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The Hoffman Estates Utility Commission maintains communication with the Illinois Commerce Commission and the franchised utilities in the Village in order to assist and cooperate with them in matters of administrative rulemaking, education and laws for the improvement of the utility service of the Village.

The utility commission meets at the Hoffman Estates Police Department located at 411 W. Higgins Road. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every other month, excluding summer months, at 6:30 p.m. The next Utility Commission meeting is May 3, 2017.

Do you want to be more involved in your community?

We are looking for responsible individuals who would be willing to serve on this commission every other month for approximately an hour and a half on Wednesday nights.  Responsibilities:  To serve as a member at large and listen to the current issues and plans that are facing the village.  There is an opportunity to hear about resident complaints concerning electricity and natural gas suppliers that serve the Hoffman Estates Community. 

Please join us for a meeting, first floor Hoffman Estates Police Department, second conference room on the left side, the door is open and guests are always welcome. 

  

Electric

Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) provides service to Hoffman Estates and the Northern Illinois area. 

ComEd (800) Edison-1 or (1-800-334-7661)

Smart Ideas from ComEd can help you discover which ideas you can put into action, and begin saving today.  

Smart Meters from ComEd help to eliminate bill estimating and reduces operating costs to the consumer. 

2015 Hoffman Estates Smart Meter Installations

 

Natural Gas

Nicor Gas is the largest natural gas distributor in northern Illinois, serving more than two million customers. 

Nicor (888) 642-6748.

Energy Smart is a Nicor Gas program that can help you take control of your energy and offers sensible steps for smart savings.

 

Telecommunications

Hoffman Estates is proud to offer a choice of communication companies for phone, cable, and internet service.

AT&T (800) 288-2020

Comcast (800) 266-2278

Wide Open West (WOW) (866) 496-9669 

 

Energy Use

In the United States, residential energy use comes in at 22% of total usage.  Major uses at home come from temperature related operations like heating and cooling food, water and the home.  The remainder goes towards lighting and electric appliances.  While energy’s uses are obviously important to modern life, we must all make a conscious effort to use energy wisely and conserve it wherever and whenever possible.  Keep the following tips in mind to make your everyday practices more energy-friendly.

 

Spring Energy Tips

  • Purchase a programmable thermostat to automatically turn the thermostat down at night and when you are not home.  By turning down your thermostat one degree, you can save up to 3 percent on your heating bill.

  • Close the fireplace damper when it is not in use. 

  

Summer Energy Tips


Winter Energy Tips

 

Household, Cleaning and Maintenance

 

Water Conservation Tips

The Village has partnered with WaterSense since 2009, to promote the value of water efficiency and encourage the purchase of WaterSense labeled products as an easy desirable option to reduce water and save energy for our customers, residents, businesses, and institutions.  Please visit the WaterSense website for more information.

 

 WaterSense: Meets EPA Critera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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