Great Electricity Rates in the Chicago Area

Make the smart choice when it comes to where you get your energy in Chicago. Pick AEP Energy as your Alternative Retail Electric Supplier.

Why AEP Energy?

Instead of paying fluctuating utility rates, with AEP Energy, you’ll receive:

  • Fixed-rate pricing for the duration of the plan you choose
  • Same reliable service at a better price
  • No cancellation fees if you are not 100% satisfied
  • Reward Dollars to use in AEP Energy Reward Store

Believe it.

Your neighbor may live only a few feet away, but her electricity rates may be far different than yours. Why is her price plan different? She’s using AEP Energy as her Alternative Retail Electric Supplier (ARES).

Many people in the Chicago area have saved money with AEP Energy. That’s because changing your ARES to AEP Energy takes only a few moments and is incredibly easy. We promise.

When you choose AEP Energy, you get secure electricity prices along with the same bill and service from your local utility. Plus, we protect you from potentially volatile and fluctuating electricity rates by selling power at market-based prices. So you get a fixed price, no early termination fees and peace of mind.

When you choose your electric supplier, rely on AEP Energy. We are one of the largest and oldest energy companies in the United States, and we are committed to total customer satisfaction.

Renewable Electricity in Chicago

Chicagoans can choose an electricity plan that supports a cleaner environment and provides the same electricity service.

The plan is called ECO-Advantage®, and it matches 100% of your electricity usage with national Green-e® Energy certified wind Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). When you buy and pair RECs with your electricity service, you are getting and using renewable electricity.

Buying RECs also helps build a market for renewable electricity and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. ECO-Advantage® helps you make a positive impact on the environment without expensive equipment or additional costs. It’s a win-win.

Let AEP Energy be your renewable electricity provider.

ECO-Advantage is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at

Choice for Chi-Town

Whether you live near Wrigley Field, Midway, Chicago State, or somewhere in between, there’s an AEP Energy plan that’s right for your location.

AEP Energy is an Alternative Retail Electric Supplier Serving Chicago

AEP Energy is proud to supply electricity to the Windy City and other communities in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. It’s not only the most populous city in Illinois, it’s also the 3rd most populous in the United States.

Energy deregulation in the area has given homeowners in counties like Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Kane, Kendal, McHenry, and Will to take greater control of their energy costs. This means they don’t have to buy just from the utility company. They can choose an energy supplier and plan that meets their energy needs best.

Families in Second City can keep their homes warm and toasty in the winter and cool and comfy in the summer, while depending on budget certainty and stable energy rates from AEP Energy. While they root for the Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks, Cubs, and White Sox, Chicago-area families can rely on AEP Energy to keep the power running to their screens and radios.

AEP Energy is an Illinois Alternative Retail Electric Supplier. We offer electricity plans to almost every town in the Chicago region, including: Aurora, Elgin, Evanston, Naperville, and many more.

Chicagoans can choose from a number of competing companies in the area, including AEP Energy, which not only offers competitive price plans, but also delivers renewable energy options.

Electric Companies in Chicago

The following companies provide the distribution and transmission of electric power in Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Kane, Kendal, McHenry, Will, and the surrounding areas.

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd)

The largest electric utility in Illinois, ComEd provides electricity to Chicago and much of Northern Illinois.

Why Chicago Residents Choose AEP Energy

AEP Energy customers around the Chicago area are very pleased. Read what they have to say.

“I chose AEP Energy to opt out of a default aggregated deal another supplier provided at a higher cost. AEP Energy not only provided a lower cost, but also had a fixed rate and no cancellation fee. After figuring out their amazing deal, I switched online in a few minutes thanks to their easy to understand, reliable website.”
– Gi T., Urbana, IL

“AEP Energy has had, in the last two-three years, very competitive prices compared to other suppliers. Also, their customer service is top notch. I would recommend AEP Energy.”
– Iona W., Urbana, IL

“AEP Energy offered the best price with the longest contract of all the energy suppliers in my area for 100% wind power. Their easy-to-use website and friendly customer service made the experience very easy.”
– Mathew S., Brookfield, IL

“AEP Energy is a very reliable alternative energy company with no termination fees ever. They won’t call you & harrass you over phone to get your business. Also, if you have a contract with them ready to expire, they send you a letter to let you know a month in advance.”
– Carol B., Beecher, IL

“I searched energy suppliers online, checked all the suppliers in my area, visited their websites and found AEP Energy. They had flexible contract terms and much better pricing than the “great” my current provider was going to give me. They made switching easy; just fill out the information online and they took care of the rest. I haven’t had any issues to this point and don’t expect to.”
– John K., Homer Glen, IL

Frequently Asked Questions

AEP Energy is a certified competitive retail electricity and natural gas supply provider. We operate in 27 service territories in six states and Washington, D.C., supplying electricity for more than 460,000 residential and business customers. We take pride in making it easy for customers to buy, manage, and use energy. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of AEP, one of the largest electric energy companies in the United States.

Yes, our price plans will require that you enter into a contract. Your agreement will outline the terms and conditions including your price and term length, as well as cancellation and renewal provisions.

Many of our price plans do not have an early termination fee if you cancel before the end of your agreement. Please carefully review the terms and conditions of your contract.

Your service may begin as soon as six days after enrollment. You will receive a confirmation letter from your utility that will provide your specific start date.

It’s easy to enroll with AEP Energy. Simply enroll online by viewing the price plans for your area or give us a call toll-free at 1-855-300-7192.

Please have your most recent electricity bill handy as your account information will be needed for the enrollment process.

There is no equipment to install or any changes in wiring or hardware, and you won’t experience any interruptions as a result of enrolling with AEP Energy. Nothing will change with your electricity delivery.

No, AEP Energy will take care of notifying the local utility. Enrolling with AEP Energy does not eliminate or cancel your current local utility service. You will remain a customer of your current local utility as they will continue to read your meter, send you one bill that contains all of your charges, and provide maintenance and emergency services.

Switching fees are a cost imposed by your local distribution company that you may incur as a result of changing suppliers; however, AEP Energy will cover those charges. Switching fees should not be confused with early termination fees. Many price plans do not include an early termination fee, however, please carefully review the terms and conditions of your contract.