Note: Read CUB’s fact sheet on the moratorium on utility shut-offs during the COVID-19 crisis. (And for more updates go to CUBHelpCenter.com)

Learn about your power bill, alternative pricing plans, and electric competition in Illinois. (For more tips and information, please visit our Clean Energy page.)

Current Electric Prices October 2019 through May 2020

7.175 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh)

Ameren Illinois
4.707 cents per kWh for the first 800 kWh of usage; 4.468 cents per kWh for usage above 800 kWh

Choosing Another Supplier

Understanding Your Bill

Alternative Pricing Plans

Renewable Energy

Electric Efficiency

General Efficiency Tips and Incentives

The Smart Grid

Need Help Paying Your Utility Bills?

Energy Assistance: Questions and Answers. Qualifying low-income households in Illinois can get help paying their energy costs.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, LIHEAP is designed to help eligible low-income households pay for winter energy service.

ComEd CARE Programs. ComEd’s programs provide financial assistance on electric bills for qualified customers.

Warm Neighbors Cool Friends. This Energy Assistance Foundation program provides year-round energy bill payment assistance and home weatherization to make harsh winters and hot summers bearable for families in need. Eligible households can receive up to $700 a year to help pay for energy costs ($350 during the heating season and $350 during the cooling season.)

Ameren Payment Assistance. Ameren Illinois offers several forms of financial assistance, including short-term, one-time payment extensions and fixed monthly payment agreements to settle past balances.