By: Jona Ison | American Electric Power plans to work with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to determine what is needed to charge customers a rider in an effort to stabilize consumer prices as well as power plant jobs.
By: Ethan Howland | Pointing to recent changes in the power markets, the Maine Public Utilities Commission decided Wednesday to take a second look at term sheets approved in December for power purchase agreements from two wind farms. PUC Commissioner
By: Juliana Mazza | Most electric customers were expecting a rate increase in western Massachusetts. Although now, many customers say they’re shelling out a lot more than they were told. Eversource Energy, formerly WMECO, said customers would see their bills
By: Luther Turmelle | Consumer advocates and some political leaders say they want to ban third-party electric power suppliers from offering variable-rate contracts to residential customers. Senate President Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, said the contracts are “deceptive and unpredictable.”
By: Doug Finke | Two months after it passed the General Assembly, a bill has finally been sent to the governor that gives electric utilities, including Ameren, two additional years to recover costs of upgrading delivery systems. The bill is
By: SUSAN HAIGH | Connecticut lawmakers are considering legislation that would limit certain charges for electric services paid by residential customers, as well as eliminate variable rate contracts. The proposals are part of a larger discussion this session about ways
By: Max Luke | In 1996 the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its landmark Orders 888 and 889, creating a framework for competitive wholesale electricity markets. This coincided with the development of independent organizations – so-called “independent system
By: Kari Lydersen | Energy prices are at their highest at times of peak demand – hot summer afternoons or evenings as people get home from work. That’s when extra power plants are fired up to meet the spiking demand.
By: Amanda Vinicky | Illinois’ new governor has his first opportunity to determine the fate of legislation. Bruce Rauner’s decision could affect how much you’re paying for electricity. House Bill 3975 took a strange and winding path to get to
By: NewsOK.com | Commonwealth Edison’s customers have been unknowingly contributing millions of dollars to the utility’s charities, including politically influential groups and projects that have close ties to company executives. ComEd’s charitable contributions have totaled $60 million over the last