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New Ameren supply rate

People have been calling CUB wanting to know what Ameren’s new summer power price will be. Now we know! The price, effective June 1, is: 5.369 cents/kilowatt-hour (kWh) What you need to know: *If you are an Ameren supply customer—meaning if you are NOT with an alternative supplier—this is what you…...

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What’s happening to your Ameren power bills?

Read this Q&A about your Ameren power bills and take our quick poll. So what’s happening to my Ameren electric bill? Two developments in April could impact your Ameren power bill. First, Ameren announced that it has asked the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) for a rate cut of about $14…...

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Why Northern Illinois should care about the rate hikes in Central and Southern Illinois

Lately we’ve been discussing an Illinois electricity auction that sparked a 12-35% price spike for many Central and Southern Illinois customers. The spike was due to an increase in capacity prices—what consumers pay to ensure power plants can deliver electricity on the highest-demand days of the year.  Every spring, MISO (the…...

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Why are my rates about to go up?

  Power prices in Southern and Central Illinois are set to skyrocket June 1.  But what’s behind this huge increase?  Read CUB’s Q&A to find out and take a short poll rating the electric market. If you haven’t already, join the 1,000+ CUB Action Network members who have sent a message…...

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Hey FERC: Investigate the rate hike!

Ameren customers recently received terrible news: Power prices will skyrocket June 1. It’s all because of an exponential increase in capacity costs—what consumers pay to ensure power plants are able to deliver electricity on the highest-demand days of the year.  The average household could see electric bills rise by as much as $150 annually…...

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Ameren customers, this could cost you $300 million!

Illinois coal plant owner Dynegy wants Ameren to join an East Coast power grid that could increase YOUR electricity rates—by $300 million. We blogged about this worrisome proposal last week, and now we want to hear what you have to say. In case you missed it, here’s some background on the situation: Dynegy…...

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