Illinois Commerce Commission
The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved rate increases for the state’s two main electric utilities.
Doug Scott, chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission, says the alternative suppliers are, for now, cheaper than Ameren and Com Ed.
In March of 2011, the Illinois Commerce Commission recorded 2,034 residential accounts that switched from Com Ed or Ameren.
The agency called Ameren Illinois’ plan vague and incomplete, bordering on more of a “vision statement” than an actual plan.
The $32 million increase is half of what Ameren originally requested, but it’s still more than the amount recommended by an administrative law judge.
“We must stand behind the consumers of Illinois and protect them from any overreaching by big utility companies.”