City Extends Contract with Dynegy to Supply Participating Residents with 100 Percent Renewable Electricity
The Evanston City Council has approved a 10-month extension of the City’s contact with Dynegy Energy Services, LLC to provide participating residents and small businesses with 100 percent renewable energy as part of the City’s community choice electricity aggregation program.
The short-term extension of the City’s contract with Dynegy will allow the City to review and update its aggregation program to reflect the goals of the City Council and the City’s Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP). City staff plan to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) in the fall of 2020 after gathering input from the community on its energy priorities. Residents can provide their input at cityofevanston.org/energy.
Following a thorough bid process, the City secured an electricity supply price of 6.570 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for the duration of the 10-month contract, August 2020 until June 2021. ComEd’s price-to-compare is 6.473 cents per kWh through September 2020, and is estimated to be 7.133 cents per kWh from October 2020 through May 2021.
The City and Dynegy will mail a letter to residents this month detailing the new contract. Residents who wish to continue in the City’s aggregation program do not have to take any action and will be automatically switched to Dynegy. Residents who do not wish to be enrolled in the program should opt out by Thursday, July 9 by completing and returning the mailing’s enclosed opt-out card, or by calling Dynegy at 844-351-7691. There is no enrollment, switching or early termination fee associated with this contract.
By participating in the City’s community choice electricity aggregation program, residents support Evanston’s commitment to climate action by receiving 100 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources. Since 2005, Evanston has reduced its overall greenhouse gas emissions by more than 24 percent.
Residents are reminded to be cautious of door-to-door and phone solicitations from electricity suppliers claiming to represent the City of Evanston or the City’s electricity supplier. No party representing the City’s electricity aggregation program will call customers to request their account numbers or any other personal information. Residents who wish to report aggressive or misleading solicitations should call the Evanston Police Department’s non-emergency number at 847-866-5000.
For more information about Evanston's aggregation program, visit cityofevanston.org/cca or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.