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The Office of Retail Market Development (ORMD) was created pursuant to Public Act 094-1095 because the Illinois General Assembly recognized that in order "for Illinois consumers to receive products, prices and terms tailored to meet their needs, a competitive wholesale electricity market must be closely linked to a competitive retail electric market." The Act directs the ORMD to "actively seek input from all interested parties and to develop a thorough understanding and critical analyses of the tools and techniques used to promote retail competition in other states. The Office shall monitor existing competitive conditions in Illinois, identify barriers to retail competition for all customer classes, and actively explore and propose to the Commission and to the General Assembly solutions to overcome identified barriers."

Proposed Rules

  • Development and adoption of rules concerning municipal aggregation: ICC Docket No. 12-0456

Other Relevant Proceedings

  • ICC Docket No. 13-0506: Investigation of Applicability of Sections 16-122 and 16-108.6 of the Public Utilities Act (Commission Order Entered January 28, 2014)
  • ICC Docket No. 12-0456: Development and adoption of rules concerning municipal aggregation
  • ICC Docket No. 11-0435: ComEd’s POU Tariff (Commission Order entered March 7, 2012)
  • Proposed Part 455: Renewable Portfolio Standards and Clean Coal Standard for Alternative Retail Electric Suppliers and Utilities operating outside their service areas: ICC Docket No. 10-0109 (Commission Order Entered July 14, 2010)
  • Amendments to Part 451: ICC Docket No. 10-0108 (Commission Order Entered September 20, 2010)
  • ICC Docket No. 08-0619/08-0620/08-0621 Consolidated: Ameren Illinois’ UCB/POR tariff (Commission Order entered August 19, 2009)
  • ICC Docket No. 09-0460: Complaint by BlueStar Energy Services (Commission Order Entered April 12, 2011)
  • ICC Docket No. 09-0592: Proposed Part 412 Obligations of Retail Electric Suppliers and Amendments to Part 453 Internet Enrollment Rules (Commission Order Entered December 5, 2012)
  • ICC Docket No. 10-0138: ComEd’s UCB/POR tariff (Commission Order entered December 15, 2010)
  • ICC Docket No. 11-0145: Complaint by BlueStar Energy Services (dismissed May 24, 2011)
  • ICC Docket No. 11-0162: Complaint by BlueStar Energy Services (dismissed October 19, 2011)
  • ICC Docket No. 11-0358: Ameren’s POU tariff (Commission Order entered November 8, 2011)
  • ICC Docket No. 11-0434: ComEd’s Rate GAP Tariff (Commission Order entered April 4, 2012)
  • ICC Docket No. 11-0498: ICC Investigation of ComEd's Supply Rate Design and Related Matters (Commission Order entered April 18, 2012)


  • As of September 30, 2014, there were 3,086,059 Illinois customers purchasing electricity from retail electric suppliers.
  • There are 60 retail electric suppliers certified with the ICC to serve residential customers in Illinois and 75 retail electric suppliers certified with the ICC to serve non-residential customers in llinois.
  • More than 70% of the electric usage in Illinois is served by retail electric suppliers.