Great Rates from Your Illinois Electric Supplier

There’s a good chance your neighbors have better electricity rates than you. Make the smart energy choice in Illinois. When you choose AEP Energy, an alternative retail electric supplier (ARES), you get hassle-free enrollment, price protected rates and green energy options.

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Electricity Choice Puts You in Charge

Illinois has a deregulated energy market. That means the old days of monopolies, high prices, and low-quality service are gone. It also means you have choice, which means more options for where you get your energy, how much you pay for it and the options that come with it.

Two Reasons to Enroll

If you live in The Prairie State, it’s fast and easy to change your electric supplier. It’s also rewarding. Use your power to save money and take advantage of green energy options.

You Could Save Money

When you switch to AEP Energy, you get market-based electric rates that may be lower than your local electric utility. You also get the peace of mind that comes with paying stable electricity prices and getting the same service and bill you currently receive.

You Could Help Protect the Planet

Choosing a renewable electricity plan can help you make a positive impact on the environment—in Illinois and across the globe. With an ECO-Advantage® option from AEP Energy, there’s no interruption of service, equipment installation or additional costs.

Why Should Illinoisans Choose a New Electric Supplier?

Say goodbye to volatile utility rates. From Chicago to Springfield and Peoria to Rockford, Illinois residents can choose AEP Energy to save money, go green, avoid billing surprises and much more.

Get A Better Billing Price

Lower the rate you’re paying per unit of energy consumed to lower your energy bills.

Reduce Carbon Footprint

Do your part to protect the environment by getting your energy from green sources.

Stop Paying Variable Rates

Get a fixed-rate plan that doesn’t ebb and flow with seasonal demands.

Enjoy Peace of Mind

Stop worrying that you’re overpaying or getting duped by your energy supplier.

How Does Electricity Choice Work?

Switching to AEP Energy takes just minutes, and we’ll take care of everything else. We buy electricity from producers. Then we work with your local utility company, who delivers your power, reads your meter, does repairs and sends your bills. You get the service, price and innovation you prefer.

Electric Companies in Illinois

The following electric distribution companies provide the distribution and transmission of electric power in Bloomington, Chicago, Mt. Vernon, Napersville, Rockford, Shaunee National Forest and Springfield.

Commonwealth Edison

ComEd is part of Exelon Corporation, which serves approximately 10 million customers, including more than four million customers across northern Illinois.

Ameren Illinois

As part of Ameren Corporation, Ameren helps serve more than three million customers across a 64,000-square-mile area.

Why Do Illinois Residents Choose AEP Energy?

AEP Energy is an electricity provider that serves hundreds of thousands of customers in Illinois. Read what some of our customers have to say about their experience.

“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.”
– Matthew S., Brookfield, IL

“I have had AEP Energy for a year. When I first chose AEP Energy, it was the price per kilowatt hour that steered me to them. I looked into several suppliers and AEP Energy was a solid and affordable choice. The original contact and sign-up were smooth and the transition of suppliers was great. I have not had one issue with the company.”
– Stephen P., Champaign, IL

“AEP Energy beat my current supplier’s price by a significant margin. Plus, the online enrollment process was as quick and easy as it could possibly be. After I enrolled, AEP Energy was quick to confirm my enrollment, and has since kept in regular contact via email. I highly recommend AEP Energy.”
– Ray G., Taylorville, IL

“I searched energy suppliers online. I checked all the suppliers in my area, visited their websites and found AEP Energy. They had flexible contract terms and much better pricing ing than the “great” deal my current provider was going to give me. [AEP Energy] made switching easy. Just fill out the info 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

Answering Your 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 525,000 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 American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the United States.

Our price plans require a contract that outlines the terms and conditions, price, and 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. You can join online or give us a call toll-free at 1-855-300-7192.

Have your most recent electricity bill handy so that you can share your account information.

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.

AEP Energy notifies your electric distribution company. Enrolling with AEP Energy does not eliminate or cancel your current electric distribution company service. You will remain a customer of your current electric distribution company. They will continue to read your meter, send you one bill that contains all of your charges, and provide maintenance and emergency services.

If your local distribution company issues a switching fee, AEP Energy will cover the charge. However, switching fees should not be confused with early termination fees. Please carefully review the terms and conditions of your contract.

Enjoy the Power of Great Rates from Your Illinois Electric Supplier

Make the hassle-free switch to AEP Energy today. It’s not only easy to enroll, it’s fast and rewarding.