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 Homefield Energy will offer around $87,000 in refunds to  5,900 customers who were overbilled.  

 

 

The Daily Chronicle reports an aggregation contract approved by the city council was supposed to lower rates by 12.9%. beginning in July.  However, the company didn’t enter the change into their system.  As a result, affected residents were billed at the old rate of 7.237 cents per kilowatt hour in July and August, rather than 6.307 cents per kilowatt hour.    

Power Outages Reported Across Northern Illinois

Jul 6, 2016

Various news outlets are reporting power outages across the state as a result of the recent severe weather.

Ameren Illinois says 1000 customers are without power in Ottawa, 29 around Marseilles, and several people in McNabb. 

-ComEd reports 45 different outages in Rockford, with 2,508 customers affected.  These include the Museum Center and Meals on Wheels, whose services have been delayed in Winnebago and Boone Counties.  Rockford's Human Services offices are also without power.  The Rockford Municipal Employees Credit Union is closed today because of the power outage.

Lower ComEd rates have some Sterling residents wondering if they should go off the city’s aggregation plan

Sterling made a three-year deal with MidAmerican Energy in 2014.  At the time, their rates were lower than other companies.  

Saukvalley.com reports, however, that this year, ComEd’s rates of 6.3cents per kilowatt/hour is more attractive than MidAmerican’s 7.6 cents to some residents.  

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A Chicago-area utility is warning customers about scam artists posing as employees.

Commonwealth Edison said yesterday it has seen an increase in scam reports.

The utility says con artists have been contacting small businesses and other customers by phone and in person. They claim to be ComEd representatives seeking payment.

Sometimes the impostors claim a customer's billing cycle has changed and an immediate payment is required. They have instructed people to buy a prepaid credit card and to call back with a personal identification number.

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The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a rate decrease for ComEd and rates increase for Ameren Illinois.

ComEd says the lowered delivery rate announced Wednesday is the result of efficiencies generated from the continuing rollout of its smart grid. The rate decrease is expected to mean the average residential customer should pay about $1 a month less on their bill, starting next month.

The commission approved a $67 million rate decrease -- $17 million more than the $50 million decrease ComEd proposed.

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