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The project will be billed under ComEd's bundled tariff rates (rate BES or rate BESH) or ComEd's unbundled tariff rate RDS. All projects are set up under the community supply tariff, rider POGCS, and ComEd's avoided cost tariff rider POG. Projects that meet FERC standards as a qualifying facility (QF) are eligible to sell unallocated energy to ComEd at the avoided cost rate.
All allocated energy will be accounted for on subscriber's bills in accordance with the contracted allocation amount.
If the customer's enrollment is approved at least 5 business days before their next scheduled meter reading date, they will receive credit for their subscription on the next monthly utility bill. If the customer's enrollment is approved less than 5 business days before their scheduled meter reading date, their credits won't appear on their next bill, but rather will be held until the following month's bill.
Every month, when it is time for ComEd to reconcile the energy generated by your project and to allocate that capacity across subscribers, a notification will display on both the Facility List and the Subscriber List within the portal to alert users that action is required to confirm generation for the facility.
Additionally, an email will be distributed to all facility users letting them know that the person authorized to approve generation will need to confirm the interval meter data ComEd has collected for that month. Since the email and the alerts will be presented to
all users of the facility, it will be important to ensure that everyone is aware which of the users is responsible for confirming generation. (We recommend that a primary and backup be identified since this is such a critical and timely task that needs to be completed to ensure subscribers don't miss out on their credits.)
For a full set of instructions, refer to the
Community Supply job aids.
If you need help at any time, please feel free to reach out to the Community Supply Project Department at
There is one thing likely to generate inquiries to you as the manager of a Community Supply Facility and that is if a subscriber receives their ComEd bill and there are no credits for their Community Supply subscription included on the bill. What may cause that to occur?
As when they initially enrolled, they will begin to accumulate credits effective the day following confirmation of their successful re-enrollment, but again, those credits will first appear on their electric bill within the next one or two monthly billing cycles, depending on the timing of when they were re-enrolled, when their next bill was scheduled to be generated and when generation for the facility itself was scheduled to be reconciled. After the first credits appear, they should consistently see credits appear each month thereafter.