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Supplier Plan Energy Term Length Rate
Constellation Energy 6 month fixed 6.49¢
Constellation Energy 12 month fixed 7.19¢
Constellation Energy 12 month fixed 7.49¢
Constellation Energy 24 month fixed 7.49¢
North American Power 12 month fixed 7.29¢
Direct Energy 12 month fixed 8.19¢
Direct Energy 18 month fixed 8.19¢
Clearview Energy 12 month fixed 6.59¢
North American Power 36 month fixed 8.19¢
Clearview Energy 6 month fixed 6.09¢
Frontier Utilities 12 month fixed 7.49¢
Frontier Utilities 6 month fixed 6.99¢
Champion Energy 12 month fixed 7.50¢
Chicago 12 month fixed 7.50¢
Champion Energy 24 month fixed 7.40¢

In Illinois, you have the power to shop around for your energy thanks to deregulation. That means that Chicago residents and businesses have the ability to choose their natural gas and electricity supplier. Customers sign up with alternative suppliers for many reasons, including lower rates, additional services, and more options for environmentally friendly sources of energy.

No matter which supplier you choose, your local utility will still be responsible for delivering energy to your home or business. This means that switching between providers doesn't involve any changes to your gas lines or wires, and the reliability of your energy supply and quality of service will remain the same, regardless of who the energy provider is. The utility will continue to maintain the power lines and pipelines that bring energy into your home, respond to power outages, read your meter, and send your bill.

Your neighbors have already switched electricity providers with Choose Energy

Chicago electricity rates

Electric rates in Illinois vary throughout the year. Typically, electricity rates are lowest in the fall and early winter. To see what rates are available from Choose Energy’s suppliers, please visit Chicago electricity prices.

Chicago natural gas rates

Natural gas rates in Illinois also vary seasonally. Typically, rates are lowest in the fall and early winter. To see what rates are available from Choose Energy’s suppliers, please visit Chicago natural gas prices.

Chicago utility companies

The local electric utility company is Commonwealth Edison, which is the largest electricity distributor in the state of Illinois. The local natural gas utility is People’s Gas, which serves over 800,000 customers in the Chicagoland area.

No matter your supplier, ComEd and People’s Gas will be responsible for delivering energy to your home.

Chicago electricity & natural gas providers

As a result of energy choice, Chicago customers can compare the prices of many electricity plans to find the one that best fits their needs and budget. Choose Energy has partnered with some of the leading providers in the area including, Champion Energy Services, Spark Energy, and Constellation, in order to help customers find their ideal plan.

Chicago customers can also compare the prices of natural gas plans to find the one that best fits their needs and budget. Choose Energy has partnered with some of the leading providers in the area including, Just Energy, and XOOM Energy in order to help customers find their ideal plan.

Chicago municipal aggregation

Several communities in the ComEd Illinois service territory, including Chicago, are pursuing municipal aggregation. Municipal aggregation allows a community’s residents and small business to negotiate an electricity price as a group rather than as individuals. Recently, the city terminated its municipal aggregation contract and returned Chicago residents to Com Ed, which charged lower rates.

Chicago renewable energy

Consumers who are interested in sustainable electricity are in luck. Choose Energy has partnered with Spark Energy, which provides which provides affordable renewable energy to Chicago homes and business, allowing consumers to save money and help the environment at the same time.

Chicago Energy Facts

1,330

Average Home Size

468

Average Monthly Usage (kWh)

$31.01

Avg Monthly Bill

63%

Avg to Peak

-30%

Avg to Trough

$50.55

Peak Bill

$21.71

Lowest Bill

$169

Potential Annual Savings

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