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October ‘jam-packed’ with money-saving CUB events

It’s officially winter heating season and the best time to prepare your home for cold weather is now. Below you will find a jam-packed schedule of free CUB events this month that can help you improve energy efficiency at home and protect your bottom line. We hope to see you!…...

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Warning: Two new scams targeting Illinois consumers

At a time of high energy prices, fraudsters will take advantage of the situation to try to get more of your money. Be on the lookout for these two new scams. Ameren Illinois officials are warning customers of a recent phone scam in Central and Southern Illinois. The utility reports…...

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Attorney General Raoul urges Commerce Commission to order Commonwealth Edison pay customers larger refunds

News Release from Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Sept. 20, 2022 – Attorney General Kwame Raoul, along with the city of Chicago and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), filed an application for rehearing requesting the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) revisit its Aug. 17 decision ordering Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) to refund $38…...

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With high gas prices steady, all signs point to another costly winter

CUB urges Illinois utility customers to brace themselves for another costly winter heating season. About 80 percent of Illinois homes heat with natural gas, and last winter was their most expensive since 2008-09, with many customers paying hundreds of dollars more to heat their homes. Natural gas prices have doubled…...

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Upcoming CUB events in September 2022

As we get closer to the winter heating season, it’s time to start thinking of cooler weather and preparing your home for it. Below you will find a jam-packed schedule of free CUB events this month that can help you improve energy efficiency at home and protect your bottom line.…...

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Alert: LIHEAP has reopened applications

With another potentially expensive winter ahead, CUB urges consumers to apply for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding, now that the application process has reopened. Households at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible for LIHEAP funding. The application period runs from Sept. 1,…...

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CUB statement on refund connected to ComEd scandal

We are disappointed in today’s Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) ruling, and we plan to file a petition for rehearing. A $36 million refund falls short of the refund recommended by CUB, the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and the City of Chicago. Further, this case was limited to direct costs and…...

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Free upcoming CUB events in August 2022

As we enter the final weeks of summer, it’s time to start thinking of cooler weather and preparing your home for it. Below you will find a jam-packed schedule of FREE CUB events this month–including our “Summer Series”–that can help you improve energy efficiency at home and protect your bottom…...

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Q&A: Hourly Pricing and price spikes

What is ComEd’s Hourly Pricing program? Under traditional rates, people pay a flat amount for electricity supply that changes only a few times a year.  Hourly Pricing is an alternative pricing plan in which participants pay a supply rate that is subject to more immediate market conditions and can change…...

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It could be a good time to buy an EV! Read our tips, order our EV Buyer’s Handbook

Thanks to Illinois’ Climate & Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA), the state this month launched an unprecedented $4,000 rebate on electric vehicle (EV) purchases—meaning it’s time for a lot of drivers to start thinking about going electric. With gas prices over $5 a gallon this summer, CUB promoted the rebate by…...

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