Illinois Commerce Commission en FutureGen Clears Regulatory Hurdle <p>Illinois regulators have approved a 28-mile FutureGen Alliance pipeline proposal that will carry carbon dioxide through the western part of the state. Wed, 14 May 2014 23:26:46 +0000 Associated Press 53210 at FutureGen Clears Regulatory Hurdle Rate Cut for Ameren Illinois <p>Ameren Illinois is being told to reduce its distribution rates for next year for its electricity customers. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:00:34 +0000 The Associated Press 45100 at Rate Cut for Ameren Illinois Electric Aggregation on Many Illinois Ballots This Fall <p></p><p>Voters in more than 200 communities will decide this fall whether to approve electric aggregation. Those towns in western Illinois include Galesburg, Rushville, Carthage, Mt Sterling, Beardstown, Virginia, Vermont, Knoxville, Quincy, Mendon, Columbus, and Coatsburg.</p><p>“The idea behind electric aggregation is the theory – as in other consumer purchases – that if you can combine your purchasing power with others that theoretically you should be able to get a better rate for it,” said Doug Scott, Chairman, Illinois Commerce Commission.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 17:05:26 +0000 Rich Egger 23626 at Electric Aggregation on Many Illinois Ballots This Fall Ameren Illinois Told to Cut Rates <p>A consumer watchdog group approves of the Illinois Commerce Commission’s decision to order a $48 million electric delivery rate cut for Ameren customers.<br><br>But Citizens Utility Board spokesman Jim Chilsen says the utility company has yet to improve on its plan for upgrading the power grid as part of the ‘smart-grid’ legislation approved by Illinois lawmakers last year.&nbsp; Ameren filed its proposal for new rates after the measure passed.<br> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 22:32:07 +0000 Rich Egger 21966 at Ameren Illinois Told to Cut Rates Ameren Customers Will Soon Pay More <p>Illinois regulators have&nbsp; given Ameren Illinois permission to raise natural gas rates by about $32 million.</p><p><br />The Illinois Commerce&nbsp; Commission said it will allow rates to rise by 1.2%&nbsp; to 5.4%, depending where customers live. The rates would go up starting this month.</p><p><br />The Citizens Utility Board said it will appeal the decision.&nbsp; Board executive director David Kolata pointed out the decision comes just&nbsp; as Illinois faces the first real cold weather of winter.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 23:41:43 +0000 Rich Egger 428 at Ameren Customers Will Soon Pay More