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North American Power expands into ComEd service area

As more retail electricity providers move into the Illinois market, residents and businesses in the state are gaining access to a variety of different energy opportunities. On Monday, March 19, South Norwalk, Connecticut-based North American Power announced it has begun to offer services to customers in the Commonwealth Edison services area in Illinois.

As the utility company that provides power for Chicago and much of the surrounding northern part of Illinois, Commonwealth Edison, or ComEd, offers limited access to different options such as renewable electricity.

North American Power suggests that many people in Illinois could be attracted to an electricity plan that offers a baseline of 25 percent renewable electricity and as much as 100 percent cean energy while still maintaining lower electricity rates. However, the company notes that many residents are still unfamiliar with their new option to compare electricity providers.

"As we enter the Illinois market, part of our goal is to educate consumers about the benefits of switching from the utility," Kerry Breitbart, the CEO of North American Power, said in a statement. "Customers can choose their cable company and their cell phone provider while customizing a benefits package that works for their lifestyle – why should their electricity be any different?"