Energy News for the Illinois Market

Paying too much for electricity? You may have to check the fine print.

By: Steve Daniels |

ComEd has responded to regulators’ “call to action” to post its energy price on the bills of households buying from above-market-price suppliers by proposing to stuff it in a section no one looks at. Who benefits? ComEd’s sister company, Constellation.

It looked like something of a breakthrough on solving the vexing problem […]

2018-10-24T10:11:54-05:00October 24th, 2018|Illinois Market|

Ameren Illinois Electric Rates Drop

By: Doug Jenkins |

The rates you pay for electricity through Ameren Illinois is dropping. The utility’s new electric supply rates for those customers who get their power from Ameren Illinois and not a third party will be 5.038/kWh. For residential customers, that is 18.3% lower than this time last year.

Citizen’s Utility Board […]

2018-10-03T10:12:11-05:00October 3rd, 2018|Illinois Market|

Want to know much you’d be paying if you were still with ComEd? AG pushes utility to tell you monthly.

By: Steve Daniels |

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is pressing the state’s major electric utilities, including Commonwealth Edison, to prominently display on the bills of customers getting their electricity from unregulated suppliers what they would have paid in dollars and cents if they were getting the juice from utilities.

In a Sept. 5 […]

2018-09-07T10:38:28-05:00September 7th, 2018|Illinois Market|

FERC rejects PJM capacity market reform proposals, seeks quick resolution

In a 3-2 decision that drew sharp dissent from two commissioners, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late Friday rejected both of PJM Interconnection’s proposals to address failures in its capacity markets due to state subsidies supporting preferred generation resources.

Whether to add more renewable energy or to keep struggling emissions-free nuclear […]

Capacity prices nearly double in largest U.S. power market

By: Jeffrey Tomich |

The cost of ensuring adequate available generation in the nation’s largest power market surged as power plant operators raised offer prices to offset lower energy revenues and fewer new natural gas plants coming online.

PJM Interconnection yesterday said clearing prices for capacity across much of its 13-state footprint nearly doubled […]