Illinois Electricity

llinois first deregulated electric utilities in 1997 by passing the Electric Service Customer Choice and Rate Relief Law of 1997. With electric choice, the electric supply may now be provided by different companies known as Retail Electric Suppliers (RESs). You can switch your Electricity Company in Illinois and start saving today. Shop Cheap Energy helps you compare and shop electricity plans online. With electric choice, the electric supply may now be provided by different companies known as Retail Electric Suppliers (RESs).

Your electricity service is made up of three parts: (1) the electricity itself is provided by an electricity generator and is sometimes referred to as electricity "supply" or "generation", (2) the "transmission" of that electricity from the generation facility to your local utility, and (3) the "distribution" or "delivery" of the electricity by the utility over the electric lines that lead to your business or home. In the past, the utility provided all three parts of your electric service (supply, transmission, and distribution).

Currently about 75% of the electricity consumed by Illinois' commercial and industrial customers is provided by Retail Electric Suppliers.

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