Commonwealth Edison customers will see an increase of about $9 to
monthly bills effective immediately.
The Illinois Commerce
Commission said electricity bills include charges for electricity and
charges for delivering power. The end user cost increase is the result
of changes in the wholesale price of electricity in the market. The ICC
does not regulate or set the price of electricity; the ICC reviews and
sets the price of the utility's delivery services.
"This is the
price of electricity, which is changed every spring," Beth Bosch of the
ICC told The Times.
Jeff Burdick, ComEd company spokesman, said
ComEd does not procure the electricity, the Illinois Power Agency does
on behalf of ComEd and the cost is passed on to the consumer without
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