Changing Environment

Changing Environment

Between 2010 and 2012, voters in over 650 communities granted their local government with the authority to negotiate electricity supply contracts on behalf of their residential and small commercial accounts.  Approximately 70% of ComEd and Ameren residential customers have been served through municipal aggregation programs. Recently, the Price to Compare for Ameren and ComEd has … Continue reading

Rising Electricity Prices

Rising Electricity Prices

What Capacity Rate Increases Mean for Aggregation Programs. Increasing capacity charges will raise electricity prices for all ComEd consumers starting in June 2014.  These unavoidable rate increases will be followed by additional (though smaller) increase in June 2015. For some aggregation communities, prices could rise by over 40 percent.  Changes in commodity prices and transmission … Continue reading

New 2014 ICC Rules

New 2014 ICC Rules

What Recent ICC Rule Changes Mean for Aggregation Programs. Though not specifically directed at municipalities, recently rules issued by the ICC may complicate aggregation program management, increase costs and dampen participation.  The rules, adopted late in 2013, place specific requirements on Alternative Retail Electricity Suppliers (ARES) that service aggregation programs. The ICC rules will require … Continue reading

New ComEd Rate Changes

New ComEd Rate Changes

What ComEd Rate Changes Mean for Aggregation Programs. Proposed tariff changes will raise rates for larger than average accounts, and reduce rates for smaller than average accounts starting in January 2015. For aggregation communities, this means that the essential cost strutures will not be known when programs are re-priced in Spring 2014.  These unknowns may … Continue reading

Illinois Community Choice Aggregation Network

Illinois Community Choice Aggregation Network (ICCAN) partners with municipalities to secure lower and more stable energy costs for residents through Municipal Electric Aggregation (MEA).  Our mission is to provide member communities with independent, experienced and affordable resources that place local governments and their residents in the priority position during the municipal aggregation process. “ICCAN collaborates with communities to build municipal … Continue reading

Communities Have Choice

Communities Have Choice

Illinois consumers can choose their electricity supplier, and Illinois Counties, Townships, Cities, Villages, and Towns have the opportunity to allow their residents to pool their purchasing power through Municipal Electric Aggregation (MEA). Over 650 Illinois municipalities have used their MEA authority to: Save an estimated $420 million in electricity costs; Exceed the minimum statewide Renewable Portfolio Standard … Continue reading

ICCAN Lights Up Chicago

ICCAN Lights Up Chicago

The City of Chicago has established the largest Municipal Aggregation in the United States with over 760,000 residential and small commercial electricity accounts.  ICCAN is proud to have assisted the City in moving from its referendum to program implementation in six weeks time. In addition to its size and speed of implementation, the City’s aggregation … Continue reading