Suppliers have three billing options to select from for Choices for You.
Once the Supplier has selected the desired billing option and is approved to participate in the program, the supplier selects the billing option for the customer. Listed and described below are the three billing options available:
- Dual billing option
The customer will receive one bill from the supplier for their charges and one bill from us for delivery and service charges.
- LDC billing option
The customer will receive one bill. Suppliers will submit their charges to us and these charges will be added to and displayed on the bill.
- SBO Billing Option
The customer will receive one bill. Peoples Gas will submit their charges to the Supplier. These charges will be added to and displayed on the Supplier's bill.
- Low income heating assistance program
Income-eligible residential customers can apply for and receive federal grant funds payable toward their utility bills. LDC billing suppliers will have available funds automatically applied to customer balances. Suppliers participating in other billing options will have to submit claims for payments.
- Payment due dates
List of Payment Due Dates per ICC regulations.
Customers who purchase their gas supply service from Peoples Gas
pay a Municipal Utility Tax equal to 8.24% on all dollars collected for
utility service. Because Choices for You customers only
pay the Municipal Utility Tax on the dollars collected for the delivery
service, a Chicago Gas Use Tax is also charged to these customers. The
Chicago Gas Use Tax equals $2.40 per therm delivered to the customer.