Electric Aggregation Program

About the Electric Aggregation Program

Ela Township contracts to procure electric supply in bulk for residents in unincorporated Ela Township. The average participating Township resident enjoyed savings on their ComEd bills for many years. The Township is now participating in a Community Choice Aggregation program (CCA), also known as Government, Municipal, or Community Energy Aggregation (depending on the state), is a program that allows local governments to bid and choose an energy supplier for their communities. Community Aggregations have proven to be an effective means for many municipalities to provide exclusive pricing on gas or electric rates for residents and support the sustainable energy goals of the community. Aggregation programs are currently authorized in seven states, however, most of these CCA legislations were passed by voters in the early 2000s which is often why so many people aren’t aware of Community Choice Aggregation or that their community participates in such a program.  Ela Township has partnered with Energy Harbor and negotiated a rate of 9.28 center per kWh through April 2025.  As of January 1, 2023, the electric supply price to compare is 9.665 cents per kWh for residential.

How the Electric Aggregation Program Works

While the local utility still handles the delivery (distribution) to homes, schools, and local small businesses, communities can leverage their collective purchasing power to get a competitive market rate for its members. It’s important to note that participation is voluntary, and residents have the option to opt out within the opt out period or may leave the program at any time.

Program Benefits:

  • No hidden fees, no termination fee, flexibility to join or leave the program
  • Community Choice Aggregation gives communities more local control over their natural gas and electricity choices – in terms of suppliers as well as energy sources.
  • Communities aggregate their demand to gain bargaining power and negotiate competitive prices with suppliers. This often results in exclusive electricity prices for its members.

No one from Energy Harbor, ComEd, or the Township will ever visit your home or call you to enroll. If a solicitor claims to be the Township supplier, Energy Harbor, or ComEd, take their information and report the incident to the ICC. Never reveal your ComEd account number or allow a solicitor to view your ComEd bill unless you are certain you wish to enroll with that supplier and have read all terms and conditions.


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