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The Illinois Electric Service Customer Choice and Rate Relief Law of 1997 restructured the energy service industry – giving Chicago power company consumers more options. Before this restructuring, residents of Illinois got both their energy supply and distribution from their utility company. Today, residents and business owners can choose separate Chicago electricity and natural gas supply companies while still depending on their utility for distribution.

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Understand Chicago electricity suppliers

If you live in the Ameren Illinois or ComEd service areas of Illinois, you have the ability get your electricity supply from the utility or from an alternative retail electric supplier (ARES). If you choose an alternative supplier for electricity in Chicago, you may find a supply plan that is not available from your utility.

When using a retail supplier, your billing process may change. Depending on the ARES, you may receive one bill or two. Your supply charge may be listed on your utility bill or in a separate bill from your chosen supplier.

Although energy suppliers may offer you a competitive rate, your utility is still responsible for making sure you get electricity. If you experience a power outage, be sure to contact your Chicago power company.

Gas companies in Chicago area

If you live in the Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas or Nicor Gas service area, you have the ability to get your natural gas supply from a retail gas company. In the Chicago area, similarly to Chicago electricity suppliers, natural gas supply plans vary among retail suppliers. When you compare retail supply companies, be sure to ask about the length of contracts to see what is available in your area.

Find plans in your area

The Windy City has a lot to offer its residents. Locals can enjoy walks on Navy Pier, attend Cubs games at Wrigley Field and shop for competitive energy supply plans.

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Updated 10-10-19

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