Complaint: Peoples Gas Officials ‘Misled’ Regulators About Cost OverrunsTop officers of Peoples Gas “knowingly misled” state regulators about the ballooning cost of a multibillion-dollar upgrade program to pave the way for a 2015 merger, according to a complaint filed by Attorney General Lisa Madigan and a utility watchdog.
ICC Opens Formal Probe Of Peoples Gas ProjectThe commission said it will investigate whether Peoples Gas, Integrys Energy Group or Wisconsin Energy Co. “knowingly misrepresented facts or withheld information” about the long-term cost of the Accelerated Main Replacement Program.
Madigan Seeks Probe Of Peoples Gas Main Replacement ProgramMadigan said an independent audit of the Peoples Gas Accelerated Main Replacement Program revealed skyrocketing costs for consumers. Originally estimated to cost $2.2 billion when it was first approved in 2009, the pipe replacement program could now cost $8 billion, according to an audit by Liberty Consulting Group.
Whistleblowers Prompt Investigation Into Peoples Gas ProgramThe Illinois Commerce Commission on Wednesday announced an investigation into Peoples Gas’ controversial and pricey gas-main replacement program in Chicago after allegations by two whistleblowers.
State Weighing Probe Of Peoples Gas Main Replacement ProgramCome Wednesday, the Illinois Commerce Commission will consider opening an investigation into allegations of mismanagement of Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company’s natural gas main replacement program.
ICC Approves Rate Hike For Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas CustomersPeople's Gas and North Shore Gas customers can expect to see an increase in their monthly heating bills, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.
Elwood Wants Bridge At Intersection Near Busy Truck FacilityA tiny town just south of Joliet has reached out to state regulators in an effort to make changes to an intersection that sees very heavy truck traffic, in order to keep cargo moving while avoiding a possible catastrophe.
Wisconsin Utility To Buy Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas For $9BIllinois state regulators and a consumer watchdog group were looking at a $9 billion deal for the sale of two local natural gas suppliers to a utility company in Wisconsin.
City, CUB Seek Probe Of Alternate Power Suppliers' RatesCity 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.
ComEd Raising Energy Rates Next MonthComEd customers will be getting socked with higher electric bills this summer.
CUB Promises To Fight Potential ComEd Rate Hike ComEd is asking for another rate hike, but the Citizens Utility Board says it will fight it every step of the way.
ComEd Customers Could Be Reimbursed For 2011 Storm DamageComEd said Thursday that it will file an appeal to the Illinois Commerce Commission to avoid having to reimburse customers for storm damage from two years ago.