No matter what energy provider you work with, your local utility company will continue to deliver your electricity. They will also maintain the power lines and infrastructure and respond to power outages. In some states, residents can choose to buy electricity through their utility company, but can also switch energy providers to secure a better energy rate or plan.
Ameren Illinois, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation, is the utility company for Peoria. The company serves more than one million customers in the state. If you experience a power outage in Peoria, you should contact Ameren on their website or by calling 800-755-5000.
While Ameren Illinois will deliver the electricity for all Peoria residents, you can choose the company that actually supplies the energy to power your home. Peoria residents have several options to choose from, including Public Power, Constellation Energy, and Clearview Energy, with rates as low as 6.9 cents per kWh.
Types of rates and plans in Peoria
Not only can you choose your own energy provider in Peoria, but you can also choose the type of plan you want. Below you can learn more about the different types of plans to help you choose the best plan for you:
- Fixed-rate plan: A fixed-rate energy plan has a contract of 12, 24, or 36 months. During your contract, your energy rate is locked in and won’t fluctuate with the energy market. This stability makes it easier to plan your spending and ensures you won’t see price hikes during the year.
- Variable-rate plan: A variable-rate plan means the electricity rate is tied to the current energy market. There’s no contract with a locked-in rate — instead, your rate may change from one month to the next. Some months your rate will spike, but during times of low demand, your rate might go down.
- No-deposit plan: A no-deposit plan is one that doesn’t require you to pay a deposit or go through a credit check. These plans are helpful since many plans require deposits based on your credit score. A prepaid plan is a popular type of no-deposit plan where you pay for electricity upfront.
Enter your ZIP code above to check the types of Peoria energy plans currently available near you.
Peoria green energy
Illinois is a leader in green energy, ranking in the top five in the nation for wind energy generation. Peoria residents can find energy plans powered by either wind or solar energy.
Peoria residents have several options to choose from when it comes to renewable energy plans. First, Clearview Energy specializes in providing affordable green energy plans in Illinois and other states. Additionally, Constellation Energy offers a 100 percent green energy plan as one of its offerings. Green energy rates in Peoria start at 8 cents per kWh.
Peoria energy for business
It’s not just residential customers in Peoria who can shop around for electricity. Illinois’s deregulation law also allows businesses to shop around for electricity. If you’re a business owner in Peoria, visit our business energy page to learn more and customize your commercial energy plan.
Peoria electric rates in my area
Electricity rates vary based on location, primarily because of different utility transmission charges. As a result, the rate you pay in Peoria could be different from what someone pays in another part of Illinois, even for the same plan. Enter your ZIP code above to find the most accurate rates for Peoria today.