You may have recently received a letter from ComEd informing you that your electric power supplier had been changed and that if you did not authorize this change you should contact them or Direct Energy.
This notice is mandatory for your protection so that you are not “slammed.”
As a reminder, at the April 5, 2011 election, a referendum was passed giving the village of Sugar Grove the authority to negotiate for electric rates (power) on behalf of residents and small businesses. The village then bid for electrical energy supply and was able to obtain a lower rate, which is an approximate 23 percent reduction in electricity supply costs.
Direct Energy was the lowest bidder. All residents and small businesses should have received direct notification of the village’s successful electric aggregation program from Direct Energy in July 2011.
As a result of the village’s actions, the typical resident is expected to save $15 per month beginning with the October 2011 bill. The actual start of receiving energy from Direct Energy begins in early September 2011.
Please note that you will continue to receive your electricity through the ComEd delivery system (power lines). Customers will also continue to receive customer service, outage response, and outage notifications through ComEd. Everyone has the option to “opt out” of the program.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.
Cynthia L. Galbreath
Village Clerk/Administrative Assistant