Elburn, Direct Energy power the community
By Elburn Herald
on August 12, 2011
ELBURN—The village of Elburn partnered with Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and energy-related services providers, to supply electricity to residents and small businesses in the community at the price of 5.99 cents per kWh (exclusive of utility charges and taxes) for the November 2011 through October 2012 billing cycles. This is a savings of 23 percent below ComEd’s electricity price-to-compare through May 2012.
Senior citizens, age 65 or older, are eligible for a discounted price of 5.89 cents per kWh. For those interested in renewable energy, Direct Energy also offers its Renewable Wind Product at a price of 6.49 cents per kWh. All residents will automatically be enrolled into the standard price. Senior citizens or residents who are interested in the Renewable Wind Product must call Direct Energy at 1-866-760-6040 to enroll.
Elburn has established an “opt-out” aggregation program with Direct Energy that will automatically enroll residents and small businesses to receive the standard price unless they choose to opt-out. All customers enrolled in the aggregation will continue to receive and pay their monthly electricity bill through ComEd. ComEd will also continue to provide service for any emergency and/or maintenance issues.
Customers who have questions about the Opt-Out Aggregation Program or who want to opt out should call toll-free 1-866-760-6040, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.