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.