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Electricity supplier choices for ComEd customers

There are several electricity supplier choices available to ComEd customers. Following are typical “Prices to Compare” from highest to lowest:

ComEd Fixed Rate: 7.7 cents per kWh
Individually Selected Supplier: 5.9 to 7.0 cents (typically add ~0.5 cents for “green” option)
Community Selected Supplier: 5.5 to 6.0 cents
ComEd Hourly Rate “RRTP”: 4.5 to 6.0 cents (going to 4.0 [...]

Program your thermostat for ComEd hourly electricity savings

Significant savings is available by programming your thermostat to schedule your air conditioning.
The largest fixed cost in your ComEd hourly electricity bill is usually the “Capacity Charge.” The Capacity Charge is a fixed monthly cost based on your electricity usage during the ten hours in the previous summer where the system-wide and ComEd-area load was highest.
By pre-cooling your [...]

Introduction to ComEd hourly electricity pricing

ComEd has two electricity pricing plans: (1) the standard plan that is based on a fixed rate, and (2) an hourly pricing plan. In addition, there are both individually-selected and community-selected alternative electricity suppliers. For more info see Electricity supplier choices for ComEd customers.
ComEd is northern Illinois’ electricity utility and the hourly pricing plan is [...]