Alternative Energy Supplier

A new "smart meter" installed on a Naperville home. (CBS)

CUB: Energy-Efficiency Programs Save More Money Than Alternate Suppliers

A couple years ago, you could save decent money on your electric bill merely by switching to an alternate energy supplier, but Citizens Utility Board spokesman Jim Chilsen said not anymore. That is because those companies have started hiking rates, and ComEd has gotten out from under an expensive contract.

03/02/2015

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City, CUB Seek Probe Of Alternate Power Suppliers’ Rates

City officials and a utility watchdog group have requested a state investigation into some alternative power that may be tricking or confusing Chicago customers with their prices.

06/11/2014

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Citizens Utility Board: Rising Complaints About ComEd Rivals

Ahead of an energy rate hike at ComEd next month, a utility watchdog group said it’s seen a dramatic increase in complaints about some of the practices of several alternative electricity companies.

05/13/2014

ComEd Power Yard

ComEd Raising Energy Rates Next Month

ComEd customers will be getting socked with higher electric bills this summer.

05/07/2014

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ComEd Letters Create Confusion For Northwest Suburban Residents

Tens of thousands of northwest suburban residents who have been part of a program to shop around for the best electric rates were left confused after receiving letters telling them they were being switched back to ComEd.

04/15/2014

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ComEd Getting More Competitive Against Alternative Utilities

The nearly 800,000 customers who switched electric companies have been seeing a savings of about $10 a month.

09/11/2013

Electric meter. (CBS)

Watchdog Group Warns Of Electric Rate ‘Slammers’

Don’t get scammed or slammed into signing up for alternative electric service you might not want.

CBS 2–01/23/2013

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Alternative Energy Supplier Has Long Record Of Fraud Complaints

One of dozens of alternative energy suppliers now fiercely competing for your business is a company with a bad track record the CBS 2 Investigators have been reporting on for years.

CBS 2–01/15/2013