Just as you have the choice to select your cell phone service provider or your car insurance company, you also have the choice to select an energy services company.
Energy deregulation has enabled consumers to purchase their energy supply from an Energy Services Company (ESCO) of their choice. Since deregulation, the utility company is no longer the only option for energy supply. The transportation and delivery of your energy remains regulated by the state, and the local utility company still continues to deliver your energy through their wires and pipelines.
Deregulation has increased competition among energy suppliers and bolstered a free market arena for customers. It has also produced new energy innovations, products and services that customers are able to shop for and purchase. When customers participate in energy deregulation, they benefit from competitive pricing for energy related products and services.
Electricity Choice Program
In 1997, the Illinois Commerce Commission approved plans to allow customers the option to buy their electricity supply from companies other than their local utility company. Since then, hundreds of thousands of commercial, industrial, and residential customers have chosen to purchase their energy from a supplier, rather than their utility.
Today, we provide energy supply to customers served by the following utilities in Illinois:
- Commonwealth Edison (CommEd)