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Latest Illinois Commerce Commission Stories

2014-03-12 12:22:34

CHICAGO, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) has a free guide for voters as scores of Illinois communities prepare to hold March 18 referenda asking residents if they want local leaders to negotiate power prices with ComEd or Ameren competitors. CUB's Guide to Municipal Electricity Aggregation is at www.CitizensUtilityBoard.org. "Electricity choice must be informed choice," CUB Executive Director David Kolata said Wednesday. "Whether you vote...

2014-02-26 20:20:51

CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas asked the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) today for a combined rate increase of $136 million per year (about $128.9 million for Peoples and $7.1 million for North Shore). It's never good to hear about a rate hike, but Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas show terrible timing announcing this request in the middle of a winter that is shaping up to be one of the coldest and most expensive ever for Illinois...

2014-02-20 16:21:20

Project Will Improve Reliability, Provide Access to Low-Cost Power ST. LOUIS, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's decision by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) clears the way for the nearly 400-mile-long Illinois Rivers electric transmission project that will create jobs, facilitate the delivery of low-cost power and improve the reliability and efficiency of the electric power grid. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140220/CG68997) Ameren Transmission Company of...

2013-10-02 12:23:14

CHICAGO, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We have good news for consumers at the end of a long legal fight that dates back to a 2007 rate case. The Illinois Appellate Court has upheld a ruling that Commonwealth Edison customers deserve a $36.7 million refund. Consumer advocates never gave up on this battle, and we're happy to hear that ComEd has been ordered to refund its customers for money it shouldn't have had in the first place. We hope that ComEd follows the ruling of the...

2013-08-21 12:21:31

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An order issued yesterday by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) paves the way for major new investment by Ameren that will create jobs, enable the delivery of renewable energy and improve the reliability and efficiency of the electric power grid. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), has received approval from the ICC to build the majority of its nearly 400-mile, approximately...

2013-06-06 12:21:46

Smart meter installations to begin in September 2013, adding jobs and boosting Illinois economy CHICAGO, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd announced that the Illinois Commerce Commission yesterday issued an order approving the accelerated deployment of smart meters to all ComEd customers. The order follows the Illinois General Assembly's action last month to enact Senate Bill 9, getting the state's Smart Grid program back on track. Following this ICC order, ComEd can begin...

2013-05-05 16:20:09

Association Statewide Van Tour Against Unfair Utility Rate Hikes in Progress CHICAGO, May 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP commends Governor Pat Quinn for his veto of Senate Bill 9 and urges the General Assembly to uphold it. "AARP applauds Governor Quinn's decision to veto this premature and bad public policy that has nothing to do with infrastructure development or service improvement and everything to do with higher profits for the utility companies," said AARP Illinois...

2013-05-01 16:25:09

Statewide Van Tour to Urge Legislators to Oppose Rate Hike Bills SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With unfair and unwarranted rate hikes legislation moving through the General Assembly in Springfield, AARP Illinois is putting pedal to the metal and launching a statewide Utility Van Tour to inform citizens about their rights as consumers and urge them to take action to keep utility rates affordable. "Utility companies have unleashed the attack of the utility...

2013-04-30 12:21:54

"Self-healing" technology key to improving reliability CHICAGO, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd submitted this month to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) a progress report showing major accomplishments in the first year of the smart grid program, including the installation of 470 Distribution Automation devices. Distribution Automation routes power around potential problem areas, often with no noticeable interruption in service. Installation of these devices resulted in...

2013-04-01 16:21:27

CHICAGO, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As more than 200 Illinois communities prepare to hold April 9 referenda asking residents if they want local leaders to negotiate power prices with ComEd and Ameren competitors, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on Monday alerted consumers about a free guide to help people make an informed vote. CUB's Guide to Municipal Electricity Aggregation is at www.CitizensUtilityBoard.org. "Electricity choice must be an informed choice," CUB Executive...