Riverside Village Manager Peter Scalera announced Thursday that households participating in the village’s electrical aggregation program soon can expect to receive a $5 check in the mail courtesy of Direct Energy, the village’s energy provider.

“The credit is in response to the village’s effort to have Direct Energy compensate residents for the inconvenience of the aggregation program beginning one month later than originally scheduled,” said Scalera in a press release. “The program is now in place and residents’ bills should reflect the savings.”

Most households in the village participate in the electrical aggregation program. Only those households that actively opted out of the program this summer or who had already contracted with an electricity provider will not receive the credit.

-Bob Uphues

This story has been changed to reflect that the credit from Direct Energy will be coming to electric customers in the form of a $5 check, not a credit on their next bill.