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2012-09-20 06:22:14

CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is generally pleased with the Illinois Commerce Commission's (ICC) decision to order a $48.1 million electric delivery rate cut for Ameren customers. A first step in building a smarter grid that benefits Illinois consumers is making sure they don't pay inflated rates. While CUB does not agree with every aspect of the ruling--our experts determined the utility should give a bigger rate cut--families in Ameren...

2012-05-29 10:21:44

CHICAGO, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) commends the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) for standing up for consumers and ordering a big Commonwealth Edison rate cut today. While CUB continues to crunch the numbers, it appears that the ICC's final order gives customers a rate decrease of at least $146 million--the amount recommended by a state regulatory judge. Part of doing the smart-grid right is making sure consumers don't pay inflated rates, and...

2012-04-30 14:20:35

CHICAGO, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd today filed an update with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to reflect new investments under the Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act (EIMA). ComEd has begun the work of strengthening and modernizing the electric grid to transform the delivery of electricity to customers throughout northern Illinois. If approved, the update would raise the average customer bill by about 97 cents per month over today's rates, starting in 2013. Before that,...

2012-03-27 10:20:52

Statement from AARP Illinois Senior State Director Bob Gallo CHICAGO, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Once again, ComEd is back at the trough - trying to dig even deeper into the wallets of Illinois residents by appealing a recent Illinois Commerce Commission decision that requires the utility giant to refund consumers a total of $37 million. The original refund case dates back to 2007 and, in 2010, an Illinois appellate court ruled that ComEd owed customers $37 million for...

2012-02-23 16:51:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) applauds the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) for its 5-0 vote on Thursday approving a $36.7 million refund for Commonwealth Edison customers. It's always good news when customers get money back in their pockets. But this victory is even more significant because the Appellate Court ruling that sparked the refund set a precedent in rate cases that will save consumers money on their utility bills for years to...

2012-01-10 16:17:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) plans to appeal an Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) decision today granting rate hikes for Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas. While CUB is trying to determine a final number, the ICC voted for a rate hike greater than an administrative law judge's recommendation of a $60 million increase. Today's ICC ruling is a mixed bag. While it's good that Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas didn't get as much as they wanted,...

2012-01-03 15:42:00

PEORIA, Ill., Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameren Illinois, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), today took initial action in the implementation of its Modernization Action Plan (MAP) that will provide customers with an improved, more reliable and modernized electric distribution system. "Today's filing with the Illinois Commerce Commission marks the beginning of an initiative that will enable Ameren Illinois to modernize its electric distribution system...

2011-11-08 11:51:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In accordance with the recently enacted Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act, ComEd today submitted its first filing with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) that will trigger a process to establish the model to govern delivery service rate-setting and set new rates. The filing reflects a $44 million reduction in ComEd's current rates that, if approved by the ICC, will reduce the utility's average customer delivery service rates by .2 percent....

2011-10-03 15:09:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An Illinois Appellate Court ruling that bans Peoples Gas from hitting customers with an illegal surcharge is a big victory for Chicago households, potentially saving them millions of dollars on their heating bills, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) said Monday. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office and CUB had argued that the surcharge, called the Infrastructure Cost Recovery (ICR) rider, was unnecessary as well as illegal. Rider...

2011-09-14 10:11:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) has joined Gov. Pat Quinn and the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) in a campaign to educate consumers on how they can get affordable telephone service. Gov. Quinn has issued a proclamation declaring September 12-18 Lifeline Awareness Week in Illinois. Lifeline and Link-Up are two programs that provide phone installation and billing discounts for eligible low-income consumers. In addition to those...