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Electric Aggregation Program

City of Chicago

December 27, 2012 Customer Name Mailing Address1 Mailing Address2 City State Zipcode

Regarding service at: Premise address Premise address cont.

Dear City of Chicago customer, On November 6th, Chicago voters approved a referendum authorizing the City to seek lower electricity rates for eligible residential and small business customers. After receiving prices and service qualifications from retail electric suppliers, the City selected Integrys Energy Services, Inc. to supply electricity to the City’s Electric Aggregation Program based on their price, quality of customer service, and ability to source from non-coal resources. As an Eligible City of Chicago customer, you will be automatically enrolled in the program unless you opt out by January 9, 2013. Once enrolled in the program, you can still leave at any time and you will never have to pay any fees associated with joining or leaving the program. How You Benefit The City has negotiated a price that will be XX% lower than the current ComEd rate. In addition, the City’s Electric Aggregation Program is structured to ensure that Integrys’ rate remains competitive with ComEd’s rate. Please see the enclosed Terms and Conditions for full details.

Three things you should know
 If you do nothing, you will
be automatically enrolled in the City’s Program and save about 22%3.  ComEd will continue sending monthly bills, responding to outages, and delivering your electricity.  No one from the City’s program will ever come to your door or call you to ask you to switch to a new supplier. Anyone who comes to your door or calls you asking you to switch is not with the City’s program.

ComEd Effective Rate1

Integrys Rate
(fixed through May 2014)

Savings % on Electricity Supply portion of bill2





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__________________________________________ 1The ComEd Effective Rate is comprised of (a) ComEd’s October 2012 – May 2013 Price to Compare (ComEd’s electric supply charge, plus ComEd’s transmission services charge) of¢ per kWh, plus (b) ComEd’s purchased electricity adjustment (PEA)). The PEA changes monthly and the assumption is 0.5¢ per kWh. Integrys does not charge a PEA fee. 2This is not a guaranteed savings program as compared with future ComEd rates. Savings result from a comparison of Integrys’ fixed rate as compared to the applicable ComEd Effective Rate. Comparison does not include ComEd’s delivery charges. ComEd’s Price to Compare will change each June and October. 3Savings are not guaranteed and reflect a comparison of (a) Integrys fixed rate plus Integrys’ calculation of delivery charges for a single family residential non-space heating account (Calculated Delivery Charges) to (b) ComEd’s Effective Rate plus Calculated Delivery Charges. While Integrys arrived at the Calculated Delivery Charges based upon information collected from sources believed to be reliable and correct, Integrys makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, with respect to the accuracy the estimate provided.

Non-Coal Purchases Integrys will source electricity from completely coal free resources, and Integrys will also comply with the Illinois Renewable Portfolio Standard. Fixed Rate for Term of Contract The contract term for the City’s Electric Aggregation Program is February 2013 through May 2015. While ComEd’s rates will continue to change each June and October, Integrys’ rates are fixed through May 2014. Customers can expect to see savings on their electricity bills beginning as soon as March 2013, depending on enrollment date. Although the City and Integrys have not finalized a rate for May 2014 through May 2015 meter reads, Integrys has agreed to meet or beat the ComEd price (plus Program costs) or switch all Program participants back to ComEd. Please see the enclosed Terms and Conditions for full details. No Change to Electricity Delivery or Billing Under the City’s program, ComEd will still be responsible for delivering your electricity, issuing monthly bills, maintaining electricity lines and meters, responding to outages, and offering bill payment options such budget billing and automatic payment. In addition, low income assistance programs – such as LIHEAP and PIPP – will continue undisturbed. Enrollment Information After your enrollment is finalized, ComEd will send you a letter confirming your selection of Integrys Energy Services, Inc. as your electric supplier. As required by law, this letter will inform you of your ability to rescind your enrollment without penalty. Please see the enclosed Terms and Conditions for more information. No Change if You Have Already Switched to an Alternative Supplier If you have recently switched to an alternative retail supplier, you will stay with your supplier unless you opt in to the City’s program. If you have already switched to an alternative supplier and would like to opt in to the City’s program, please call 888-802-2885. How to Opt Out There is no cost or penalty to opt out of the program at any time, and return to ComEd or switch to an alternative electricity supplier other than Integrys. If you do not wish to participate in the City’s Electric Aggregation Program, return the enclosed postcard by January 9, 2013. You may also opt out by contacting Integrys toll-free at 888-802-2885 or online at If you have any questions, please review the enclosed Frequently Asked Questions or contact Integrys toll-free at 888-802-2885. Representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or you can visit Para obtener esta información en español por favor llame por telefono al 888-802-2885 o visite el sitio web en Sincerely,

Mayor Rahm Emanuel City of Chicago