Saturday, February 16, 2013
The utility wants lawmakers to amend a 2011 rate-hike law to allow the utility to retroactively collect money for electricity already used.
The Illinois Senate Executive Committee unanimously approved a request by ComEd and Ameren to "clarify" a 2011 law that allowed the utilities to raise electricity rates, Illinois Public Radio reports. The clarification would allow the power companies to retroactively charge higher rates for the electricity you've already used, potentially raising up to $70 million for ComEd, according to Sun-Times Media. The 2011 law changed the formula used to determine charges. But the utilities say it didn't work as intended. They say regulators aren't letting them charge what they need. Now the companies are back, asking the legislature to pass another law, clarifying the old one. (Says) ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore: "Without it we are stalled in these…
Monday, October 8, 2012
A ComEd Spokesperson said 95 percent of customers were restored by 3:54 p.m.
ComEd said a downed wire in the area of Essington Road and Jefferson Street left 1,160 customers without power at around 2:26 p.m. By 3:54 p.m., 95 percent of customers had been restored. "It was just a report of a wire down," a ComEd spokesperson said. "There are still about 59 customers without power and they are working on it, but it will probably be another couple hours." The traffic light at Essington and Jefferson was out for some time Monday afternoon as a result of the downed wire. Get news where you live. Sign up for the Joliet, Channahon-Minooka or Shorewood newsletters.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
ComEd estimates about 2,000 residents in the Joliet area and 20,300 system-wide still are without power.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Dawn Aulet
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Between 3,000 and 10,000 customers in the ComEd's Joliet region—which includes Channahon, Minooka and Shorewood, along with Romeoville—are without power Wednesday, according to the electric service provider's website. “It was a pretty bad storm that rolled through last night,” ComEd spokesman Tony Hernandez said Wednesday morning. He said the National Weather Service reported 13,000 lightning strikes, many of which ultimately hit equipment or trees that then fell on power lines, knocking out electricity to customers. By 9 a.m., Hernandez said 20,300 customers in ComEd's coverage area remained without power, with about 2,000 of those in the Joliet region. The National Weather Service reported winds in the area as high as 64 mph, which was a…