Case Number: 07-0566

  • November 17, 2011

    Nov 15, 2011

    Illinois Commerce Commission
    527 E. Capitol
    Springfield, IL 62701

    Dear Commerce Commission,

    In 2010, the Illinois Appellate Court ruled that ComEd was wrong to
    raise rates while ignoring potential customer savings from accumulated
    depreciation of the utility's assets. Now, Illinois consumers deserve a
    refund for the $36.8 million they overpaid.

    Please insist that ComEd value their assets fairly when determining our
    rates or possible rate refunds.

    Please, give consumers the $36.8 million refund they deserve.

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Charles Knell
    816 Dannet Rd
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-1116
    (847) 634-1273

    Charles Knell
  • November 15, 2011

    Please, no rate hike at this time. This is the worst financial crisis since the depression and people all over are hurting. At the very least postpone an increase and give American a chance to get back on its feet. thank you.
    Pat Ruth
  • October 8, 2008

    In view of our economic problems. In face of the company having such a wonderful year with their revenue. I feel it's wrong for them to get another rate increase.
    harold gerstine
  • October 6, 2008

    As an Illinois retired person I am extremely concerned at the constant rate increases that are being passed on the us. I barely used my air all summer because of the cost. The winter months, with a furnace running and lights (I have fluressence) is now coming and I have no idea how to pay for all the electric that will be used. Please realize that as consumers we have no choice who we buy electric from and must count on you to keep costs, especially now, reasonable for us all.
    RITA HAELMAN
  • October 6, 2008

    All I need to say is enough is enough, stop hitting consumers where it aches right now! Most of us consumers are either out of work or are not getting any raises if we do have jobs. Are your employees getting their raises???
    Cindy Kocol
  • October 6, 2008

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. REDUCE YOUR COST AND REDUCE CONSUMER COSTS
    P B FEINSOT
  • October 6, 2008

    All I need to say is enough is enough, stop hitting consumers where it aches right now! Most of us consumers are either out of work or are not getting any raises if we do have jobs. Are your employees getting their raises???
    Cindy Kocol
  • October 6, 2008

    Please consider the economy as it is now. And do not raise our electric rates....
    AL RUIZ
  • October 6, 2008

    Here it is another year come and gone and Comed is looking to take more out of us again.
    They were making plenty of money during the freeze and again here they want more from us.
    This is not the type of economy that they need to be doing this in.
    I realize that they have costs to maintain the lines and provide service. That is what they are getting paid for.
    After this last increase and the newly re-structured bills, I am still paying more than what they expressed it would be. I was forced to go on the budget just so I could afford my electric and mortgage payments that fall in the same pay period.
    These increases are unfair, not because they want an increase, but in the amount of the increase.
    Costs are going up everywhere and that can be explained, but not at the rate they want to jack up prices.

    Peter Knipschield
  • October 2, 2008

    I WOULD LIKE THE ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION TO REVIEW THE RECENT ACTION ALLOWING EXCESSIVE RATES. AFTER THE PRICE FREEZE, THE ICC ALLOWED A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN RATES. THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE THAN ENOUGH. PLEASE RECONSIDER THE RECENT INCREASE AND CONSIDER THE NEEDS OF THE PUBLIC.
    WALLACE SWEET
  • October 1, 2008

    I OPPOSE THE RATE HIKE.
    MARYANNE DAVID
  • September 30, 2008

    I feel Com/Ed is making obscene profits already , and is driven by greed for even more. The service
    has been poor for the last several years. They constantly complain they need money to upgrade,
    yet they don't use it for that and haven't for years. I am so glad that C.U.B. looks out for the
    little guy, because even though it's your job YOU HAVE NOT! When you are shown what they
    have pulled, HOW CAN YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT ANOTHER RATE INCREASE??? The
    citizens of this state, are tired of constantly being taken advantage of. Will be PLEASE do your
    job and deny all future rate increases.

    Robert Anzelmo
  • September 30, 2008

    To the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC):

    As an Illinois citizen and Commonwealth Edison customer, I am opposed to to the recent ICC ruling that granted a $270 million dollar rate hike to Commonwealth Edison (ComEd). Although this amount is less than the $361 million dollar rate originally requested by ComEd, it is still much more than ComEd needs or deserves. As Illinois energy consumers struggle with record-high energy prices, economic meltdown, and financial instability, ComEd continues to demonstrate where its true interests lie; upper management's salaries and exorbitant profits for the stockholders.
    In 2006 ComEd asked for a $346 million dollar increase and was granted a quarter of it. In 2007 ComEd was forced, through legislative action, to provide Illinois consumers with more than 1 billion in rate relief due to the failure of the Illinois reverse energy auction, which was not only unwise and unfair, but resulted in consumers paying an extra $1 billion per year for the same electric service they had in 2006.
    Even after ComEd was forced to provide this rate relief and continued to make record profits, its parent company Exelon made $2.9 billion dollars in 2007, it has attempted to argue another rate increase is required in 2008 to cover its costs of updating its infrastructure. However, many consumer advocates and groups, including the Illinois Attorney General's office, have shown ComEd has overstated its expenses to justify this increase.
    In conclusion, I hope the ICC will evaluate the merits of the information provided and realize ComEd's rate increase is not only unwarranted and justified, but wholly designed to benefit ComEd's upper management and stockholders, not the Illinois customers on whose economic backs the burden of this increase will so cruelly fall upon.

    Craig A. Cady
  • September 30, 2008

    I would appreciate if you would DENY ComEd for their requested rate increase.

    Thank you.

    Dennis M. Ohman
  • September 29, 2008

    I I am very disappointed in the ICC approving a rate increase for Comed. At this time in life our country is being hit with an economic crisis and people are having a hard time paying bills. How does Comed and the ICC think we are going to pay our bills with a rate increase? It seems very elitist of Comed and the ICC to raise the rates.
    Craig Cady
  • September 29, 2008

    I'm oppose to any rate increase the company may come before the ICC to get.
    phyllis boos
  • September 29, 2008

    I think its bad for companies to ask for rate hikes when their current profits are so high and customer have trouble meeting daily needs. its not fair for them to keep making more money.
    Gordon Ruhnke
  • September 26, 2008

    I'm oppose to any rate increase the company may come before the ICC to get. Let's hope the ICC can put a lid on some of this stuff.
    MARY CONRAD
  • September 26, 2008

    I'm oppose to any rate increase the company may come before the Icc to get. It's a disgrce the ICC would allow this company to get any rate increase.
    joseph ditietra
  • September 25, 2008

    I oppose the rate increase
    John Garcia
  • September 25, 2008

    ComEd has promised that if the freeze was lifted there would be limited or no more rate hike requests. Maybe they should look to what's happened on Wall St. a bit more closely? CEO's do not need more inflated compensation packages. Mr. Clark should consider a charitalbe donation to his customers and be happy with the profits he's already seen
    GIVE US A BREAK for once and do not allow any more hikes until our economic issues level off!

    Mike & Barba Lara
  • September 23, 2008

    i'm oppose to any rate increase this company may come before the icc to get.
    isadore farber
  • September 25, 2008

    I think that is just disgraceful the way the IL. Commerce Commission okay's everything that these utilities companies put in front you. What are you here for? Clearly, it is not to protect the consumers. Consumers cannot continue to have these types of rate increases from the gas company to the electric company. I work everyday and basically I am on a fix income. Between the Cook county income taxes on my home and with these increases on the utilities, I see myself having to give my home in a year or two (and probably won't be able to sell it with the housing market crisis) as my wages do not keep up with the rate hikes.

    This is just ## and I'm tired of this!!!!!!

    P. Hardy
  • September 19, 2008

    Your oath of office and duty to ratepayers clearly requires you to act in the public interest, even though it could impede your progress toward highly remunerative employment with Commonwealth Edison Company.

    Examine the profits syphoned from Illinois by this "public utility" to fund the excessive salaries of its, and its parent company, Exelon's executives. Examine the ratio of their salaries to their line workers.

    Consider infrastructure maintenance and improvements in light of the profits over the past 50 years.
    Those executive salaries sure seem to have increased more rapidly than either the production and maintenance employees wages or capital reinvestment to improve service.

    Speaking of delivery of service, have the number of outages, their length of time and annual frequency increased, or is it just improved media reporting of increasingly poor service?

    Oh, and how about reacquiring the ratepayers' and citizens' means of producing electricity, which you practically gave away to the pirate, I mean private sector?

    Marc S. Levin
  • September 19, 2008

    They nickel and DIME people TO DEATH! a Fee here, a fee there... It's ridiculous, put a stop to it NOW!
    Janet
  • September 19, 2008

    I'm opposed to any increase.
    Larry Crone
  • September 18, 2008

    Last rate hike seriously bent the the "small increase" to our monthly bill beyond belief. Our useage remained flat yet our bill was nearly doubled. We are 60 and 61 respectively and cannot wait to retire and move from this area because of the blatant lack of protection our elected officials and appointees provide. A utility is a monopoly and a quartly profit of 200 million and a desire for increased rate hike just shows a total disregard for the consumers.
    Geoff Zorger
  • September 18, 2008

    PLEASE do not increase the rates on electricity! I am a director of a senior services and the elderly, especially those on a small fixed social security income CAN NOT AFFORD to pay higher rates. PLEASE don't do it!

    Joy

    Joy Barker
  • September 18, 2008

    I do not think that Ameren really needs this rate increase. I think that these large corporations are making more than enough money and to hold the users of natural gas as well as electricity hostage by increasing these rates is ridiculous. Please do not allow a rate increase for this company!!!
    Linda Fritz
  • September 18, 2008

    It seems very inappropriate to request another rate hike when so many Americans are struggling to buy food for their tables, put gas in their cars, are unemployed or under employed and barely making ends meet now. When companies are already making hundreds of millions of dollars in profit each quarter (IE: BP, Exxon, Commonwealth Edison) why have they become so greedy to want even more profit at our expense. Nicor is also asking for another unwarranted rate hike that should be prohibited.

    I say vote NO to any rate hikes while a company is already making a substantial profit.

    Ron Adams
  • September 18, 2008

    Ameren doesn’t need or deserve a big rate hike. I am letting you know loud and clear: NO to the big Ameren rate hike, the consumer cannot afford a rate hike with all the other hikes going on gas, groceries. Ameren last quarter made $206 million, up 44 percent from last year. Let the CEO's of Ameren take a cut in their big income. No to a price hike.
    Carol Leaver
  • September 17, 2008

    I object to the rate increase for ComEd and want my opinion noted.
    judith fazzari
  • September 16, 2008

    ELECTRIC RATES ARE TOO HIGH AND THE BOARD MEMBERS SHOULD NOT HAVE PASSED THE RATE INCREASE IT'S UNBELIEVABLE.
    PHILLIP TOBOLT
  • September 16, 2008

    My wife and I, senior citizens over 70 yoa, are hard pressed to pay any increase in electric rates. We request the Commission to consider the plight of those who have worked and paid taxes for many, many years and now find themselves confronted by unforeseen increases in food, utilities, gasoline, and real estate taxes which we are unprepared to pay. Please consider the our plight in these stresful economic times and reject the Commonwealth Edison request for a rate increase.
    WILLIAM G UELSMANN
  • September 16, 2008

    I believe that the rate increase requested by ComEd is not necessary especially considering the high
    increase that they had received only a couple of years ago.
    I especially object to the surcharge-tech which is a pretty open-ended request. We already have quite a list of surcharges on our bills without granting unspecified surcharges.

    Thank you for your attention.

    Evelyn Nash
  • September 16, 2008

    Has everyone forgotten about "The Cost Of Doing Business"? We would like to know how much of an investment in THEIR smart grid are THEY going to commit to? Or are WE going to pay for the whole thing? In any case, as a senior citizen, I object!
    Donna Johnson
  • September 11, 2008

    I am 100% in support of providing the proposed rate increase to ComEd.

    It is completely ridiculous to expect a company to maintain consistent reliable service without being able to invest in their infrastructure and research for improved reliability and efficiency.

    ComEd lags behind other progressive companies for investment and leadership in things like End Use Energy Efficiency and Plug In Electric Hybrid Vehicles.

    The prosperity of the state relies on having a reliable electricity infrastructure. A 5%, 10% or even 20% increase in electric rates is a small price to pay for improved reliability. Look at what TVA has just implemented: a 20% increase.

    People who oppose rate increases have valid concerns with respect to their finances. It is a challenge to face increasing bills - especially when their income is not increasing in a corresponding way. However, being gouged by gasoline, natural gas, and other utility prices are completely unrelated to electricity. My in-laws, who are retired and on a fixed income - while they do not welcome rising bills - believe that the rate increase is completely valid. My mother in law said "If everyone else gets to increase their rates - why can't ComEd? They deserve it."

    Full Disclosure: I am neither an Exelon shareholder or employee.

    Eric Hale
  • September 11, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO ANY RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. WE JUST HAD AN INCREASE. I CAN HARDLY PAY MY BILLS NOW. I'M 81 YEARS OLD AND CAN'T AFFORD AN INCREASE. I MAY LOSE MY HOME.
    PHYLLIS KRUEGER
  • September 11, 2008

    Dear Sirs,

    I read in today's paper that the ICC approved a delivery rate increase today for Com Ed.

    How much more do you think we consumers can afford?

    Everything has gone up and they were allowed an increase in June and now another one?

    If your commission is to truly look out for the consumer, I think you are failing in that respect.

    Families are having a hard time "making ends meet" more than ever right now. To allow this increase to our electric bills, only makes it harder.

    martha korpi
  • September 10, 2008

    I oppose rate hikes and surcharges.
    Cynthia Bednarz
  • September 11, 2008

    I am opposed to any rate delivery increase at this time. They just adjusted rates last year after the expiration of the caps on electric rates. Since moving from Chicago to Elmhurst this past June, ComEd has failed to waive my deposit on the account despite two phone calls assuring me we would not be charged. I have been a prior customer and pay my bill on time, yet they treat me like a new customer. I just received my September bill and they are still showing a deposit is due.

    They obviously do not have any credible customer service skills, so I do not trust them to act in my best interest for billing since their current practices are suspect as well.

    Dan Harrington
  • September 8, 2008

    I believe that due to the economy the electric rates should not be raised at this time. People have a very hard time paying their bills now and I don't know what they will do if the electric rates go up. I feel that our utility companies garner a huge profit as it is, similar to the gasoline companies, so they can pay their executives large bonus' and salaries as well as providing large dividends to their stockholders. I am aware that utility companies have always created dividends for their stockholders but they also have to think about their customers at such as time as we are experiencing right now. I feel with a little more creative management that all entities will be satisfied and they will earn the good will of the public.
    I further feel that it is the responsibility of the Illinois Commerce Commission to look out for the welfare of the citizens of Illinois and not be swayed by representatives of the these utilities in their voting.
    Thank you for letting me express my opinions and I pray that you will do what is right and fair.

    Sheri Russell
  • September 4, 2008

    I vote no to any additional charges, surcharges or riders.
    Cecil Johnson
  • September 3, 2008

    A raise in rates in uncalled for. This MONOPOLY needs to curtail it profits and elected officials should be first in line to make sure it happens.
    Diane Dawson
  • September 3, 2008

    No way to higher energy rate increases in Illinois.
    Mary Dusek
  • September 3, 2008

    I feel that another rate increase is not needed. There was a recent increase and its more than a person can handle today to increase it again.
    Patricia Conoscenti
  • August 28, 2008

    I do not want any new rate increases.
    helen schwartzkopf
  • August 28, 2008

    Gentlemen, We are retired and hope you vote "NO" to Com ED's request for a rate increase. With the high cost of EVERYTHING where do they think the money will come from? Maybe their CEO and board will take a rate cut on their enormous salaries!! We think greed enters into this. Thankyou Joanne and Roy Bowling of Kankakee, Illinois
    joanne bowling
  • August 28, 2008

    I am opposed to the rate increase.
    Virginia Richmond
  • August 28, 2008

    I OPPOSE THE RATE INCREASE THE UTILITIES RATES ARE HIGH ENOUGH AND THEY SHOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT!
    AUDREY REYNOLDS
  • August 28, 2008

    I DON'T THINK COMED NEEDS HIGHER RATES. THE SERVICE ISN'T BETTER. PEOPLE CAN'T AFFORD ANY THING HIGHER. GAS IS HIGH, MEDICINE AND FOOD IS HIGH. PEOPLE IN ILLINOIS JUST CAN'T AFFORD ANY HIGHER RATES. THEIR DIVIDENDS ARE UNCONSCIONABLE..FOR THEM TO WANT A RATE INCREASE IN AUNCONSCIONABLE. PEOPLE ON FIXED INCOMES CAN'T AFFORD THIS ANY MORE.
    HELEN TOPEL
  • August 28, 2008

    No to the rate increase. the rates are high enough.
    Don Snyder
  • August 28, 2008

    Against ComEd's proposed $350 mil. people on fax incomes are loosing their homes.
    Robert Zielinski
  • August 28, 2008

    I am writing to ask you to please carefully weigh and consider all facets before ruling on the electric company's request for higher rates. People on fixed incomes are struggling now.
    B. Kehoe
  • August 28, 2008

    Please say no to Com Ed's proposed rate hike.
    Rlaph J Cain
  • August 27, 2008

    PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE

    SAY NO WAY TO THIS INCREASE. WE ARE ALREADY OVER BURDENDED WITH UTILITY COSTS.

    Barbara Marchand
  • August 27, 2008

    I'm opposed to the frequent rate hikes and the amt of increases allowed. the prices are driving people away from their homes because they can't afford it. there are a lot of empty homes in my city and increasing rates drives people away. All of the fees make the bill higher than it should be. I want to thank the ICC for what they do to keep utilities in line.
    Brad Fowler
  • August 27, 2008

    I want to say I disapprove of any rate increases.
    robert kubycheck
  • August 27, 2008

    I do not want any increase.
    Marvin Kocar
  • August 27, 2008

    I am calling to say I object to any increase whatsoever. It is already high enough.
    judith pittel
  • August 27, 2008

    I don't feel a rate increase is needed at this time.
    Stephen Davis
  • August 27, 2008

    I say no way to any rate increases.
    richard cucinella
  • August 27, 2008

    i THINK IF THEY RAISE ss 8-12 % THEN CAN CONSIDER A RATE INCREASE. OTHERWISE NO INCREASE.
    barbara schalk
  • August 27, 2008

    I'm just an ordinary person who does not want to see any more rate increases.
    Gerlad Aujawa
  • August 27, 2008

    I am upset with the current rates. there are to many people that can't afford the rates now.
    William Grobe
  • August 27, 2008

    No surcharges and no more riders.
    Melvin Panek
  • August 27, 2008

    NO TO THE RATE INCREASE. I'M A SENIOR CITIZEN AND I LOST MY JOB. IT HURTS, I'M HELPING TO SUPPORT AN ELDERLY PARENT. IT'S A TOUGH WORLD OUT THERE NOW AND I OPPOSE THIS RATE INCREASE.
    PATIENCE KRAMER
  • August 27, 2008

    No way to higher energy rates in Illinois. Cut it out....no way....no way....no way...
    George Whitley
  • August 27, 2008

    I OPPOSE THE RATE INCREASE BECAUSE PROFITS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY GENEROUS TO THE STOCK HOLDERS, SERVICE HAS BEEN NEGLECTED BECAUSE EQUIPPMENT HAS NOT BEEN REPLACED. THIS IS THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE MINI TORNADO IN WILMETTE AND WE LACKED POWER FOR 50 HRS AND LOST THING IN OUR BASEMENT WHICH WERE COSTLY TO REPLACE. A DRYER, WATER HEATER, AND HUNDREDS OF BOOKS. YOU CAN CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED MORE.
    ROCHELLE ELSTEIN
  • August 27, 2008

    I OPPOSE THE RATE INCREASE THE RATES ARE PRESENTLY VERY HIGH. THERE IS MUCH SUFFERING NOW IN LIGHT OF OUR HURTING ECONOMY, THE GAS RATES OVER $1.45 PER THERM, GASOLINE COST, FOOD COST, AND I BELIEVE COMED IS CHARGING HIGH ENOUGH RATES. THEIR STOCK HOLDERS ARE GETTING GOOD RETURNS, THEIR CEO'S ARE GETTING MILLIONS IN BONUSES AND THIS COMPANY IS NOT HURTING FOR MONEY. THEY HAVE MILLIONS OF CUSTOMERS AND THEY ARE GETTING ENOUGH MONEY TO ALLOCATE TO INFRASTRUCTURE MANTENANCE AND NEW COST. PLEASE CONSIDER NO RATE HIKE.
    MR. JOHNSON
  • August 27, 2008

    I OPPOSE THE RATE INCREASE.
    BECKY & JOHN ADAMS
  • August 27, 2008

    I do not want my rates to increase. A decrease would be fine though.
    Edward Bush
  • August 27, 2008

    I don't think they should have another rate increase.
    Kathleen Schreiber
  • August 27, 2008

    I want the ICC to fight any increase ComEd is asking for.
    Leonard Dominick
  • August 27, 2008

    they just got a raise and cannot afford another raise. no to any increases
    mary ann labud
  • August 27, 2008

    I say no to any rate increase for ComEd
    suzanne overholt
  • August 27, 2008

    I OPPOSE THE RATE INCREASE.
    SHIRLEY CURTWRIGHT
  • August 27, 2008

    No way to rate increase.
    Vanice Akers
  • August 27, 2008

    Opposed to the rate and surcharge increase.
    Virginia Carpenter
  • August 27, 2008

    Com-Ed does not deserve another excessive rate hike. Their bills are very confusing. I would suggest that there be a rate reduction instead.

    We residential consumers are pretty much stuck with Com-Ed as there are no other residential delivery services in Chicago.

    Please say NO to Com-ed's unreasonable and greedy rate hike requests!

    Behn R.
  • August 26, 2008

    I strongly DISAGREE with any rate increase for Commonwealth Edison. Their customer service is the poorest of any utility, their responsiveness is the poorest in the industry.

    The rate increases do nothing to improve service, nor improve the lives of it's employees. This increase only increases the wealth of a select few executives at the expense of the general public.

    Charles Harper
  • August 26, 2008

    Do not raise the rates. You have heard all the complaints before. I can't believe your company is going broke. Come on down to Southern Illinois, and live for 6 months, and see how people manage to barley survive. If I was a betting person one out of fifty of your employees would never make it. You just might change your thoughts on a few things, if you live on $14,000.00 or less a year.
    JOHN & GALA GIACOMA
  • August 15, 2008

    I am a senior citizen living on Social Security and I am against the ComEd rate increase.
    Blanche Byrne
  • August 19, 2008

    The electric companies are having no shortage of profits, why would they want to raise the rates of Illinois residents, they should not be allowed to price gouge.
    Chris Schinke
  • August 19, 2008

    I am strongly opposed to the rate hike by ComEd. I believe they're taking advantage of their consumers and it's unfair.
    adrienne buchholz
  • August 12, 2008

    I say no to any rate hike. I am on fixed income and cannot take any more rate hikes.
    robert rhoades
  • August 11, 2008

    Please reject Com Ed's proposal to increase electricity delivery rates. We, the middle class, are already in the process of sinking amidst a tide of ever increasing costs and expenses and yet we have nothing additional to show for it. How much is enough for these corporations? When will we the people be listened to?
    My family is finding it ever so difficult to keep afloat financially. Recently in my neighborhood we had a power outage which lasted 40 hours. A large supply of food spoiled and was disposed of as a result. Who will pay for that? ComEd cannot justify another increase in rates. This is absolutely absurd.
    Electricity is a necessity nowadays. And necessities should be affordable, with regulated costs and no allowance for price-gouging.
    Thank you for reading this.

    Ren DaSilva
  • August 19, 2008

    I am a single person living in a SMALL home and yet pay over 70.oo a month for electricity. This is after using the correct bulbs and turning off power to equipment via power strips when not in use.

    STOP allowing the utility companies to bleed us dry.

    Christine Szychlinski
  • July 31, 2008

    Commonwealth Edison's delivery rates for electricity should not be increased. It has not been very long since they had an increase, and with our economy in the basement people cannot afford an increase in rates. Many people cannot pay their electric bills as it is. I work as a volunteer at an emergency help agency, Respond Now, which has many clients coming for help because their electricity is shut off due to the high rates, which they cannot pay.
    N. Suzanne Brown
  • July 28, 2008

    I am opposed to any rate increase.
    judy gleitsman
  • July 24, 2008

    I'm totally opposed to this rate increase. In my view, this is nothing but corporate greed. It is my understanding, the company is not in the red, so why the need for an increase?
    Diane Wolniewicz
  • July 24, 2008

    Rates have already been increased enough. Why don't you start cutting CEO and exec salary to improve shareholder value.

    It is time to regulate the utilities again. As soon as regulation was relaxed, rates jumped thru the roof.

    You are going to destroy the economy unless the greedy utilities are controlled again. Study history, uncontrolled greed leads to suffering.

    peter sowa
  • July 21, 2008

    I WANT TO DENY THE RATE HIKE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    BERNICE KYLE
  • July 21, 2008

    I OPPOSE TO ANY RATE INCREASE THE COMPANY MAY COME BEFORE THE ICC TO GET.
    LYNNE SITKIEWICZ
  • July 18, 2008

    I protest a proposed rate increase and any other increase that ComEd is asking for. my wife and i are seniors on a fixed income and any increase damages our budget.
    Deloris Johnson
  • July 17, 2008

    I'm against any rate increase.
    james karut
  • July 17, 2008

    I think the proposal to charge customers based upon what the utility 'expects' them to consume rather than what they actually consume in order to cover the utilities costs as customers cut back their usage should be ILLEGAL! They need to respond to market conditions and increase their efficiency in order to match the usage demanded just like the rest of us do at work and at home.
    I can't imagine going to my customers and telling them I was going to charge them for goods/services they didn't receive because I needed the money to cover my costs.
    ComEd needs to come up with another answer than raising rates like this.

    Chris Miller
  • July 16, 2008

    I want to keep the rates at the current level. Do not allow the rate to escalate.
    Helen Tucker
  • July 16, 2008

    I OPPOSE THE RATE INCREASE.
    JEAN GEORGE
  • July 16, 2008

    I AM AGAINST A RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    MARGARET MAZZANTI
  • July 15, 2008

    I think raising the rates when everyone is having so much ecomomic trouble is wrong. the people running the comany are making lots of money and don't need to get more.
    Arlene Cleary
  • July 15, 2008

    I feel a rate hike is not necessary and I want the ICC to vote against it.
    annabell junge
  • July 15, 2008

    I DON'T THINK COMMONWEALTH EDISON SHOULD BE GIVEN A RATE INCREASE. THEY JUST HAD AN INCREASE THIS PAST YEAR. I AM OPPOSED TO THE RATE INCREASE.
    VICTOR STORINO
  • July 15, 2008

    I am opposed to any rate increase.
    Thomas Kali
  • July 15, 2008

    Opposed to the rate increase. Its ridicules. The money goes to the CEO and stock holders.
    Lenard Ochan
  • July 15, 2008

    Please consider how the proposed rate increase will affect people.

    I'm retired and I try to watch electricity usage and still the ComEd bill is excessive.

    Thank you.

    Judy Palmer
  • July 15, 2008

    I am OPPOSED to any increase in our electric bill. Utilities should be provided by not-for-profit organizations. Com Ed is forcing consumers to "live in the dark", and even then have adopted a "use less - pay more" scheme by increasing their "delivery" charges. The ICC should not only be opposed to rate hikes but also demand severe rate cuts for consumers. As a senior citizen living on a pension, I might have to move under a bridge soon (oh, I forgot, they are collapsing). Corporate America, with their unsatiable quest for EXHORBITANT profits and EXHORBITANT salaries for their already overpaid executives, is ruining this country!
    Ina Sidelnyk
  • July 14, 2008

    I'M OPPOSE TO ANY RATE HIKES. I'M ON A FIXED INCOME, I CAN'T AFFORD IT.
    RICHARD STOLCPART
  • July 14, 2008

    I think the rates are too high now and another increase would be impossible for me to pay. I cannot keep up now and can hardly eat. please no rate increase.
    joy bridges
  • July 11, 2008

    THE COMPANY HAS RAISED THERE RATES ENOUGH.
    JOSEPH DELIBERTO
  • July 11, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO A RATE INCREASE FOR COMED AND AMEREN. I DON'T THINK IT WOULD BE FAIR AFTER THE INCREASE LAST YEAR. I REALLY HOPE THERE IS NO INCREASE, AT LEAST FOR A FEW YEARS.
    THOMAS MCGUIRE
  • July 11, 2008

    I OPPOSE THE RATE HIKE. I am a widowed senior citizen. With the cost of all the other utilities and gas, lets not forget medication its very hard to make ends meet.
    Harriet Lyons
  • July 11, 2008

    i oppose the general increase in electric rates
    Dan Lynch
  • July 10, 2008

    I DON'T KNOW HOW WE CAN HANDLE ANYMORE RATE INCREASES. SOCIAL SECURITY ONLY GOES SO FAR.
    RUTH DEFOORT
  • July 10, 2008

    I oppose any rate increase by this company.
    Robert Angsten
  • July 10, 2008

    When is it going to stop? These big companies are ruining families all over this state. Most families have 2 incomes and still can barely make it. With fuel and groceries and trying to get your kids an education you won't be able to keep the lights on now. Bring back fireplaces and candles and maybe the american public can put these companies out of business instead of them putting american familes out of business.
    Teresa Radcliff
  • July 8, 2008

    Com Ed is a bloated monopoly and absolutely NO rate increase should be granted.
    Incompetence is the main reason why Com Ed needs to petition the ICC for
    a rate increase under Case 07-0566.

    An example of the daily mismanagement occurring in Com Ed;
    an estimated bill was given for my account for a three (3) yr period and no
    attempts were made to get actual readings. When Com Ed detected their error (3 years later),
    they threatened to send my account to collections, if any outstanding balance was not paid immediately.

    I had to hire an attorney (as CUB or ICC offered no assistance)
    to tell Com Ed they were in violation of "83 IL.Admin. 280.100(d)"
    which stated "Com Ed must offer a deferred payment plan extending over
    the three (3) year period that the account was estimated".

    In closing, Com Ed needs more regulation, oversight, and external
    controls to keep them from bilking and abusing the consumer!

    Phillip Burke
  • July 2, 2008

    We wish to express our outrage in regards to the proposed rate increase being considered for Comm Ed. Please do not grant this rate increase with the cost of gasoline to natural gas to taxes and everything else it's getting to the point that the American consumer can't afford the basic necessities of life. Please do not give this increase to Comm Ed.

    Thank tou,

    Thomas and Mary Supple

    Thomas and Mary Supple
  • July 2, 2008

    I feel that Comed needs to justify reasoning for such an increase. Has there been a study that shows the actual need and that they, Comed, is effectively and efficiently utilizing their resources. Customer complaints have gone down and there is an increase in customer satisfaction due to the decrease in new businesses with their region. At several job sites have seen 4 trucks with 4 people at the site. What is the need for such? Definite indication of a waste of manpower and equipment. If this is seen in one area what about the rest of them.

    What are their fleet expenses vs manpower? Out sourcing can it be decreased with proper scheduling? With the decreased new business as indicated above can other work be worked during non peak times?

    thank you for your valuable time...

    Donnie L Bishop
  • July 2, 2008

    ComEd and parent company used underhanded means to get their first rate hike. David Axelrod's company created a "false" grassroots group to fool the people of IL - As far as I know, no action was taken against Axelrod's company "ASK" whom the state of NY refers to as a lobbyist company.

    Instead Axelrod is sitting on top of the political world as Obama's trusted adviser.

    If ComEd had to fool the people the first time around, then I would question whether or not they're trying to fool people this time around with their "need" for another rate hike.

    Mona Gallagher
  • July 1, 2008

    I think that the rate increase is not needed at this time. the company is making a big profit already and this is a hard economic time for their customers. they should not be allowed a rate increase until they have competition. The ICC should turn this down and should look at ways to cut the current rates not raise them. They are already making millions.
    Donald Sloggin
  • June 30, 2008

    I cannot support ComEd's request for a rate hike when they blatently have ignored the needs of the Western suburbs. We had an outage on 6/29 from 7am and didn't get the power restored until after 5pm. I called and spoke with several "customer service" representatives and each was giving me a different story - from there are crews in my area (there weren't), to there are no crews in the area because they have all been dispatched to Libertyville. A couple of the customer service people said that "there aren't enought trained crews" and it's up to the dispatch staff to determine where they go. WHY? Why should crews in the Western Suburbs be sent north when there is an ignored problem in their own area? And since 7am?? It wasn't until I mentioned that I would be contacting CUB that someone tried to calm me down and tell me that they "finally" dispatched a crew to my area (one showed up about 15 minutes later). At least it was not hot yesterday.

    This was the same situation that happened during the August 2007 storm/blackout. All the crews (including those originally in the Western suburbs) were dispatched to the Northern suburbs and the Western suburbs were totally ignored for 24 hours. We had a downed wire and all that was done was the main was turned off. It wasn't until I began calling the various municipailities (their fire, police, and city halls) that someone was called out to fix our problem -- a fix that took 45 minutes but we were out of power for 25 hours! And it was during one of the hottest days in August.

    So why do they want the rate hike? For higher CEO salaries? How about cutting the salaries and putting money into training crews and updating equipment?! Why are the Western suburbs treated as 2nd tier citizens? Because we don't have the "status" of a Lake Forest or Winnetka? We pay our bills just like they do and we expect the same service!

    P Sims
  • June 30, 2008

    I am a com-ed customer and I am outraged by the prices of electric that I recieve each month. This last statement that I have recieved is 160.00 I do not run any lights during the day and barely run my air conditioning due to prices. I ran my a/c for two weeks when we were in the 90's at about 74 degrees I do my laundry like normal so nothing has really changed except running the a/c for two weeks and my bill is 160.00 that is crazy, it should not cost that much the bill before that was 102.00 I did not run the a/c and did everything as usual, but now it is getting really hot again and I am afraid to run the a/c because it cost too much. They keep uping our prices last year I spent half the amount and ran my a/c all the time, something needs to be done by these prices, It is getting harder and harder for consumers to afford anything when they keep making prices go higher and I mean higher, we already have to pay alot for gas and house gas and not to mention the cost to feed families because groceries are expensive, thank you and I hope that someone will help us in the matter of our electric hikes from Com-Ed.
    MARISSA DIXON

    MARISSA DIXON
  • June 27, 2008

    I'M AGAINST THE PROPOSED RATE HIKE BY THE COMPANY, BEING RETIRED AND A SENIOR CITIZEN AND LIVING ON A SMALL PENSION AND SSI MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT TO MAKE ENDS MEET.
    GENE DOMBROWSKI
  • June 27, 2008

    We oppose the proposed rate hike for Commonwealth Edison. An analysis by Citizens Utility Board shows that the company has overstated its expenses and understated its income. We already conserve electricity by using compact fluorescent bulbs and turning off lights, running the dishwasher and clothes washer and dryer either early or late in the day, avoiding running the air conditioner as much as possible, and other measures. Especially in hard economic times, if rate hikes are allowed at all, they should be kept to a small fraction of what the company requests.
    Nell Ingalls
  • June 27, 2008

    I am totally opposed to the "System Modernization Project" rider being proposed by ComED. They are essentially a monopoly and should be regulated as such. Any attempt to operate outside of the regulation should denied.
    Secondly, I am opposed to the "Storm Expense Adjustment" rider for the reason stated above. In addition, many communities within the U.S. had electric service in the nineteenth century and had no such provision. Yet, with all of the storms and other disasters, electric service has been very reliable through the years. This rider should also be denied.

    ROBERT A. SMITH
  • June 19, 2008

    WE ARE NOT IN FAVOR OF THE PROPOSED COM ED RATE HIKE
    IT IS BREAKING OUR POCKET BOOK NOW, MUCH LESS WITH A RATE HIKE
    PLEASE STOP THIS

    JUDY AND HAROLD EFFINGER

    JUDY AND HAROLD EFFINGER
  • June 19, 2008

    Reject ComEd's latest rate increase request! This proposed rate hike would cost consumers over $350 million per year.

    ComEd's profit last year was $2.9 billion, a 31% increase from the previous year.

    CUB's analysis shows that ComEd has vastly overstated its expenses and grossly understated its income.

    The ICC staff says that ComEd's huge hike is not necessary.

    Illiniosans need affordable electric service. ComEd is at worst a monoply, and at best an oligopoly. Please protect ComEd's customers from predatory pricing.

    Thank you,

    George I. Goldstein
    21 Oxford Drive
    Lincolnshire, IL 60069

    George Goldstein
  • June 18, 2008

    I think at this time a rate increase is not needed. the economy is bad in the country right now.
    Myra Zissman
  • June 16, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO ANY RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. SENIORS AND FAMILIES CAN'T TAKE ANYMORE. COMED ALREADY HAD AN INCREASE LAST YEAR. THERE SHOULD BE LESS COMPENSATION FOR THE CEO AND INSTEAD REINVESTMENT IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE. THESE INCREASES HAVE TO STOP AND STOP NOW.
    WALTER VOELKER
  • June 16, 2008

    I am opposed to the rate hike.
    Michael Peter
  • June 16, 2008

    I am opposed to the rate hike.
    Martha Fallen
  • June 16, 2008

    The idea that ComEd can lay another increase on us is totally preposterous! Frankly, I don't give a hoot about any "justification" that this firm may issue. As consumers, we are constantly---and with greater and greater frequency--faced with increased costs. And can we raise our income to take care of these increases??? Heck, no! We have to grin and bear it and hope that we can still live a decent life with less and less money for things that bring comfort, good health, and happiness. ComEd needs to begin to live the way we do....achieve less profit and learn to live below their expectations!!!

    Jan C. Fox 2020 Stornway Drive Rockford, IL 61107-1616

    jan fox
  • June 16, 2008

    We are against the proposed rate increase, because it is just another over priced and unecessary money grab by com ed co.. Please reject thier plan as submitted, because the costomers are having difficultys paying their bills now. All this will do is to give thier ceo more bonuses.Thank You, Mr. & MRS. RONALD HOULE.
    Ronald J. Houle
  • June 16, 2008

    I am definitely against Com Ed rate hike of $ 361 million. Last year they had another large rate hike. I believe they are over doing things and taking advantage of the situation.
    Roland A. Gladstone
  • June 13, 2008

    I think it's disgusting Comed can profit off the backs of senior citizens and low income customer to make a profit. I oppose any rate increase they may come before the ICC to request.
    JENNIE RUHMKE
  • June 13, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO A RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    MARILYN KRAWETZ
  • June 13, 2008

    cust is against the proposed ComEd rate increase.
    Richard Lock
  • June 13, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO A RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. THE PROPOSED INCREASE PUNISHES PEOPLE WHO CONSERVE.
    LINDA BRADBURY
  • June 13, 2008

    Please see what you can do to NOT increase electrical rates. There must be some way to maintain the rates as they are for the time being.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    M. Clarke

    Mary L. Clarke
  • June 12, 2008

    cust is against the rate hike proposed by ComEd. Senior citizens cannot afford this increase.
    Jean Harris
  • June 12, 2008

    I am against any rate increase. I have been a customer of comed for 12 years. The price of gas has gone up and we are having a hard time financially. As a family we always pay on our bills each month. Unfortunately we are a bit behind and need to make arrangements. When I called Comed I spoke with a service representative who was rude and spoke to me as if I was bad person who does not deserve to be respected. I could hear people in the background laughing and listening to music. I asked to speak with a supervisor and was told a supervisor was not available. I needed someone from comed to give me a week extension to pay my bill in full. Even if comed could not help then at least it would have been nice to speak with a rep who sounded like he or she cared. A friendly voice is what I was looking for. I was forced to call the ICC for help. Through the ICC I was able to get the help I needed. Comed does not need a rate increase what they need is to reshape and train their customer care dept.
    Sandra Alejandre
  • June 12, 2008

    I DISAGREE WITH BOTH OF COMED'S RATE INCREASE. THAT'S 300% HIGHER.
    KAREN CHRISTENSEN
  • June 12, 2008

    I am on a fixed income and these rates are crippling me. if the rates go up I will be forced to choose between paying my electric bill or buying food to eat.
    Sharon Krueger
  • June 11, 2008

    I am against the proposed rate hike.
    Lee Lorentzen
  • June 11, 2008

    I oppose any rate hike for com Ed. they are making way too much money now and do not need this increase.
    theda reed
  • June 11, 2008

    I oppose any rate increase by ComEd. In view of their income I think its unfair for them to increase rates again. Also in view of the current economic conditions of seniors and ordinary people to increase the cost of electricity is just not right.
    Jean Woodman
  • June 11, 2008

    Called to oppose ComEd's request for a $361 million rate hike.
    Francine Cady
  • June 12, 2008

    Com Ed.s profits & stock value have increased tremendously. They do not need a rate increase.I say this as a stockholder and customer. Enough is enough. Please do the right thing.
    Rudolph J Macchione
  • June 11, 2008

    I oppose the rate hike. Affordable electric service is a necessity for Illinois consumers. Please protect Ameren and ComEd customers from this unjustified rate hike.
    B Worzalla
  • June 12, 2008

    I simply can not understand how a utility company can pay its CEO 19.5 million dollar salary, report over a billion dollars in profit and than ask for a rate increase. It makes my blood pressure go up, my wallet shrink. With everything going up, where am I along with the millions of other people suppose to get the money to pay for all these increases, especially since we do not get a increase in our income!!!!!!!! Please stop the rate increase that ComED is asking for and increase the income of the millions of people in Illinois!!!!
    leo satas
  • June 10, 2008

    I think the rate increase is not appropriate. I am gainst any rate increase.
    Phyllis Ravve
  • June 10, 2008

    I'm asking Comed rate hike be denied.
    ROBERT HANDELSMAN
  • June 10, 2008

    I am opposed to any increase that comEd is requesting.
    vincent skarda
  • June 10, 2008

    I think the rate increase in way out of line. if i could get a 10.8% return I would be in heaven. I think this is going to hurt low income people.
    richard pierce
  • June 12, 2008

    With parent company profits of 2.9 billion dollars and CEO Rowe's compensation of 19.5 million dollars in 2007, Commonwealth Edison does not need, nor is an electric rate increase justifiable.
    Any member of the commission who cannot see that this nothing more than greed needs to be replaced!

    Robert O'Neil
  • June 12, 2008

    Please reject this rate increase. It is outrageous. I am a customer and cannot afford higher rates.
    lynn windsor
  • June 12, 2008

    Am disturbed by the recent electricity rate increases. In January of 2007, the 10-year rate freeze ended and my electric bill increased by 30-40 dollars per month. My assessment (I live in a condominium community) also increased by about 35 dollars per month as a result of the increase in the cost of energy. Am on a fixed income, so I needed to find a way to budget for these rate hikes. Decided to keep my lights off; minimize the amount of television I watched; adjusted the thermostat so that my furnace operated minimally; and used a ceiling fan for most of summer 2007 to avoid the expense that operating my air conditioner would bring. I managed to get by with this kind of creative budgeting.
    Recently learned that there will will an additional 2% rate hike as of June 2008. This is the limit! There should be legislation, which prevents corporations from preying on consumers in this way. What can I do to stop the energy companies from profitieering? Do I continue writing to my senators? Do I complain directly to the companies? Please help me with concrete advice.

    Kathryn R. Flint
  • June 12, 2008

    I would like to protest any rate hike by Commonwealth Edison Company.

    I am retired and find it difficult to pay utilities if they keep increasing.

    I belong to Citizens Utility Board.

    Please vote against any increase.

    Thanks

    Judith A. Palmer
  • June 9, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO THE PROPOSED RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    GAIL NIKSIC
  • June 9, 2008

    I do not think any rate increase is justified at this time.
    levi daniels
  • June 9, 2008

    I am against the rate increase.
    Dr. Peterson
  • June 9, 2008

    the electric is too high now. do not need any further increases.
    james cassidy
  • June 9, 2008

    I was appalled to read in the Chicago Tribune that ComEd is requesting a new rate increase. With an investiment acct. I watch the market and ComEd is making a large profit and I think its outrageous.
    Beverlee Mitchell
  • June 9, 2008

    In this current state of financial distress, the last thing the Commonwealth Edison Customers need is another rate increase. We understand the costs of doing any business in todays environment, however, the public is being deluged with too many increases from every end. It has to stop before a depression occurs. The citizens cannot continue to be taxed, increased, and still move ahead. Please do not add to the current turmoil by going on with this increase. Thank you.
    gary noe
  • June 6, 2008

    With Com Ed's parent company garnering record profits of $2.9 Billion dollars on 07', it is beyond unreasonable to ask the citizens of Illinois for more money.
    Tim Sinclair
  • June 6, 2008

    With some of the highest rates in the country, and a rate hike as recent as last year, I am asking the ICC to reject ComEd's request for a $361 million increase. The Citizens Utility Board analysis shows that ComEd and Ameren "overstated expenses and understated income to justify the increases." Many customers were unable to afford the high rates before the last rate hike. Another rate hike could put electricity out of the budget of even more citizens. How can a lack of electricity to fill the most basic human needs be justified in a country such as ours?
    I urge the Commission to thoroughly investigate the company's operations, number of employees and workloads, true expenses, and actual profits in great detail if they wish to continue to consider another rate hike.
    Thank you.

    Barbara Dahl
  • June 6, 2008

    I am opposed to the rate hike for Comed. Not only have their prices already been raised, but the fees they charge and policies in effect garner them ample money. As a member of a charity that helps lower income people pay their utility bills, I see first hand how difficult it is for them to make payments. With the added "fees" applied for lateness, etc it becomes impossible for them to "catch up' on payments. Furthermore, ComEd is not helpful with us when we try to get them payment for our clients.
    Cathy Armstrong
  • June 6, 2008

    I am opposed to the rate increase proposed.
    C DeCoster
  • June 6, 2008

    I do not wish to be charged more. I think th erates are high enough and they should call a halt. Not everybody can afford more money to pay for the rates.
    PATRICIA SCHURE
  • June 5, 2008

    I oppose the proposed comed rate increase.
    Barbara Lovell
  • June 5, 2008

    The prices are high enought now they don't need a increasse.
    Muriel Meyer
  • June 5, 2008

    I do not want any rate increase allowed for comEd. I cannot afford it.
    roy malmgren
  • June 5, 2008

    I urge the ICC to reject the rate proposals of all kinds. Unless they are justified.
    Frank Laurie
  • June 5, 2008

    I say for to long ComEd has gotten out of hand with their rates. Now they talk about saving energy and once customers start saving energy they want to increase the cost because people are not using enough energy. the company should have to cut back too.
    George pietrzak
  • June 5, 2008

    Please do not approve any further rate hike proposals by ComEd until they truly convince the public that they truly need the incremental cash.

    I watch their employees every week wasting time and money - MY time and MY money!

    We can't afford any further increases.

    Thank you!

    Sanford White

    Sanford White
  • June 4, 2008

    I feel that I can not pay a rate increase I am retired on limited income the bills keep going up and I see they made 2.9 billion last year which is enough for this year. If they need more money cut the exec salaries which are to high and use that to operate the company.
    Irene Mostek
  • June 4, 2008

    I am against the rate hike they are high enough.
    Emily Hillderbrand
  • June 4, 2008

    Opposed to ComEd's rate increase request.
    Charles Becker
  • June 5, 2008

    This is a copy of what I have sent to the ethics dept. of Com Ed. This is how they do business, yet they expect another rate increase. It is appauling that children are forced ot suffer even though people do what they are told to do. This is our story and I hope they do NOT get an increase until they can prove that the money will fix some inadequate departments.

    How ethical is it to continue to leave a single mother of 3 boys ages 3-10 without power when she has done all that has been asked of her. I am just short of going to the media with a problem that my daughter continues to battle. She has tried since last Sept. to get assistance through LIHEAP but was continually put off each month until Jan. when she was told to contact them as soon as she got a disconnect notice. In Feb. she got her notice and they scheduled her for her appointment. OF COURSE not until April 15th. Now this is not your fault and we realize it but she is only getting 16-20 hours a week at her job and she did not have anything to pay on her bill. So she went there on her appointment date and they told her too bad they are out of money. This is a different issue and I am filing a grievance on them. However, through someone else we were told to go to Freeport Illinois to file for a power up program. Now I don't quite know why they could not have done this here in Rockord, but I took her. It was Monday May 19, because she was shut off on the 15th and they were going to squeeze her in. Well she completed the paperwork and they lady told us it would be best to pay the bill that would remain after the $400 from ComEd which was $568. So on Tues. with the help of a few people we were able to borrow the money to pay it and she did. Now it is June 3rd and she is STILL without power. We have made numerous calls and only twice have I gotten a person with a decent thing to say. Everyone else claims that ComEd simply does not have a program and she just needs to pay her bill. Well we just do not have another $400 that is why she needed help. Aside from the cocky customer service reps., how hard can it be to see that she needs the help and turn her back on. She did what she was told to do and she is being punished for it. Not to mention her children. I even asked why they could not have turned her back on and then if they decided not to help her at least set her up on a payment plan and they refused that. Then I have asked for a number or transfer to the dept that handles the power up program and they won't do that either. They tell us there is nothing they can do. WELL I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT. How can it be that Com Ed. can hold peoples lives in there hands like this and not care what they are doing. It is NOT like she has not made an attempt to take care of this but how long does she have to wait while they drag their feet. This is not fair. Plus now they say even if she is approved it will take up to 2 more days to turn her back on. COME ON WHAT DOES SHE HAVE TO DO TO GET SOMEONE THAT WILL HELP HER!!!!! I did not know who to contact because customer service sure won't help and this is the only place I see to send something. There is no way to contact anyone who seems to know what this program is about. PLEASE PLEASE HELP HER GET RESTORED! Her name is Christine Lewis and her address is 930 River Park Drive, Loves Park Illinois 61111. She has been without power since May 15th. This is getting ridiculous. Please someone help her.

    Thank you

    I don't understand why LIHEAP set her up to fail but they did. They knew that as of April 1st, they can be shut off and they knew she had a shut off notice as of Feb. These actions on both companies is unfair and their is no reason they should get more money to continue like this. Fix what needs to be fixed then talk to the consumers. We don't know where esle to go with this but to file complants.

    Thank You

    Debbie Raethz
  • June 5, 2008

    The utility company habit of overstating expenses and understating income for the purpose of garnering yet another undeserved and unnecessary rate hike has become out of control.

    For years, utility companies have been overcharging consumers in the name of ever increasing profits: Ameren, $690 million, CEO received $4.7 million; Integrys, $251 million, CEO received $4.6 million; Nicor, $135.2 million, CEO received $2 million;

    ComEd (Excelon), $2.9 BILLION, CEO received $19.5 MILLION.

    Yet they complain, despite these profits, that the cost of providing this service is hurting them. Do the above figures make YOU think they are hurting?

    Don't get me wrong; I fully support free enterprise - but not at the expense of the commonwealth. This will eventually kill the goose that lays the golden egg.

    Jack Drysdale, Jr.
  • June 3, 2008

    I am opposed to the increase in electric delivery rates. The ComEd rates have already increased significantly and ComEd needs to find ways to cut costs and I am a member of CUB.
    Ed Bannon
  • June 3, 2008

    According to CUB and the AG office the rate increase is not needed and both of them say the rate should be cut by 90% and I would second that.
    Thomas Tabern
  • May 30, 2008

    I have a concern about the way the company is cutting trees and that cost money they should save to keep rates low. the company would not need an increase if they did a better job spending the rev they have now.
    Ray Dominguez
  • May 29, 2008

    ComEds rates are unfair! They should focus on proper funds management and not be charging the consumer crazy rates!
    i mahomed
  • May 21, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO THE PROPOSED RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. THE RATES ARE HIGH ENOUGH ALREADY. I AM A SENIOR AND CAN'T AFFORD ANY FURTHER INCREASES. THE CEOS ARE MAKING TOO MUCH ALREADY.
    JAMES BRANTHAVER SR
  • May 21, 2008

    Please dont approve this hike. They already make lots of money. Look at us poor people.
    Pravin Patel
  • May 21, 2008

    The last increase raised my electric bill about 40% not the 10% they were talking about. Did everybody forget that the rate payers from com-ed payed for building those nuclear reactors? I'm stuck paying all kinds of fees on the bill , distribution, meter, transmission, etc. I don't have an option of going elsewhere, so how high are the bills going to get? They should not be allowed to get another rate increase until the stock price is down to $35 a share. The officers of that company make far to much money. We have to pay for all of this. When is it going to stop?

    Thank You, Bob Sobucki

    Robert Sobucki
  • May 21, 2008

    ComEd does not need or deserve another rate increase. In addition, they eliminated the lower rate that they had for "heat pump" users. I have a heat pump and gas furnace for handling the heating needs when the temperature goes below 30 degrees f. I used Com Ed's heat pump rates at the time, when I was figuring my payback. My payback is not good, as they have eliminated these rates. It sure appears that Senator Emil Jones is on ComEd's payroll, as he always votes in their favor. ComEd has misrepresented their profits and intentions repeatedly. What is wrong with ComEd buying their power from their parent company and there are no other bidders. Come on, wake up, we are not stupid. You need to do the right thing here. This state is so corrupt that I have decided to leave when I can afford to retire.
    David Jordan
  • May 19, 2008

    I'm oppose to any rate increase.
    paul novy
  • May 19, 2008

    PLEASE DO NOT LET THEM HIKE THEIR RATES AND SURCHARGES.
    MARILYN BOYAN
  • May 15, 2008

    I am oppose to any rate increase the company may come before the icc to seek.
    SUSAN CLARK
  • May 15, 2008

    The Lord give and the Lord takes away just like ComEd they had to give a rebate and now they are trying to take it away with this rate increase.
    Betsy Haag
  • May 15, 2008

    I am on a fixed income and I am already behind and it they get a raise I will be further behind. i cannot afford any more rate increases.
    mike aukes
  • May 15, 2008

    I am opposed to any more rate hikes.
    Lynn Ruby
  • May 14, 2008

    I'm oppose to the service charge increase.
    thelma flag
  • May 14, 2008

    I'm oppose to the service rate increase. Times are hard right now.
    sharon miller
  • May 14, 2008

    WE'RE ON A FIXED INCOME AND WE JUST CAN'T PAY HIGHER RATES!! IT HAS TO STOP SOMEWHERE.
    MARY MILLER
  • May 12, 2008

    I am against the rate increase that ComEd is proposing, particularly in the light of the profits that ComEd has consistently been making. In today's economy, when rates and costs are going up every day, making it difficult for many to make ends meet, ComEd needs to find ways to economize, not to ask for increased rates or tacking on additional "riders" to our utility bills.
    Helen Lloyd
  • May 9, 2008

    I am having a hard time paying my bill now. Even more so in the summer the rates are so high now I will not be able to use ac this summer. I want the ICC to say no to any rate increase. I would like to see the rates what they were before the last increase.
    Sylvia Jones
  • May 9, 2008

    I urge the ICC not to allow any more rate increases.
    Carol Wainscott
  • May 8, 2008

    cust is against the ComEd rate hike, senior citizens cannot afford this increase.
    Audrey Brody
  • May 7, 2008

    I'M TOTALLY AGAINST THE PROPOSED RATE INCREASE.
    LEE LORENTZENT
  • May 5, 2008

    I am against the proposed cost increases requested by Com Ed. It's got to stop sometime. My electric bills are high even though we try to conserve energy. Com Ed had an increase last year, now they want another this year and next year they will want another increase. When does it end?
    harvey matthew
  • May 5, 2008

    I would like the ICC to vote NO to any type of increase on our bill. It is impossible for seniors to pay this and also with the high cost of gasoline cannot take anymore increases.
    susan mestan
  • May 5, 2008

    THE CO HAS RAISED MY BUDGET AMOUNT FROM $92 TO $113. I AM 71 YEARS OLD AND RECEIVE A SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK. I ALSO HAVE TO WORK A RETAIL JOB TO MAKE ENDS MEET. I'M ALONE AND DON'T KNOW HOW I'M GOING TO MAKE IT. THE UTILITIES GET SO MUCH PROFIT. THEY SHOULD MAKE IT LOWER. IT IS TERRIBLE THAT THE UTILITIES DO THIS. THERE IS JUST TOO MUCH PROFIT. I AM OPPOSED TO A RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    JULIET NANTO
  • May 5, 2008

    I urge you to reject CornEd's latest rate increase request that would cost consumers $361 million more each year.

    CornEd does not need or deserve this rate hike. Its parent posted a profit of $2.9 billion last year, up from $2.2 billion in 2006.

    CUB's analysis shows that CornEd has overstated its expenses and understated its income be as much as $311 million. The ICC staff also says CornEd doesn't need such a big increase from consumers. .

    Affordable electric service is a necessity for Illinois consumers. Please protect ComEd customers from paying this unjustified rate hike.

    Robert Tracy
  • May 5, 2008

    Please do not raise your rates.
    EMMA HURD
  • May 2, 2008

    In light of the profits and salaries received, I am totally against any rate increase. This is the worst of all times for them and the gas company to be coming to you for this rate approval - the mortgage mess, rise in gasoline prices and groceries, (I can't even get Medicare to pay my ob-gyne doctor since last September!!) Thank you.
    Patricia Kerrigan-Lally
  • April 30, 2008

    Everything is going up expect the pay people get. We need a break.
    Martin Navarro
  • April 29, 2008

    This additional raise is a travesty.
    We are senior citizens on a fixed income and our electric bill has already more doubled this year. Please stop this new increase. Thanks

    Sari Schoen
  • April 29, 2008

    I think increasing the rate is taking a toll not only on seniors, but new families and widowers who are now forced to support themselves. I live in a mobile home and when I moved in I was on a limited budget and was able to afford my electric bill of approx. $65 and now my bill has gone up to $125. This past winter even though I qualified for an energy grant thru LIHEAP my bills were still very high and beyond my budget. I kept my thermostat at 70 degress, but this past winter was still cold in my home. Something more needs to be done in these hard economic times.
    Deborah Gumtow
  • April 25, 2008

    Say no to rate hikes. I am a senior and can not keep coming up with the money to pay these bills
    Elizabeth Madigan
  • April 24, 2008

    This is regarding the proposed rate increase. I think this is ridiculous. I cannot afford any more increases. The gas keeps going up. Food prices are higher than they have ever been in 30 years. Our country is in a big mess. The war is going on and our soliders will never get to come home. I cannot afford another increase in my electricity. I am barely getting by now. What is this country coming to?
    Debbie Halb
  • April 23, 2008

    I oppose the rate hike. the current rate is high enough.
    Montrew Dunham
  • April 23, 2008

    I want the ICC to vote NO to the rate hike for ComEd. Salaries should be cut, and not for the lower people, I mean the CEO's etc. I am not in poverty, but am 84 years old and have to watch where my money goes.
    Margaret Miller
  • April 23, 2008

    I'M CALLING ABOUT THE PROPOSED INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. I DON'T THINK IT'S RIGHT. I'M A FORMER EDISON EMPLOYEE. WE JUST GOT ALL THIS MONEY BACK AND THEY'RE GOING TO TAKE IT AWAY. I'M RETIRED AND ON A LIMITED BUDGET. I CAN HARDLY AFFORD IT WITH THE COST OF GAS AND EVERYTHING ELSE GOING UP.
    ROBERT CORIELL
  • April 23, 2008

    I want the energy rates to stay the same they are high enough now.
    Frederick Fechtner
  • April 23, 2008

    We have been on the ComEd budget plan for many years. About 1 year ago, the budget price was $126.00 per month (we sent $130.00, just to be safe). ComEd raised it to $172.00 in Nov '07, and they just raised it to $202.08. We have changed to CFLs in almost every light fixture in the house. What are they trying to do? How do they think we (on a fixed income) can pay these rates?
    Arthur T. Williams
  • April 22, 2008

    I am against any rate increase because we are getting less serv. than ever. 30 years ago told no increases because of nuclear plants and they keep wanting more money and they are getting well paid.
    al anchola
  • April 22, 2008

    DONT RAISE THE COM ED RATES AGAIN!
    WALTER ROMBACH
  • April 22, 2008

    How much more of this do we have to take??? Every year Com Ed tries and keeps asking for more increases in our electric bills. Com Ed should run their business more efficiently and cut better deals for power instead of passing the costs on to us. We are totally opposed to this proposed increase! Listen to the Citizens Utility Board and the citizens themselves before granting them another hike. Listen to the people and the hardships that these rate increases are causing. It's not only Com Ed, but I read that NICOR is also seeking a rate increase. Give us a break for a change.

    R Kasper

    Raymond Kasper
  • April 22, 2008

    I am against any new rate increases.
    Michelle McKeown
  • April 22, 2008

    Maybe the people who are making a lot of money and are corrupt, etc., they can afford the rate hikes, but they cannot even keep the electricty going all the time. The news even says that and that is sad. The should have never deregulated any of the things. It is a shame people are so money hungry that they care about those who cannot afford what they have now. People are having enough hard times with the gas costs for our presidents family is making a fortune from that, who cares about the little people.

    NO RAISES IN THE ELECTRICITY AND I WANT AN EXACT BILLING NOT A GUESS IF I AM GOING TO USE MORE OR NOT - VERY DISCRIMINATING IN MY THOUGHTS.

    THANKS

    Susan Shuley
  • April 21, 2008

    Where I live every time it rains we loose serv. and now they want a rate increase. the top people are making hugh bonuses and I am on social security and bills are too high now. it is not fair.
    mary jane emery
  • April 21, 2008

    I am anti anymore incrases and they have goudged us enough.
    phillip young
  • April 21, 2008

    I am opposed to any rate hike
    arlene sudduth
  • April 21, 2008

    Enough is enough. Instead of increasing rates yet again, it's time for Com Ed to work on becomng more efficient and lowering costs, and reducing the outrageous compensation that the executuves and directors are getting.
    Marty Safirstein
  • April 21, 2008

    I find it absolutely absurd that we are looking at another gigantic hike in electric costs due to Com Ed's inability to manage their funds. I would think that their initial hike was more than enough to stave off Com Ed's spiral into bankruptcy. This just seems like another effort at fleecing customers under the guise of bettering a failing company. I say open it up and let the companies battle it out for customers.
    Matthew Dennis
  • April 21, 2008

    My wife and I unalterably oppose any rate increases for ComEd because this company is earning hugh profits for Exelon. These profits are unreasonable because they are used to enrich salaries of high level executives which are already EXCESSIVE. Why does a company which has a monopoly find it necessary to advertise? That is a waste of customer money!! PLEASE act responsibly... DENY ComEd any increase in rates. Thank you.
    Rosalie and Milt Honel
  • April 21, 2008

    You should not get another rate increase in the state of illinois for 20 more years. We have the highest rates in the US and you people at the top of ComEd deserve to have your salary lowered instead of abusing customers.
    kathy ryan
  • April 21, 2008

    I feel as though ComEd has us all on a merry-go-round that never stops. They continually put in for more rate hikes, the Citizen's Utility Board and other organizations fight the increases and supposedly the rate increases do not go through. Then, after a short period of time, here they come again, putting in for yet another rate increase, and the stress level for us low-income seniors continues to rise, afraid that this time the government will allow the increase. Even though the last rate increase wasn't allowed, my electric bills have increased dramatically over the winter months. I'm afraid that I won't be able to turn on my air conditioner this summer due to the cost of electricity. I have 2 chronic health conditions that would be exacerbated without air conditioning. Last summer I suffered in the heat for several weeks before I finally had to give in and turn on the air, which I ALWAYS keep at the 78 to 80 degree level.

    Why don't the over paid executives cut their wages instead of trying to fleece their customers. As it is, they have a monopoly in the area and, I guess they feel that we are at their mercy. Doesn't anyone in that company have a heart???? Does anyone at ComEd even listen to our pleas????

    Bonnie Anderson
  • April 21, 2008

    I oppose any rate increase for ComEd. They claim that they hadn't had a rate increase in several
    years; however, my electric bills continues to rise each month throughout the entire year.This doesn't
    reflect what they are telling us. If the rates are not increasing as it is, my bills should be fairly consis-
    tant. I am a senior and had to pay ComEd $ 687.00 this month and received another bill due the first
    part of the coming month for an additional $751.00. Where do they think I can come up with this kind
    of money each month, along with all the other expenses I have? My whole house is electric, so they
    have me over a barrel and it is quite unsettling when they threaten me with disconnection if I can't
    come up with the money.

    ComEd never mentions the millions of dollars that they collect from customers when they require them to pay hugh deposits while having difficulty meeting the regular payments, while asking for rate
    increases. Don't give them the rate increase.

    William Harris
  • April 21, 2008

    I urge you to vote NO on ComEd's rate increase request.
    Robert Mockus
  • April 21, 2008

    I think commonwealth edison and its parent company make a very high income now and do not need a huge raise !
    john p cherry
  • April 21, 2008

    Electric rates are high enough already and they should not be increased. It will impact everyone if you allow an increase in electric rates (especially our Seniors, the Poor). I strongly urge the Illinois Commerce Commission to deny COMED their request for an increanse in electric rates. Please help and protect the citizens of Illinois. Thank you.
    Mr Hernandez
  • April 21, 2008

    It is totally ridculous for ComEd to even consider another rate hike. Do you recall what was said once the rate freeze was allowed to expire? Amazing, sad, but oh so true. Those greddy people need a rate hike like I need another credit card!
    Barbara Lara
  • April 21, 2008

    I very much oppose any rate hike by Commonwelth Edison. I believe they are making plenty of money now, and we have no choice but to keep paying them.

    With the state of the economy they should be proposing a cut in rates! It is hard enough to keep up with the price of gas and food keeps increasing at a rapid rate.

    One of the ways commonwelth Edison can save money is to stop advertising. ESPECIALLY YOUR ADS ON TV. We are a captive audience and I feel it is a slap in the face to advertise for something we can't control, but must buy,

    We are already in a recession, and do not need an increase in rates, which to many people will mean maybe going without essentials just to meet the electric bill.

    THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR USING SOME COMMON SENSE INSTEAD OF MILKING THE PEOPLE!

    harold hauser
  • April 21, 2008

    I am a senior citizen trying to live on Social Security. WIth the price of food, gasoline, natural gas and everything else going up my wife and I just cannot afford to pay these outrageous electricity costs. Com Ed complains about their costs for poles and transformers increasing I say welcome to the club; my costs are a;so increasing but I have no one I can go to to get more money to help me live day to day! Also Com Ed says that Will County is growing every day and it is costing them more money to increase/update the infrastructure. Com Ed will get their costs back when the new customers come online and start paying for Com Ed's services! In addition Com Ed is already making record (and obscene) profits: why do they need such high profits for? When is enough money enough? COM ED DOES NOT NEED MORE MONEY!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
    Ernest H. Reich
  • April 21, 2008

    PLEASE DENY COMED'S CURRENT REQUEST FOR RATE HIKES. I BELEIVE IT IS VERY DANGEROUS TO ALLOW A UTILITY COMPANY TO PASS ON COSTS TO RUN THEIR BUSINESS WITH NO CHECKS AND BALANCES. THEIR PLAN TO BILL VIA A "RIDER" ON OUR BILLS SEEMS VERY WRONG.
    LISA URQUHART
  • April 21, 2008

    The arguments against ComEd getting a rate hike are the same arguments that applied last year when they came off the freeze.

    Commonwealth Edison is making a profit. I am capitalist enough to know that a business has to have profits in order to grow and maintain capital investments. But what is enough profit to do that? Is it what ComEd would like? As a monopoly, they have a higher responsiibility to their customers than does McDonalds or Caterpillar. As a monopoly they have a responsibilty to manage their business as efficiently as practical. Does that mean higher rates so they can support the capital goals of their parent company Exelon? I don't think that Illinois customers of Commonwealth Edison should be forced to payhigher rates for electricity here, so Exelon has enough money to build a nuclear plant in Texas. Seems to me the Texans ought to pay that bill.

    Rate increases for ComEd should be tied to infrastructure support for ComEd's customers. No infrastructure capital expenditures, then no rate hike. I do believe the shareholders of ComEd have a right to expect a return on their investment. They do not have a right to have that rate of return guaranteed, no matter the efficiency and efficacy of their management. If the managers hired by the shareholders of ComEd through their Board of Directors, do not perform, then their compensation and continued employment should be at risk, not the rate payers of ComEd's monopoly.

    Please reject this request for a rate increase.

    Thank you,
    Mike Schindel
    CAT retiree

    Michael Schindel
  • April 21, 2008

    Let the Chairman, ALL 2nd & 3rd tier mangement people, and Board of Directors work for NO Charge for FIVE years and THEN come back to the Commission and ask. Only "proof" that is acceptable to me and I imagine, the General customer base!!

    Maintainence in my town is a word/thought process that has NOT been in ComEd's vocabulary for TWENTY years!!

    Ed

    Ed Kaler
  • April 21, 2008

    I feel that Com Ed has already gotten enoogh of or money. And that this would only hurt the people even worse if this were to take place again as it is we are already paying the highest rates in the country.
    Teresa Prior
  • April 18, 2008

    No increase please. You promise to do Chicago inter structure by putting all overhead wiring back undergroud. This was part of an agreement with Chicago many increases ago. All I have seen are some new covers for the base of the lighting poles. If you cannot keep this agreement why should I beleive you need an increase now. Please get with it for all persons on a fixed income and those who don't have enough income. Thighten your belt for that what we have been doing with you and your broken promise of better service. Like you tell us you can do it, just take a deep breath.
    Ken Thomas
  • April 18, 2008

    The amount that ComEd is asking for is clearly out of line. Back in the 80s when they wanted tons of money for nuclear plants (that we, the customers footed the bill for), we knew that ComEd over-predicted future use... which proved to be true.

    For years, ComEd had the highest rates in the entire nation.

    Pull-the-Plug on ComEd's request. They should be denied any rate hikes, period.

    Margaret A. Foshe
  • April 18, 2008

    I would like to protest the proposed increade that Com Ed wants to get. The rates are so high now that my last bill Feb 2008 to March 2008 was 256.00 dollars and i have all electric house and left for the month and turned my heat down to 45 degrees and it was still 256.00. I even had my water pump and water heater turned off. And 2 of the rooms heat was turned off because they are not near any pipes and it was still outragous.
    Jill Sheehan
  • April 18, 2008

    I firmly oppose any rate increases by Commonwealth Edison due to the fact that as a publicly sanctioned monopoly, Edison was built up using public funds, and then was sold to Exelon, which continues to have record profits while crying that it need more money. The people of Northern Illinois should be benefiting from the nuclear energy that was paid for by it's taxpayers. In addition, salaries of high level executives are excessively high, and money spent on advertising to promote Edison - our only real choice as an electricity-provider - demonstrates poor business management choices / wasteful spending, on the part of Edison management, despite the fact that such advertisments are supposedly paid for by other than funds from ratepayers.

    The costs of installing new electric utilities as housing / businesses expand further west of the metro area should be paid for by the utilities as well as municipalities, since they are the ones that will benefit by the increased revenues for services for the long term.

    Richard & Nora Trombino
  • April 18, 2008

    are not the subsidies enough
    William West
  • April 18, 2008

    These rates should not be put into effect. We are being maxed out with all these increases and soon may not be able to keep up with the increased costs.
    S. Steib
  • April 18, 2008

    We cannot afford constantly increasing utility rate increases. To save money, you could abandon plans for automatic metering. PLEASE do not increase the rates.
    Sharon Pfiter
  • April 18, 2008

    Why would they raise the rate again, we are already hurting with everything like gasoline prices.taxes
    on water,People gas and higher prices at stores.

    Lawrence Pettis
  • April 18, 2008

    As a homeowner and a very small business owner I am opposed to the rates hikes. I insist my employees turn off lights and equipment when they leave a room or complete a task. I have installed motion sensors for lighting whenever possible and set the building A/C at 82 instead of 78. I am a relatively small user of electricity but my costs are more than $1000 per month.

    If Com Ed were losing money every year I would re-think my position but they are profitable and they have no real competition.

    James Stephen
  • April 18, 2008

    Dear Sirs:

    I am sure with all the emails you are getting opposed to this proposed rate hike, that I do not need to restate them again.

    Bottom line:

    NO RATE HIKES

    Barbara Kravets

    Barbara Kravets
  • April 18, 2008

    Why am I being charged a 2000% mark-up on my electrical useage? Recently I unplugged my refrigerator as I it was constantly running and, not having an urgent need for it, decided to leave it off to compare the bills with previous bills and the actual useage against other charges. I do try to conserve energy use (I don't leave lights on all the time...etc).

    My last bill showed an energy charge of 50 cents! Yet the total bill came to almost $11. Yikes!

    I think that energy "costs", taxes, and whatnot should be based on the actual useage of that energy. Or at the least should be a percentage of the actual energy charge starting at a fixed point. This could really encourage users to lower their consumption -- if that's what we really really want.

    As it is now, ComEd and the taxing bodies are going to get a bare minimum of $10 a month from everyone whether they conserve or not.

    If gas at the pump was at a 2000% mark-up imagine how the already-angry users would feel.

    Jim Olson

    James Olson
  • April 18, 2008

    I support the proposed general increase in electric rates proposed by Commonwealth Edison. In this day when we are very much concerned about energy usage it is important to allow the free market system to operate. Increased demand drives the cost of energy. Fixing an artificial rate as proposed by some well meaning citizens groups will not encourage conservation. We should allow the market to set the price of energy and that price will in turn affect usage and demand. Only under those conditions will consumers begin to address unnecessary usage and begin to conserve.

    Respectfully,

    Matthew Finlayson

    Matthew Finlayson
  • April 18, 2008

    My electric bills already increased by significantly more than the "26%" Comed claimed last year. I believe it's unacceptable that Comed should be allowed to inflate the electric supply rates through the use of some sham "auction", and then increase the delivery rates on top of that. We're facing electric bills nearly twice as much as two years ago, if Comed is allowed to continue the trend of arbitrary and deliberate rate increases.
    Jason Ug
  • April 18, 2008

    COM ED rates are already very high. The average consumer is having a lot of trouble making ends meet with all the utility company increases, slowing economy and fuel prices. Please do not allow Com Ed to increase their electric rates again.
    JOANNE CONLEY
  • April 18, 2008

    Commonwealth Edison (COMED) while in business to make a profit, I find their customer support, and services poor. I have for 16 years asked every other year to have an electrical service pole fixed before it falls down. They sent out a group 5 years ago, and tried to fix the issue with a wedge of treated lumber stacked along side the pull. Well that has failed, and the pole is 12 degrees off center. While this isn't in there minds a huge issue, it will be. This pole has a transformer on it and controls over 40 homes. So when they say we need it for line upgrades, or this or that maybe they do. In this case they delayed repairs, delayed the fix, and frankly they get a grade of D it would be a C if they would just spend the funds wisely they have. I'm a business owner, and would love a company that looks at every roof top, as a valued client, to bad COMED doesn't. So my vote is no for increase, we all are on a tight budget today. Make them be good stewarts of the money they have. Spend it carefully like we all do, make it go a little extra mile. I wish we could get it right everytime but COMED like I have stated fails my classroom!
    Gregory Nelson
  • April 18, 2008

    Dear Commisioners, It is already hard for common people to make living in this ecomony. While the top CEO makes millions of dollars. They scare ICC saying that the company will file for bankcurpcy if they don't get rate increase. Look hard to their statement with thier financial results. Matter fact they get big bonuses and go after spendin...after thet get their rate increase. Altimately, all the commisioner has resposibility to llok after the Illinois public best interest not the CEO of COMED or Amergen. Please, decline thieir resquest for the RATE increase and ask them to cu back thier bonuses and spending free habits. I hope, you will make a good responsible decision. Please don't make us suffer more than you can. Sincerely, Pramod Patel
    Pramod
  • April 18, 2008

    Dear Commisioners,

    It is already hard for common people to make living in this ecomony. While the top CEO makes millions of dollars. They scare ICC saying that the company will file for bankcurpcy if they don't get rate increase. Look hard to their statement with thier financial results. Matter fact they get big bonuses and go after spendin...after thet get their rate increase.

    Altimately, all the commisioner has resposibility to llok after the Illinois public best interest not the CEO of COMED or Amergen.

    Please, decline thieir resquest for the RATE increase and ask them to cu back thier bonuses and spending free habits.

    I hope, you will make a good responsible decision. Please don't make us suffer more than you can.

    Sincerely,
    Sanjay Patel

    Sanjay
  • April 18, 2008

    I am a member of the RRPT plan. I am sorry I joined as my bill is higher now than before(and yes I wash clothes, dry clothes, dishwasher, unplugged all appliance when not in use, etc when the rates are below .07). If the rates keep getting higher the middle class people will be living in the dark.
    Linda Rossi
  • April 18, 2008

    I live in a one thousand square foot house, my electric bills are insane, reaching almost 100 dollars last month. I will need assistance if the rate goes up.
    Erika
  • April 18, 2008

    I am writing to express my opposition to ComEd's proposed rate increase. Although the electric utility market was technically deregulated, there is still no viable competition in the residential utility market. Furthermore, ComEd's partent company Excelon is making huge profits at the expense of residential utility customers in Illinois. Please opose this rate hike.
    Kathryn Schmit
  • April 18, 2008

    I think that another rate hike is not necessary, no wonder your rates were frozen for so long. You are greedy.
    Sharon Delco
  • April 18, 2008

    I oppose the current $361M dollar proposed rate increases.
    Kristan Jones
  • April 18, 2008

    I think a rate hike is nothing but pure greed. This big business shows millions of dollars of profits and take the Illinois people to the cleaners. It is theft. The economy is so bad, people are losing their homes left and right, Gas prices are rediculous- people are having to chose to pay their utility bills, fill up the tank on their vehicle so they can make money or feed their families- there isn't enough to go around to do all three.

    Enough is enough! The government needs to stop these greedy companies from forcing families into poverty to pay for a necessity- sickening! Profit is fine, "RAPING" THE PUBLIC has got to stop!

    We are on an express train to a depression, and Com Ed is going to raise the rates even higher? Why? If the government doesn't do anything, the people need to.

    Karen Miller
  • April 18, 2008

    Comed is over charging its customers for services here In Illinois
    sabrina young
  • April 18, 2008

    Stop passing along to the consumer the cost of mismanagement mistakes. Be more proactive instead of reactive, and act more appropriate.
    James Dombrowski
  • April 18, 2008

    I oppose ComEd's rate hike.

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    Michael N. Mueller
  • April 18, 2008

    ComEd should not be given a rate hike because:
    They are already charging the highest rates in the country.
    They are making huge monetary profits already and try to hide that fact.
    When Nuclear Power became available, I believe it was in the 50s, our electric rates would drop because it was going to be possible to generate electricity at a much much lower cost.
    ComEd now has an excess of electrical power whereby they are selling it ( At A Hefty Profit) instead of giving the people of Illinois the benefits of this excess power by lowering their rates.
    Under "NO" circumstances should they be granted a rate increase in light of these facts.

    Kenneth R. Goody
  • April 18, 2008

    Com ed said if they were granted an increase they would not ask for another for years. I guess delivery increases didn't count. Lets regulate comed. They lie to consumers
    How much overhead do they have? How much profit do they make? Perhaps they want to be like oil companies. lets regulate all the ( )'s

    jim morris
  • April 18, 2008

    Please no more rate hikes for a while I am a single mom trying to get by!!!!!
    Chris Nichols
  • April 18, 2008

    My name is James Newborn. I live in Chicago, IL. I am opposed to the propose deliver charge increase by ComEd. ComEd has obtained billions of dollars in profits. It is financially sound. The shareholders of the company are very happy. This is made possible through consumers, who are already hard-hit with increased rates of natural gas, diesel, food and other essential necessities. If more people electricity are cut off because they are unable to afford the bill, ComEd loses consumers and that is counter-productive. The executives of ComEd need to tighten their belts and forgo the increase incentives they receive by increasing hard working consumers rates. I respectively urge the ICC to reject ComEd's anti-consumers rate increase.

    Sincerely,

    James Newborn

    CC:

    Governor Rod Blagojevich

    James Newborn
  • April 18, 2008

    I am against any new rate increase and want to be heard.
    celeste wiseman
  • April 18, 2008

    i am oppose to the rate hike.
    mariann weiss
  • April 18, 2008

    no more rate hikes. service isn't that good, so they don't need another rate hike.
    john spear
  • April 18, 2008

    I would like the ICC to say no to any rate increase that ComEd is requesting.
    Robert Topel
  • April 18, 2008

    I am opposed to a rate hike. I can not afford another rate hike.
    Roberto Rosales
  • April 18, 2008

    I DON'T FEEL A RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON IS JUSTIFIED.
    ROBERT NOWAK
  • April 18, 2008

    I oppose any rate increase the company is making enough profit now this is just a rip off to their customers and will cause a hardship to many customers.
    Phyllis Arist
  • April 18, 2008

    i'm oppose to any rate increase the company may come before the icc to get. the company just got a rate increase. i'm a senior citizen and on a fixed income. this is legalized thiefery.
    norman schnitzer
  • April 18, 2008

    I oppose the rate increase. The company should not be allowed to increase rates furthers. Rates are high enough now and it makes it tough for familys to pay their bills especially during the summer months. The rates are already to high. We conserve at home everyway we can but the bills keep going up. Its hard to pay the bill every month I can't imagine what it would be like with another increase.
    Harold Hutton
  • April 18, 2008

    I feel like we are being overbilled now and want to say no way to any rate increase.
    carl fatz
  • April 18, 2008

    I am opposed to a rate increase.
    marianne Calsto
  • April 18, 2008

    NO WAY I WANT THE RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. I'M A SENIOR, 75 YEARS OLD. I CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY NOW.
    SHIRLEY BARKSDALE
  • April 18, 2008

    I am newly retired on a fixed income and everything is going up. I need lights I don't want to try and save on electricity I like lots of light. The price is to high now. If the rate increase is approved I might have to turn off litghts and thats not fair to me.
    Theresa Lopez
  • April 18, 2008

    I am a widow and cannot take any more rate hikes. I am totally against any more increases
    paula balka
  • April 18, 2008

    I am retired and have to be on a budget and everything is going up and want the ICC to oppose any increase.
    judith palmer
  • April 18, 2008

    Since we just got an increase in our Electric rates, I don't see why they need another, so soon.
    We need a break. They are making money hand over fist according to the media. We on the other hand are getting killed by rising costs of all essential services. Not to mention food and gas.
    Help, Please!

    Barbara Nova
  • April 18, 2008

    ComEd makes more than enough profit. My bill has more than doubled over the past year. Let the CEOs take a pay cut. I already have to chose between food, medicine and paying my electric bill.
    William Albrecht
  • April 18, 2008

    No rate hike It is not needed ! Com Ed has made a profit for the past several years.
    Keith Tracy
  • April 18, 2008

    Live within your budget. I have to live within mine. At the rate of price hikes and taxes I won't even be able to afford dog food.to feed myself,
    Barbara A McNeil
  • April 18, 2008

    No more rate hikes. Enough is enough
    Barbara A McNeil
  • April 18, 2008

    Average cost per kWhr went up 8% for me from the year before the last rate increase, which seems reasonable considering the extended price freeze which preceded it. The CUB knee-jerk reaction to any price increase is not based on economics but on the desire to be relevant, collect donations and provide jobs to those otherwise unemployable. I am only speaking regarding ComEd with my comments.
    Kurt Mathes
  • April 18, 2008

    I wish to voice my opposition to any Commonwealth Edison rate hike. The proposed hike is outrageously out of proportion
    to Com Ed's true costs. A rate hike should not be permitted in lieu of the company's profits , especially during these difficult economic times . Stop the rate hike !

    J. Scott Steinbrecher
  • April 18, 2008

    I'm against the utilities raising their prices. Gas has already doubled, Com Ed is higher and wants more. People like me who are on fixed incomes are having enough problems. We really don't need more.
    Phillip Bromeland
  • April 18, 2008

    Please do not cave in to public pressure via CUB in determining what to do. ComEd needs to make a reasonable profit to provide good service.
    Harlyn Schmidt
  • April 18, 2008

    ComEd does not need another rate hike. We gave them one last year. The amount they requested last year was proven to be in extreme excess of what they needed. Obviously if they think they need another one, they don't know how to manage their finances.
    Judy Merrick
  • April 18, 2008

    I oppose any rate increase in excess of 1% on domestic power usage. The increase of 1% is more than adequate to cover any costs for maintenance of present service.
    Stephen F. Fornek
  • April 18, 2008

    I adamantly oppose an increase in electric rates, especially for the fact that the economy is as bad as it is. Don't the utility companies have enough money already? They keep trying to increase and last year they gave rebates back to the customers and I was under the impression that they couldn't increase for a while. Here it is, one year later and they're doing the same thing all over again, when does it end? Personally, I am on welfare and had to apply for LIHEAP which I did get, however, the summer is coming upon us and that means many will need to use their air conditioners. LIHEAP will not be available again until the fall, then it takes 2-3 months for ComEd to recognize the credit.

    Electricians in general make quite a bit of money and with the risk that they take, it is understandable. If ComEd continues to try to increase the rates, some customers will not be able to afford it and will be cut off and they don't have any other source to go to as ComEd is a monopoly. If there were alternatives, I'd say, "go for it" but then with the decrease in customers, there would also be a decrease in jobs for ComEd. It's one vicious circle and it needs to stop!!!!

    Sharon Salerno
  • April 18, 2008

    To whom it may concern, This company does not cease to amaze me in how they continue, year after year, to attempt to push increases upon the residents of Illinois. Other states have decreases while the hard working people of Illinois keep having to fight these ridiculous proposed increases. it is not enough that these companies are reporting record earnings and providing golden parachutes to their executives; they still want to bleed the residents of the great state of Illinois dry in an unconscionable manner. Don't let these companies stick it to the middle class anymore. The state of our economy does not allow for these companies to fleece the middle class. Energy costs overall are through the roof and many families now have to choose between electricity and feeding their families. This has to stop and it is incredible that the executives at these companies, ComEd in particular , have no shame. Freeze prices on electricity for a set period of time, 10 years would be a good start, so the people can try and get back on their feet instead of getting beaten when they are already down!
    T. Ferman
  • April 18, 2008

    I am strongly oppose this rate hike proposed by ComEd. I believe the hike is without merit in the light of ComEd's recent record profits.
    Chong Wu
  • April 18, 2008

    We pay too much for electricity now, as it is. I understand Com Ed has record profits. They don't need more of our money for the same old service.
    James Mills
  • April 18, 2008

    I am in full support of Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan and her staff in their efforts to oppose the utility rate hikes and surcharges that are currently being considered by the ICC.

    As most of us know, there are many here in Illinois who struggle daily with the already high cost of energy. The ICC's own lawyers argued against this proposal and it should not be approved.

    The enormous profits of Com Ed should be tapped into, not the pocketbooks of the already struggling consumers.

    The ICC should learn a valuable lesson in compassion from the Citizens Utility Board and the staff of Atty. Gen.Lisa Madigan.

    We are all, in deed, part of the human family and keeping costs at a minimum to the heavily burdened consumer should be a priority of the ICC.

    On behalf of the public, please do not approve tariff 07-0566.

    Respectfully,

    D. Owen Baker

    Proud Citizen of the State of Illnois

    Dennis Baker
  • April 17, 2008

    I am opposed to any rate increase.
    Judity Horn
  • April 17, 2008

    I DON'T THINK THE RATE INCREASE SHOULD BE ALLOWED. I AM A SENIOR CITIZEN AND CANNOT AFFORD IT. THE RATES ARE ALREADY REDICULOUS. I SAY NO TO ANY RATE INCREASE.
    ANNIE LANG
  • April 17, 2008

    i think the service they give is poor and there answer to accounts is poor.i don't think they deserve a rate increase.
    clifford calhoun
  • April 17, 2008

    Everything in chicago is raising anyway and we don't need a rate increase and want ICC to say no. cannot afford any rate hike
    linda hollie
  • April 17, 2008

    I'M CALLING TO SAY NO TO A RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    PATRICIA WHARNER
  • April 17, 2008

    cust would like to voice his displeasure with ComEd's proposed rate increase.
    Wallace Harris
  • April 17, 2008

    I AM 67 YEARS OLD AND CAN'T AFFORD THESE HIGH PRICES. EVERY MONTH MY PRICES ARE INCREASING. THE PRICES THAT THEY ARE CHARGING ARE JUST REDICULOUS. I OPPOSE ANY RATE INCREASE.
    JEANETTE ROSE
  • April 16, 2008

    I'M OPPOSE TO THE RATE INCREASE.
    TONI YOUNGMAN
  • April 15, 2008

    i'm against the rate increase. i feel it is a return of the rate cut back that was returned to the customers in 2007.
    patrick folan
  • April 15, 2008

    i'm concern about the increase for the company. i live in a rural community and everything in our house is electric. it' s really hurting us, i 'm a retired middle class person. right now we can manage, but it is getting harder and harder. please don't give them their rate increase.
    carol majeske
  • April 15, 2008

    I'm calling to oppose any more rate increases for ComEd. They already had a 19 billion dollar profit. Why do they need to raise rates again on the backs of people who cannot afford it?
    Maggie Lakota-Ryan
  • April 15, 2008

    I am opposed to a rate increase.
    Joyce Mershon
  • April 15, 2008

    I'M OPPOSE TO ANY RATE INCREASE THE COMPANY MAY COME BEFORE THE ICC TO GET.
    VERA BAYER
  • April 15, 2008

    I think senior citizens are being docked from every utility regarding rate hikes and I want ICC to say no to any rate hikes.
    mary barrett
  • April 15, 2008

    I am opposed to rate increase.
    Mary Reinhardt
  • April 15, 2008

    I am a senior citizen and I can barely make ends meet. Please do not raise the rates.
    Virginia Pronger
  • April 15, 2008

    ComEd has done everything not to improve service have let all of their equipment get out of date. and now they want the consumer to pay the price for them being lazy and cheap. I am not in favore of a rate increase because the company has waited to long to do anything. I should not have to pay for it.
    Herman Falice
  • April 15, 2008

    NO TO THE RATE HIKE
    SHIRLEE CASEY
  • April 15, 2008

    I WOULD LIKE THE ICC TO SAY VERY MUCH NO TO THE COMED RATE INCREASE.
    ADRENNE MARMAN
  • April 15, 2008

    Please do not increase our electricity. There are too many poeple doing without basic needs to pay their bills. No one should have to decide on much needed medicine or having the light on at night.
    You can only cut down so much so many places. Please I beg you as I watch my 3 year old daughter sleeping and praying to God that I can keep on giving ther the vital things she needs to survive. thank you.

    Dawn Chaloupka
  • April 15, 2008

    I am retired and cannot afford another electricity rate hike. If they are in such dire straits, the executives and stockholders of the company should be prepared to take cuts in pay and dividends. We already pay so many extra taxes on every from bottled water and pop, cell phones, gas and so on and so on.

    Please do not grant ComEd this Rate increase.

    Thank you

    Gayle Richards
  • April 14, 2008

    I am a senior on a fixed income and I think ComEd's current rates are adequate. I oppose any rate increase.
    Gerald Lubhina
  • April 14, 2008

    I am opposed to the rate increase.
    Katherine Wirtas
  • April 14, 2008

    it's horrideous the utilitity company's are taking adavantage of customers who have no ther choice but to use there services. it's a monopoly. where are we suppose to get the money to pay them? the ceo's make a lot of money, reduce their pay and let us live in peace without having to worry about there shanniegans.
    susan handman
  • April 14, 2008

    Oppose any increase of comed. Ameren is one of the most profitable companies in the country and they don't need more.
    Lyle Nemzin
  • April 14, 2008

    I am against any rate hike. the timing is bad and have other bills and things to worry about right now without these rates going up too.
    donna higgins
  • April 14, 2008

    I am opposed to the rate increase. I am a senior citizen living in public housing. I already have a hard time paying my bills.
    Elizabeth Kamer
  • April 14, 2008

    I am strongly opposed to any increase being considered by ICC. It is eating 15% of my income now and wants ICC to refuse any increases.
    sara esgate
  • April 14, 2008

    I would like the ICC to say no to the rate hike.
    leatha green
  • April 14, 2008

    everything else has went up, but not our pay. i'm on a fixed income, i'm on ssi. i say no to the rate increase.
    john markee
  • April 14, 2008

    Say no to the proposed Com Ed rate hike! Thank you.
    Charles Smith
  • April 14, 2008

    I would like to speak against the ComEd rate increase. I had a feeling they would try to recoup some of the money they had to give back to consumers by the Illinois legislature's passing of the bill that forced them to refund some of their outrageous 2007 rate increase due to the sham of the electric power auction they orchestrated. This is just another attempt for them to put their hands in the pockets of consumers when the parent company continues to make millons in profits. Furthermore, they have not met the burden of proof that this rate increase is needed to maintain the electric infastructure in the areas they serve.
    William R. Carrigan
  • April 14, 2008

    My hope is that this increase will not happen. I live in a condo with only three rooms and the electric bill is already running me $265.00 a month.

    NO INCREASE IN RATES.......PLEASE
    GLENDA R. PARKER
    FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS 60130

    GLENDA R.PARKER
  • April 14, 2008

    I was unable to attend the public meeting on April 9, 2008 held at the State of Illinois Building because I am the sole caretaker of two elderly relatives who are living on fixed incomes (Social Security) but I wish to protest Commonwealth Edison's request for a rate increase to take effect this coming Summer. This proposed rate increase should NOT be approved! We have seen our electric rates increase EVERY month but Social Security benefits do NOT increase to cover the ever-increasing demands of Commonwealth Edison (and People's Gas). Enough is enough!!

    I am unemployed and have the make the hard choice of keeping the lights (and heat) on or going without food, medicine, and other basic necessities. The elderly and unemployed CANNOT continue to pay for these increases without dire consequences. I hope the Commission will say NO to this unjustified increase in electric rates that hit hardest on the backs of Illinois' senior citizens and the unemployed. Thank you.

    Linda J. Chia
  • April 14, 2008

    Last year I wrote to my state representative and state senator objecting to the proposed rate increase of ComEd. While that fight was won, I see that I have to go through the same routine this year. Nothing in the situation has changed. ComEd had not earned an increase last year, and hasn't earned one this year either.

    Last month my electric power was out twice, which makes me question the quality of maintenance that the company is committed to. Please, do not allow ComEd to increase their rates.

    Sincerely,

    Mel Weintraub

    Mel Weintraub
  • April 14, 2008

    Seniors cannot endure another rate hike. A huge portion of their income is going toward utilities and increasing rates will only force them to "tighten their belts" even further! Everything is escalating...food prices, gas, medical, etc. and it's making life harder and seniors shouldn't have to worry so much about the future. I know that if rates go up, I will definitely concentrate on reducing my consumption of electricity in any way I can to compensate for the rate hike!
    Barbara J. Barkley
  • April 11, 2008

    I am strongly opposed to the proposed increase in electrical rates for Commonwealth Edison. The company has done little or nothing to promote true and significant power conservation measures, despite their endless self-promoting advertisements. If they were doing even a fraction of what they should be doing to promote energy-effecient appliances and conservative usage strategies, then the constant expansion of generating and transmission infrastructure would not be necessary.
    Please do justice to the citizens and oppose Commonwealth Edison's rate increase.

    Jeff Granger
  • April 11, 2008

    I SAY NO WAY TO THE ENERGY RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    MARY JACKSON
  • April 11, 2008

    I'M ON A FIXED INCOME AND MY HOUSE IS ALL ELECTRIC. I CAN'T AFFORD HIGHER ENERGY BILLS. PLEASE SAY NO TO THE RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON AND THE AMEREN COMPANIES.
    BERNICE GOLDBERG
  • April 11, 2008

    I want to say not to the rate hike proposal. The rates are high enough now.
    Richard Wudzentis
  • April 11, 2008

    The ICC should deny comed's rate increase request.
    Doris Mosley
  • April 11, 2008

    I am opposed to the rate increase.
    Patricia Zuchristian
  • April 11, 2008

    Dear Sirs,
    The following are a few comments concerning the rate hike for Common Wealth Edison Company and their proposed higher rates. How can they say they need more money when records clearly show that they made a profit last year? No conscience? They are biting off their nose, to spite there face. They are now sending Americans even further into a downward spiral. Is this the American way of the future? In the Bible it states, Thou not shall not steal. Thou shall not covert thy neighbors goods. I guess this Good book is not allowed in their board room. We have had a rate hike in food, fuel, natural gas, phone, water, sewer, and pay one of the highest Municipal tax. The ends just don't meet anymore. Our paychecks have not gone up but all the utilities have. These people have exhibited the true greed of money. I hope God Blesses them because we cuss them every month through out the summer months. If the was an alternative to electricity we would definitely take our business there.
    Very disappointed Com-ed Customers,

    Mayton
  • April 11, 2008

    I dont believe a rate increase is justified.
    robert uhlhorn
  • April 15, 2008

    Over the past three years, Hinsdale residents and businesses have endured well over twice the amount of outages than the average ComEd customer has experienced. To understand its electrical distribution better, the Village of Hinsdale commissioned a feasibility study. What this experienced industry expert discovered is that the substandard electrical service that the Village has been receiving can be traced directly to the antiquated infrastructure of ComEd. Specifically, the first source of the unreliable service can be traced to a transmission problem that is the result of the Village being serviced by a 34.5 kilovolt line, a capacity that is woefully less than today’s typical 138 kilovolt services. The second source of Hinsdale’s unreliable electric service is that approximately 70% of ComEd’s equipment in the Village is more than 30 years old.

    About one year ago, a team of ComEd executives sat down with representatives of the Village to openly discuss the state of electrical service and negotiate potential improvements. With the knowledge learned from its feasibility study, the Village of Hinsdale carefully detailed an 18-point plan that straightforwardly asked for genuine commitments to improve transmission by installing a line with adequate capacity and the accompanying modern equipment and to improve distribution by burying its antiquated overhead lines. As a result of this meeting, ComEd offered a few token gestures, including additional tree trimming, but the utility refused to provide either of the specific upgrades that the Village had identified unless its residents were willing to entirely foot the bill by way of a surcharge.

    During this open dialogue, when Hinsdale officials requested that ComEd simply meet the system average for the number of outages a typical ComEd customer experienced, and ComEd declined. Instead, the utility offered the Village a non-guaranteed goal of 2.0 outages per customer. While this improvement goal was less than the Village’s number of 3.2 outages per customer in 2006, it was still higher than ComEd’s system-wide average of 1.48 for that year. Additionally, Hinsdale’s final average number of outages for 2007 was 4.01, nearly one more outage per customer than the previous year, and over two and one-half times ComEd’s 2007 system-average of 1.57 outages per customer.

    Although the Village had been experiencing poor service over time, a major storm in October of 2006 that left some Hinsdale residents without power for up to four (4) days underscored the substandard service and support that the community has received. At that time, attempts to contact ComEd for an explanation were left unresolved. To protect themselves from numerous outages of extended durations and unresponsive staff, many of Hinsdale’s residents have resorted to spending thousands of dollars to purchase emergency generators for their homes. This is almost standard procedure for new construction, and this planning for unreliable service is quite telling. Outage issues also extend from households to the business community, as several of Hinsdale’s restaurants have had to invest in voltage-regulating equipment to protect the expensive motors in their equipment from the brownouts they often experience.

    With no tangible improvement plan to address the unreliable service the Village has received from ComEd, Hinsdale has been exploring the establishment of its own electric utility. It took the pressure of public referendum questions to motivate ComEd to offer a modest switching upgrade in one of its antiquated substations. But, after more than two years, Hinsdale customers have not seen an improvement in the service they receive. This is totally unacceptable given that ComEd has no action plan and that its executives have not answered a simple question, “How much, or what percentage, of revenues generated by ComEd customers in Hinsdale is actually reinvested in the infrastructure in the community?” And now, ComEd is again asking to raise its rates. The Village of Hinsdale would like to know the answer to its reinvestment question, especially given the proposed rate increase. The Village has not seen reliability gains with the status quo, so will any of Hinsdale’s infrastructure be modernized with the additional revenue that will be generated by ComEd’s customers in Hinsdale?

    Village of Hinsdale
  • April 11, 2008

    Last January, AARP, CUB, the Office of the Attorney General and state legislators joined forces to oppose Ameren’s new surcharges and $247 million rate hike proposal that would also hurt hundreds of thousands of consumers in Central and Southern Illinois. Coupled together the Ameren and ComEd hikes and surcharges would all but wipe out the historic, $1 billion rate relief package won by Illinois consumers in 2007.
    Stop this new proposed rate increased . Why do we have to keep up this continued defense against fair pricing treatment from Edison? We will be watching your votes and we will act against those that are in the pocket book of Edison.

    Stephen Austill
  • April 10, 2008

    This is ridiculous. You just got an increase with the help of Emil Jones. Some of us, retirees and low income people cannot afford to pay for the expansion of your company. Cut down on the bonus you give to your executives and give us a break.
    Josephine Troesch
  • April 14, 2008

    ComEd has understated its income and overstated its expenses to justify a $361 million rate hike it doesn’t need, according to evidence presented to state regulators by the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office this week.

    ComEd has overstated its expenses and investments and understated its income to justify the big rate hike, which would increase the company’s delivery rates by roughly 25 percent.

    In addition to the overall rate hike, ComEd wants the ICC to approve a dramatic change in how the company recovers the cost of storm-related repairs and investments in new “smart grid” technology.
    The company already collects storm-related costs in rates. But under the law, it is supposed to recover the cost of such investments after they have been made and deemed reasonable, justified and prudent. ComEd wants the ICC to allow it to recover those costs automatically through what’s known as a “rider” on bills.

    According to joint testimony filed by the two agencies, ComEd has overstated its expenses and investments and understated its income to justify the big rate hike, which would increase the company’s delivery rates by roughly 25 percent.

    Scott Kaminski
  • April 14, 2008

    I'm 72 yrs old and i live on a fixed income and can not afford another rate hike
    i don't believe they need another rate hike they just raised your rates not to long ago

    Anna G. Scott
  • April 14, 2008

    I think that a rate hike is absurd as if we don't pay enough already, they have already done an increase. Com Ed needs to take a look at the staff salaries, and put back into that. We are pretty much in a recession with gas and food and everything else going thru the roof, this would be just another kick in the pants. DO NOT DO A RATE HIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Tammy
  • April 10, 2008

    I am against this proposal to increase electric rates.
    Elsa Dorado
  • April 10, 2008

    The electric rate increase requested by ComEd should be denied in total . The company had Net Utility Operating Income of $940 million in 2006 which was suppose to be its Test Year to demonstrate profitability under the present rate structure . ComEd averaged $1.1 billion in Net Income for 2003-04 and would have made over $1.0 billion in 2005 except that Operation and Maintenance Expense increased by approximately $1.0 billion over the previous year . The Rate of Return on Proprietary Capital in 2006 was 14.92% ( $940ml/6,298ml) and ComEd's own expert witness concludes ComED cost of equity is only 10.75% which is a very favorable advantage to the Company . One could argue that the $1.0 billion jump in Operation and Maintenance Expense has been a pass through to Exelon the parent Company because staffing levels and costs have been level and down over the last four years .
    ComEd can still borrow in the credit markets for capital investments as well as for smoothing out its cash flow fluctuations . The company wants the rate increase to modernize plant and equipment, upgrade technology and provide service expansion to fast growing populations . The present level of net income without a rate increase should suffice to fund the most necessary and highest priority projects . And if necessary , borrow to fund the projects and then show a demonstrable need to increase the rate in 2009 .ComEd should Target rate increases for the populations that constitute the new expansion instead of having the older customer base pay for investments in fast growing areas . The present rate structure can cover the costs of modernization and expansion and provide an adequate Rate of Return on invested capital .Deny the total rate request .

    lamont Jones
  • April 15, 2008

    You just raised the raates 10% last year. Give the little guy a break. If you want a rate hike, raise the rates for the wealthy, leave us middle class alone.
    Karen Towler
  • April 14, 2008

    The proposed increase of 90% is outrageous.
    Diane Wolniewicz
  • April 10, 2008

    I think it's unfair to raise rates to customers. I can barely afford my ComEd bill now. I was recently downsized and have run out of funds. I have been diligently seeking employment but to no avail. So if ComEd raise rates, I'm afraid I may get my electricity cut off. Everything is so expensive now. Groceries, gas, insurances, tolietries, healthcare, natural gas, etc. I'm not sure how I'm going to make it in this society. Everyone seems to make a profit but the consumer. Are there going to be any other companies we can choose from besides ComEd? Please let me know.

    Thank you.

    Susie Goodwin
  • April 14, 2008

    How can this company raise the rate over 8% when my own pay raise only will go up 1.1%.

    only the theaving CEO's and politications can get away with this, Just wait until the next election!

    Eugene LeBoeuf
  • April 10, 2008

    Another increase in utilities will put our household on the edge of losing our home. We already keep our home at 57 degrees in order to keep our bills low. Even at that degree our heating bill was over $200. I was looking forward to summer so that we may save some money on that for the next year and here we will get an increase in our electric bill. Even making a good wage takes all our money to pay our utility bills and taxes. I don't have any other bills other than household bills. We drive 10 yr old cars and do not go out. We hear of Com Ed and other utility executives getting 6 figure bonuses. How can they sleep at night knowing that many people spend their last dime on utilities.
    How can you as a public servant see that this increase is justified. Can't they wait a few years for this increase. People can not handle another increase.

    Ann
  • April 23, 2008

    It is an outrage that ComED wants to raise our prices again. It seems as though every couple of months they raise the prices. Our natural gas, food, transportation costs, sales taxes are at all time highs and they want even more of our scarce, hard earned money?! Our household is getting about a 3% income increase this year, but a 10 - 15% increase would be needed to have the same amount of money staying with us. We are spiraling downward and any more increases would put us too close to foreclosure. All of our "extras" have been cut, yet we are just getting by now with all the above stated increases. We moved to Illinois from Connecticut about 18 months ago and now I am beginning to regret the decision as cost of living is substantially higher in Illinois for less services. Please do not let ComED twist the knife in our back and put us, and many other, hardworking homeowners out on the streets. Say NO to the proposed price increase and help save hard working Illinoisans!
    Jimmy
  • April 10, 2008

    i really see no reason for prices to go up yet again, if the wall street reports are correct, a large profit is being made, use some of that profit to update equipment etc. do not continue to raise costs to the consumer. Since we do not have a real choise as to whom we can use for electricity this is unfair to keep increasing prices. We took a very large jump just last year in increases.
    PAM TABER
  • April 10, 2008

    I think the rate increase proposed by Commonwealth Edison is unfair to thier customers. They say they need the money to do the repairs needed. Why do they not take the profits they are making and reinvest them back into the company. This is the practice that most companies in the country
    do. I work everyday and am feeling the stain of paying my bills this increase will make it all the harder to do. Why isn't the upper management taking a reduction in their pay since they created this mess to start with. The ICC should be protecting the people so I feel ComEd should not be allowed to gouge the people of Illinois any more they already have.

    Sincerely

    Julia Tammeling

    JULIA TAMMELING
  • April 10, 2008

    I am against another increase by ComEd. Citizens are being forced to either pay utilities or eat. I need to start looking to move to another state that I can afford to live in other than Illinois.
    Arlene Titone
  • April 10, 2008

    After already hitting us with an outrageous rate increase, ComEd wants more... and, as a disabled individual living off a fixed income, I sure cannot afford another 8% on top of their already high rates. They seem to come up with a number of shallow excuses every time, yet I have never seen any evidence of improvements to infrastructure. If they supposedly shop for electricity, why can't they obtain it from cheaper sources? I;'m betting they buy only from Exelon-owned generation suppliers to keep the money in the company. Thisd incresxe should be denied; If approved, they will come back in 6 months to a year and want more, and will keep asking for more. It's time to stop.
    Michael J Britton
  • April 10, 2008

    Since ComEd just received a large increase I cannot agree that they need another one.They are already one of the most profitable utilities in the US.This corporate lusting after greed has to stop.I'm disabled,live on a fixed income and cannot afford increased rates.
    Thank You,Rich

    Richard
  • April 10, 2008

    I do not understand how you can even consider another rate increase. Huge corporate profits should not be allowed on any necessary utilities (i.e. natural gas, electricity, water).
    Alyce Kennedy
  • April 14, 2008

    Based on financial disclosures made by ComEd's parent corporation to Wall Street, there is no justification at all in allowing ComEd to raise its rates. It recently received permission to raise rates and is back requesting more without the full effect of the last increase completely evaluated and disclosed.

    In addition, if one were to consider all of thecosts of investments in infrastructure (especially those related to the nuclear reactor plants, that ComEd was allowed to pass on to sonsumers in the past, and the benerfits of all the long-term supply contraxts that ComEd took as its own, rather than passing it on to consumers, ComEd is not justified in requesting a rate increase.

    r martinez
  • April 10, 2008

    I want the ICC to deny any rate hike or surchanges on the ComEd bill.
    lois mankowski
  • April 10, 2008

    I DON'T WANT ANYMORE RATE INCREASES OR INCREASED SURCHARGES FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    DOROTHY BUMBER
  • April 10, 2008

    I DON'T FEEL A RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON IS JUSTIFIED. THERE IS NO REASON FOR AN INCREASE. COMED NEEDS TO LEARN TO LIVE WITHIN ITS MEANS.
    JAMES BARRETT
  • April 10, 2008

    I am opposed to a rate increase.
    Lois Richard
  • April 10, 2008

    I don't think they have proved theyneed an increase and I am in my 70's and can't afford another increase with everything going up constrantly.
    charles orabutt
  • April 10, 2008

    I don't want the rates to raise.
    Pam Graniczny
  • April 10, 2008

    We are not getting anything extra for any rate hike and serv. is outrageous anyway. we are being destroyed by all the utilities wanting more and more money and people cannot afford this.
    ed mccaffrey
  • April 10, 2008

    I want to say no more rate increase on ComEd bill.
    henry smith
  • April 10, 2008

    I say enough is enough and want ICC to reject any rate hikes. Management needs to manage it money and asset better and this is ridiculous.
    karen eisele
  • April 10, 2008

    They just negotiated last year with the legislature about the credits. now they wants to take it back. were is the true credit.
    Robert Benninger
  • April 10, 2008

    I to oppose the proposed ComEd rate hike. I am having problems making ends meet due to the increases in natural gas, automobile gas, and food. "Cost of living" salary increases track well below the increases in the cost of these items. Those of us singles on the lower spectrum of "middle class" income, as well as seniors, those at or below the poverty level, and young families are facing financial strain and tough decisions. Pay the utilities or buy groceries? Buy groceries or gas to drive to work? Employers are simply not adjusting the level of "cost of living" salary increases at the rate needed for employees to actually keep up with the cost of living. Additionally, ComEd is already profiting from the new income generated when the rate freeze expired. Their profits are breaking records. The company is most certainly in the position to absorb costs without passing those costs on to the customers.
    Cathy Becker

    Cathy Becker
  • April 10, 2008

    Stop the ridiculous increases.The last one was enough. I thought when my son moved out my bill would go down, but thanks to Com-Ed rate increase it went up!!!!!!
    M Houghtby
  • April 11, 2008

    NONONO. How about finding ways to save instead of spend. I am looking forward to putting up my windmill and watching my meter go backwards so you can pay me.
    Kurt Gerken
  • April 10, 2008

    Any decisions reached must be realistic in terms of what people can afford as well as what is actually needed for Commonwealth Edison to continue to function. In my opinion, rate increases proposed by Com Ed have, in general, been unrealistically high. Huge cutbacks on costs including upper level corporate salaries and benefits should be a major part of any agreement. The use of renewable environmentally friendly fuel sources is also very important.
    Rose A. Pech
  • April 10, 2008

    I can't believe that Com Ed. has the audacity to ask for yet another rate hike!! With the economy headed in a downward spiral, they couldn't choose a worse time!

    Corporate fat cats in the utility companies plead poor, yet they are doing well, even making a profit.

    I have already scaled down my electric use, but it's getting to be ridiculus. Maybe if the CEO takes a paycut (from his multimillion dollar salary) I wouldn't be angry about this.

    This is about corporate greed, and not a true need for more money. They want their wallets to stay fat (or to get fatter), and meanwhile the consumers are the ones left in the dark or the cold (or both if you can't pay the bill).

    Com Ed. We are all on tight budgets right now, I suggest you tighten yours.

    Jill Doyle
  • April 10, 2008

    Before I would agree to a rate increase is if they'd cut back on the large payouts made to thier CEO'S
    They have a deal where if the increase goes through the big shots get an inv=crease in pay for getting it done.

    kitt ormsby
  • April 10, 2008

    Three ComEd raises the last time are more than enough! The company is doing more then well on Wall Street!
    Marcus Hock
  • April 11, 2008

    I am opposed to the requested increase in rates. We are requesting the ICC deny ComEd's request for all the many and valid reasons already itemized in prior comments from the many who have taken their time to comment on this request.
    Karen Furlong
  • April 10, 2008

    Most of us are barely surviving as things already are....Commonwealth Edision continuously asks for rate increases while the service becomes increasingly unreliable and less. We will soon be a nation of homeless if the utility companies are granted any further increases on an already overburdened public....I am vehemently opposed to further increases imposed on those of us who can't pay our utility, phone, and food bills already. Let the executives in the companies demanding increases, take pay cuts and cuts in benefits as they impose on the average citizen...More reasonable salaries /benefits for the upper echelon in these corporations, would more than cover the "increases" demanded and unjustified!!!!
    WE ARE ALL OPPOSED TO ANY FURTHER RATE HIKES!!!!

    Ilene Deak
  • April 10, 2008

    PLEASE do not allow a general increase in electric rates.

    PLEASE use your offices to protect the citizens and not the corporation which has much more money to present its case and much more influence to wield in the halls of government.

    The economy is rough for everyone, ComEd should not be allowed to increase their profit margin to over 10% on the backs of people who are losing their jobs and their savings in a down market.

    Please take a VERY CAREFUL look at the numbers submitted by ComEd justifying the rate increase request. Padding their expenses, underestimating their income, asking for reimbursement newer technologies while making no allowance for the savings they accrue -- all must be seriously questioned.

    Please act responsibly & reject the rate increase.

    Thank you.

    Paul Kozil
  • April 10, 2008

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LET'S PLAY FAIR IL AND COM ED WE CAN NOT AFFORD THIS AND YOU ALL KNOW IT. WE TRUSTED YOU TO PLAY FAIR. STOP THE INCREASE
    melissa aversano
  • April 10, 2008

    I think a rate increase for electricity at this point would be imprudent. Given the recent economic turmoil, the inflation in gasoline cost to the consumer, the crisis in the mortgage industry, difficulties for some maintaining their jobs or finding new ones, and subsequent challenges particularly facing those who live on fixed income, a rate hike at this juncture would likely add to the economic burden facing many citizens. Please reconsider this proposed rate increase.
    Douglas L. Hazen
  • April 10, 2008

    In these very poor economic times, it becomes increasingly difficult for average citizens to meet necessary financial obligations. It is even more distressing when large companies, such as ComEd almost annually request additional rate hikes when their profits continue to rise. Also, especially in the Chicagoland area, the service (as it relates to outages) provided by this company seems less than reliable. Where does this need for "more" plateau. It seems that evry year, ComEd feels the need to further increase already high rates. I live in the same house (for over 20 years) using the same amount of electricity, and have even changed appliances, bulbs, etc. to what is proported to be "energy saving" and "cost reducing". Yet, my electric bill has increased more than 110%.
    I understand that the costs of doing business increases over time but I think that these constant requests for "more money" on behalf of ComEd is gradually becoming out of control. Most of ComEd consumers will need to use that "so-called" economy stimulator check to help pay these already high energy bills. Please, please.....consider the average consumer who cannot afford repeated requests by utility companies to allow them to financially stress us more than they have already done,

    Barbara A Flournoy
  • April 10, 2008

    Economic is bad and inflation is high. Profile for ComEd and other utility companies keeps rising. This is not right. I opposed general increase in electric rates. ComEd should freeze its rate and even make a rate cut to ease the economic.
    SHING CHEN
  • April 10, 2008

    Economic is bad and inflation rate is high. Profit for ComEd and other utility companies keeps rising. This is not right.
    Shing Chen
  • April 10, 2008

    I am opposed to the ICC granting Commonwealth Edison the rate increase being sought.
    DARLENE WATKINS
  • April 10, 2008

    Com Ed does not deserve a rate hike at this time! At their last request they inflated costs and reduced income in an attempt to justify the last hike. Support the consumer and stop them at this attempt to get even for the reduction in the last request.
    Fred Sopron
  • April 10, 2008

    THE PROPOSED INCREASE IN ELECTRIC BILLS WILL BE VERY HARD ON THE SENIORS LIKE US WHO ARE ON FIXED INCOME. WHY CAN'T THEY GIVE US SENIOR'S DISCOUNTCOUNTED RATE?

    THANK YOU.

    ROSE SERRANO
  • April 10, 2008

    STOP SPENDING MILLIONS ON TV AND PRINT ADS AND INVEST THAT MONEY IN UP KEEP OR NEW EQUIPTMENT,,,,RATES ARE HIGH ENOUGH,,,,INCREASE ONLY CREATES HARDSHIPS FOR SOOOO MANY PEOPLE,,,,GRANDPA FRICK
    TOM FRICK SR
  • April 9, 2008

    I strongly disagree with the ComEd rate Hike. With the country in a recession and individuals out of work and the forclosure rate at it's highest I totaly disagree with this rate increase. This type of action is not in the best interest to boost the economy.
    Diane Olcikas
  • April 9, 2008

    I protest the intended rate increase as it is presently put forth. A rate increase this high is excessive & should be lower by 90 %. Our costs + taxes are putting too heavy financial burden on all consumers & must be closely monitored.
    Al Mondella
  • April 9, 2008

    I wish to file a complaint against this rate increase.
    michael ferro
  • April 9, 2008

    Please say "No Way" to the rate increases. We are already paying way too much for electricity. Another rate hike would unnecessarily hurt many low-income people and senior citizens trying to live on a fixed income.
    John Lewis
  • April 14, 2008

    I would like to make known that I oppose the Com Ed rate increase. I can not be at the public hearing. Thank You
    PAM Devito
  • April 9, 2008

    I am of the belief that an increase in the Commonwealth Edison Company proposed rate hike is un fair in these times where money is so tight. My family has not received a raise in over four years. My husband is presently on unemployment which will run out shortly. We are already in a hardship state and an increase will really take us over the top. Just as we have had to learn how ti make do and find alternatives - big business needs to learn to do the same.
    Please consider the importance of this request and those of others in the same situation which at this point I understand to be close to 70% of this countries people.

    Carolyn C. Jones
  • April 10, 2008

    I am of the belief that an increase in the Commonwealth Edison Company proposed rate hike is un fair in these times where money is so tight. My family has not received a raise in over four years. My husband is presently on unemployment which will run out shortly. We are already in a hardship state and an increase will really take us over the top. Just as we have had to learn how ti make do and find alternatives - big business needs to learn to do the same.
    Please consider the importance of this request and those of others in the same situation which at this point I understand to be close to 70% of this countries people.

    Carolyn C. Jones
  • April 9, 2008

    Dear Sirs:

    The rate hike requested by Commonwealth Edison, an already highly profitable company, is a disgrace. These days consumers, especially retirees on fixed incomes, can barely afford to pay all of their monthly bills even when they conserve energy use as much as possible. Illinois consumers deserve to be treated fairly, and another Commonwealth Edison rate increase is unfair.

    I believe I speak for all Illinois consumers when I ask the Illinois Commerce Commission to oppose the rate increase requested by Commonwealth Edison.

    Sincerely,
    Ronald E. Scherer

    Ronald Scherer
  • April 9, 2008

    ComEd and its parent company Exelon do not need a rate hike. Exelon produces almost all of its electricity with nuclear power at costs far below the auction "floor" that providers (like ComEd) pay for it. ComEd - a subsidiary of Exelon - still makes a considerable profit on the electricity it sells consumers without the rate hike. Exelon is making huge profits on the same electricity. This game of auctions (where a company basically sells electricity to itself) that the utilities are playing are costing Illinois consumers and businesses billions of dollars - and that is hurting the state's economy. We are heading into a recession, the state has a deficit in the billions of dollars - and yet a very profitable company wants to raise the rates on a necessary commodity in order to further enrich itself - this is wrong. The share of my limited budget that goes to paying my utility bills has climbed dramatically in the past several years - I would like to purchase more energy efficient appliances but I just do not have the money for them - ComEd has taken a sizeable chunk of that money. Do not give ComEd the green light to take even more of my money.
    Walter Bruun
  • April 9, 2008

    IT WILL REALLY HURT HOMEOWNERS ACROSS THE STATE AND I'M PARTICULARLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE SENIOR CITIZENS. I OPPOSE THE RATE INCREASE.
    ROBIN STEIN
  • April 9, 2008

    Want the ICC to deny more ComEd rate hikes and surcharges. The plan will hurt residents across the state, especially seniors living on fixed income.
    C. Glardon
  • April 9, 2008

    TELL THOSE people to NOT raise our rates!!! WHY must they purchase energy from CA??? I don't get it! They make a fortune. It's NOT FAIR!
    anonymous
  • April 9, 2008

    the money spent on advertising is ridiculous when they are the only provides of serv. they need to use some of the advertising money for serv. and not wanting to bill customer at a higher rate.
    ken mindar
  • April 9, 2008

    I want the ICC to reject any rate increase and think this is ridiculous
    carol turner
  • April 9, 2008

    I am 73 year old. I live in a house left to me by my late mom and dad and i have to continued to a pay the utility bills. I live on a fix income of a federal retirement of $1,138.00/mo. I'm expected to pay $138.00 for ComEd. and $187.00 for Peoples Gas, a water bill of $22.00/mo. I just called CUB to decrease the telephone bill from $57.00 to ? How am I supposed to eat! I have a car (1986 cadillac) but can't afford to pay the $4.00/gal gasoline. This is getting out of hand...the whole thing. I have Rx. There goes the entire pension check per month. There are a lot of seniors suffering just like I am . No money.
    Patricia Kua
  • April 9, 2008

    I OPPOSE THE ADDITIONAL RATE INCREASE. IT FALLS VERY HARD ON PEOPLE WHO ARE ON FIXED INCOMES AND SENIOR CITIZENS. I ASK THAT THE ICC NOT ARBITRARILY APPROVE THE RATE INCREASE.
    KIRK HAMMOND
  • April 9, 2008

    I have heard that ComEd wants to raise rates again. The amount we are paying for utilities is way out of control. ComEd already raised rates last year and to raise them again is unfair. People are having a hard enough time.
    Robin Papesh
  • April 9, 2008

    I say no to any rate hike for ComEd
    jenny boose
  • April 9, 2008


    I should like to comment on P 07 0566 regarding the proposed ComEd rate increase. I am against any rate increase of more than 2%. This company obviously hadn't considered the future of maintainance. This is something that should have been planned for. If it was, monies should have been allocated by ComEd continually many years previous thru now. So that claim has no validity in my eyes. ComEd does not NEED to give their investors 11%. How much of this increase goes into the pockets of the CEO, presidents, VP's, etc??? There are families now who cannot afford the present rates Electricity should not be a luxury. It is a necessity. One can't even make a purchase in a store without electricity. Why would I want to give more money to a company who, very obviously, has mishandled what monies they've previuosly collected??????

    Thank you,

    J Witek
    4428 Blackhawk Ln
    Lisle, IL 60532

    J. Witek
  • April 9, 2008

    I WANT TO SAY NO WAY TO ANY RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    PATRICIA JOHNSON
  • April 9, 2008

    I oppose the rate hike plan of ComEd's it is unneeded and unjust. the company has already made millions of dollars in profits from consumers. This is a slap in the face of consumers after last years rate relief and now they are trying to get that money back. this is all due to the lack of competition after the electric rate freeze ended in December of 2006.
    Francine Cady
  • April 9, 2008

    I UNDERSTAND COMED IS WANTING A RATE INCREASE. I HOPE THE ICC WILL SAY NO. IT'S GETTING IMPOSSIBLE. I'M ON SOCIAL SECURITY. WE'RE GETTING BLED.
    JANE WOODMAN
  • April 9, 2008

    I WANT TO SAY NO TO ANY RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. THEY GAVE US SOME RELIEF AND NOW THEY WANT TO TAKE IT AWAY.
    CYNTHIA EWING
  • April 9, 2008

    I am disabled and only work part time and on a tight budget. I cannot afford any rate increase
    karen blatcher
  • April 9, 2008

    oppose comed proposed rate increase. reason why...poor reliability. my service was out 1 hour last saturday and out numerous times in past due to poor preventive maintenance of trees.
    Paul Cepuran
  • April 9, 2008

    Cust opposes proposed rate hike. Only people making money these days are the Energy Companies. Profits made by Energy companies are way and above what it should be. It is totally out of hand and our entire life is impacted by Energy costs. I do not know how people on fixed incomes live. We can not allow these companies to run ramped on us.
    Annette Baldwin
  • April 9, 2008

    I am complaining about the proposed increase in elec rates got info from CUB and this is a 90% hike to the rate that I am currently paying. I am a retired senior and can not afford an increase. I don't know where we are going.
    Theadore Phillips
  • April 9, 2008

    I am opposed to any serv. charge or rate increase changes for ComEd
    karen blummaert
  • April 9, 2008

    I feel that ComEd makes enough profit and does not need a 90% increase. I am on a fixed income and would be hurt greatly by this.
    Chet Splitt
  • April 9, 2008

    I am opposed to the rate increase.
    Opal Depatif
  • April 9, 2008

    I am against a rate increase.
    Agnes Hoskins
  • April 9, 2008

    I WANT THE COMMISSION TO DENY COMMONWEALTH EDISON'S REQUEST FOR A RATE INCREASE.
    LAMONT JONES
  • April 9, 2008

    I am opposed to the rate increase. I try to keep the bill low but as a senior and also on disability a rate increase is going to make it very hard for us.
    Henderson
  • April 9, 2008

    WE NEED TO PUT AN END TO THE COM ED INCREASES. THANK YOU.
    Karen LaPage
  • April 10, 2008

    Enough taxation without representation...Do we need another Boston Tea Party?
    George Ostrowski
  • April 10, 2008

    I do not approve of the eletric utility receiving any fee or rate increase now or anytime in the future. They have made billions off of our backs and yet continue to not perform up to the standards that a public utility should.
    Michael Broyles
  • April 10, 2008

    I do not approve of the eletric utility receiving any fee or rate increase now or anytime in the future. They have made billions off of our backs and yet continue to not perform up to the standards that a public utility should.
    William Perley
  • April 10, 2008

    When will ComEd greed ever end??? They continually try to increase their rates,even fabricating lies in order to get their increases pushed through to the citizens in the area. The last increase was supposedly to save them from bankruptcy, which was proven to be false.

    Even though their last attempt at a rate increase was not successful, our electric bills are still much higher. Now they want MORE????

    This is a monopoly! I thought monopolies were illegal in this country. We are all at their mercy, including us low income seniors, who continue to get hit with higher rates from all directions. Where and when will it all end? Is anybody out there listening to the citizens who have to sacrifice in order to pay these outrageous rates? The executives at ComEd should be embarrassed and ashamed of their greedy pleas for more money. Why don't they cut the excessive wages and perks of the top echelon? That would certainly help their bottom line.

    Bonnie Anderson
  • April 10, 2008

    I, Edward Ware, am acting as the Primary Caregiver for my mother, Albertine Ware. I cannot work a full time job because of my duties pertaining to the care of my mother. We have seen and increase in just all of our expenditures with only a $40 increase in Albertine's Social Security allowance. The cost of petroleum gas, heating gas, electricity, insurance, food, etc. are staggering. Our assets are so diminished, if there was a major expenditure, we would be devastated. How can we keep up with the rising costs of living without our income increasing? This is madness. Please help us by curtailing the rate increases so we can go on living without going bankrupt. Thank you.
    Albertine and Edward Ware
  • April 11, 2008

    I am a retiree on a fixed income and can not afford another increase on any of my bills including my utilities. I do not suppose nor do I want Com Ed to implement a rate hike.
    DENISE DRAPER-SIBLEY
  • April 10, 2008

    I am writing to voice my opposition to allowing ComEd to increase electricity rates. We have had enough of seeing our energy bills, not ratcheting up, but rocketing up over the past few years. ComEd can deliver electricity without raising our rates.
    WJ Philips
  • April 10, 2008

    I DON'T KNOW ABOUT MOST PEOPLE BUT I AM LIVING ON SOCIAL SECURITY AND THE ONLY THING ALL THE COMPANIES DO IS RAISE THEIR PRICES. AS OF LAST MONTH I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO PAY ALL THE BILLS. I HAVE TO TAKE MONEY FROM MY SAVINGS, WHICH IS FOR PROPERTY TAXES AND HOUSE MAINTENANCE. AT THIS RATE I WILL HAVE TO SELL MY HOUSE THAT I HAVE BEEN IN FOR 30 YEARS AND DOM'T KNOW WHERE I WILL BE ABLE TO GO TO LIVE.
    WITH ALL THE PROFITS YOUR COMPANIES ARE MAKING YOU HAD BETTER START THINKING ABOUT THE FACT THAT IF THIS KEEPS UP PEOPLE ARE GOING TO REALLY START LOOSING EVERYTHING THEY HAVE WORKED FOR ALL THEIR LIFE AND THEN WHAT WILL THE ECOMONY BE LIKE AND WHO WILL PAY FOR ALL YOUR INCREASES.

    ARLENE PIERMATTEI
  • April 10, 2008

    It is about time that the average consumer receive a break from the outlandish and reckless granting of Commonwealth Edison a free reign of terror when it comes to granting their Rate Hikes.

    The Average citizen is the one who must bear, according to Com Ed, the costs of repair, maintenance, and R & D. The average owner of any small business in the State of Illinois, knows there comes a certain time when they must bite the bullett and pass on only a portion of their overhead to their customers.

    However, when it comes to Com ED, or any of the other Utilities, it is profits for their pockets first, and damned the customers. All so that the top executives can have their "Golden Parachutes" when they quit or retire.

    Plese do not grant Com ED this rate increase, and force them to use their own profits to pay for such increases necessary.

    charles vogt
  • April 11, 2008

    FOR SENIORS ON A FIXED INCOME, THIS RATE INCREASE CAN NOT BE HANDLED..IT IS TO MUCH
    SHARON THOMPSON
  • April 10, 2008

    I am joining the Illinois Attorney General and the Citizens Utility Board in opposing the unreasonable rate hikes proposed by ComEd.

    In the absence of competition, the company is hoping to get free money from customers by deceptively under-reporting income and over-reporting expenses.

    The ICC is charged with regulating the utility and protecting the public from undue corporate demands. Last year ComEd needlessly increased rates during a period of substantial profits and excellent service. It is time for the ICC to stop the ComEd greed-machine!

    Therefore, I challenge the ICC to block the new rate hike altogether.

    Brian Smith
  • April 10, 2008

    With the economy the way it is, I just can't agree with a rate increase of this magnitude. Many new homes have gone to primarily all electric appliances, which has increased the need for electric services. Since there aren't any other options for an electricity supplier, I don't believe a rate increase is in the best interest of it's consumers. If the government steps in to limit the rate increase, will ComEd leave? I just don't see how ComEd is losing money when it is the only supplier to the community, and everyone uses electricity everyday.
    James Wooten
  • April 10, 2008

    The rate increase is uncalled for. Com Ed is making record profits. No increase is necessary for Com Ed's financial wellbeing.
    Laurence H Levin
  • April 10, 2008

    This is a simple issue, it was tried a year ago and failed. It was determined that they did not need it then and they don't need it now. Is the cost of their raw material going up, maybe so I guess then they get lower profits. I don't just get paid more so I can pay my electric, gas and gasoline bills. I cut back on luxuries. When times get hard companies make less, it's called basic economics.
    Scott Peirson
  • April 10, 2008

    Please do not allow a rate increase.
    Com Ed needs to use some of thier profits.
    The parent company has been making RECORD profits. The CEO is making millions per year. The stock holders are getting nice dividens.
    The people of IL do not have to guarentee Com Ed a huge profit.

    How about having Com Ed STOP advertising (we have no other alternate to buy from) This would save them and the people of IL millions.

    Jim Ignatowski
  • April 10, 2008

    The rate hike ComEd is requesting is simply undoable. I couldn't afford electric power at those prices. Other necessary utility prices have gone up in the last few years too. Soon we will all be living in tents, and warming our hands and cooking our food over the fire... That is assuming the price of wood and the price of air don't go up. The only thing we are going to have left is our votes. Keep that in mind.
    Michael A. Beitscher
  • April 14, 2008

    WE HAVE REACHED A POINT AT WHICH WE CONNOT AFFORD ANOTHER RATE HIKE.
    COMED PROFITS ARE HIGH ENOUGH AND SHOULD ALLOW THEM TO ADD CAPITAL
    TO THEIR BUSINESS.

    ROBERT HARRIS
  • April 10, 2008

    This rate hike is uneccessary and taxpayers should not be held responsible for utility monopoly greed.
    Nick Marshall
  • April 9, 2008

    The thought that Com Ed has the nerve to ask for another rate increase really floors me. There will an increase going into effect in June. Before they even get the new rates, they are already crying that they need more. This is greed, pure and simple. Let this utility live like the rest of us, within our budgets. Let the top officials of the company take a pay cut or two which they can afford. I am personally disgusted with the utility companies in this state but especially with Com Ed.
    Nancy Hill
  • April 9, 2008

    please do not approve the electric rate hike. It is unfair and too many people can not afford it. Seniors and people on fixed incomes and a lot of people have lost their jobs because of the economy. it is not a time to be raising electric rates. They do not need the money and they are using an unfair system of pricing. the rates hike is extreme and excessive.
    Jamie

    james clemons
  • April 9, 2008

    No, No, No to rate hikes and fees. The prices of electricity are almost unbearable for those of us on a fixed income and the working familes of Illinois. As the costs rise our standard of living decreases to the point where people have to make choices of eating or paying bills. Most people will choose to eat. Again, I say NO to any additional increases.
    Cindy Urdiales
  • April 8, 2008

    PEOPLE HAVE TO HAVE ENERGY TO SEE AND COOK AND I DON'T BELEIVE THEY SHOULD BE RAISING PRICES JUST TO HAVE EXTRA MONEY FOR THEMSELVES. I OPPOSE THE RATE INCREASE.
    LOUIS CARRILLO
  • April 8, 2008

    I OPPOSE THE RATE INCREASE AND COME PAY MY BILLS FOR ME. I HAVE $150 BILL FOR 1 MONTH FOR A HOUSE THAT NO ONE IS LIVING IN.
    BONNIE NOVAKOVIC
  • April 8, 2008

    I WOULD LIKE TO URGE THE COMMISSION TO VOTE AGAINST THE PROPOSED RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. WE FOUGHT AGAINST THE LAST INCREASE AND ARE OPPOSED TO THIS INCREASE.
    TIMOTHY & JAN DWYER
  • April 8, 2008

    I'M CALLING TO URGE THE ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION TO VOTE NO TO THE RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    LOIS DOUGLAS
  • April 8, 2008

    I think the rates are higher than they should be now and with the last increase in rates I can't see how another rate increase is called for.
    Tom Lesch
  • April 8, 2008

    As a retired person I do not feel that ComEd should get a rate increase. I already pay more than I can afford.
    Larry Sill
  • April 8, 2008

    There was an increase last year and to ask for another increase so soon indicates either poor planning or a desire for more money. customers can not longer afford this.
    Joan Trandel
  • April 8, 2008

    No way to another rate increase. the company is getting enough money from me right now. I can not pay anymore than I am currently paying. We have cut back and done all we can to save on energy. ComEd needs to find other ways at the management and executive level how to make more profit.
    Joann Howard
  • April 8, 2008

    I am a senior citizen and don't want any rate increase. I will not be able to stay in my home because I will not be able to afford the electric bill.
    jean sill
  • April 8, 2008

    I ask the icc to deny ComEd any rate hikes or additional charges.
    First United Church of Christ
  • April 8, 2008

    I don't want any more rate hikes or surcharges from ComEd. it is too high now.
    char krowcazkl
  • April 8, 2008

    No way to high rates and service charges.
    linda bradley
  • April 8, 2008

    I oppose ComEd current rate hike proposal.
    Frank Scortino
  • April 8, 2008

    I just feel the company does not need an hugh rate increase at this time. I think it is outlandish and this rate increase is not necessary.
    dalette miller
  • April 8, 2008

    I am opposed to any form of increase.
    jack feeney
  • April 8, 2008

    I SAY NO WAY TO HIGHER RATES FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. I'M A SENIOR CITIZEN AND CAN'T AFFORD AN INCREASE. THE RATES ARE HIGH ENOUGH ALREADY. I WAS REFERRED TO THE ICC BY AARP.
    MYRA MOGLOWSKY
  • April 8, 2008

    I oppose any rate increase. the company is making it so people can not afford to live in the sate of illinois.
    Dena Kelly
  • April 8, 2008

    I am very much opposed to any increase for ComEd. They are in the Top 5 highest in the country and they are sticking it to the customers.
    Janice Lane
  • April 8, 2008

    I want to join the protest of any rate increase for ComEd. they are getting rich off of customers now and don't need it.
    tom firak
  • April 8, 2008

    I think the rates are already high and can't afford to pay it. I deal with alot of seniors that are also unable to pay their bills and would like for the ICC to deny any rate hike for ComEd
    sharon white
  • April 8, 2008

    I am on a fixed income. Comed has already received a lot of money and if they continue to raise the rates I will have to leave my home.
    Raymond Barr
  • April 8, 2008

    I am against the rate hike and I hope the ICC is listening to us when we ask them not to allow the rate hike.
    Kenneth Berliant
  • April 8, 2008

    I can't afford a rate hike. with the last one the relief did not impact me. everything is going up and they are already making lots of money. this really impacts people. I might loose my house or not be able to get my car fixed if the rates go up.
    P Christine Schmidt
  • April 8, 2008

    I AM TOTALLY AGAINST A RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. IT'S GETIING TO BE A LITTLE TOO MUCH. I'M UNHAPPY WITH THE SERVICE. YOU CAN'T GET THROUGH TO A PERSON WHEN THERE IS AN OUTAGE. YOU SEE THE COMPANY WORKERS SITTING AROUND IN TRUCKS DOING NOTHING.
    AL WISZOWATY
  • April 8, 2008

    AS A CITIZEN OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS I WOUILD LIKE TO MAKE A COMMENT AS TO BEING OPPOSED TO ANY RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    TINA MCCOPPIN
  • April 8, 2008

    I WANT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE PROPOSED RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. I AM OPPOSED.
    LATASHA MORRIS
  • April 8, 2008

    I'M OPPOSED TO THE RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. IT'S GETTING REDICULOUS, ESPECIALLY FOR SENIORS LIKE ME. PRICES ARE GETTING WAY TOO HIGH.
    RON RUDOLPH
  • April 8, 2008

    I'm oppose to any rate increase the Comed may come before the icc to get.
    denise wermes
  • April 8, 2008

    i'm oppose to any rate increase company may be trying to get from the ICC. The company already has made record profits and doesn't need to make anymore.
    neal yonover
  • April 8, 2008

    I think enough is enough and ComEd does not deserve more money.
    Marshall Sutton
  • April 8, 2008

    I want to encourage the Commission to turn down ComEd's rate hike plans. Last time I was told the bill would go up 10.00 a month instead my bill went up 128.00 a month. They do not need any more increases.
    Stephen Mullar
  • April 8, 2008

    I oppose the proposed rate increase.
    Olga Greevsky
  • April 8, 2008

    I am against a rate increase. I am in an all electric building. What we need is lower rates. What do poor people do. All I can do is turn off the heat. I am just disgusted. I hope that the ICC will do something about it. I feel this is just a matter of greed.
    Ruth Eckhouse
  • April 8, 2008

    I say no way to any rate increase for comEd.
    linda deRaad
  • April 8, 2008

    I AM DEFINITELY OPPOSED TO ANY RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. I'M SEEING NO EFFORT ON THE PART OF THE COMPANY TO CUT COSTS. MY BILLS ARE WAY TOO HIGH ALREADY.
    ROLF SCHMIDT
  • April 8, 2008

    I want to go on record to ask ICC to say no to any rate increase on comed bills. where are people going to get the money for more increases.
    teri crispino
  • April 8, 2008

    I am against the rate increase.
    Nancy Nikonez
  • April 8, 2008

    I am against the rate increase.
    Audrey Bogabz
  • April 8, 2008

    I am a senior citizen and do not believe that ComEd needs any rate increase. if anything the rates should be lowerd.
    murray helfer
  • April 8, 2008

    i'm think the proposed rate increase totally un warranted. i'm a senior and can't afford it.
    janet kournetas
  • April 8, 2008

    No to any rate hike for ComEd.
    Barbara Mirante
  • April 8, 2008

    Electricity is a necessity. Raising the rates while our economy is doing s badly would be the wrong thing to do now. I hope the ICC puts a stop to this.
    Catherine Carillo
  • April 8, 2008

    I am opposed to the rate hike. The 360 million dollar rate hike plan should be cut 90%.
    Judith Bryer
  • April 8, 2008

    I vote no to a rate increase.
    rosalie wright
  • April 9, 2008

    I am currently and permanantly on disability. I am barely paying my utility bills now and these guys want another rate hike. This is truly a case of highway robbery by big utilities. If the ICC lets them get away with this I will be stunned. Please stop this bdfore it starts.
    Thans for the opportunity to voice my opinio.
    Very Truly Yours,
    Ross J. Palermo

    Ross J. Palermo
  • April 8, 2008

    Please deny more ComEd rate hikes and surcharges.
    Sandra J. Arcus
  • April 8, 2008

    I am asking that the ICC deny more ComEd rate hikes and surcharges.
    Penny Duszynski
  • April 8, 2008

    I am urging the commission to turn down the ComEd increase of it's rates by as much as $361 million. This is ridiculous considering the millions that the company has made. One strong point that I am against is that ComEd wants to use a rider to automatically recover the costs of improved technology to help locate and repair outages on the electric grid. I believe that this is a cost form running a company and that the fat cats who sit at the pilots chair do not want to give up their big chunk of the pie. It's like the old adage, The fat cats keep and want to keep getting fatter no matter who (us little guys) trample or how they get what they want. This is why I believe in the Illinois Commerce Commission in that the commission will after all is said and done Do The Right Thing and just say no!
    Respectfully,
    William LKukla
    A Illinois tax payer for may years.

    William L Kukla
  • April 8, 2008

    NO MORE RATE INCREASES FOR COM ED. WE ARE ALL SUFFERING FROM THE HIGH COST OF OIL . WE CAN'T AFFORD THE RATES AS THEY ARE LET ALONE HIGHER.
    Denise Nichols
  • April 8, 2008

    This request from ComEd from Increse in Surcharges and Delivery Charges is going to over burden me financially. The rates were Raised Last Year and My average Monthly Bill went up by $ 20.00.
    Aby Abraham, 9626 Kildare Ave,
  • April 7, 2008

    How can ComEd company charge such large amounts to there customers when without us you would not be a company. Your company has made alot of money for so long, when are you going to give us a break? Most of us are living on a shoe string as it is, how can you do this to us. Please look again and find some way not raise the rates. Thank You.

    Mary L.Price
    Glendale Heights

    Mary L. Price
  • April 7, 2008

    Haven't you guys noticed that prices are going up, jobs are being cut, coporate greed is running amok and so is unethical government. What are you all thinking that Joe Public can do ... we already work 2 jobs, both parents work, kids are shooting one another because there is no parental supervision .... parents are too busy working to stay alive and keep their families ...

    I heartily PROTEST A RAISE IN ELECTRIC RATES !!! Give us a break!

    Charlene T. Reimer
  • April 9, 2008

    After a close look at this issue, it is apparent that 90% of the increase that Com Ed proposes is execessive price gouging. Look at the profits of Com Ed. already. Truely, only 8-10% of their [Com ED's] proposal is a "valid needed" increase amount.
    The consumers here in Illinois are already experiencing higher costs of gasoline, et al.
    Com Ed does not have to "Keep up with the over pricing Jones" in order to provide this service, profitably. I have done the math, they are gouging like Big Oil is gouging the nation with their record profit taking. Let's be realistic here with these Electric rates.
    Approve a rate 90% less than Com Ed is asking for.

    Kevin Condon
  • April 7, 2008

    No way; no more rate hikes.
    Gloria Vosburgh
  • April 7, 2008

    Do not let com ed charge more money the cost of living last year (2007) went up 51% and my wages went up only 4%. I am fast becoming very poor. I live alone and have had to cut back until there is nothing left to cut back. What the middle class people need is HELP someone to care enough to help us. The corporations are making record profits and we are all paying for it by not getting proper raises and not getting help with anything. Stop the madness the CEO's do not need to make millions of dollars. That includes the CEO of ComEd. I need to make more money!!! Someone needs to help.
    Mary Barnette
  • April 7, 2008

    I am opposed to the electric rate hikes being planned by Com Ed and urge the ICC to reject any proposed increases. Wasn't the big increase that went into effect a year ago enough!
    Illinois energy consumers are already paying some of the highest rates in the nation.
    If a utility company desires to increase revenue or recover costs related to weather(storms), then
    that company should be smarter in managing and more efficiently operating their business. These so-called operating deficiencies should be borne by the company and it's shareholders, not their customers.

    Tony Gioiosa
  • April 9, 2008

    Enough is enough! Every time Com Ed is turned down for a rate increase, or forced to roll baclk rates, they immediately begin planning their next request for a rate increase. It is time for the ICC to tell this money sucker that they've had their day in court and been found wanting. Com Ed was forced to roll back rates because the ICC found much waste on the part of Com Ed. Nothing has changed. They continue to seek rate increase after rate increase for no other reason to increase the dividends they are paying their stockholders. Com Ed customers should no longer have to fund corporate waste and greed!!!
    Mark Hillenbrand
  • April 7, 2008

    The proposition that the Commonwelth Edison consumer, a monopoly, must augment their profit margin to satisfy the investors therein is patently absurd. Shareholders, by definition, take a risk in their purchase of the stocks they select and are not guaranteed any return. If the ivestor wants a guaranty, alternative investment vehicles with minimal risk are available through bonds and other instruments.

    Is there no end to the invasion of the pocket books of the residents of this state? first, gas prices are unregulated because the government shares ever increasing revenue as prices escalate. Sales taxes increase without restraint, property taxes, income taxes and on and on. To allow a monopoly to attempt to shelter its' profit by changing its' corporate structure to generation versus delivery entities amounts to abbetting fraud.

    You must draw a line somewhere and this is where it should stop!

    Ronald T. Peppler
  • April 7, 2008

    RE: Proposed general increase in electric rates. (Tariffs filed October 17, 2007)

    I completely disagree with the proposed increase in electric rates as proposed by CommED.

    Both the Illinois Attorney General and Citizens Utility Board have proven that the proposed rate increase is excessive. According to joint testimony filed by the two agencies, ComEd has overstated its expenses and investments and understated its income to justify the big rate hike, which would increase the company’s delivery rates by roughly 25 percent.

    Also, most of the added fees that CommED requests are already covered in the standard rate paid by customers (for example, the company already collects storm-related costs in rates but wants the ICC to approve a dramatic change in how the company recovers the cost of storm-related repair). I also am appalled by the ridiculously high profit rate that CommED is requesting, which is close to 30% higher than typical of what Wall Street expects for companies like ComEd.

    In short, CommED does not need a rate increase in the amount that they request.

    I will be happy to discuss this issue further at your request.

    Sincerely,
    Jim Fitzpatrick

    Jim Fitzpatrick
  • April 7, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO ANY RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. THEY PAY THEIR CEO 6.3 MILLION. NOBODY ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH IS WORTH THAT KIND OF MONEY. THEY WANT AN INCREASE, BUT PROVIDE POOR SERVICE WE HAD A POLE THAT NEEDED TO BE REPLACE. IT WASN'T DONE FOR MONTHS. IT DIDN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY.
    MARTIN WINDELBORN
  • April 7, 2008

    Docket #07-0566, ComEd is asking for a large rate increase. I rememeber when public utilities were permitted a fixed return. Now it seems that they can charge whatever they want to, and we have no recourse. If we give in to them, we will be in the same fix as California where the utilities scammed the public by not having regulations. Please, do not allow ComEd to do as they see fit. We're hurting as it is just to make ends meet.
    Morry & Sarah Musicant
  • April 7, 2008

    I am a senior living on a fixed income and I can not afford a rate hike. they already raised the price a year ago.
    Wesley Pinchot
  • April 7, 2008

    No way to increasing the rate for electric service.
    Kathleen Canterbury
  • April 7, 2008

    We are against the requested rate increase proposed by ComEd.
    John Clay
  • April 7, 2008

    I don't think that a rate incerase is needed by any company that makes a big profit already. They should not be trying to get additional funds from the consumer.
    Steven Brody
  • April 7, 2008

    I am opposed to the rate hike.
    Winifred Bergeron
  • April 7, 2008

    I WAS REFERRED TO THE ICC BY AARP. I AM OPPOSED TO ANY RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    FRANK ZENERE
  • April 7, 2008

    I am opposed to the rate hike. I am disabled and cannot afford a rate hike.
    Judith Learned
  • April 7, 2008

    I am opposed to the rate increase. What is sad about this situation is that we do not have any where else to go and shop around for lower rates.
    Kevin Lener
  • April 7, 2008

    I am opposed to any rate hike for Com Ed.
    gerald gersey
  • April 7, 2008

    I SAY NO WAY! TO COMED RATE HIKE ==== THIS IS THE COSY OF DOING BUSINESS AND IF THEY CANNOT PAY THEIR OWN WAY, THEN GET OUT OF ILLINOIS
    DONNA JOHNSON
  • April 7, 2008

    I feel comed rate hike is unwarranted. the executives get large bonuses and feel they should deal with the same tight budgets that their cust. have to deal with.
    ingrid warren
  • April 7, 2008

    I say no way to any rate hike
    barbara merchand
  • April 7, 2008

    I oppose the rate hike. Something should be done about it.
    Wilbert Ebert
  • April 7, 2008

    I am on a fixed Income. No way to the Electric Rate Increase!!!
    Robert L Keller
  • April 7, 2008

    I oppose rate hike.
    George Beck
  • April 7, 2008

    I oppose the rate hike, in fact, I want a rebate!!
    Linda Spencer
  • April 7, 2008

    MY HUSBAND AND I WOULD LIKE TO VOICE OUR OPPOSITIOIN TO ANY RATE INCREAEFO COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    KATHLEEN & CARMEN CHIDICHIME
  • April 7, 2008

    I am not in favor of any more rate hikes and wants the ICC to stop any increase. I cannot afford it.
    deena wilhelm
  • April 7, 2008

    as a senior living on a fixed income I am very concerned and wants ICC to deny any rate hike to ComEd.
    nancy jones
  • April 7, 2008

    I oppose the rate hike. Gas and Electric are killing us.
    Ron Dames
  • April 7, 2008

    I DON'T BELIEVE COMMONWEALTH EDISON SHOULD HAVE ANOTHER RATE INCREASE. IT'S HARD ENOUGH TO PAY THE UTILITY BILLS ALREADY.
    ERROL P FAY
  • April 7, 2008

    MAKE SURE THE ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION DOES NOT APPROVE A RATE HIKE --- IF SO THESE PEOPLE NEEDTO BE FIRED
    MARIA MANHARDT
  • April 7, 2008

    i'm oppose to any rate increase the company may come before the icc to get.
    ronald shereyk
  • April 7, 2008

    Seniors are all against a raise for ComEd being on a fixed budge is hard and the price of everything else is going up. If comed gets a raise the gas company will be next and it will keep going.
    Francis Bennett
  • April 7, 2008

    SENIOR CITIZENS OR ANYONE SHOULD NOT BE SUBJECTED TO THIS HIGHER RATE INCREASE.
    KRIS KRINGLE
  • April 7, 2008

    I'M OPPOSED TO A RATE INCREASE. I'M 87 YEARS OLD. I HAVE TAXES TO PAY FOR TWO PREPERTIES.
    JAMES WHITESEL
  • April 7, 2008

    I'M OPPOSED TO A RATE INCREASE. I'M 87 YEARS OLD. I HAVE TAXES TO PAY FOR TWO PREPERTIES.
    JAMES WHITSEL
  • April 7, 2008

    I'M PROTESTING THE RATE INCREASE DUE TO THE ECONOMIC POSITION THAT WE ARE ALL IN NOW.
    EFFIE HIGHTOWER
  • April 7, 2008

    NO RATE HIKES ON COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    CAROLYN VOLLER
  • April 7, 2008

    This is totally outrageous. ComEd is making huge profits, yet asks for more. And all-electric homes, which were supposed to get a break, are now being asked for more, in addition to the riders. It would be refreshing to see the ICC looking out for the welfare of the citizens, not the utilities. And when ComEd "transferred" its nuclear generation stations to Exelon, ComEd customers paid for those generation plants and have never received fair compensation for the transfer. Like everyone else, I completely oppose yet another increase in electric rates.
    Carolyn Sherman
  • April 7, 2008

    I am definitely opposed to the proposed service charge increases by Ameren and Com Ed. These service fee hikes make a joke of the rate relief package recently given to Com Ed customers.

    If these utility company executives did not receive such exhorbitant compensation packages, then utility fees would be more affordable to the average customer.

    Please, please vote against these increases!

    Joyce Berney
  • April 7, 2008

    Please deny any rate increase for Com Ed. They are making record profits. With the uncertain economy, the citizens of illinois cannot afford to pay for an unnecessary rate increase!
    Steve Williams
  • April 4, 2008

    It seems to me that ComEd is making enough money without raising our bills. Why you need new Riders in addition to the cost of the electricity is beyond my comprehension. I would think that these are part of the service that should be provided us when we pay our bills.


    Sally Levenstam
  • April 4, 2008

    Com Ed should be denied its rate increase and the additional Riders. Their technological investment should be their costs, not slipped into a rate increase proposal.
    Susan Collins
  • April 4, 2008

    I am against the proposed rate hike. We just received a rate hike a little over a year ago tressing the need for funds for infrastructure repair and construction. The proposed surcharges for infrastructure for counties outside of Cook should be borne by those counties. Pass the cost of new infrastructures in counties outside of Cook to the developers and homeowners of those counties.
    John Kulka
  • April 4, 2008

    I am a shareholder of the company and I believe a rate increase is not necessary and want to state my opinion on this.
    frances sapone
  • April 4, 2008

    I DON'T WANT COMMONWEALTH EDISON TO HAVE A RATE INCREASE.
    ALICE VISCO
  • April 4, 2008

    I'M OPPOSE TO ANY INCREASE FOR THE SERVICE CHARGE OR ANY OTHER CHARGES. I'M A SENIOR AND DON'T HAVE ANY EXTRA INCOME.
    MARGARET DOHE
  • April 4, 2008

    I oppose to ComEd wanting to increase their rates.
    Mary Lou Welsh
  • April 4, 2008

    i'm oppose to any rate increase the company may go before the icc to get. rates are already too high.
    anita glickman
  • April 4, 2008

    04/03/2008

    . This increase is not needed. The ICC should concentrate its efforts on reexamining the transaction that took place when ComEd "transferred" its nuclear generation stations to Exelon. ComEd customers paid for those generation plants and have never received fair compensation for the transfer. I can't believe we are hearing about incrreases at a time when everyone is trying to
    make ends meet. Tell ComEd to get back their plants.

    Marlene Albiani

    Mqrlene Albiani
  • April 4, 2008

    i am a police officer who was injured badly in the line of duty. i live on a fixed income on "Duty Disability Status". i think that certainly at a time of economic hardship that ComEd should forgoe huge profits & give the struggling middle class a break. i'm sure the shareholders will still reap nice profits. the utilities, which are necesseties seem rather heartless. thank you, Steven Levant.
    Steven Levant
  • April 4, 2008

    Com Ed already makes millions if not billions of dollars of profit on the Illinois residents. How can they call for an increase of such magnitude when there are so many people struggling already with the economy? It will only get worse as a recession is bound to happen. They will actually hurt the economy by such an increase. Thousands of residents that are now struggling to pay bills on time will default. Please become an assitance to the residents, not a detriment.
    Susan Ireland
  • April 4, 2008

    Interestingly, the ICC screens these postings for "inappropriate material"...but the real obscenity is the continuing increases enacted to benefit ComEd and the excessive waste inherent in supplying electricty to its customers. I adamantly OPPOSE any increase in electric rates and request the ICC to deny this latest, unnecessary attempt on the part of ComEd to fatten its bottom line at the expense of individuals who have no choice regarding their electric service provider. As others have indicated in their public comments, the current economic situation has already put an undue burden on consumers due to rising prices at the fuel pump and grocery store, loss of jobs and income, loss of homes and foreclosure, and the multiple effects of our failing economy on seniors, families, and individuals struggling to put food on their tables and pay their bills. ComEd has already received favorable treatment and incentives to keep their stockholders and executives happy for a long time. It's now time to consider the needs of strapped consumers and citizens on fixed incomes rather than find creative new ways to bolster the utility's net profits. Just say NO to this rate increase.
    Carolynn Van Namen
  • April 4, 2008

    Enough is enough. ComEd makes more in one day than I will make in a life time. It's time for someone to put a stop to this. Please help!!!
    Jim
  • April 4, 2008

    I am vehemently opposed to any increase in Com Ed rates. Their profits, along with those of the oil companies are exhorbitant!
    Marguerite H. Karnick
  • April 4, 2008

    Seems to me that we have recently HAD a rate increase. With the "contracted" economy, increased gas, grocery, and heating costs, how in the world are those of us on fixed income supposed to keep up? Maybe the result will be that I will qualify for food stamps...being only about $600 short of the qualification right now! Maybe I should thank you? Or not.

    j miller

    J Miller
  • April 4, 2008

    I would like to add my name to the list of individuals opposed to the latest proposed rate increase.
    Michael Hammond
  • April 3, 2008

    I opposed to the increase of electric rates. Our electric bill is already high enough and ComEd makes good income.
    Zoya Rozin
  • April 3, 2008

    We oppose any increase in Com Ed rates. The only justification for Com Ed to get a rate increase is the clout they have in Springfield. They seem to be saying. " We bought and paid for state government. So give us a rate increase" Do not allow thier request to move forwad and prove them right. Cooking the books, in the obvious way they have done it, does not justify a rate increase.
    Gregory F Pizza
  • April 3, 2008

    My wife and I are opposed to any further increase by Comm Ed at this time.
    Comm Ed gave the nuclear plants, that the State of Illinois people paid for, and now wants to charge us because they claim they do not have enough money, while their parent company is making billions off our nuclear plants. The money is there, Comm Ed does not need to increase their rates anymore.


    Charles W. Novak
  • April 3, 2008

    I oppose rate increase, we dont need any more increases.
    Patricia Larson
  • April 3, 2008

    I don't want a price hike given to ComEd. We are paying enough right now.
    Michael McDonald
  • April 3, 2008

    I SAYS NO WAY TO ANY RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    ENRIQU3 MARRERO
  • April 3, 2008

    I FEEL WE DON'T NEED AN ENERGY INCREASE. WE'RE ON A FIXED INCOME AND IT'S VERY DIFFICULT FOR ANY RATE INCREASE. I KNOW OTHER SENIOR CITIZENS FEEL THE SAME WAY. WE'RE TRYING TO CONSERVE ENERGY, WE CHANGED LIGHT BULBS. I HOPE WE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. I OPPOSE THE RATE INCREASE.
    MURIEL BERNS
  • April 3, 2008

    ComEd makes enough profits and they do not deserve any more. I' m a senior on a fix income and being pounded on all sides with tax increases and cost increases, and its getting out of control.
    Jerome Kening
  • April 3, 2008

    When ComEd doesn't show obscene profits for any given quarter, then they should be allowed a rate increase. Until then, keep our prices down.

    Michael maenza

    michael maenza
  • April 3, 2008

    I have read through material supplied by AARP. This increase is not needed.

    The ICC should concentrate its efforts on reexamining the transaction that took place when ComEd "transferred" its nuclear generation stations to Exelon. ComEd customers paid for those generation plants and have never received fair compensation for the transfer.

    Gerald Wolin

    Gerald Wolin
  • April 3, 2008

    I know several people who work for Com Ed and they tell me about how much money they make in overtime and double time when they are not doing any work at all and in many other situations. The company makes them come into work for "just in case" scenarios. These are friends who already earn six figure incomes. They joke about it saying things like, "you have lights don't you" "doesn't it feel good to have lights", "do you want me to flick the switch the turn out your lights". It is such a big joke to them how they abuse our money. One friend is a supervisor or foreman and tells me about how they spend most of their time on "conference calls". A prime example of "too many chiefs and not enough indians" actually doing any real work. There is so much waste with the consumers hard earned money. Com Ed does not use the money it currently receives from us to the full effect now. They do not deserve a rate hike.
    Eliza Sledge
  • April 3, 2008

    I do not agree with the proposed rate increase.
    Jonathan Smith
  • April 2, 2008

    I am opposed to a rate increase for Comed.
    Juaquin Mendoza
  • April 2, 2008

    I am opposed to the rate increase. No one wants the rate increase. Comed is rich enough. The ecomony is bad and there are not enough job.
    Edgar Guerrero
  • April 2, 2008

    I oppose any increase in the charges from ComEd.
    Irene Corcoran
  • April 1, 2008

    No way to high energy cost.
    Jaqueline Sharrow
  • April 1, 2008

    I am very disturbed about rate hikes. I am a senior on a fixed income, I go to Spingfield and rally and alot of us just cant afford it.
    Dorothy Harding
  • April 1, 2008

    I wish the ICC will oppose comed request for a rate increase.
    O Benton
  • April 1, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO A RATE INCREASE FOR AMEREN AND COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    MARY COPPIN
  • March 31, 2008

    i'm against the any increase comp may come before the icc to get. i'm a senior and on a limited income.
    matalie metallides
  • March 31, 2008

    I am against the rate increase. A rate increase would be very harmful to the elderly and retired community.
    Ferderick Salzberg
  • March 31, 2008

    I AM AN AARP MEMBER. I AM OPPOSED TO ANY RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. I AM ON A FIXED INCOME.
    CLAUDIA SWANSON
  • March 31, 2008

    I OPPOSE THE PROPOSED RATE INCREASE.
    JAY YOUNG
  • March 31, 2008

    I'M A SENIOR CITIZEN AND AARP MEMBER. IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON TO GIVE US A REBATE AND THEN GET AN INCREASE IN RATES. I AM OPPOSED TO ANY RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    ARLENE ZIMMERMAN
  • March 31, 2008

    I OPPOSE THE RATE INCREASE AS A CONSUMER I'M NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE PROPOSED INCREASE.
    DORIS HEILMAN
  • April 1, 2008

    An increase in electricity costs to consumers would be a hardship on senior citizens with fixed incomes, families with young children and many others. The continued increase in property taxes, the higher costs of gas, food, health care and higher education are placing a heavy burden on the average American. Electricity is already expensive. Many cannot make mortgage payments and/or are losing their jobs. Do not allow Commonwealth Edison to further burden Illinois citizens with higher rates and fees.
    Laurel Capps

    Laurel Capps
  • March 31, 2008

    ComEd had an increase last year. Enough is enough. Do not raise rates again!
    Susan Petkus
  • March 28, 2008

    WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER RATE HIKE. I SAY NO.
    CHARLENE PORTER
  • March 28, 2008

    I really oppose the service charge increases for ComEd. Enough is enough.
    Jo Ann Goebel
  • March 28, 2008

    I am tired of the rates going up. My income does not change and I want the ICC to reject the rate hike. I'm on a fixed income and rate hikes don't help me.
    Lois Lynn
  • March 28, 2008

    I would like to to say that I am against the rate hike.
    Mike Erskine
  • March 27, 2008

    MY HUSBAND AND I ARE OPPOSED TO ANY INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. THEY'RE GETTING ENOUGH MONEY. THEY JUST WANT MORE AND MORE.
    VIRGINIA AND GERALD BYERSDORF
  • March 27, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO ANY RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. WE ARE ALREADY PAYING RATES THAT ARE HIGHER THAN THOSE IN OTHER STATES.
    CONNIE METEISIS
  • March 27, 2008

    I am against a rate hike.
    Jim Hoyt
  • March 27, 2008

    I am against the rate hike.
    Rhea Hoyt
  • March 27, 2008

    I am opposed to any and all rate increases I think they have gone high enought.
    Fred Katcenstein
  • March 26, 2008

    Called to register support for the co.'s rate hike. We need good service for the customers. In Michigan, higher rates helps to have better service. The CEO makes too much money. electric rates have not increased compared to other things, for example, cars, etc.
    David Arnold
  • March 25, 2008

    As a senior I resent the company asking for another rate increase after they just had to make a refund to customers from the last rate increase.
    Ann McPherson
  • March 25, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO THE PROPOSED RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. THE COMMISSION AND COMED GIVE RELIEF TO THE CUSTOMERS WITH ONE HAND AND TAKE IT BACK WITH THE OTHER.
    TOM SPINO
  • March 25, 2008

    WE ARE OPPOSED TO ANY RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    LOUISE AND JOSEPH MAUPIN
  • March 25, 2008

    I am a AARP member and want to the ICC to say no to the higher rates proposed by comed.
    Irene Divenere
  • March 25, 2008

    i strongly oppose the proposed rate increase in service charges for comed.
    Evelyn Mullins-Nwosu
  • March 25, 2008

    I oppse any rate increase and last one was not justified either. I am also upset they no longer give you a brea, on rate for having a heat pump.
    david jordan
  • March 25, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO ANY RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    DAVID ROBERTS
  • March 24, 2008

    I am totally against any rate increase for ComEd.
    edward graf
  • March 24, 2008

    I am opposed to any increase in rates.
    Mike Drew
  • March 24, 2008

    Right now most home owners are overburdened with proprerty tax, mortgate, gas and food prices. The last thing consumers need is another rate increase after the fight last year to take the increase away. They are shoving it down our throat.
    Steve Dzialowy
  • March 24, 2008

    I strongly oppose what they are trying to stick consumers with the fee hike. As a retiree there is only so much a person can pay out. Enough is enough.
    Gary Inman
  • March 24, 2008

    We have suffered many outages for 7 years. Whether its good weather, storming or sunny. The last time it happened, the electric, when it came back. it was a surge. it devastated the computer back up sump pump unit back up and it also destroyed a reciprocal in the braker box. Thus, requiring two profesionals --- an electician and a sump pump repairman. The bill (s) amt. was almost $300.00 dollars. a man that came out from Comed. he told us that ComEd only takes care of the problems up to the house. They do not take care of problems in the house. so we called comed and asked for a claim form and we sent it to comed along with the bill. and so we are waiting to see what why do. what we want to do is stop the new service hike they are talking about. because that would wipe out most of the rate relief package we won last year. shame on you ComEd. We are seniors, just trying to keep our heads above the water.
    Albert Krause
  • March 25, 2008

    Where is the fairness to the consumer for another rate hike? This is ridiculous, and robbery. A person should not have to worry when their utility bills come in whether it is going to be so high, they may have to take monies away from a food budget in order to pay it. The State of Illinois has become nothing but a tax and utility rate increase state. Pretty soon the only people who will be able to afford to live here will be the rich, and it does not seem as if they are paying all of these ridiculous rates, because they will write it off. Please consider the working class and seniors of Illinois. Another rate increase simply cannot be so.

    Thank You
    Georgia Vann

    Georgia Vann
  • March 20, 2008

    please do not raise the rates for the service charge. the rates right now are all we can take.
    flrence greenberg
  • March 20, 2008

    I say no to any increase in the utility rate.
    JoAnn Damratowski
  • March 20, 2008

    I SAY NO WAY TO ANY RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    RITA SPINDLER
  • March 20, 2008

    THE RATES I'M PAYING RIGHT NOW ARE UNBEARABLE I DON'T AGREE WITH THE RATES. THIS IS THE MOST I'VE EVER PAID IN THE WINTER, MY BILLS ARE AVERAGING$300-400 PER MONTH. I'M SINGLE AND NOT AT HOME VERY MUCH I KEEP MY THERMOSTAT SET AT 67 DEGREES. I OPPOSE THE RATE INCREASE.
    CHRISTINA PULEO
  • March 20, 2008

    I WANT T0 VOICE MY OPPOSITION TO ANY RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON AND AMEREN.
    GERI PAULON
  • April 1, 2008

    I believe the electric delivery rates are already too high, and I believe that in light of recent rate hikes this is not the time to grant increases to an already hugely profitable company. The increased tax burden and food and gasoline inflation as well as the increases granted to other utilities (such at AT&T) are making it very difficult to not go into debt. Please, stop the utilities from their greedy gouging!
    Francine Cichon
  • March 20, 2008

    I am against ComEd raising electric rates. They are already at record profits.....so why do they need to feed their greed and rake in even higher profits for providing the exact same service?

    I feel like I am being held hostage by huge utility rate increases. I can and have cut back on everyday items but I can't survive without heat and electricity. With rate increases I will have to work more hours to pay my utility bills. STOP FEEDING THEIR CORPORATE GREED...say NO to another rate hike.

    C. Koch
  • March 19, 2008

    I'M AN AARP MEMBER. I AM OPPOSED TO ANY RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    SHARON KRUEGER
  • March 19, 2008

    NO to higher rates in Illinois
    Concetta Rigney
  • March 19, 2008

    I am against a service rate increase.
    Mary Ann Jarowicz
  • March 19, 2008

    I am against the rate increase. ComEd has enough money.
    Walter Samorez
  • March 19, 2008

    I cannot afford a rate hike for this company.
    elizabeth tekampe
  • March 19, 2008

    Comed, in Jan '07, received a substantial rate increase, even after the legislature provided some relief to comsumers. The majority of Comed's electricity is produced by Nuclear reactors that we paid for over the past 20 years that were transferred to Exelon at a below market price. Comed and their parent, Exelon, have made and are making a very good profit, as evidenced by the increase in their stock price over the last several years. Therefore, I see no justification for another rate increase and oppose this request for an increase.
    Anton R. Iberle
  • March 18, 2008

    I WISH THERE BE NO SURCHARGE OR INCREASE IN THE PRESENT ELECTRIC BILLING.
    JAMES CULOTTA
  • March 18, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO A RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. COMMONWEALTH EDISON IS MAKING ENOUGH PROFIT ALREADY.
    MARION SORENSEN
  • March 18, 2008

    I am a Senior Citizen on a fixed income. I was greatful when Lisa Madigan helped with the last rate hike, but these companies are not thinking of the Senior Citizens when they think of raising their rates. Seniors are being driven out of their homes because of these rate increases.
    Donald P Mear
  • March 17, 2008

    I want to express my disagreement with and opposition to further increase in fees or electric rates being granted to ComEd. ComEd and its mother company, Exelon, already enjoy outrageously increased earnings and record profits. There is no justification for a request for additional increases (unbounded greed doesn't qualify!), especially when the requested increases far exceed what the average customer receives in salary increases. Given that ComEd customers have no options for going anywhere else "to shop" for electric service, which is what we do when retailers put excessive prices on their products, ComEd's request should be denied and the public protected from such abuse.
    Eric Johnson
  • March 17, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO THE PROPOSED RATE INCREASE FOR COMED. I THINK IT WOULD BE A TERRIBLE THING AFTER THE INCREASE DONE LAST YEAR.
    NANCY LLEWELLYN
  • March 17, 2008

    No way on a rate increase.
    Joe Deliberto
  • March 17, 2008

    Voice opposition to the service change. Do not wants any increase.
    Shirley Esenther
  • March 17, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO THE RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
    RICHARD GRAY
  • March 17, 2008

    We are calling to ask that the rate hike for ComEd be voted against. Because its getting really hard to stay in our home. We are doing without some of the necessities to pay the utilities.
    Gerald Madison
  • March 17, 2008

    WE AGREE WITH THE AARP AND DON'T WNAT TO SEE ANYMORE SERVICE FEE HIKES.
    WILLIAM ELLIS
  • March 17, 2008

    I'm looking for a jkob just to pay the utilities now let alone with an increase. I need to be at home with my son who is ill and I'm a senior but I can not pay by bill.
    Doris Peck
  • March 17, 2008

    I want to say I am against any rate increase for Comonwealth Edison company. Cannot afford this
    anthony blackwell
  • March 17, 2008

    I'M DEFINITELY AGAINST THE PROPOSED SERVICE FEE HIKE.
    DORTHEA DESMOND
  • March 17, 2008

    I am calling to voice my opposition to ComEd's proposed general increase in electric rates.
    Nora Drysch
  • March 17, 2008

    I don't want our ComEd bill to go up anymore,
    John Darcy
  • March 17, 2008

    I can't understand why tehy wants to propose a service fee hike. ComEd's CEO makes $30-40 million a year. People in their 60's can't afford to pay higher bills. Seniors are on fixed incomes and get 2.0% - 2.5% raises.
    John Dizillo
  • March 17, 2008

    may bills are high enough now and don't want another rate increase. please say no to any increase
    linda hirschmiller
  • March 17, 2008

    I am raising my voice to be heard that I vote no to any increase in comEd service.
    janet lawrence
  • March 17, 2008

    Everything is going up. I'm a child of the depression an i don't want to go back to those days. They were my child days and we were totally poor as everyone else was then. We are being priced out of everything again. When the utility price goes up, gasoline and milk. This is a wonderful country and lets keep it wonderful.
    D. Cruse
  • March 14, 2008

    I am opposed any kind of increase for any utilities. The utility companies and the government of Illinois are bleeding us to death with increases on utilities and taxes. Please for companies and government learn to live within your means.

    Respectfully,

    Joan Vesely

    Joan Vesely
  • March 14, 2008

    I'M CALLING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE PROPOSED PRICING RATE INCREASE, DELIVERY CHARGES" I'M NOT IN FAVOR OF THE REATE INCREASE AT ALL.
    KRISTINA PATTERSON
  • March 14, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO THE RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. I'M ON A FIXED INCOME. THE COST OF EVERYTHING KEEPS GOING UP. SOON I WON'T BE ABLE TO AFFORD TO PAY THE BILLS. I'M A WIDOW AND HAVE TO WATCH WHAT I SPEND. MY BUDGET BILLING AMOUNT HAS DOUBLED. PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO LIVE WITH DIGNITY.
    DORA ANN PLANTE
  • March 14, 2008

    I oppose the rate hike. they want to increase the rate and I am against that. We have not gotten all of the rebates yet and now they want to raise the rates again.
    Don Marek
  • March 14, 2008

    NO WAY TO HIGHER ENERGY COST.
    ALOIS KOLBECK
  • March 14, 2008

    I'M OPPOSE TO THE RATE INCREASE PROPOSED BY THE COMP BEFORE THE ICC.
    ERNEST ALLEN
  • March 14, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO THE RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. I AM A SENIOR ON A FIXED INCOME. I'VE REACHED THE POINT WHERE I'M AFRAID TO TURN THE LIGHTS ON. THERE MUST BE SOME END TO THE INCREASES. WE JUST GOT SOME RELIEF AND NOW THEY WANT TO TAKE IT BACK.
    DALE JONES
  • March 14, 2008

    AS A RETIREE, I'M CONCERN WITH THE RATE INCREASE. I'M OPPOSE TO ANY RATE INCREASE.
    kathlleen puleo
  • March 14, 2008

    Do not allow a raise in the montly service fees.
    Caren Trilling
  • March 14, 2008

    I don't want a rate increase the price is high enough now.
    Henry Lewandowski
  • March 14, 2008

    LET'S ROLL BACK OUR ELECTRIC RATES WE OPPOSE ANY RATE INCREASE.
    SUSAN ZOLPER
  • March 14, 2008

    I am 64 years old and just got out of the hospital. I am low income. It's hard to pay the bills to live. I am concerned about any type of rake hike.
    Delores Harris
  • March 14, 2008

    I'M OPPOSE TO ANY RATE INCREASE.
    DORIS DUMAIS
  • March 14, 2008

    IN THIS ECONOMY IT'S REDICULOUS FOR COMED TO INCREASE ELECTRIC PRICES ON OUR HOMES. ILLINOIS JUST WON A BILLION DOLLAR RATE RELIEF PACKAGE AND NOW THEY ARE TRYING TO INCREASE THE RATES. PEOPLE CAN'T AFFORD IT.
    KATHLEEN FOLLETT
  • March 14, 2008

    Vote no against higher energy rates.
    George Collins
  • March 14, 2008

    i say no to high energy rates in il.
    mary fredrick
  • March 14, 2008

    the rates are too high now, please don't make them any higher.
    agatha martin
  • March 14, 2008

    I don't feel that more rate hikes are appropriate at this time. Patticularly when we are entering a period of recession. Customers are having a hard time meeting expenses.
    Richard Selk
  • March 13, 2008

    These proposed rate hikes are unacceptable and based on corporate greed. I do not agree with ComEd's agenda.
    Suzanne
  • March 13, 2008

    I urge you to NOT approve any rate increase for ComEd. The rebate from last year was pretty tiny, and now the company is going to wipe that out -- and more! Enough already with the rate increases.
    Ellen Krupp
  • March 13, 2008

    I do not want the ICC to let comed raise rates and am very opposed to this.
    humberto gonzalez, jr.
  • March 13, 2008

    I'M OBJECTING TO THE HIGHER UTILITY RATE THAT HAS BEEN REQUESTED.
    JOYCE WALKER
  • March 13, 2008

    I want to express that I oppose any increase for ComEd.
    alta kennedy
  • March 13, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO THE INCREASE FOR COMED.
    ELEANOR SCHUMAN
  • March 13, 2008

    I want to protest any rate increase for comEd.
    richard ressor
  • March 13, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO A RATE INCREASE FOR COMED. I'M ON A FIXED INCOME. AN INCREASE WOULD NOT BE AFFORDABLE.
    MARTIN WINDELBORN
  • March 13, 2008

    I feel it is a slap in the face when we just go the rate relief and their stock shows they are not hurting and have outrageous incomes. I want the ICC to vote no to any rate increase.
    sharon petkus
  • March 13, 2008

    Just say no to any increase for the company.
    Joe Monachello
  • March 13, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO AN INCREASE FOR COMED. CUSTOMERS SHOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY FOR THE EXCESSIVE SALARIES AND BONUSES OF COMPANY EXECUTIVES.
    ADA HOLTZ
  • March 13, 2008

    I am opposed to any rate increase ComEd may be asking for. we pay enough now and my bill still goes up anyway without an increase.
    rolland mose
  • March 13, 2008

    these rates are ridiculous now and alot of retired cannot afford any more rate raises. wants ICC to say no to any increase.
    william chuhak
  • March 13, 2008

    No way to higher rates. It does not make any sense.
    Barbara Schalk
  • March 13, 2008

    I'M A SENIOR CITIZEN, ON A FIXED INCOME, I'M OPPOSE TO ANY RATE INCREASE.
    BERNADENE LIST
  • March 13, 2008

    I OPPOSE THE PROPOSED SERVICE FEE HIKE. I WAN'T THEM NOT TO HAVE THE RATE HIKE. THEY NEED TO LOOK INSIDE THEMSELVES AND SEE WHERE THEY CAN ECONOMIZE . LIKE WE HAVE TO.
    SUSAN WOJTAS
  • March 13, 2008

    I OPPOSE THE SERVICE CHARGE INCREASES.
    ESTEEN PURNOY
  • March 13, 2008

    I AM AGAINST THE PROPOSED SERVICE FEE INCREASE, I AM ON A FIXED INCOME AND EVERYTHING ELSE KEEPS GOING UP
    BARBARA NAUSID
  • March 13, 2008

    i'm against the service charge increase. i'm on ssi only can stretch a dollar so far.
    ruth defoort
  • March 12, 2008

    I oppose service charge increases from ComEd.
    Jcquelyn Protsman
  • March 12, 2008

    ComEd rates are already super inflated they have already raised rates that are way higher than they should be. I can not see anyway they should be able to raise their rates in illinoiis anymore. customers can not afford another rate increase. I'm middle income and I feel a rate hike is unaffordable.
    Leonard Facchina
  • March 12, 2008

    I oppseanyy service fee hike for comed. they are just trying to stick it to the consumer
    dianne celzo
  • March 12, 2008

    I disapprove of the proposed increase by ComEd.
    Kathryn Bonotto
  • March 12, 2008

    We are seniors on a fixed income. We have already budgeted our money and if the price of service goes up it will cut into the amount we have for food. It will hurt us financially.
    George Griffin
  • March 12, 2008

    I want to oppose an increase in rates
    donald rauscher
  • March 12, 2008

    I am AARP member and recd. a bulletin and no way do I want the company to get any rate increase on my electric bill.
    william anderson
  • March 12, 2008

    I think they are charging to much money. they are making good money now. they are pushing everybody and some jobs are not being done right. they should do the job right at the plants.
    James Sutull
  • March 12, 2008

    I want to say no way to any rate fee increase. I live on social security and cannot afford this now
    lois kamenske
  • March 12, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO AN INCREASE FOR SERVICE CHARGES.
    MRS BEIGEL
  • March 12, 2008

    I am on a fixed income social security only and I have applied for assistance. I think a rate increase would be to much for people like me. I am also on a budget but its pretty high.
    Marjorie Brothman
  • March 12, 2008

    I object to any rate increase. Any increase in the amount I have to pay monthly will be a hardship for me. I have just enough to budget monthly to get by. Anything beyond that will be a hardship.
    Gary Brown
  • March 12, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO THE PROPOSED INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON AND THE AMEREN COMPANIES.
    DORIS WILLS
  • March 12, 2008

    It is hard enough to pay my bills now and am against any rate increase they propose
    vivian rey
  • March 12, 2008

    my wife and I are retired and on fixed income and gas and medicine is high and can't take some meds now because they are too expensive. not sure what we can do to pay bills and we are too old to try to get a job. please say no to any increase
    gordon ingbretson
  • March 12, 2008

    I am an AARP member and got something in the mail and want to say should not give any increase to this company and I am struggling now to pay my bills and cannot handle increase.
    joyce guinn
  • March 12, 2008

    I want to request a no vote for any rate increase for ComEd. cannot afford this.
    jean schlacher
  • March 12, 2008

    I don't want them to raise the rates. We got relief this year but now they are tyring to take it back. How silly is that. Raising rates is crazy.
    Arlene Cleary
  • March 12, 2008

    We are paying enough right now. We are going through a recession, my husband is not working right now and we can not afford it.
    Peter Nicolais
  • March 11, 2008

    Please do not allow the service charge increases for ComEd or Ameren.
    Thank you very much!

    Susan Black
  • March 11, 2008

    I OPPOSE THE PROPOSED COMED AND AMEREN RATE HIKE PLAN.
    JOHN RUSSELL
  • March 11, 2008

    I AM ASKING THAT THE RATE INCREASE NOT BE GIVEN AT THIS TIME, LEAVE IT THE WAY IT IS AND MAYBE IN THE FUTURE IT CAN BE GIVEN TO THEM BECAUSE WE ARE HEADING INTO A RECESSION
    LEONA CANNING
  • March 11, 2008

    I AM AGAINST ANY RATE HIKE FOR COMMOM WEALTH EDISON === THEY ARE RAPING US AS IT IS AND I WILL HAVE TO MOVE OUT OF MY HOME OF 45 YEARS IF THE STATES LEGISLATURE GIVES IT TO THEM BECAUSE I AM ON A FIXED INCOME
    I WILL REMEMER WHO TO VOTE FOR COME NOVEMBER === THEY WERE DOING FINE UNTIL THE FREEZE WAS LIFTED

    ARLENE BRETILLO
  • March 11, 2008

    I am opposed to a rate increase.
    Vanessa Morgan
  • March 11, 2008

    Recd. something from AARP and wants the ICC to oppose any rate hike for ComEd.
    william miller
  • March 11, 2008

    I think the bills are through the roof now and oppse any type of a rate increase.
    lindie diaz
  • March 11, 2008

    THE UTILITY BILLS ARE GOING OUT OF SIGHT, IF YOUR RETIRED EVERTHING IS GOING UP. NOW IF RETIRED WAGES WOULD GO UP TO MEET THIS RISING COST THEN IT WOULD BE FINE. I'M OPPOSE TO ANY RATE INCREASE.
    SHERI LANGLEY
  • March 11, 2008

    I am against the proposed service fee increase. I think they are making enough money off of us and they don't need a raise.
    Robert Kohan
  • March 11, 2008

    I VOTE NO FRO ANY INCREASES IN THE RATE, THE COMP MAY COME BEFORE THE ICC TO GET.
    WILLIAM RILEY
  • March 11, 2008

    I oppose the service charge increase requested by ComEd. The majority of the people I come in contact with on a daily basis, advise now is the time to change the way they use or purchase anything that requires power.
    Fitch
  • March 11, 2008

    Commissioners:

    Isn't 07-0566 simply a device to work around the relief package of last year? Commonwealth Edison and Ameron are proposing similar "end run" service fee hikes that would effectively wipe out last year's relief package. Gas price are $3.25 today 3/10/08, my natural gas heating bill was $250 for ONE MONTH, and now more for ComEd. The economy is stalled because people can't do without heat and electricity and gas to get to work, pretty soon nothing will be left. PLEASE do not allow Com Ed to use "service fees" to simply undo what you and the legislature has done for us senior citizens here in Illinois, vote NO on 07-0566.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    D. J. Robinson

    Donald J. Robinson
  • March 10, 2008

    I am opposed to any higher rate from ComEd.
    regina quintana
  • March 10, 2008

    I object to any rate increase with ComEd
    ed matayka
  • March 10, 2008

    I oppose the increase comEd wants they keep wanting more and more.
    Joann VanDinther
  • March 10, 2008

    I am very much opposed to this company that keeps wanting the rates raised. can't see why they need it when they are very profitable.
    Barb Fenneman
  • March 10, 2008

    I recd. a bulletin from AARP and want to call and tell the ICC I am opposed to any more rate increase. the bills are terrible now and cannot take another raise.
    vera turbon
  • March 10, 2008

    I WANT TO PROTEST THE ELECTRIC RATE PROPOSAL BY COMED COMING IN APRIL OR MAY
    JANE MILLER
  • March 10, 2008

    I'M OPPOSE TO THE SERVICE CHARGE INCREASE.
    WILFORD ANTISDEL
  • March 10, 2008

    PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW COM ED THE RATE INCREASE THEY ARE SEEKING. WE PAY THE HIGHEST RATES IN THE NATION! HOW CAN A RATE INCREASE BE JUSTIFIED WHEN THEY MAKE THE PROFITS THAT THEY DO. MAYBE THE CEO SHOULD TAKE A PAY CUT IF THE CO. FEELS THEY NEED MORE MONEY!!! WHY SHOULD THE COMSUMER PAY FOR THIS CO.'S BAD DECISIONS!!!! MY ELECTRIC BILL ALREADY HAS INCREASED OVER $60 IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS. WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN THIS SUMMER WHEN COM ED GOES TO SUMMER RATES???? I HAVE A FAMILY ...HOW ARE WE GOING TO AFFORD THIS????? ARE MY KIDS SUPPOSE TO DO WITHOUT SO COM ED CAN INCREASE THEIR PROFFITS EVEN MORE? CONGRESS NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS & REALIZE THE PEOPLE YOU WORK FOR NEED YOUR HELP. DON'T LET COM ED RUN THIS STATE!!!!!!!!!!!
    KAREN OLIVER
  • March 7, 2008

    When the initial rate hike went through at the beginning of 2007, my electric bills took a jump from being a high of $240 to hitting $420. Last month my bill was $399. I am in an all electric home with no gas, sewer or city water. Even with the adjustments, my bills are still higher than they were. The new structure shows a delivery charge since ComEd is not generating the power, the amount of this charge is about equal to the increase in my bill. If the company was making a profit before when the charge was included in the rate-freeze numbers, then why should they get any increase?

    Why should a hand full of share holders benefit at everyone else's expense?!

    Unfair increase in utilities bills only result in a negative effect for the whole economy. I realize that it does cost more for some things for the company also, but I would think that they would profit better if people can actually pay their bills.

    If the company does not have long term plans to upgrade equipment and plan for disaster costs, then that is not a burden that the customer should continually bear. Especially when there is no visible difference for the consumer that there are any improvements in service.

    Peter Knipschield
  • March 7, 2008

    No rate hikes please,these fat cats are making enough profit
    Thanks

    james johnston
  • February 29, 2008

    I wanted to let the Illinois Commerce Commission know that I oppose the ComEd rate-hike plans. The amount of the hike is outrageous and should be re-evaluated. I understand that the rates won't stay the same forever, but I hope that the ICC does not allow these companies with such a monopoly to rape the Illinois Public. Thank you.
    Michael Labedz
  • February 26, 2008

    I think it is ridiculous to have a rate increase and paying more this year than last anyway. I don't understand why they need to make more money and want ICC to say no to any increase.
    monica glowinski
  • February 25, 2008

    I oppose the ComEd rate hike plan to raise the rates.
    John Dorgan
  • February 25, 2008

    i am against a rate increase, they got an increase a while back. they keep showing record profits year in and year out. and we keep paying more so they can make more. years ago we paid to build the nuclear plants, to keep cost of electricity down, when that did not work, we had to pay to dismantle them, now if i was in business and took a chance, that did not work, i am out that money. not com ed they just find a way to charge us more, to get more thank you
    steven born
  • February 25, 2008

    I oppose the Ameren and Com-Ed rate-hike plans.
    Sharon Shoudis
  • February 22, 2008

    I want to vote no to any rate increase. I can't afford it.
    james fagan
  • February 22, 2008

    I do not want any rate increase and cannot afford it.
    carol fagan
  • February 21, 2008

    I request that the rates not be increased.
    Jeff Cappello
  • February 21, 2008

    NOT allow Comm Ed, etc. to raise rates for gas and electric
    Amtul Hussain
  • February 21, 2008

    I Vehemently oppose any rate hike by Comed. We have already received a rate increase from them last year and I would like to see a freeze put on their rates for several years. I would like to see the Illinois Commerce Commission support the citizens of Illinois and encourage Comed to invest more in renewable resources.
    Marri Kelly-Banks
  • February 21, 2008

    ComEd and Exelon. Every generating plant that exelon operates in northern illinois brings in 2 1/2 million dollars per day. Everything that comes from out of state and crosses exelon grid, they get compensation for. the chairman John Rowe has cut back on maintenance on all nucleor facilities. They all have problems. but he takes 13 1/2 million dollars plus 2 for 1 stock options out of that co. each year. we do not have access to any other electric utility. People like me with with home medical equipment, who are on a fix income can not afford higher electric rates and exelon and comed do not have any competition. but yet they claim that since deregulation, they have competition and without increases their on the verge of bankruptcy which is a blatant lie. so their request for rate increase is unjust and not necessary. The money their requesting will only be used to continue suport outrageous salaries and stock options for senior exelon and comed executives. It will not be used for maintenance or upgrading of any exelon or comed infrastructure.
    Charles McQueen
  • February 20, 2008

    A year ago Commonwealth Edison customers were outraged by very large rate increases. Those increases were not justified and the result was a $1 billion rate relief package from ComEd and Ameren for Illinois residents.

    I agree with CUB and the Attorney General that the current rate increase request is not justified. I am sure that all members of the ICC have received the most recent CUB bulletin that provides specifics on why the rate hike is not needed. If the ICC members and staff are not aware of the CUB bulletin it is available on the CUB website.

    At the same time that ComEd is requesting higher rates, its parent company, Exelon, is reporting record earnings for 2007. Exelon supplies ComEd with its electricity. A high percentage of that electricity comes from the profitable nuclear reactors that ComEd previously “transferred” to Exelon after ComEd customers had spent many years paying for them.

    In reporting ComEd’s 2007 earnings, a Chicago Tribune article included this quote: “It’s hard for me to display the proper air of jubilation given the stock market, but even a basset hound needs to howl once in a while,” Chairman and Chief Executive John W. Rowe said. “Honest to God, I don’t think any utility ever had a better year.” Another Tribune article stated that Mr. Rowe “… received total compensation of $19.49 million last year.” That is certainly something to howl about!!

    It is important to put Mr. Rowe’s comments in context of what took place last year.

    ? When the consumer outcry took place in early 2007, ComEd said it needed the large increase after a 10 year rate freeze. It should be noted that at the end of the rate freeze, Exelon was among the most profitable of all electric utilities.

    ? After the initial outcry, ComEd, along with Ameren in southern Illinois, offered a $150 million relief package. This was quickly recognized as grossly inadequate.

    ? After much more pressure, ComEd and Ameren came up with a $500 million relief package. This was still very inadequate, and a number of us said the correct relief package would be $2 billion.

    ? The final negotiated relief package was $1 billion.

    As it turns out, $2 billion would have been closer to the correct amount. According to the Chicago Tribune, in 2007 “Exelon reported annual net income of $2.73 billion, up 71 percent from 2006, as revenue grew 21 percent, to $18.91 Billion.” These large increases took place despite the $1 billion rate relief package.

    We also hope that Illinois Commerce Commission proves more diligent in reviewing this latest rate increase request than they were in approving the 2007 rate increases.

    If ComEd does need some additional money to continue providing reliable electricity, that money should come from the overflowing coffers of Exelon and not their customers. In fact, based on Exelon’s 2007 earnings, a further rate relief package is probably warranted.

    The next noise I’d like to hear is jubilation from Illinois consumers and not the basset hound howling.

    Gerald Wolin
  • February 20, 2008

    I urge the ICC to reject Comed's request for an increase in rates. I am a senior citizen and due to the increase of last year I have had to cut my medication so I could pay for my electric. I am now at risk of having a stoke or heart attack just to fill the silver lining in the big wigs pockets at comed. I use to get a discount during the winter months because I am all electric but that has been taken away and my bills have doubled. There is no reason that is valid that they need a rate increase.They are'nt even using all of there resources to provide Illinois with electric. Some plants are even operating at full capacity so how can they ask for an increase. Why do we have to suffer for their well being. I like to see them six in a house daya after day with your thermostate set at 64 degrees. I don't even turn on lights except for a small one in my table lamp. Please think of the people when considering this request by comed.
    Harriet Schieffer
  • February 20, 2008

    I want to ubject to Illinois energy rates. I want to object strongly.
    Norma Ryder
  • February 20, 2008

    No I do not want the rates to increase in order to pay for updates to the infrastructure that the company should have been saving money for all along. Maybe they should be fined for not updating it.
    John Venditti
  • February 20, 2008

    No increase. We are seniors and can not afford it.
    Dan Mallett
  • February 20, 2008

    i want ICC to say no way to any rate increase for ComEd. I am on a budget and get no raise and why should ComEd.
    donald fulmer
  • February 20, 2008

    I oppose the rate hike.
    Ron Rahorn
  • February 20, 2008

    I think the company should not receive a rate increase. Bills are far too high now and company makes too much money as it is
    delores baron
  • February 20, 2008

    I urge the ICC to oppse rate increase. they don't need it and make more than they need to now.
    susan pastim
  • February 20, 2008

    I am opposed to Commonwealth Edison's proposed rate hike. The Citizen's Utility Board has done an audit which shows that only 10% of what they propose is justifiable. The full rate hike would be disastrous for Illinois residents. Please keep ComEd from gouging us.
    Timothy Miller
  • February 20, 2008

    My husband and I are retired and living on a fixed income. I don't know how they expect us to have these rates keep going up and stay warm. It is 9degrees outside now and my husband has had serious health problelms recently. I had to but him an electric blanket to keep him warm. So There goes the bill sky high. Absolutely ridiculous. At the end of the year then the CEO's do such a wonderful job they get millions in bonuses. STOP NOW
    Shirley Y Gervas
  • February 20, 2008

    I wanted to let the Illinois Commerce Commission know that I oppose the ComEd rate-hike plans. The amount of the hike is outrageous and should be re-evaluated. I understand that the rates won't stay the same forever, but I hope that the ICC does not allow these companies with such a monopoly to rape the Illinois Public. Thank you.
    Carol Labedz
  • February 20, 2008

    I want the ICC to say NO to an increase to electric rates by CommEd. The utility companies have us hostage and their rates are already out of control. They are what really hurts the economy. Again, please say NO to Commonwealth Edison for electric rate increase.
    Donell Foreman
  • February 20, 2008

    I do not feel that any more increases should be allowed for quite a while. My Electric bill this year is double what it was last year. We have an all electric house and have dropped our heat thermostat to 65 degrees, set our cooling to 78 degrees, bought energy saving light bulbs and still the bill is astronomical. Also my house has 10" thick walls, the windows are triple glazed, and I have 18 " of insulation in the attic.
    Jim O'Toole
  • February 19, 2008

    WE CAN'T WIN. WE DO WHAT WE CAN TO SAVE-THE COUNTRY'S RESOURCES AND OUR FUNDS. BUT WHEN WE CUT BACK, THE COMPANIES RAISE THE RATES. PLEASE DO NOT APPROVE ANY RATE INCREASE, EITHER DELIVERY OR USAGE.
    PATSY LEAKER
  • February 19, 2008

    Rates are too high and profits for comed are too much. They need to lower the rates.
    Lisa Klein
  • February 19, 2008

    I think at this point in time the utilities are unjustified in the rate increase. The last rate increase they got was compromised and now they are trying to sneak in the back door with another rate increase. I think its outragous they are wanting to increase rates again and the ICC should not allow it.
    Ronald Shereyk
  • February 19, 2008

    I AM OPPOSED TO THE COMED AND AMEREN'S RATE HIKES. MY UTILITY BILLS, ESPECIALLY MY ELECTRIC BILL, ARE WAY OUT OF SIGHT. IN SOME MONTHS I CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY IT. I DON'T THINK IT IS PROPORTIONAL TO THE SERVICE WE ARE RECEIVING.
    JOHN GRANT
  • February 19, 2008

    I want to ask the ICC to oppose the rate hike being asked. It appears the electric company is now trying to circumvent the relief given earlier by now wanting to impose service rates.
    Kenneth Legan
  • February 19, 2008

    I want to report I want the ICC to reject any rate hike for ComEd. too high now and cannot afford higher rates.
    virginia gomez
  • February 19, 2008

    This is a shameful charade with customers. They do not need a rate hike of this substantial proportion.
    Adrienne & Robert Hirsch
  • February 19, 2008

    I oppose the rate hike plans.
    Ronald Strandberg
  • February 19, 2008

    I oppose the rate hike that comed is requesting. Over the years I have seen them unnecessarily propose rate increases. I feel these rates increases are unnecessary and typical symptoms of a greedy company. Over the years Comed has proposed increases for us to hide their mistakes such as "bad management, inefficiencies and poor planning."
    Bob Janota
  • February 19, 2008

    I am opposed to the rate hike. With Illinois having one of the highest rates for electricy in the country we need to examine all ways of keeping rates as low as possable especially for those who are on fixed incomes.
    Charles Mormino
  • February 19, 2008

    based on info provided by CUB and other organizations I do not beleive the rate hike requested is justified except for perhaps 10%. I take with a grain of salt, after the auction, anything that comes from ComEd as to what is needed to provide service as a utility. utility are suppose to in part be for the public good. the auction was a debacle. I understand there has to be a reasonable profit made.
    Philip Demaertelaere
  • February 19, 2008

    I'M ON A FIXED INCOME. I CAN HARDLY AFFORD ELECTRICITY AS IT IS, SO I CAN'T AFFORD THE INCREASE THEIR LOOKING FOR ACCORDING TO CUB.
    LYLE ZUCHER
  • February 19, 2008

    I oppose the rate hike ComEd is asking for and they are just trying to cash in on the energy sweep. I want ICC to stop this nonsense because it is not justified.
    j. robert beck
  • February 19, 2008

    I believe the ICC should stop any rate increase because it is already too high and any more rate increase is unnecessary.
    paul hummell
  • February 19, 2008

    I don't think that ComEd deserves another rate increase at this time. Its not justified.
    Rudy Chavez
  • February 19, 2008

    THE RATE HIKE PLAN I THINK IS WAY TOO MUCH AND IF MEMEORY SERVE ME CORRECT WE JUST WENT THROUGHT THIS PROCESS OF A RATE HIKE FOR COMED. I AM DEFINITELY OPPOSED TO A RATE HIKE.
    DENNIS SECHREST
  • February 19, 2008

    I OPPOSE COMED'S RATE HIKE PLAN.
    AL RUIZ
  • February 19, 2008

    Track# 0371-2008

    We opposed the 361 Million rate hike.

    LaVerne Garrett
  • February 19, 2008

    I am very much opposed to any rate increase in the state of Illinois. I don't think our state legislators are doing anything to clean up the air. Chicago has a very high rate of asthma. We are in the bottom of the 50 states and it is embarrassing.
    James Lenz
  • February 19, 2008

    I want let the ICC know that I am paying what too much now and does not want any more increases.
    russ shenouda
  • February 19, 2008

    I am opposed to a rate increase. The law was changed and now comed has sold the power plants that the people helped pay for. The utilities are here to help the pubic if they cannot do their job adequately without charging enormous prices then maybe it's time the country take over the electrical companies. Comed should not claim poverty.
    Michael Freeney
  • February 19, 2008

    I would like to oppose any rate hike.
    Robert Angsten
  • February 19, 2008

    I don't think they need a rate hike. It's very hard on senior citizens. I am really opposed to a 361 million dollar rate hike.
    Nancy Koeper
  • February 19, 2008

    ABSOLUTELY NOT, I'M OPPOSING HIGHER ENERGY RATES THEY ARE HIGH ENOUGH. I WANT THE ICC TO DO ALL THEY CAN TO SAY NO TO THEM.
    LOTTIE COCANIG
  • February 19, 2008

    Opposed to the rate increase for comed and ameren. I'm opposed to the rate hikes. Today, due to the high costs of gasoline and oil ...everythings is going up. People can't afford these high costs. I think they should keep things more affordable. My income doesn't keep up the way everything else is going up.
    Marcia Crichton
  • February 19, 2008

    Opposed to rate hike for comed and ameren. First time the elecric bills are higher then the gas bills. Its unfair. Opposed to the rate hike.
    Phillis Jacobson
  • February 19, 2008

    After the previous raises of almost 25% in 2007. There was a refund on part of that which was to be paid over time. If the rate hike is approved it will eliminate the savings. (customer opposed to comed and ameren rate increase).
    Patricia Folan
  • February 19, 2008

    I WANT TO SAY NO TO HIGH RATE INCREASE IN ELECTRIC BILLS
    YVONNE TRIBBLE
  • February 19, 2008

    I'm calling to protest the comed and ameren rate increase. I don't see how people can afford a herendous rate hike.
    Patricia Norris
  • February 20, 2008

    WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR AMEREN TO UNDERSTAND PEOPLE CANNOT CONTINUE TO PAY INCREASES IN UNTILITY BILLS. WHAT DOES IT TAKE, PEOPLE ALREADY SIT IN THEIR HOMES IN LAYERS OF CLOTHES AND COVERED IN BLANKETS TO KEEP THEIR THERMOSTATS TURNED DOWN BECAUSE THEY ARE UNABLE TO CONTINUE PAYING THESE RISING PRICES.
    I CANNOT BELIEVE PEOPLE CANNOT HAVE COMFORT IN THEIR HOMES.

    NO PRICE INCREASE, PLEASE.

    JANET FRERICKS
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