Illinois Electricity News

by Illinois Electric Choice on November 14, 2011

Here are some of the recent news stories in regards to electricity in Illinois – The links below discuss cities discussing whether or not to place their entire city’s electric usage up for bid, Ameren discussing proposed transmission lines, and news on the Exelon – Constellation Energy merger.

Electricity Bills In The Spotlight
By AJ Goldsmith Lots of things are costing more these days, but electricity needn’t be one of them. The Illinois Commerce Commission has put electricity on the auction block and scores of power producers are vying to provide power for homeowners and …
gazebonews.com

Decision Expected Tonight on Electric Rates Referendum
Montgomery would work through the Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Collaborative, a group of 140 government entities that negotiates with electricity companies. The village has been working with NIMEC since 1997, to obtain lower rates for its water …
montgomery.patch.com

Ill. lawmakers OK electricity measure despite veto
By CHRISTOPHER WILLS Illinois lawmakers on Wednesday gave electric companies the authority to raise rates to produce money for modernizing the state power grid, despite opposition from consumer advocates and an outright veto by Gov. Pat Quinn. …
www.businessweek.com

Ameren to begin second round of public meetings
BLOOMINGTON — Ameren Illinois will begin a second round of public meetings where Bloomington residents and businesses can learn more about a proposed 345000-volt transmission line planned to run across the city’s south side. …
www.pantagraph.com

Ill. seeks Exelon-Constellation merger hearing
In her letter, Madigan pointed out that units of Exelon and Constellation both sell power to the Illinois Power Agency, which is the state agency responsible for buying power for customers who do not access the retail market for electricity. …
www.reuters.com

Will electricity rates go down in Belleville?
An Ameren Illinois spokesman said that to his knowledge, no other community in Ameren Illinois territory has yet voted on it, though many are considering it. Arlene Juracek, director of the Illinois Power Agency, which procures electricity through a …
www.bnd.com

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