Nicor Electric Offers 14 Percent Lower Electricity Prices

NAPERVILLE, Ill.--()--Today Nicor Electric announced electricity prices that are 14 percent lower than what ComEd residential customers are currently paying.

The new offer is a result of the recently announced licensing agreement between Nicor Advanced Energy, LLC, and Dominion Retail, a leading energy supplier. Under the agreement, Dominion Retail is marketing electricity to ComEd’s 3.4 million residential customers and supplying the electricity under the Nicor Electric name, and Nicor Advanced Energy is providing sales support through its industry leading call center.

The electric market in Illinois has been open to competition for several years, but it’s only recently that new suppliers have decided to enter the market due to improvements in electric utilities’ billing and collection services for other electric providers.

“In 15 years of serving energy customers in deregulated markets, we have found that customers benefit from choice,” said Richard Zelenko, Vice President, Dominion Retail. “We are pleased to enter the Illinois electric market, and to help customers save on their electric bills.”

Nicor Electric will supply the electricity, and ComEd will continue to deliver the electricity, read the meter, provide a single bill with all charges, maintain electric lines, and respond to outages and emergencies. Customers can also continue to select a budget billing plan.

“This offer brings much needed savings to consumers,” said Paul DeLacey, Nicor Advanced Energy Vice President, Optimization & Planning for Nicor Advanced Energy. “And customers know they are dealing with two companies that have a long-standing commitment to customer service.” Customers can find out more at www.nicorelectric.com or by calling 1-888-491-6493.

The agreement between Nicor Advanced Energy and Dominion Retail is not a joint venture or partnership. Nicor Electric is not a subsidiary of Nicor Inc. or affiliate of any Nicor Company.

Dominion Retail, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources, serves the electric energy needs of more than 2.2 million customers in 15 states, making it the third largest energy retailer in the country.

Nicor Advanced Energy combines its expertise in energy markets with quality service and offers innovative billing options that provide convenience and budget protection to customers. Nicor Advanced Energy is an ICC-certified natural gas supplier and part of the Nicor Gas Customer Select program. Nicor Advanced Energy is not the same company as Nicor Gas. It is an affiliate and its prices are not regulated by the Illinois Commerce Commission. Customers are not required to buy products or services from Nicor Advanced Energy in order to receive the same quality service from their utility. For more information about Nicor Advanced Energy, visit www.nicoradvancedenergy.com.

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 28,200 megawatts of generation, 11,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,300 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage system with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 15 states. Dominion practices environmental stewardship and contributes more than $20 million annually to the environment, education, arts and culture, and health and human services. For more information about Dominion, visit the company’s website at www.dom.com.

Contacts

Nicor Advanced Energy:
Hank Possley, 630-444-2360
or
Media Contact:
Richard Caragol, 630-388-2686

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Today Nicor Electric announced electricity prices that are 14 percent lower than what ComEd residential customers are currently paying.

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Contacts

Nicor Advanced Energy:
Hank Possley, 630-444-2360
or
Media Contact:
Richard Caragol, 630-388-2686