Great Electricity Rates in the Rockford Area

When it comes to where you get energy, there’s a smarter choice for Rockford residents. Make AEP Energy 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.

You probably don’t know what your neighbors pay for electricity. But it’s important to know that if she has a different plan, she could be paying far less than you. Why? She’s using AEP Energy as her Alternative Retail Electric Supplier (ARES).

AEP Energy has helped thousands of people in the Rockford area save money. That means changing your ARES to AEP Energy is not only worth a few moments of your time, it’s also worth it to your wallet. Plus, signing up is so easy, it actually takes only a few moments.

With AEP Energy, you get secure electricity prices along with the same bill and service from your local utility. We help 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 ARES, make it AEP Energy. We not only offer great rates and total customer satisfaction, we are also backed by one of the largest and oldest energy companies in the United States.

Renewable Electricity Options for the Rockford Area

People who live in Rockford have the option of 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. With ECO-Advantage®, you can help impact your environment in a positive way without expensive equipment or additional costs.

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 The Forest City

Whether you live near Rock Cut State Park, Rockford University, Chicago Rockford International Airport 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 the city on Rock River

AEP Energy is proud to supply electricity to Rockford and other communities in Winnebago County. Rockford isn’t just the third largest city in Illinois, it’s also a place with a rich history that goes back to 1834.

Energy deregulation in the area has given homeowners in counties like Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago to take greater control of their energy costs. This means they can buy from their local utility company, or they can choose an energy supplier and plan that better meets their energy needs.

Families in Rockford 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. Whether they’re rooting for the local IceHogs and Rivets or cheering on teams in Milwaukee and Chicago, Rockford-area families can rely on AEP Energy to keep the power running to their devices.

AEP Energy is an Illinois Alternative Retail Electric Supplier. We offer electricity plans to almost every town in the region, including: Belvidere, Belvidere Township, Flagg Township, Freeport, Loves Park, Rockford, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Cherry Valley Township, Harlem Township, Rockford Township and many more.

Residents of the Rockford Region 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 the City of Rockford

The following companies provide the distribution and transmission of electric power in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, Winnebago, and the surrounding areas.

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd)

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

Why Folks in Rockford Choose AEP Energy

AEP Energy customers around Illinois are very pleased. Read what they have to say.

“I have been a satisfied customer for several years. Plus, I learned that I can purchase wind energy credits and the cost is comparable to other forms of electricity. AEP Energy’s service has been seamless, and re-enrollment is easy. I am very happy them!.”
– Virginia B., Prairie Grove, 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.”
– Matthew S., Brookfield, 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

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.

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 from your current electricity provider. Please carefully review the terms and conditions of your contract.