Electricity Aggregation Program Notices
The City of Lake Forest is part of the North Shore Electricity Aggregation Consortium, a group of seven communities formed by the Villages of Deerfield, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Northbrook, and Skokie focused on securing affordable electric aggregation supply for its residents and small businesses. The Consortium selected Chicago-based MC Squared Energy Services, LLC (mc2) to serve the Consortium with electric supply from October 2021 through October 2024.
Each participating community within the Consortium is provided a Civic Contribution annually from MC2 which is used to meet sustainability and other goals and objectives established by each community. MC2 will provide eligible residents and small businesses with electric supply pricing equal to the monthly ComEd published tariff supply rate during the remaining term of the electric aggregation program.
Per state regulation, notification of the program must be sent to all residential and small business account holders. Notices have been mailed as part of the City’s annual review of the program, which are meant to notify new customers who have moved into Lake Forest as well as notify customers may now be benefitting from the program due to changing electricity consumption patterns. MC2 also periodically reviews accounts to ensure existing accounts are still a benefit to the grant program and to look for new accounts that can contribute.If you received a notice that states that you will be automatically enrolled unless you opt-out, no action is required unless you wish to opt out. If you do stay enrolled ("no action"):
- You are still a ComEd customer for electricity delivery and metering purposes at your home or business.
- You still continue to pay ComEd in the same manner as you currently do - no billing changes occur.
- MC Squared Energy Services will not cost more than the ComEd published tariff rate - your cost will be the same.
- ComEd continues to be responsible for wires, poles, and all emergencies, including outage restoration
- There is no enrollment, switching, or early termination fees under the Consortium's program
You have 21 days from the date on the notice to call MC Squared at (855) 697-0286 if you’d like to opt out. Please note your electric supply pricing will always match the ComEd tariff supply rate so there are no additional fees or increased rates to participate. Additionally, there are no termination fees and you may leave the program at any time. To view copies of the letters, please see below:
Letter Received/Opt-Out Notice
Please be aware that MC Squared will NOT solicit door to door for this program. They will not be calling you on the phone unless you initiate a call. Do not give your ComEd bill to anyone at your door or by phone unless you initiated the call first.
You are free to choose the supply option of your choice, but be cautious of teaser rates and other fees. If you have questions on your electric bill or supply charges, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is an excellent resource.
For those wishing to support local renewable energy and receive direct savings, check out Lake Forest’s community solar program. You do not need to install solar panels on your roof to participate!
Additional Questions can be directed to the Office of the City Manager at 847-234-2600.