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CEJA set to deliver over $480 million in tax-related refunds

ComEd customers will get $434 million and Ameren Illinois electric customers $50.8 million in refunds over the next three years, under a plan called for by the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) and OK’d by state regulators this summer. The case was tied to an ongoing dispute among the…...

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ComEd customers seeing average $18 bill credit thanks to CEJA

Thanks to a provision in the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA), ComEd customers have begun to see a credit averaging about $18 a month on their summer bills. The credits are expected to total $1 billion over the next 12 months, and give some relief for consumers who are…...

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CUB fights for consumers before the world’s largest power grid operator

For years CUB has been advocating for consumers at the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) and at the State Capitol, and now it’s taking the fight for clean and affordable energy to the world’s largest power grid operator. As a regional transmission organization (RTO), PJM Interconnection coordinates the movement of wholesale…...

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Illinois’ Electric Vehicle Rebate Opens

Illinois is offering a rebate of up to $4,000 for approved electric vehicle purchases by Illinois residents. This is thanks to the Climate & Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) that Illinois signed into law last Fall with the goal of reducing carbon emissions and help reach a goal of over 1…...

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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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CUB Statement on another CEJA victory: $480 million in tax-related refunds

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is pleased that the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has approved a plan made possible by the Climate & Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) to deliver $480 million in tax refunds to Illinois electric customers beginning in 2023. At a time of high energy prices across the…...

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UPDATE: CEJA helps secure big tax-related refunds for ComEd, Ameren customers

Update: On July 7th, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved a schedule for hundreds of millions of dollars in tax refunds for ComEd and Ameren customers. The refunds will begin to flow back to consumers through their power bills in 2023. This is an update to the blog below, which…...

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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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July gas prices continue to hover around $1/therm for many utilities- Make your winter efficiency upgrades now

Natural gas customers in Illinois are paying the highest supply prices in more than a decade, with many utilities charging nearly $1 a therm or more in July, according to gas price data filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). It looks like the high gas prices will extend into the…...

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Watch Out For Alternative Supplier Rip-offs With These Tips

During high-priced times, consumers wonder if they should switch to a gas or electric alternative supplier. Be careful.  “Alternative electricity suppliers are impacted by the same market conditions that are causing utility prices to increase, so be careful about getting lured into bad deals,” said CUB General Counsel Julie Soderna…...

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