(WTVO) — Consumer advocates say a 7-year old state law has cost ComEd customers an extra $600 million on their electricity bills.
The analysis was by the Illinois Public Interest Research Group. It comes as Governor Pritzker, the legislature, ComEd, consumer, and environmental groups all negotiate a new energy policy.
The report says a law allowing the utility to use accounting techniques that help its bottom line costs customers extra. Com-Ed disputes the amount.
ComEd’s rates are under scrutiny following its admission to a bribery scheme involving several people close to former House Speaker Mike Madigan.