Illinois Commerce Commission http://wuis.org en Consumer Group Wants Regulators To Look Into Price Spike http://wuis.org/post/consumer-group-wants-regulators-look-price-spike <p>Consumers who buy their electricity from alternative energy providers have been seeing some price hikes lately.&nbsp; A consumer group is asking state regulators to look into it.</p><p>The Citizens Utility Board says the rate spikes are a recent trend in the four years of open competition in Illinois. CUB Executive Director David Kolata says he thinks the companies are unnecessarily trying to pass their extra costs from the harsh winter onto the customer.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:32:39 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 27346 at http://wuis.org Consumer Group Wants Regulators To Look Into Price Spike Ameren Told To Lower Rates http://wuis.org/post/ameren-told-lower-rates <p>Utility regulators say Ameren Illinois needs to lower<br />its electricity delivery rate in 2014.<br />&nbsp;<br />The (Decatur) Herald &amp; Review reports (http://bit.ly/1bsYiJy ) the Illinois Commerce Commission says the utility needs to cut its delivery rate by $45<br />million.<br />The decision was announced Monday during an annual review and is set to take effect starting Jan. 1.<br />&nbsp;<br />Ameren officials say they're still reviewing the ruling.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; They had planned to lower the delivery rate by $37 million.&nbsp; Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:45:48 +0000 Associated Press 14667 at http://wuis.org Ameren Told To Lower Rates Transmission Line Gets ICC Approval http://wuis.org/post/transmission-line-gets-icc-approval <p>Regulators have signed off on a new transmission line that'd cut through central Illinois. &nbsp; The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/15024Oj ) the Illinois Commerce Commission approved all but 30 miles of Ameren's Illinois Rivers Project during a meeting Tuesday. &nbsp;<br>The $1 billion, 380-mile transmission line would run through 19 counties, traveling from Quincy to the Indiana border. It'd affect about 8,400 landowners. &nbsp; Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:38:14 +0000 Sean Crawford 7618 at http://wuis.org Transmission Line Gets ICC Approval