CUB and IIEC: Proposed Ameren Illinois Rate Cut Should Be Doubled to $30M

An electric rate cut that Ameren Illinois has proposed to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) (Docket No. 16-0262) for 2017 should be doubled, to a decrease of about $30 million, according to expert testimony commissioned by two ratepayer advocacy groups – the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and the Illinois Industrial Energy Consumers (IIEC).

Illinois AG Reaches $18.5 Million Settlement with Peoples Gas for Misleading Consumers

llinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced two settlements on May 10 with Peoples Gas and its parent company, Integrys Energy Group, which is owned by WEC Energy Group (WEC), totaling $18.5 million to resolve an Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) investigation and Madigan’s own investigation into Peoples’ misleading statements about the cost of its Accelerated Main Replacement Program (AMRP).

IPA Includes MidAmerican Energy in 2016 Procurement Plan

In its 2016 electricity and renewable resource procurement plan – filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) on September 28 (Case No. 15-0541) –  the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) identifies the default power suppliers for the state’s eligible retail customers as Ameren Illinois, Commonwealth Edison … Read more…

ICC Eyes New Rules for Retail Electric Suppliers

By unanimous vote, the five-member Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) agreed on September 10 to consider changes to the marketing rules applicable to retail electric suppliers in the Prairie State, in order to provide an extra layer of consumer protections. The revisions will be made expeditiously. … Read more…

Sperian Energy’s Sales Tactics Investigated

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) launched an investigation (Docket No. 15-0438) into the allegedly misleading and deceptive telemarketing practices of retail energy provider Sperian Energy on July 30. “The investigation into Sperian follows a detailed ICC staff analysis of the company’s marketing and sales tactics … Read more…

85% of C&I Electricity Is Provided by Retail Suppliers in Illinois

Nearly 85 percent of the electricity used by commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in the ComEd and Ameren utility service territories was sourced through alternative retail energy suppliers during the year ended May 31, the Illinois Commerce Commission’s Office of Retail Market Development (ORMD) said … Read more…

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