Who has jumped the ComEd ship? Mayor Emmanual just announced they may move the City of Chicago away from Com Ed and into these alternative energy sources which can save as much as 30% on electric bills I read.
In northern Illinois, you can choose Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), the regulated utility, to supply you with power, or go with alternative suppliers.
Remember, even if you choose an alternative supplier, you’re simply buying electricity from that company. ComEd will still bill you to deliver the electricity to your home, and you’ll still call the utility in the event of a power outage.
While it’s an interesting development in the electric market, long-term savings are not guaranteed. The jury is still out on whether residential competition is going to bring real value to consumers in the long