Electric Aggregation

November 2023 Update

All MC Squared Customers Will Automatically Return to ComEd

The Village of Arlington Heights has suspended its Green Electric Aggregation Program, because these rates have increased and participation is not currently beneficial. Residents served by MC Squared Energy Services will have their service moved back to ComEd default supply at their meter read date in December. Affected customers will receive a Confirmation of Change notice from ComEd in mid-November via postal mail. 

If you receive this informational notification, there is no need take any action. Your account will automatically revert to ComEd. The ComEd rate may be the most competitive rate at this time, although residents always have the option to move to any supplier of their choice.

  • Village of Arlington Heights and Electrical Suppliers The Village is not continuing the program at any time, and endorses no supplier. If you are approached by a salesperson or solicitor, or receive any information that states they are partners with the Village of Arlington Heights - this is not accurate information. If you have any questions or special issues, please reach out to the Village’s consultant, Illinois Aggregation Consultants, at [email protected] or 312-751-2202.
  • If Considering a Change to Alternative Electric Suppliers Beware of low introductory rates that may be reset much higher and beware of any random added fees from alternative suppliers. Ratepayers are advised to never provide their ComEd account number to any solicitor unless they have received and understood contractual Terms & Conditions.
2023 Update Regarding Electrical Aggregation
Due to increased rates, the Village is not currently partnered with an electric aggregation program. If rates should become favorable, this is subject to change. 

The Village's Electrical Aggregation Program History
Following voter results of a March 2012 voter referendum, the Village contracted to procure green electric supply in bulk for residents and small business owners. This aggregation program ended in May 2017 when bid pricing was unfavorable in comparison with the ComEd rate. In December of 2019, the Village returned to Green Aggregation when the pricing model became favorable once again; it equaled the current ComEd rates. The Village will not seek a program that will financially burden residents. 

In 2020, Green Energy was once again favorable to the ComEd rate, and therefore the Village contracted with Chicago-based MC Squared Energy Services (mc2) for a community aggregation program that began with the December 2020 meter-reading cycles, to run through December 2023. At the September 21, 2020 Village Board Meeting, the Village Board approved the proposal from MC Squared to establish a Renewable Energy Aggregation program for a 36 month term, which will provide for the Village to receive 100% Renewable Energy Certificates (“RECs”) for the program term and a Civic Contribution in the amount of $450,000 to be applied towards green projects in the Village at no cost to the residents or the Village. The new program provides RECs representing power consumption of all ratepayers that are a part of the program, to include those served by MC Squared Energy Services and those served by ComEd default supply, all at no added cost. A Renewable Energy Certificate, or “REC” represents the property rights to environmental attributes of renewable electricity generation; the EPA states “If you buy the REC, you are now the owner of that green power.”

Rate and Participation Information
The cost of serving each electric account varies greatly. Some ratepayer accounts will be switched to ComEd because the cost of generation for the usage profile exceeds the ComEd rate. Others will be switched to the new supplier, MC Squared Energy Services, which is headquartered in Chicago. All will pay exactly the same ComEd rate for zero rate risk, including ComEd’s monthly variable PEA component. Renewal and non-renewal notices will be mailed to residents and small business owners on March 18, 2022. ComEd will continue to supply the power. Participants will continue to be billed by ComEd. 

Electric Aggregation Customers were automatically enrolled with MC Squared and paid exactly the ComEd rate, including the monthly variable PEA, unless they chose to opt out (information below).  

Program Benefits
  • 100% of power consumed will be “green” energy produced by Midwest located wind generation facilities as represented in Renewable Energy Certificates to be retired on behalf of the Village residents
  • Guaranteed to be charged the ComEd rate, with no risk of paying more than ComEd
  • No hidden fees, no additional monthly fee
  • Maximum flexibility to join or leave the program, and never an enrollment or switch fee
  • Supplier provides a Civic Grant /reserve fund to the Village at no increased cost
Message from the Village Manager on Electric Aggregation
Please click here to watch and listen to Village Manager Randy Recklaus discuss the Electric Aggregation Program with the Village Board at the Village Board Meeting on October 19, 2020. 

MC Squared is the only green energy provider endorsed by the Village of Arlington Heights. No one from MC Squared, ComEd, or the Village will ever visit your home or call you to enroll. If a solicitor claims to be the Village supplier, MC Squared, or ComEd, please take their information and report the incident to the ICC

Opting Out of the Program
If you wish to opt out of this program, please contact MC Squared Energy Services:
  • Email MC Squared at [email protected]
  • Call 833-748-0914, Mon -Fri, 8am to 5pm
  • Return the postage-prepaid card included in your opt out notice (If you received no opt out card, your account will not be automatically enrolled, and you need take no action to opt out)