A consumer watchdog group says this summer’s extreme heat boosted the bills of Commonwealth Edison customers by about $64 million.
The announcement comes two weeks after a Philadelphia utility under the same ownership as ComEd stopped installing smart meters after one of them set fire to a home and 14 other devices overheated.
Since Saturday’s storms knocked out power to homes and businesses throughout the area more than 200,000 ComEd customers have had power restored, but those in areas hardest hit by the storm may have to wait until Tuesday before their lights come back on.
About 169,000 ComEd customers are without power Saturday after strong thunderstorms passed through the Chicago area.
With the heat wave and major storms, scammers are out in force looking to take advantage of unsuspecting customers.
A Brush fire in Buffalo grove took out power to about 2,400 on Sunday, and police arrested and charged a 20-year-old man who allegedly was lighting off fireworks.
ComEd and Chicago firefighters were kept busy on a sweltering Friday as utility power equipment sparked or caught fire across the city.
The precarious-looking electrical pole is in Bob Ptack’s backyard, snapped in half during a vicious storm last July. Its replacement sits 50 feet away.
Though they were without power for days, neighbors in one hard-hit part of West Chicago have high praise for ComEd crews who’ve been working around the clock.
Severe thunderstorms moved through Chicago Sunday afternoon with high wind and hail, and 155,000 customers were still without power by late evening.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he’s backing efforts to buy electricity in bulk for the City of Chicago, possibly from a company other than ComEd’s parent firm.
A local charity that brings joy to the needy every holiday season has become the victim of robbery and sabotage.
CHICAGO (STMW) – About 900 ComEd customers in the North Side Uptown neighborhood are without electricity Wednesday night because of a downed wire. The areas affected by the electrical outage include the 4500 block of […]
A small fire and a substance leaking from an old transformer prompted fire crews to respond to the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago campus on the Near West Side Wednesday night.
Commonwealth Edison will outline Wednesday how it hopes to improve its response to storm outages.
A desperate mother contacted CBS 2 on Tuesday, after going without power for a month. Her LaSalle County home has electric heat, and lately it’s been cold.
Busy Grand Avenue was shut down for a time on the city’s West Side Tuesday morning, after an explosion in a ComEd vault blew off a manhole cover.
Voters in more than 50 Cook County suburbs Tuesday gave the green light to municipal officials to negotiate with other suppliers to obtain cheaper power rates than ComEd charges its residential customers.
In addition to presidential and congressional races, many voters in many communities across the state Tuesday are thinking about their electric bills.
ComEd is reporting an increase in utility scams lately.