In August, Oak Forest joined many other Illinois municipalities in switching over to electrical aggregation for the city's power needs. The electrical aggregation measure, which passed with 65 percent of the vote on a March 20 referendum, is estimated to save residents $300 per year.
Now, the Northern Illinois Municipal Electrical Collaborative (NIMEC) has put out a new website that can show roughly what residents can expect to save per month. The website, www.mycomedbill.com, allows residents to plug in their previous electrical bill, based on kilowatt hours used, and shows how much they can expect to be savewith their respective municipality's chosen electrical aggregation rate.
“Personally, I got my last bill and compared it and I was about $35 less," Isher said. "I had $35 in savings last month."
Overall, Ishler said, the city has received nothing but high praise from residents who went along with the switch.
"I haven't heard any complaints, quite the contrary," he said. "I've heard quite a few compliments."
For more information about electrical aggregation, check out Patch's other coverage on the topic:
- 10 Things to Know About Electrical Aggregation
- City: Electical Bills Could Drop $300 a Year