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Op-Ed: ComEd, fix this billing mess (and don’t make customers pay for your mistakes)

By Sarah Moskowitz Executive Director Citizens Utility Board It’s ironic that Commonwealth Edison, a company that touts itself as a clean energy champion, has bungled its billing system so severely that it has stalled a program that has been a clean energy success story in Illinois: Community Solar. Consumers who…...

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Making a difference: Future looks sunny for this CUB member

Illinois’ Community Solar program has been a bright spot for one CUB supporter from LaGrange who enjoys supporting clean energy and saving money.  In June 2023, Donna signed up for a Community Solar offer that was 20 percent cheaper than ComEd’s price.   “Signing up for community solar was so simple…...

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Ampion: CUB’s evaluation of a new community solar offer

This is an evaluation of Ampion’s community solar offering. (If you are not already familiar with community solar, we recommend reading our Introduction to Community Solar first.) How will signing up for the Ampion community solar offer affect my electric bill? Ampion will look at your energy usage history to…...

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What’s the difference between ARES plans and Community Solar?

By Marina Minic, CUB Solar Programs Administrator As we hold hundreds of events across the state, consumers sometimes ask us: What’s the difference between an alternative supplier offer and a relatively new option called Community Solar? The offers can sound deceptively similar, but there are big differences–and you should know…...

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You’re a community solar customer in Ameren territory? Here’s what’s happening to your bills

By: Marina Minic Solar Programs Coordinator Community solar customers in Ameren territory have seen “bill adjustments.” CUB can explain:   If you’re subscribed to community solar, you get a credit on your Ameren bill that corresponds to the amount of solar energy your subscription produced. That credit shows up as a…...

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IGS: CUB’s evaluation of a new community solar offer

This is an evaluation of IGS Energy’s community solar offering. (If you are not already familiar with community solar, we recommend reading our Introduction to Community Solar factsheet first.) How will signing up for the IGS Energy community solar offer affect my electric bill? IGS Energy will look at your…...

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Considering community solar? Follow these shopping tips

Community solar is an exciting program for Illinois consumers who are interested in enjoying the financial benefits of going solar without having to install panels. But you have to do your homework to make the best choice for your home.  Compared with volatile fossil fuel prices, solar energy can be…...

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Breaking Down Illinois’ Community Solar Offers

Illinois’ new community solar program allows electricity customers to enjoy the benefits of solar energy without installing panels on their own homes. Through community solar, you can purchase a portion of the electricity produced by a solar installation—called a community solar garden—and in return receive credits on your electric bill.…...

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MC Squared: CUB’s evaluation of a new community solar offer

This post is an evaluation of Chicago-based MC Squared Energy Services (MC 2) community solar offering. (If you are not already familiar with community solar, we recommend reading our Introduction to Community Solar first.) How will signing up for the MC Squared community solar offer affect my electric bill? MC…...

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Clearway: CUB’s evaluation of a new community solar offer

This is an evaluation of Clearway’s community solar offering. (If you are not already familiar with community solar, we recommend reading our Introduction to Community Solar first.) How will signing up for the Clearway community solar offer affect my electric bill? Clearway will look at your energy usage history to determine…...

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