Illinois utility to provide price-to-compare on customers’ bills

Chicago business newspaper wages campaign against residential electricity choice in Illinois. Chicago-based utility Commonwealth Edison will provide its default price on all customer bills, which should give a price-to-compare for customers purchasing from alternative competitive suppliers in the state’s electricity market. “Guess we should have read the fine print. Because that’s where consumers will need to look on their bills to find ComEd’s price-to-compare if they start to suspect they’re paying too much to keep the lights on,” Crain’s Chicago Business reporter Steve Daniels opines. “How will this help the thousands of residential customers who have no clue they’re paying far too much for electricity after they’ve signed up with an alternative supplier? It’s not a stretch to say that it won’t.” The newspaper, citing Daniels’ previous reporting, recently editorialized in support of Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s call for the state to end electricity competition in the residential market.

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