd will provide the company with a history of electricity usage for the area, both homes and businesses. Energy First will submit a price/kwh roughly 42%(according to the article)lower than what you are currently paying ComEd to "supply" your electricity. It will likely be fixed for a period of one or two years. Some businesses may use too much electricity and will not be eligible for the aggregated pricing, but that doesn't mean they can't contact companies like this on their own and lower their supply costs.
UnionThug

Carpentersville, IL

#12 Jul 29, 2012
The reason it matters on how you get billed if the problem is inside your house if you choose a reseller as your provider for electricity is; If a consumer has a problem, Comed will show up and determine the problem is inside your house and then they will leave because the meter is your point of separation between regulated and deregulated billing. At that point you pay for Comed's dispatch, NOT the repair. Comed will then bill the reseller for the dispatch which the reseller will eventually pass on the bill the consumer and you still need to find someone to fix your inside wire, so now you have 2 bills for the same issue. This is all explained in the wonderfully corrupt Regulatory "De-Regulation" Utility Laws of Illinois.
bogus

United States

#13 Aug 2, 2012
anything is better than what i am paying now...all of my stuff is energy sufficient and dampered and my bill was $ 255 last month, so..dont tell me you paid $ 122 unless youre stealing it from a neighbor..my house is at 72 year round.
italianguy626

Bolingbrook, IL

#14 Aug 2, 2012
ComEd has nothing to do with the wiring in your house. The energy generator has nothing to do with the wiring in your house. Never has, never will.

Under this aggregation, ComEd still sends and maintains the wires and infrastructure that delivers the electricity to your home. Yes, that stops at the meter. Same with the gas company. Same with the phone company.

On my bill, energy delivery charges are the second part of the bill.

The first part is the electricity generation part, which is the part that is changing. If you live in one of the 16 communities, and choose to not opt out, beginning in October you will begin paying the newly negotiated rate, which is lower than ComEd's old rate for electricity generation and 42% lower than the new rates ComEd has gotten the ICC to agree to.

If you want to opt out and pay the higher ComEd rate, or go with a different provider and pay a higher rate (I've looked into it, going it alone you won't find lower rates than what the aggregation group negotiated) you are free to do that. But I don't see why you would want to.
Waleed

Lombard, IL

#15 Aug 2, 2012
ComEd sucks Muslim c*ck!
romeoville hot wife

Romeoville, IL

#16 Aug 2, 2012
italianguy626 wrote:
ComEd has nothing to do with the wiring in your house. The energy generator has nothing to do with the wiring in your house. Never has, never will.

Under this aggregation, ComEd still sends and maintains the wires and infrastructure that delivers the electricity to your home. Yes, that stops at the meter. Same with the gas company. Same with the phone company.

On my bill, energy delivery charges are the second part of the bill.

The first part is the electricity generation part, which is the part that is changing. If you live in one of the 16 communities, and choose to not opt out, beginning in October you will begin paying the newly negotiated rate, which is lower than ComEd's old rate for electricity generation and 42% lower than the new rates ComEd has gotten the ICC to agree to.

If you want to opt out and pay the higher ComEd rate, or go with a different provider and pay a higher rate (I've looked into it, going it alone you won't find lower rates than what the aggregation group negotiated) you are free to do that. But I don't see why you would want to.
could you explain this more specifically? In other words is the firs energy company who we need to contact to get the lowest rates? Do we do nothing? What does a person need to do to get these negotiated rates? Thanks for the help.
Wesglen

Romeoville, IL

#17 Aug 2, 2012
romeoville hot wife wrote:
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could you explain this more specifically? In other words is the firs energy company who we need to contact to get the lowest rates? Do we do nothing? What does a person need to do to get these negotiated rates? Thanks for the help.
You don't have to do anything at all. You will be switched automatically unless you chose to opt out. A opt out letter will be sent to you in the next few weeks. That's it.
romeoville hot wife

Romeoville, IL

#18 Aug 3, 2012
Wesglen wrote:
<quoted text>You don't have to do anything at all. You will be switched automatically unless you chose to opt out. A opt out letter will be sent to you in the next few weeks. That's it.
great so our delivery company will be first energy but still com Ed? They will change all of that and I do nothing? Seems odd. Why do we get special treatment and not say, downers grove or some other areas?
clown

Plainfield, IL

#19 Aug 3, 2012
romeoville hot wife wrote:
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great so our delivery company will be first energy but still com Ed? They will change all of that and I do nothing? Seems odd. Why do we get special treatment and not say, downers grove or some other areas?
Downers Grove has a very similar deal. There is nothing odd about it. By going as a group our towns got a better deal than those that went alone.
Mike

Minooka, IL

#20 Aug 5, 2012
romeoville hot wife wrote:
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great so our delivery company will be first energy but still com Ed? They will change all of that and I do nothing? Seems odd. Why do we get special treatment and not say, downers grove or some other areas?
Your delivery company remains ComEd.

The company your town designated as its supplier is First Energy.

Every town / city / business / individual person... in IL is eligible to do this. A town can choose to go it alone or can band together with other towns to increase their kilowatt hours used. The more kwh used, the lower the $/kwh First Energy will offer.

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