Request for Information

Franchise for Electricity Delivery


The City of Chicago (“City”), through its Department of Assets, Information and Services (“AIS”), invites interested parties to respond to this Request for Information (“RFI”) regarding the City’s Franchise for Electricity Delivery. 

This RFI is intended to:

  1. Solicit information, ideas, and expressions of interest to inform the City’s planning and determinations regarding future electricity delivery franchises for the nation’s third largest city and largest urban center between America’s coasts;
  2. Explore new and innovative ways to reliably, equitably, affordably and sustainably strengthen, maintain and operate the electricity grid within the City of Chicago;
  3. Allow the City to gauge interest from both the incumbent franchisee and others regarding new or renewed electric franchise(s); and
  4. Ensure the City receives informed input from a diverse set of interested entities and organizations responding to the RFI.



July 19, 2021 Virtual Town Hall 

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Chicago Energy Town Hall Announcement Flyers for July 19, 2021

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