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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Naperville electric rate hike could be even more than expected

    Naperville electric rate hike could be even more than expected
    A Naperville advisory board is recommending the city raise electric rates by nearly 8 percent this spring, instead of the 6 percent Naperville City Council backed last month. The Public Utilities Advisory Board said it would like to see the electric...
  • Naperville proposes back-to-back electric rate increases

     Naperville proposes back-to-back electric rate increases
    Naperville residents are not so much shocked over an impending hike in electric rates as they are concerned that the city should have acted sooner on the warning signs of a pending deficit. About 75 people attended a three-hour informal open house...
  • Coal-fired plant spiking some suburban electric bills

    Coal-fired plant spiking some suburban electric bills
    When Naperville and Batavia bought shares of a new coal-fired power plant, Linda Sommer was one of the few people in the two suburbs who challenged the idea that it would guarantee cheap, reliable electricity for years to come. Seven years later, the...
  • Letter: Council needs to listen to the people

    On the eve of July 4, 2013, a group of concerned citizens met at Glendale Central Library because Glendale City Council was planning to raise the electric rates of the people without their consent. On Aug. 6, 2013, our City Council, without the...
  • Calvert Cliffs inspection finds no violations

    Calvert Cliffs inspection finds no violations
    Federal inspectors found no violations as they delved into the reactor shutdowns in January at Calvert Cliffs in Southern Maryland, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday. An electrical malfunction caused both of the nuclear power plant's reactors...
  • In Mississippi, a power plant is designed to shape the future of coal

    DE KALB, Miss. — Looming like a spaceship over pine and sweet-gum forest, the high-tech power plant under construction in rural Kemper County is a $5-billion wager on an energy future that includes coal. The Kemper plant is scheduled to open...
  • Attorney general urges consumers to file complaints about high electric bills

     
    If your latest electric bill was waaaay more than you expected, you're not alone. Most realistic people with electric heat knew their bill would be higher just because of how cold it's been. But on top of that, many were......
  • Are solar panels worth the investment?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: We can reduce our electricity bill by about $120 a month by installing solar panels on our home. The problem is that we would need to take out a home equity line of credit to pay for them. If we use the $120 a month...
  • Legislation would limit variable electric rate hikes to one every six months

     
    The first legislation has been introduced to address the thousands of complaints about variable rate hikes that jacked up homeowners' electric bills by hundreds of dollars. Rep. Robert Godshall's bill would limit how often and how much power suppliers...
  • More changes proposed to address high electric bills

     
    In response to the thousands of complaints from homeowners about skyrocketing variable rates for electricity, state officials said Wednesday they want electricity suppliers to provide more information to customers, including advance notice of some rate...
  • Legislative hearings scheduled to probe steep electric price hikes

     
    Dramatic price hikes in variable electric rates that have jacked up bills by hundreds of dollars will be the subject of a series of hearings by state lawmakers. “Electricity rates that have almost quadrupled in some cases are devastating residents.....