Compare Ameren IL Electricity Rates
The Ameren Corporation is a utility company serving electricity to over 2.4 million customers in Missouri and Illinois. In Illinois, its service area covers three-quarters of the state. Ameren also operates the Ameren Corporate Charitable Trust donating millions to support local organizations across Illinois and Missouri.
If you’re an Ameren customer in Illinois, you have Energy Choice. This means you have the ability to compare electricity providers and find the best rate for you. Keep reading to learn more about choosing the best electricity rates.
Get the Best Ameren Electricity Rates
For all rates in your area, enter your ZIP Code at the top of the page.
How To Compare Ameren Electricity Plans
ElectricityRates.com’s goal is to make electricity shopping as easy as possible. All you have to do is follow this simple three-step process:
- Enter your ZIP Code – See plans available to Ameren customers
- Compare electricity providers and plans – Compare rates, plan length, 100% renewable and smart home bundle options.
- Switch electricity providers – After finding the right plan for you, select it and fill out the necessary information.
That’s it! Your new provider will take over within one to two billing cycles and you still pay your electricity bills through Ameren. The only change for you is your electricity rate.
Ameren Illinois Service Area
Ameren’s service area covers about three-quarters of the state, concentrated in central and southern Illinois.
Ameren History and Energy Deregulation
Ameren itself is a relatively young company, first incorporated in Missouri 1995 and becoming a major player in 1997 when the Union Electric Company in Missouri and the Central Illinois Public Service Company, which would become Illinois Rate Zone I, joined forces. The company then acquired the Central Illinois Light Company – Rate Zone II – in 2003 and Illinois Power Company – Rate Zone III – in 2004. Ameren operated in Illinois as three separate utilities before combining into one company with three rate zones in 2010. Both Union Electric and CIPS date back as far as 1902.
In 1997, Illinois legislation restructured the utility generation and delivery model allowing third-party providers to deliver electricity. This is called Energy Choice or Electric Choice. Ameren customers now have the ability to choose between basic generation service delivered by Ameren or a competitive rate delivered by a third-party provider. The benefit of Electric Choice is the low fixed-rates that customers are offered as a result of energy companies competing for your service.
Reading Your Ameren Electricity Bill
There are two categories of charges that you’ll find on your Ameren electricity bill – delivery charges and supply charges. Supply charges are what you can take control of when you participate in Energy Choice.
Ameren Delivery Charges
- Charged by Ameren
- For the reliable delivery of energy to your home
- Fixed no matter who your electricity provider is
- Charged by your electricity provider
- Based on the supply rate and kWh used per month
- Better rates available when you participate in Energy Choice
Ameren Price To Compare
The Price to Compare is your electricity supply rate if Ameren is your electricity provider. Ameren is your default electricity provider, so if you have not switched, your electricity is likely supplied through Ameren. When you’re comparing electricity providers and plans, you can use the Price to Compare to see how much you will save if you switch from Ameren. You can find the Price to Compare on your most recent electricity bill.
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