What is Plug in Illinois?
The Illinois Commerce Commission owns Plug in Illinois, which is a website educating consumers about electricity suppliers and how to choose the best one. In 1997, the Illinois Electric Customer Choice and Rate Relief Law restructured electricity service giving Illinois power choice to consumers. The State of Illinois refers to those electricity supply companies as Retail Electric Suppliers (RES). As of June 2020, around 1.66 million Illinois residents have switched and are using a Retail Electric Supplier.