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Electrical Aggregation: How Much Are You Saving?

Oak Forest is one of the latest Illinois municipalities to go with electrical aggregation, and now residents can track how much they are saving, online.

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
Marilyn October 18, 2012 at 02:44 PM
You have to compare your killowhatt hours and charges to a month while still with COMED? Your bill was most likey that much less since your air conditioning was used less.
Mike Fangman October 18, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Unfortunately, Midlothian voted against it. I don't think most residents understood it (I voted in favor of it, but it was rather poorly worded), and people tend to say "no" to what they don't understand.
Mike Fangman October 18, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Was hoping to see it on the ballot again, but it isn't :(.

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