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What companies have the highest power prices in Illinois?

Ivonne Ortiz, CUB’s Environmental Outreach Coordinator, researches the prices offered by Illinois’ alternative electricity suppliers each week, and she has some significant updates for you:

Supplier sued. State Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a lawsuit against Sperian Energy, seeking to bar the supplier from the Illinois market. The attorney general’s lawsuit alleges the company’s telemarketing calls promised savings—but over the last five years Sperian customers actually paid $12.7 million more than they would have with the utility.

Big losses.  A new report released by the Illinois Commerce Commission’s Office of Retail Market Development (ORMD) found that from June 2016-May 2017 customers on alternative supplier rates in the state lost a total of $198 million compared with utility rates.

Jason Knowles from ABC 7 Chicago has stories on the Sperian case and ORMD’s report on alternative suppliers. 

Please read our special alert on the highest electricity rates in Illinois, and show your support for CUB’s campaign to clean up the electric market. Thanks for your help!


  1. REPLY
    Kimberly Mims says

    Re: “Big Losses”: So basically the ICC report discovered that free market capitalism works for the vultures. And we the people are the carrion.
    What is CUB’s position on this discovery?
    And by the way, Peoples Gas and ComEd don’t deserve any more rate increases paid for by rate-paying working people (aka. the carrion)–period.
    Working people stopped the latest rate increase demand in March. Now the vultures are back, refreshed by their summer break. Winter is coming. The utilities companies’ shareholders are circling again for more free handouts, served up by the ICC. The free handouts from the government mean that yet another group of poor people teetering on the edge of economic disaster will be served up for the sole purpose of feeding the richest and most privileged investors, those who don’t actually need the money to survive.
    Actually, it looks like in America socialism works for the rich better than capitalism.

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