Microsoft To Buy Power From Illinois Wind FarmMicrosoft Corp. says it has agreed to buy electricity from a new wind farm in Illinois for the next 20 years in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint.
Power Grid Operator Asks People To Reduce Electricity UseAs frigid conditions tighten their grip on Chicago and much of the rest of the country, PJM Interconnection – which operates the transmission grid for ComEd and many other power companies – said people are cranking up electric heaters and thermostats.
Crooked Pole Threatens To Cut Power To NW Side Residents
ComEd To Increase Rate For Electricity Delivery Charge By $340 MillionThe increase amounts to about $5.50 per customer and is on delivery charges so it doesn’t matter if you have another electric supplier.
Utility Watchdog Wants ComEd To Equalize Rates Between Chicago, SuburbsPower activists will ask Illinois to equalize electrical rates between the city and suburbs. WBBM’s John Cody has more.
Gov. Quinn Vetoes Electric Rate Hike BillQuinn said Senate Bill 9 would undermine electric utility oversight and lead to higher bills.
Chicago Electric Aggregation Plan Ahead Of ScheduleThe Emanuel administration says its plan for bulk buying of electricity is moving ahead of schedule and that means some extra savings for Chicago residents.
ComEd To Delay Modernization Amid Rate Cut FightThe Citizens Utility Board says it would be unfortunate if ComEd delays its grid modernization plan - as it announced it would yesterday.
Analysis: Summer Heat Raised ComEd Bills By $64 MillionA consumer watchdog group says this summer's extreme heat boosted the bills of Commonwealth Edison customers by about $64 million.
Copper Thieves Strike HIV/AIDS Service Center; Patients High And DryServices have been all but shut down at an HIV/AIDS service center on the city’s West Side for the past two weeks, after vandals stole copper from the building and left it without electricity or air conditioning.
Earth Day With The KidsThe last two weekends in April promise to be green in the Chicagoland in so many ways with trees budding and unfurling their leaves and both Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations in full swing around the city and suburbs. Mark your calendars for Earth Day Sunday, April 22, and Arbor Day Friday, April 27, and take a peak below to plan out how to celebrate our great Earth with the kiddos while teaching them ways to be good stewards of our precious resources.