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NRG won't ask Illinois for financial assistance: Crain's Chicago Business

Crain’s reports that NRG, which bought four Illinois generation plants from Edison Mission/Midwest Generation out of BK, will not be asking Springfield for a bailout. In contrast, Exelon’s hands have been working busily a day shopping for legislators. 122 more words


A $580 million hit on our pocketbooks

Illinois consumers complain all the time about the power markets not working for them. For months now, we’ve also been hearing complaints from Exelon, the parent company of ComEd. 293 more words


Court ruling threatens ComEd customers with 20% rate hike

We received bad news recently out of Washington: A ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit could spark a 20 percent increase in the supply rate charged by ComEd. 411 more words

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AG, CUB announce $46 million in refunds for ComEd customers

Good news today, for ComEd customers!

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office and CUB have secured $46.2 million in refunds for consumers, after ComEd agreed to a settlement. 138 more words


Dolton's high electricity rates, and 3 questions you should ask about your own town's power deal

Dolton residents have been paying the highest electric rates in Illinois the last few months, thanks to the community’s “municipal aggregation” deal.

Aggregation–when local leaders negotiate power prices with alternative suppliers on behalf of a community’s residents–was once a sure bet. 278 more words


Leading the nation: CUB, EDF push for a smarter, cleaner power grid in Illinois

Part of CUB’s watchdog role is making sure Illinois’ two biggest utilities do the “smart grid” right. That’s why CUB and the Environmental Defense Fund have just made a major proposal before state regulators to make sure $3 billion in historic upgrades to the power grid work for consumers. 347 more words

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Update to Chicago Power Deal Calculator

CUB introduced the Chicago Power Deal Calculator in June to help you decide if the City’s deal with Integrys Energy Services was the right choice for you over the summer. 215 more words

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