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Bill Assistance, Payment Extensions Available to ComEd Customers

As the COVID pandemic continues to create financial hardships, ComEd is reminding customers about a variety of programs to assist with their energy bills. For low-income households and those with financial hardships, the company has already extended its moratorium on service disconnections through March 31. Through an agreement with the Illinois Commerce Commission, over $18 … Read more

Ohio and Illinois to lose 7 coal-fired plants over next 7 years

Vistra Energy has announced that from 2022 to 2027, they will be closing 2 coal plants in Ohio and another 5 in Illinois. This decision is part of the company’s plan to reduce its carbon footprint. In an effort to transition to clean power sources, Vistra also included in its plan an $850 million investment … Read more

ICC approves rate decrease for Ameren Illinois customers

By: WICS/WRSP Staff | The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a rate decrease for Ameren Illinois. Starting in January, customers will pay about a dollar less a month on their electric bill. This is in addition to a 5% reduction in costs for customers.

Will coal plant closures affect energy prices?

By: Brett Herrmann | Oglesby mayor Dom Rivara had a warning for his city’s residents at a past council meeting. The recent shutdown of four coal plants in Illinois is just the beginning. “We need baseload plants in this country,” Rivara said. “It’s only the tip of the iceberg and there will be more of … Read more

A summer special: ComEd prices are falling

Households that get their power from the utility will see a 7 percent price cut beginning in June. Those who buy from alternative suppliers? Check your bills to see if you’re paying too much. By: Steve Daniels | On June 1, your electricity price will be lower if you’re a Commonwealth Edison customer. The price … Read more

ComEd Files for Decrease in Customer Electricity Rates

By: BusinessWire.com | ComEd is asking for a decrease of $6 million in the amount it charges customers for the delivery of electricity compared to the rates in effect in January of this year. If approved, the request will decrease the average total monthly residential bill by 38 cents, bringing the average monthly residential bill … Read more

Ameren to raise delivery charge for electricity in 2019

By: Debra Pressey | Ameren Illinois plans to raise its electric delivery charges on monthly power bills starting next year. The average residential electric customer will see an increase of $4.50 per month in the electric-delivery charge — though the increase will be offset for some customers by lower electric-supply costs along with lower natural-gas … Read more

Paying too much for electricity? You may have to check the fine print.

By: Steve Daniels | ComEd has responded to regulators’ “call to action” to post its energy price on the bills of households buying from above-market-price suppliers by proposing to stuff it in a section no one looks at. Who benefits? ComEd’s sister company, Constellation. It looked like something of a breakthrough on solving the vexing problem of … Read more