Dear Homer Glen Residents:

I am happy to announce that the Village’s efforts to save you money, on your electric service, has paid off! Your support of our electric aggregation efforts has resulted in the negotiation of a new 36 month contract with Homefield Energy. This new contract, starting in October will save participating residents 6.5% on the electric supply portion of your electricity bill.

This important electric aggregation effort has resulted in a saving to Homer Glen residents in excess of a combined $2.5 million dollars. We appreciate the support that you have given our electric aggregation effort. Please read more information below about the exciting results of our electric aggregation work.

Respectfully,
James P. Daley, Jr.
Mayor

 

Print information about electric aggregation.

Print Ordinance Number 12-023 dated 5/8/12 - An Ordinance Authorizing Aggregation of Electrical Load

Print Intergovernmental Agreement, Will Electric Aggregation Group

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is electric aggregation?

    Under municipal aggregation, local officials bring citizens together to gain group buying power for the purchase of competitively priced electricity from an alternative retail electric supplier certified by the Illinois Commerce Commission.
  2. How is the Village of Homer Glen able to choose a certified electric generation supplier on my behalf?

    In March 2012, the Village of Homer Glen Village Board placed a referendum question on the ballot. Village of Homer Glen residents mandated the Village of Homer Glen to contract for an electric generation supplier on their behalf. (OR11-040)
  3. How will I know if I can save money under the Village of Homer Glen’s electric municipal aggregation program?

    Under this program, you will receive a fixed price of 6.99 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for the first 24 months and 6.85 cents per KWh for months 25-36 for electricity.  As long as your ComEd “Price to Compare” rate is higher than this fixed price…then you are saving money.
  4. What do I need to do if I want to be included in this municipal aggregation?
    You do not need to do anything to receive the discounted generation pricing under this program.
  5. What does “opt out” mean?
    “Opt out” means that you can decide not to participate in this electric municipal aggregation program. Residents can opt-out by calling Homefield Energy at(866)694-1262.
  6. If I join the Village of Homer Glen’s electric aggregation program, who will deliver my power, read my meter and respond to emergencies, such as power outages?

    ComEd will still be responsible for the delivery of power to your home or business. Since ComEd still owns the wires and poles that deliver power to you, it will continue to read your meter and restore power after an outage.
  7. Can I leave the program at a later date?

    Yes, you may leave the program at any time.
  8. What are my energy supply choices if I decide to opt out?

    You can stay with ComEd, which will continue to manage the electricity infrastructure, as it always has, or you can shop for an alternative generation supplier.
  9. Can I still have my payment automatically deducted from my checking account as I do now?

    Yes. How you pay your electric bill will not change.
  10. Who is Homefield Energy?

    Homefield Energy was selected out of 5 other bids and is former residential supply arm of Ameren Energy. It is now subsidiary of Dynergy. Homefield Energy currently serves 500,000 customers in Illinois through 313 aggregation programs.

    *Residents and businesses may receive solicitations from other suppliers over the next few weeks to switch account.  If notice is not explicity marked as being from Homer Glen, Homefield Energy or Commonwealth Edison, customers should assume it is not connected to Will County Electrical Aggregation Program.   To contact Homefield Energy directly, call 1-800-694-1262 Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

     

    Resources

    Public Act 096-0176 – Amendment to Illinois Power Agency Act (PDF )

    Village Ordinance for Referendum (PDF )