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2009-10-29 12:00:00

Group Calls on State Senate to Confirm Appointment of Consumer Advocate SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With utility companies back at the trough seeking multimillion dollar rate increases, consumers need to have their interests represented with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). Joined by state legislators, AARP today commended the Governor for taking a first step towards reforming the ICC, while at the same time urged him to continue ensuring Illinoisans have...

2009-10-14 15:44:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd today received unanimous approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) for its recommended one-year Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) pilot. One of the most comprehensive tests of smart meter technology in the nation, this pilot will assess how technology can improve service, help customers make more informed decisions about energy use and contribute to lower energy costs and reduced carbon emissions. "This pilot could help place...

2009-09-30 10:00:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ameren Corp.'s Illinois utilities rank among the nation's most wasteful power companies, and state regulators should make deep cuts in the company's proposed $226 million rate hike, according to a new study released by the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) Wednesday. The testimony, filed by CUB and the Illinois Attorney General's office Monday as part of an 11-month case before the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), includes a statistical...

2009-09-03 10:46:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd yesterday submitted a petition to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to approve the utility's application for federal stimulus grants that would fund half of a $350 million Smart Grid pilot. If approved and fully funded, ComEd would add 180,000 customers to its original Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) pilot proposal and finance other technologies to significantly reduce customer interruptions. ComEd's application was submitted to the U.S....

2009-06-04 17:14:00

Town's grassroots education plan selected as model for implementation and testing of smart grid projects CHICAGO, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd today announced it has selected the City of Elgin to participate in the company's proposed Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) pilot, the largest test of smart grid technologies in the Midwest, rewarding town officials for creating a customer-focused plan to integrate smart meters in the community as part of the pilot. Elgin is one of 10...

2009-06-01 10:07:00

Pilot is first-ever to test 'full customer experience' with smart meter technology CHICAGO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd today will file its petition with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) recommending communities to participate in the company's one-year Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) pilot - the first smart meter project designed to comprehensively assess how customers will interact with this innovative technology. "AMI meters, also known as smart meters, can provide...

2008-09-25 21:00:31

By Mike Riopell SPRINGFIELD Many Ameren customers soon will have to pay more for the delivery of natural gas and electricity to their homes. The Illinois Commerce Commission on Wednesday approved letting Ameren's Illinois utilities charge customers about $162 million more across the board. The vote was 5-0. The move means higher prices on the delivery charge that makes up about 30 percent of a customer's utility bill. AmerenIP and AmerenCIPS users will see their electricity and natural...

2008-09-24 18:00:35

CHICAGO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on Wednesday promised to appeal a ruling by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to grant Ameren a rate hike that will slap natural gas and electric customers with $162 million in higher costs. The ICC's final order was not immediately released. However, rough initial estimates showed that AmerenIP and most AmerenCIPS customers are getting hit with about $130 million in higher electric rates and about $30 million in...

2008-08-27 12:01:18

To: ENERGY EDITORS Contact: David Irwin, +1-312-458-3621, Gerardo Cardenas, +1-312- 458-3609, both of AARP CHICAGO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Illinois utility companies Ameren and ComEd looking to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to approve millions in rate hikes and new surcharges -- consumers across the state are drawing a line in the sand. Thousands of people from across the state will come together for AARP's "tele-town halls," to have their voices heard and to...

2008-08-14 21:00:26

By Mike Riopell SPRINGFIELD - Many Ameren customers could face increases in their power and natural gas bills if a recommendation to the Illinois Commerce Commission holds up. An administrative law judge ruled this week the Ameren utilities in Illinois should get a majority of the increases they asked for to pay for their electricity and natural gas systems. If Ameren is allowed to collect more money, it would charge customers more for the delivery of energy. The actual cost of energy...


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