Billing snafu hits electric aggregation program


Evanston’s new Community Choice Electricity Aggregation supplier, Homefield Energy, estimates that about one-third of participating Evanston households may not see electricity supply charges listed on their September ComEd bills.

Affected customers will see those charges listed on next month’s bill instead.

Homefield says about 9,000 out of 28,000 participating Evanston households were affected by a delay in the company’s data interchange process, which is used to submit supply charges to ComEd.

Because the information did not reach ComEd soon enough, the September invoice for some customers may not include supply charges.

This is the first month that residents participating in the city’s optional aggregation program should see Homefield Energy listed as their electricity supplier, replacing the former supplier, Verde Engergy USA.

In April, Evanston approved a three-year contract with Homefield Energy, providing participating residents and small businesses with 100 percent renewable energy.

More information about the aggregation program is available online.

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