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Electrical Aggregation
On March 20, 2012, Orland Park electors voted in favor of the Village of Orland Park operating an opt-out electric aggregation program for residential and small commercial retail customers.

The Village held the required public hearings for the Plan of Operation and Governance on April 2, 2012 and on April 16, 2012 and developed the Plan of Governance with assistance from the Village's consultant, NIMEC.

The Plan of Governance will provide for universal access to all applicable residential customers and equitable treatment of applicable residential customers, describe demand management and energy efficiency services to be provided to each class of customers and will meet any requirements established by law concerning aggregated service offered.  

On Monday, May 7, 2012 the Village received pricing proposals from various electrical suppliers and approved for staff to negotiate a contract with Nordic Energy Services as the energy supplier for the Village’s Opt-Out Electric Aggregation program.

The Village's electrical aggregation contract with Nordic was set to expire in May of 2014.

On March 4, 2014 an early Termination Agreement with Nordic was signed.

The Village's electrical aggregation consultant, NIMEC, solicited proposals for the sale of electricity under the authorized electrical aggregation program. A purchase agreement with FirstEnergy for the supply of electric energy to Village residents pursuant to the Village's electric aggregation program and consistent with the Village's adopted Plan of Operation and Governance, for a period of 3 years and consistent with the proposed Master Power Supply Agreement at the rate with First Energy of 6.46 cents/kwh was approved by the Village Board.

On June 6, 2016 the Village was informed that ComEd had reduced its rate for the June 2016 to May 2017 period.  Their rate consists of a summer rate (4 months) and a non-summer rate (8 Months). 

The Village's agreement with FirstEnergy Solutions has a Price Guaranty provision that allows them to either reduce its cost to the new ComEd rate for the final year of the agreement, or terminate and allow the Village to re-bid the aggregation, or be released back to ComEd.

Since ComEd's rates are below the current aggregation price, FirstEnergy has informed the Village that they will agree to match the original rates set by ComEd.  Therefore, the new rate will drop in June, 2016 from 6.46 cents to the 6.27 cent rate.

FirstEnergy Solutions sent letters to the residents informing of this rate reduction. Residents and eligible small business accounts are automatically enrolled unless they have already changed to an alternate supplier or are in a residential real time program (RRTP). There is no cost to enroll.

Since the program started in 2012, residents that have participated in the Electrical Aggregation Program have realized savings of approximately $439 per household.  The overall community savings has been over $8.3 million.  The contract with FirstEnergy Solutions ends May, 2017.

For more information, contact FirstEnergy Solutions at 1-888-651-5200.

AGREEMENTS

Master Power Supply Agreement - Nordic Energy Systems LLC

Master Power Supply Agreement - Exhibits - Nordic Energy Systems LLC

Master Power Supply Agreement Termination - Nordic Energy Systems LLC

Master Power Supply Agreement - FirstEnergy Solutions Corp.

Master Power Supply Agreement First Amendment - FirstEnergy Solutions Corp.


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