Deadline to Opt-Out: Friday June 22
Posted by kankakeegazette.com staff | News & Opinion June 16, 2012, 6:30 a.m.
The City of Kankakee’s choice for our electricity municipal aggregation program, First Energy Solutions Corp. (FES), forgot to provide accessible ways to opt-out of their program as required in their contract. And let’s be honest about this: the City of Kankakee forgot to care!
Posted by kankakeegazette.com staff Jun 17, 2012
The Illinois Commerce Commission Consumer Services Division provides educational information on utility issues, resolves customer/utility disputes and develops rules on utility service and consumer protection.
You can talk with a representative by calling toll-free 1-800-524-0795. Or complete the online form.
Although ICC does not have regulatory power over private energy suppliers, they will work with you and a private energy supplier to settle disputes.
Michael Sewall, New Lenox Patch
Decreased rates and increased taxes had some readers’ heads spinning.
Starting this month, utility tax increases approved by the village [of New Lenox] go into effect, and they’re expected to add about $70 in annual costs for the average resident.
But didn’t we just get lower electricity rates? Continue reading »
Board not considering offer of “grants back”
“smell to it”
Daily Herald By Susan Sarkauskas | Article updated 7/18/2011 11:04 PM
North Aurora residents will pay about 25 percent less for their electricity starting this fall. continue reading »
Posted by kankakeegazette.com staff Jan 13, 2012, Updated June 16, 2012
Considering changing to FirstEnergy Solutions Corp., the City of Kankakee’s choice for electric supplier?
Get the information you need to make an informed decision:
- Read the signed contract between the City of Kankakee and FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. (obtained by FOIA request)
- Read about the consultant Kankakee hired: Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Collaborative (NIMEC) hired. Read what other Illinois Mayors and administrators have to say about them.
- Review your current contracts made by Kankakee government on your behalf.
Are you happy with the way the City is handling your garbage, water, sewer, public works, electronic recycling?
Is the City of Kankakee passing savings to you now?
How can I obtain my own retail electric supplier and manage my own electricity?
- No contracts were found on the City of Kankakee website
- See how the City of Wilmette, IL, population 27,628, posts their contracts.
- See how the City of Carbondale, population 25,092, posts their online check registry.