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Customer Select Participating Suppliers

Ambit Energy

Phone: 877.282.6248

Email: sales@ambitenergy.com

Website: www.ambitenergy.com

 

Ambit Energy is committed to being the finest, most respected energy service providers in the market. Utilizing our years of experience and access to highly economic natural gas supply, we are dedicated to helping customers control their monthly energy costs and providing top-notch customer support day-in, day-out.

American Power and Gas of IL, LLC

Phone: 888.815.6971

Email: info@goapg.com

Website: https://www.americanpowerandgas.com/

 

American Power & Gas is here to serve you. As Customer Choice leaders for the last 15 years, we pride ourselves in our knowledge, service and expertise in providing energy solutions. Our affordable plans put the power of choosing back in your hands. Choosing our services means choosing the best for your family.

CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc.

Phone: 888.653.0087

Email: info@championenergyservices.com

Website: www.championenergyservices.com

 

CenterPoint Energy Services is one of the most trusted names in the natural gas industry. Backed by over a century of expertise via our Fortune 500 parent company, CenterPoint Energy, Inc., we provide competitively priced natural gas services to residential, small business, and large commercial customers. 

Champion Energy Services

Phone: 888.200.3788

Email: ChoiceOps@centerpointenergy.com

Website: www.CenterPointEnergyRetail.com

 

Houston-based Champion Energy Services is one of the fastest-growing and largest retail electric providers (REP) in the nation and one of the top REP’s never to have been affiliated with a utility. Champion Energy currently serves residential, governmental, commercial and industrial customers in deregulated electric energy markets in Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and Maryland and plans to begin serving natural gas to customers in Illinois in the third quarter of 2012.

Constellation Energy

Phone: 800.785.4373

Email: home@constellation.com

Website: www.constellation.com

Direct Energy Services, LLC

Phone: 866.266.2084

Email: csdirectenergy@directenergy.com

Website: www.directenergy.com

 

Direct Energy is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Centrica, plc – a $23 billion, multi-national company that has over 33 million customer relationships worldwide. The Centrica family of companies is a leading supplier of energy services to businesses and consumers in North America and the U.K.

Energy Rewards

Phone: 877.811.7023

Email: customercare@myeverydayenergy.com

Website: www.comcastenergyrewards.com/S10000

 

Launched through a strategic partnership with Comcast, Energy Rewards offers residential electricity and natural gas supply plan options to Comcast customers across several of the states Comcast operates in.

 

Frontier Utilities Northeast, LLC

Phone: 866.777.5158

Email: Care@Frontierutilities.com

Website: www.frontierutilities.com

 

Frontier Utilities’ mission is to create superior value and satisfaction for our customers, employees, communities and investors through the sale and supply of energy and related services. We are committed to providing the highest standards of service, innovation, integrity and financial performance within a supportive, collegial, and solutions-oriented work environment. Frontier is a private company with sales and operations in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Texas.

Future Now Energy LLC

Phone: 855.255.3616

Email: customercare@futurenowenergy.com

Website: www.futurenowenergy.com

 

Future Now Energy's mission is to provide residential and commercial customers with a stable, well-priced natural gas alternative. We are a full-service energy supplier serving customers in North America including Illinois, Ohio and Saskatchewan. We keep cost low while minimizing our customer's exposure to fluctuating energy prices. Future Now Energy is family-owned and operated. Since our company opened its doors in 2001, we treat every customer like they are a part of our family. 

Green Mountain Energy Company

Phone: 800.274.5289

Email: ops@nrg.com

Website: www.greenmountainenergy.com

 

 

Pioneering in the renewable energy market has been Green Mountain Energy’s specialty since we started in 1997.  We offer consumers an affordable platform of sustainable power solutions – including 100% renewable electricity and 100% carbon-offset natural gas plans.  Our commitment to the environment is an intrinsic value that drives our mission – to change the way power is made.  Join us in making a difference – it’s simple and affordable.

HIKO Energy

Phone: 888.264.4908

Email: customerservice@hikoenergy.com

Website: www.hikoenergy.com

 

IGS Energy is American's #1 independent retail supplier of natural gas, serving more than 800,000 residential, commericial, and industrial cusomters across seven different states. You can choose IGS Energy to gain greater control over your natural gas costs. IGS Energy offers both fixed rate and variable rate plans, enabling you to choose the plan that's best for you. IGS Energy, Your Natural Gas Choice!

IGS Energy

Phone: 877.444.7427

Email: choice@igsenergy.com

Website: www.igsenergy.com

 

Illinois Energy, USA, LLC offers innovative energy plans designed to give residential and small business customers choices.  We put our energy into helping our customers find the plan that best fits their needs. We are part of SouthStar Energy Services, which serves over half a million residential, small business, large commercial and industrial customers in multiple states. 

Illinois Energy

Phone: 877.292.9363

Email: custcare@illenergy.com

Website: www.illenergy.com

 

Illinois EnergySM  is proud to offer flexible plan options and exceptional customer service to the residents of Illinois.

Illinois Gas & Electric

Phone: 866.705.7291

Email: CustomerService@ILGandE.com

Website:  www.ILGandE.com

 

Illinois Gas & Electric (“ILG&E”) is a leading national energy supplier for residential and commercial customers. Our expertise and experience is in providing valuable energy solutions to our customers.

Josco Energy

Phone: 877.955.6726

Email: customerservice@joscoenergy.com

Website: www.joscoenergy.com

Just Energy

Phone: 866.587.8674

Email: cswest@justenergy.com

Website: www.justenergy.com

 

Just Energy is an independent energy retailer committed to supplying superior products and exceptional service to commercial and residential customers in Illinois. Just Energy provides customers with peace of mind and stability against the volatility of natural gas prices by offering reliable price protection. Just Energy is part of a group of companies operating in New York, Illinois, Texas and Canada, with a market capitalization of more than $1 billion.

Median Energy

Phone: 888.316.5443

Email: customerservice@medianenergy.com

Website: www.medianenergy.com

National Gas & Electric, LLC

Phone: 888.442.0002

Email: Service@NGandE.com

Website: www.NGandE.com

 

National Gas & Electric, LLC (NG&E) is part of a family of retail electricity and retail gas companies operating since 1999 in deregulated markets across the United States. NG&E focuses on providing customer-focused, competitively priced services to its residential and small commercial customers.

NRG Home

Phone: 855.500.8703

Email: support@nrghomepower.com

Website: www.nrghomepower.com

 

NRG Home is an electric and natural gas supply company serving customers in the United States. We are part of NRG Energy, Inc., a Fortune 250 company that is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. NRG is leading customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive portfolio.

 

Park Power LLC

Phone: 855.780.7275

Email: info@parkpower.com

Website: www.parkpower.com

 

Park Power, LLC is a licensed retail energy supplier operating in several states. Energy rate competition allows you the power to choose Park Power – a socially-responsible energy supply company respected for our leadership and commitment to you, our customer.

Realgy Energy Services

Phone: 877.300.6747 ext. 2222

Email: sales@realgy.com

Website: www.realgyenergyservices.com

 

Realgy Energy Services (RES) has over 40 years of natural gas industry expertise, providing insight and savings to industrial and residential customers alike. Founded with a mission to identify cost reduction opportunities to all clients, RES offers a complete suite of services - from dependable gas supply to comprehensive utility analysis and savings consultation.

Residents Energy, LLC

Phone: 888-828-7374

Email: contactus@residentsenergy.com

Website: www.residentsenergy.com

 

Residents Energy is a retail energy provider that has been supplying electricity and natural gas to homes and small businesses since 2014. Customers living in deregulated states have the power to choose a supplier and shop for an energy supply plan tailored to their needs. We deliver a host of options including fixed rate plans and variable rate plans that include rebates and other incentives that may not be offered by your local utility company.

Santanna Energy Services

Phone: 800.827.0067

Email: sales@ses4energy.com

Website: www.santannaenergyservices.com

 

Santanna Energy Services (SES) is an independent marketing company providing you with the opportunity to reduce your cost of natural gas and electricity. SES serves approximately 100,000 business and residential customers in 10 utility territories throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. SES has been a pioneer in natural gas deregulation in Illinois for almost 25 years. We serve our Illinois customers through our local office in Bolingbrook.

South Bay Energy Corp.

Phone: 877.724.9010

Email: info@southbayenergy.com

Website: www.southbayenergy.com

 

South Bay Energy Corp., a certified supplier of natural gas and electricity, is dedicated to bringing residential, commercial and industrial consumers the many benefits of a deregulated energy market.

 

Spark Energy Gas, LP

Phone: 877.228.9427

Email: customerservice@sparkenergy.com

Website: www.sparkenergy.com

 

Spark Energy, L.P. is a certified retail energy supplier which operates in several states. Spark Energy Gas, LP is a certified retail natural gas supplier. With several years of combined experience in the electricity and natural gas industries, we understand how deregulated energy markets operate. As experts in the business, our key attributes are providing our customers with low prices and quality customer service.

Think Energy

Phone: 866.252.0078

Email: questions@mythinkenergy.com

Website: www.mythinkenergy.com

 

At Think Energy, we believe in the value of the Unsurprise. We offer straightforward, easy-to-understand products that alleviate the anxiety that comes with choosing an energy company. We provide competitive, fixed-price gas plans backed by the key tools and insights you need to be a knowledgeable energy consumer. And we do it all with the support of our parent company, ENGIE – one of the largest and financially secure commercial energy organizations in the world.

Utility Gas and Power

Phone: 855.747.4931

Email: info@utilitygasandpower.com

Website: www.UtilityGasandPower.com

 

Utility Gas & Power (UGP) is a licensed alternative gas supplier in the State of Illinois. Through the Customer Select Program, Utility Gas & Power offers consumers more choices when it comes to their energy costs and services.  Owned and managed by seasoned industry professionals, Utility Gas & Power is dedicated to providing the best value in natural gas service to our customers.

Viridian Energy PA, LLC

Phone: 866.663.2508

Email: customercare@viridian.com

Website: www.viridian.com

 

Sustainability is not merely a word at Viridian: It is our driving force. Our goal was never to simply create an energy company, but to create a path to a more sustainable world. We pledge to our customers and Independent Associates that together we will be part of the solution.

Vista Energy Marketing, LP

Phone: 888.508.4782

Email: customerservice@vistaenergymarketing.com

Website: www.vistaenergymarketing.com

 

Vista Energy Marketing, L.P. brings the wholesale and retail markets together to benefit a wide variety of consumers. Whether you are a large commercial consumer or a family living on a tight budget, Vista is equipped to solve your energy needs. Located in Houston, Texas, our team has a vast combination of experience within the marketing and trade industry. We specialize in wholesale supply acquisition, pipeline transportation and risk analysis. Vista seeks to create opportunities and give customers a choice.

XOOM Energy Illinois, LLC

Phone: 888.997.8979

Email: customercare@xoomenergy.com

Website: www.xoomenergy.com

 

XOOM Energy is a national independent energy retailer who supplies natural gas and electricity to residential and commercial customers in deregulated energy markets across the U.S. After expansion, XOOM Energy will be one of the largest energy retailers in the country. Customers have the option to choose from a variety of plans, including variable and fixed-rate plans – giving them the choices they want.

Questions to ask suppliers

What pricing options are available to me?

Will the price you charge vary? If so, how?

What are the terms and length of the contract?

Are there any penalties or exit fees if I cancel my contract?

How will I be billed and by whom? How often?

Do you offer any payment plans or electronic payment options?

In addition to the cost of gas, what other charges will I see on my bill?

If I have questions about my natural gas charges, whom do I call?

Glossary

Account agent

A third party who is authorized to purchase, manage and/or bill for natural gas service. For example, when you sign a contract with a supplier, that supplier becomes your account agent and is authorized to buy natural gas on your behalf. The account agent may also be authorized to receive bills from the utility and other information that would otherwise be sent directly to you.

Billing cycle

The amount of time covered by one bill.

Budget Plan

A payment option that divides a customer's estimated costs into equal monthly payments. This type of plan allows customers to pay the same amount on their bill each month over a specified period of time.

Commodity

The natural gas you use, not including any services provided by the supplier or utility.

Customer Select

A program offered by Nicor Gas that allows all residential and business customers to choose their natural gas supplier.

Delivery charges

Charges that cover the operating and distribution costs of the utility. Also called distribution charges.

Deregulation

Separating the service of purchasing natural gas from the distribution function of the utility. This allows other nonregulated suppliers the opportunity to sell natural gas to customers. The utility continues to deliver the natural gas.

Fixed pricing

A constant price for natural gas (either per therm or per bill) that is maintained over the entire life of a contract. Changes in the market price of natural gas will not affect the price you pay.

Letter of agency

A written agreement that a customer switching gas suppliers must sign to authorize the new supplier to purchase gas on the customer's behalf.

Market-based or index pricing

An offer for natural gas at a price that is tied to one or more natural gas market benchmarks or indicators. Some of these are Natural Gas Intelligence, Gas Daily and NYMEX. This type of pricing generally fluctuates and follows the current market price of gas over the life of the contract.

NYMEX

An acronym for the New York Mercantile Exchange where contracts for commodities, including natural gas, are traded. At the NYMEX, natural gas futures and options contracts are traded which establish future pricing directions. Suppliers may use the NYMEX to establish their pricing offers.

Single billing

A service provided by either Nicor Gas or a supplier which offers one bill containing charges from both Nicor Gas and the supplier.

Storage banking

Placing gas in storage (usually during the summer) and withdrawing gas from storage (usually in the winter).

Supplier/marketer

A company other than the local utility that supplies natural gas to customers.

Therm

The basic unit for measuring natural gas use.

Utility affiliate

A supplier/marketer that is owned all or in part by the same corporation that owns the local utility.

Variable pricing

A price that may fluctuate over the life of a contract, sometimes tied to a market index (see Market-based or index pricing).

Weighted Average Cost of Gas (WACOG)

An average cost of gas based on your gas use. If you use more gas in a given billing period, that month's gas price carries more weight in the calculation. If you use less gas in a billing period, that month's gas price carries less weight. Since gas costs change throughout the year, this is an accurate way to figure out a customer's average yearly price per therm.