Watchdog Expects Electric Rate Ripoffs Ahead Of New Consumer Protection LawsGet ready for a summer of ripoffs. In the last four years, Illinois residents have overpaid more than $600 million for electricity, and it’s about to get worse.
Attorney General Warns Residents About Alternative Energy ScamsIllinois’ attorney general was out warning South Side residents about the unscrupulous practices of some alternative energy companies that scam people into signing up with them.
CUB: Energy-Efficiency Programs Save More Money Than Alternate SuppliersA 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.
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.
Citizens Utility Board: Rising Complaints About ComEd RivalsAhead 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.
ComEd Raising Energy Rates Next MonthComEd customers will be getting socked with higher electric bills this summer.
ComEd Letters Create Confusion For Northwest Suburban ResidentsTens 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.
ComEd Getting More Competitive Against Alternative UtilitiesThe nearly 800,000 customers who switched electric companies have been seeing a savings of about $10 a month.
Watchdog Group Warns Of Electric Rate 'Slammers'Don’t get scammed or slammed into signing up for alternative electric service you might not want.
Alternative Energy Supplier Has Long Record Of Fraud ComplaintsOne 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.