Aurora is a suburb of Chicago and has a population just shy of 200,000 residents as of the 2010 US Census. Aurora residents have had a choice in their electricity provider ever since the state of Illinois deregulated their electricity market and allowed for 3rd party electricity providers to enter their state.
Today, Aurora residents have the choice to switch off their utility, ComEd, to a retail energy provider. Below are some of the best plans available to Aurora residents.
Compare Aurora Electricity Providers
Various retail electricity providers operate in Aurora. Many have lower rates than ComEd, but not all providers are the same. Generally, providers offer a few different plans that have varying features such as contract length, rate structures, and value-adding incentives.
Additionally, medium and large businesses looking for lower rates can fill out our Online Business Rate Form. We’ll contact our network of providers to find the lowest rate for your business. There’s no obligation to make the switch.
Home and small businesses will need to consider the following when comparing providers and their plans:
Use our free Compare & Switch tool to find available Aurora electricity rates. Just scroll to the right side of this page, type in your zip code, and select ComEd as your utility. Now you’re ready to compare your supply rate with the rates that the providers are offering.
The supply rate you’re currently paying, either through ComEd or a retail electricity provider (if you’ve switched before), can be found on your most recent ComEd bill. The rate is expressed in cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) and appears under the section, Electricity Supply Services. Your total Price-to-Compare, the rate you’re currently paying, is the sum of the two charges, ‘Electricity Supply Charge’ and ‘Transmission Services Charge’.
Electricity rates are either offered as ‘fixed’ or ‘variable’. With variable-rate plans, you will initially be charged the rate you see offered in the Compare & Switch tool, but this rate is subject to go up or down each month, depending on wholesale electricity prices and other factors. With a fixed-rate plan, you’ll be charged the rate you see for the entire duration of your contract. The choice is yours.
Contract lengths can vary from as little as 3 months to as long as 36 months. Most customers opt for a 6 to 24 month plan.
Energy Source: Renewable v. Traditional Power
If you are interested in powering your home or business with renewable electricity, you’ll find that many providers are offering Green Electricity plans that derive electricity from partial or 100% renewable sources such as wind and solar. You’ll find that these plans are quite affordable as well, with rates often below what you’re currently paying for traditionally-sourced electricity like coal.
Sign-Up Bonuses & Other Incentives
Since retail electricity providers are competing with each other for your business, some offer you other incentives aside from low rates. Sign-on bonuses are quite common, allowing you to save even more for the first month or so with your new provider. Some providers offer membership programs where you can save on energy-related products and services as well as local services that aren’t related to energy. Many providers are even offering rewards programs where you can earn cash-back, free electricity, and points towards travel and dining.
Switch Aurora Electricity Rates
Switching Aurora electricity rates is fast and easy. To sign up through the Compare & Switch tool, just click on your plan of choice and fill out the online form. Have with you a copy of your most recent electric bill so you can give your account information.
Remember, ComEd will continue to deliver your electricity with the same service and reliability as always. All that really changes is a different electricity supply rate on your monthly ComEd bill.
Aaron is a content writer and organic marketer with extensive experience in the energy industry. He frequently writes for Power Target on Electricityrates.com and CompareElectricity.com.