Earlier this year Ameren announced it would be requesting $110-million in delivery rate hikes in Illinois.  The Illinois Commerce Commission is in charge of approving any increases, and one of the state’s best-known watchdogs continues its challenge of the need for such a hike.

As Ameren moves forward with the building of its “Smart Grid,” the Citizen's Utility Board has vowed to keep a close eye on requests for additional rate hikes.  CUB Spokesman Jim Chilsen tells The Big Z that with rate hikes comes an expectation of better service.

Click here for Chilsen's comments

If you would like to weigh in on the issue with the ICC, you can make your voice heard through the CUB website at a link provided at this story at AltonDailyNews.com.




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