A Primer on What Illinois Consumers Need to Know About Their Options; Electricity Deregulation
Warrenville, IL – July 6, 2011 – With ComEd, “smart meters” and the Illinois energy bill dominating local headlines in recent weeks, the topic of affordable energy is being discussed by consumers across Chicagoland and the state. To help bring clarity on the issue, offer definition around consumer options, and discuss the factors leading to the broad range of electricity rates, EverBright Energy has assembled the facts, helping Illinois residents and small businesses research the best options for taking advantage of competitively priced energy.
Fact 1: The Illinois Energy Bill Will Increase the Price of Electricity for Consumers
Approved by the State General Assembly on May 31, 2011, the energy bill (known as the “Smart Grid” bill) awaits final approval by Governor Quinn, which he has indicated will not happen in its current form. The bill would allow ComEd and Ameren to begin its...