Stop Illinois Rate Hikes
Fight skyrocketing electricity prices!

We face higher bills because of two electricity auctions that were held in 2015, providing further proof that the power market is not working well for Illinois consumers. In fact, the Illinois Senate has passed Resolution 623 calling for a federal and state review to determine why the electricity market has "not protected Illinois ratepayers from significant increases."

Read more about the increases and what you can do.
Take Action
•  Sign a petition to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), asking for a refund for Central and Southern Illinois consumers.
•  Fight the higher rates by making your home more energy efficient. Visit our Energy Efficiency page to check out the great programs in Illinois that help you cut your utility bills.
Northern Illinois
Customers face a future price spike because of an electricity auction held in August 2015.

•  ComEd electric choice fact sheet. See an apples to apples comparison between what ComEd and alternative electricity suppliers charge. (Also, here's a list of community power deals across Illinois.)
•  CUB's Power Calculator. Our tool can help you avoid bad alternative supplier deals.
Central/Southern Illinois
Customers were hit with a 30 percent increase in power prices in June 2015.

•  Ameren electric choice fact sheet. See an apples to apples comparison between what Ameren and alternative electricity suppliers charge. (Also, here’s a list of community power deals across Illinois.)
•  CUB's Power Calculator. Our tool can help you avoid bad alternative supplier deals.
Latest News
January 18, 2016
CUB petition drive urges FERC to order refunds for Central, Southern IL
By Staff, Citizens Utility Board (CUB)


January 5, 2016
Statement By CUB Executive Director David Kolata On Victory In FERC Complaint About Power Price Spike In Central, Southern Illinois
By Executive Director David Kolata, Citizens Utility Board (CUB)


August 21, 2015
CUB Executive Director David Kolata On Capacity Auction Results

July 28, 2015
New power rules prompted by polar vortex may hike Chicago-area electricity bills
By Cynthia Dizikes, Chicago Tribune


June 10, 2015
CUB Alerts Central, Southern IL: Send Messages to Federal Regulators About 12-35% Increase In Power Prices

June 1, 2015
CUB Warns Southern, Central IL Consumers About Rising Power Prices

May 29, 2015
AG Madigan asks feds to halt looming downstate rate spike
By Steve Daniels, Crain's Chicago Business


April 17, 2015
MISO Auction Results Turbocharge Ill. Energy Debate
By Jeffrey Tomich, EnergyWire