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Illinois Utility ComEd Requests Rate Hike

Electric bills could increase for Illinois customers next year. Commonwealth Edison Co. (ComEd) has filed a request with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) for a rate hike to support its new SmartGrid system. ComEd proposed to increase charges by about $3 on the average monthly residential bill starting in January...

Illinois Residents Switch to Renewable Electricity

Since 2013, more than 90 Illinois towns and cities – representing 1.7 million people – have made the switch to 100% renewable electricity using Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). Established in the state in 2009, CCA works a little like some of the recent electricity switching initiatives in Australia; helping local...

Illinois Power Holdings Acquires Ameren Energy Resources

Dynegy subsidiary, Illinois Power Holdings (IPH) completed its acquisition of New Ameren Energy Resources (AER), an Ameren subsidiary. The transaction includes AER and its subsidiaries Ameren Energy Generating Company (Genco), New AERG (AERG), and Ameren Energy Marketing Company (AEM). Dynegy now owns more than 8,000 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity...

ComEd Ranks High in Reliability

According to 2012 records, Commonwealth Edison’s (ComEd) reliability was the best in 15 years. The System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI) comes in at 0.76, which means on average less than one energy interruption per customer. SAIFI It is determined by dividing the total number of customers interrupted in a...

Will U.S. Electricity Rates Increase in 2013?

Will U.S. Electricity Rates Increase in 2013? Short Answer: Not Likely Over the past several months, electricity rates for U.S. residential customers have shown little fluctuation in many markets across the country and are expected to remain relatively stable for the remainder of the year, thanks to both cheap natural gas...