BIG ROCK TWP.—Residents in Big Rock Township have recently experienced door-to-door solicitations from energy companies, leading to questions as to whether or not one of these companies is the provider that was contracted by Kane County for the electrical power aggregation program.
Kane County has not yet selected an electrical supplier for residents and small businesses in the unincorporated area, and any door-to-door solicitation by any electrical supplier is not associated with the Kane County electrical power aggregation program.
Kane County is currently in the process of hiring Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Collaborative (NIMEC) as the utility consultant to lead the county in seeking a lower electric rate for residents. It will be a minimum of two to three months before NIMEC will initiate the bidding process for electric rates, and Kane County will still have the option at that time to not move forward with the aggregation program if NIMEC is unable to secure an electric rate lower than ComEd’s current rate.
If a lower electric rate is secured, all eligible residents and small businesses in unincorporated Kane County will receive information in the mail identifying the electric supplier. No representative from the Kane County electrical power aggregation program will contact residents at their doors. Residents should also be aware that the county, and any supplier the county may select, will never ask residents for their ComEd account number and residents should never give their ComEd account number to any solicitor.
If you want to avoid solicitations from electric providers, place a “No Solicitors” sign by your front door. If you have a sign posted and the solicitor persists, you may call the Kane County Sheriff non-emergency line, (630) 232-6840.