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ABOUT DE-REGULATION

Deregulation creates choice. Customers in the electric and natural gas markets now have the ability to choose the supplier for their business. Prior to deregulation you only had one choice and no competition. The monopoly on energy made for poor service and high cost.

Following deregulation of the airline and telephone industries, the focus moved to natural gas and electric utilities. Consumers are now able to choose who supplies their natural gas and/or electricity. The utility delivers the energy regardless of who supplies the natural gas or electricity through their distribution system. Additionally, the utility is still responsible for maintenance of the distribution system, billing, meter reading and responding to outages.

Since deregulation came to the energy industry over 10 years ago, almost half of the states have passed major legislation and regulations to restructure their electric power, natural gas, or both.

Benefits of deregulation:

  • Choice: pricing, service, contracts
  • Elimination of monopolies creating a level playing field
  • Better service
  • Better pricing
  • More jobs and opportunities
  • Alternative and renewable energy resources more available

De-regulation ultimately gives businesses and homeowners choice. You have more than one option to receive your energy from. Traditionally energy was generated, transmitted to the utility and through to your home or business. When de-regulation came it opened up the energy market to competition, which increased service and created cost-saving opportunities.

De-regulation may seem complicated but it's actually a straight forward process. First, energy generation companies produce energy using a variety of methods. Second, Nordic Energy Services procures your energy from these various companies. Third, Nordic manages the transfer of that energy from the generation source to a local utility such as ComEd or Nicor on your behalf. Finally, the local utility delivers the energy to your home or place of business and manages any outage or service issues that may arise.

DISCLAIMER: Nordic Energy Services, LLC ("Nordic"), is not the same entity as your electric delivery company. You are not required to enroll with Nordic. Beginning on (effective date), the electric supply price to compare is (price in cents per kilowatt hour). The electric utility electric supply price will expire on (expiration date). The utility electric supply price to compare does not include the purchased electricity adjustment factor. For more information go to the Illinois Commerce Commission's free website at www.pluginillinois.org. The purchased electricity adjustment factor may range between +.5 cents and -.5 cents per kilowatt hour.
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