The Tinley Park Village Board in July 2018 approved a new electrical aggregation program with MC Squared Energy Services, LLC.
Following the passage of a 2012 voter referendum, the Village of Tinley Park contracted to procure lower-cost electric supply for residents and small businesses.
In 2018, all of the prices were well above the current average ComEd rate of 7.75 cents. The new option is a modified aggregation program, which will charge residents the ComEd rate, but the electricity provided will be 100% renewable via wind, solar, hydro, methane gas from landfills or renewable energy credits.
“The Environmental Enhancement Commission proudly supports the board’s decision to move forward with the electrical aggregation program,” EEC Chairperson Antonio Halek said. “The electrical aggregation contract has been a topic discussed at EEC meetings for several years now, and we could not be happier with the Village’s commitment to support 100-percent renewable energy, as well as the development of technologies that will provide our residents a healthier environment.”
To opt out, a ratepayer need only:
- Call MC Squared at the toll free number specific to Tinley Park ratepayers: 855-564-8131
- Provide your name, service address and ComEd account number to be moved back to ComEd default supply service (and receive the same rate)
The switch will occur within one to two billing cycles of the date they call, depending on their meter read cycle.
Read a list of Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Be Aware of Unethical Marketing Practices
The Village of Tinley Park's Electricity Aggregation Program is with Chicago-based MC Squared Energy Services (MC2). Please be aware that MC2 will not come to your door, and will not call you on the phone regarding this program unless you initiated the call. Neither the Village or MC2 contracts with any third parties attempting to sell energy products via door-to-door or telephone sales programs.
The Village has been notified by residents that there are marketers going door to door and/or calling homes with the goal of switching residents' electricity service. Some of these marketers may be aggressive and may misrepresent themselves to you, offering a “utility rebate program” that could result in your electricity supply being priced much higher than the ComEd default tariff rate after a teaser rate. The Illinois Attorney General’s office recently negotiated a $2.65 million settlement with a retail energy marketing company based in part on allegations of aggressive marketing claims.
Here are some simple steps that you can take to avoid becoming a victim of an energy scam:
- Do not give your ComEd bill to anyone at your door.
- Do not tell anyone your ComEd account number at the door or by phone.
- Don’t say “yes” to a marketer calling, even if they ask you if this is your name or any other similar question.
- Call the police if you think someone is trying to scam you.
- Do not be pressured. Just shut the door or hang up!
- Place a “No Solicitors Invited” sign on your door.
The Village negotiated an electricity supply product with MC2 that allows you to choose another electric supplier at any time without any penalty to switch from MC2. While other suppliers may market to you, and you are free to choose the supply option of your choice, your choice should be based on accurate information.