Muni Ag is the result of a 2010 law that allows Illinois municipalities to purchase electricity for residents and small businesses in their community. It allows the municipality to pool the electric supply of residents and small businesses and then seek bids from retail electric suppliers (RES) on the open market for an electric rate for its pooled Muni Ag members.
The Muni Ag 2010 law requires municipalities to give residents and small businesses an opportunity to opt-out of municipal Muni Ag programs. If they choose to opt-out, they can purchase electricity at the default rate or they can contract directly with a RES. These are the same choices that residents and small businesses would have if either there was no Muni Ag or a municipality decided to not continue their Muni Ag program.