Case Number: 10-0467

  • December 8, 2011

    I am against a rate increase for ComEd.
  • October 20, 2011

    I do not want any increases now or in the future cannot afford it.
  • September 27, 2011

    This is outrageous the company ranks in the botton for J D Powers customer service satisfaction survey. Tthey do not deserve any increasse not even close.
  • August 25, 2011

    Regarding Com Ed's rate increase request: If everybody was working and the country was not in the state it is currently in, then I could see a rate increase. But as it stands, their request is like kicking a dog when its down. Com Ed should not get an increase! Rates should be frozen on all utilities until the economy improves. The utilities should have to tighten their belts like the rest of us. Our seniors are having to make tough decisions like 'do I pay my bill or do I eat or do I buy my medications'. Their request to raise rates just isn't right!
  • July 11, 2011

    Please prevent any rate hikes requested by the electric company. Going on 11 years at this address the company has failed to provide reliable service. Frequent power outages are the norm. I am currently without power and have been for going on 1 hour this morning. There are constant excuses provided by the company but the fact is they have not upgraded their equipment or network since December 2000 in my area. Many of the outages last for several hours. Constant glitches lasting seconds to minutes occur. I've recently read about a plan that will allow rate hikes without ICC scrutiny and ask that you prevent any rate hikes now or in the future.Thank you.Fred Macciocchi
  • June 28, 2011

    my comment and complaint is to cub about all the rate increases, they make a couple billion dollars in profits and will not spend any of it on this smart grid technology, can somebody let them know that the consumer pockets are limited, and they should go to a bank and get a loan to improve the grid, and stop asking for rate increases every year.
    NELSON MCCRIMON
  • June 28, 2011

    I am against any rate increase, stop giving pay raises to the top executives!!!!!
    Tina Powers
  • June 21, 2011

    i am against this rate hike.
    john lindsey
  • June 7, 2011

    I am against the rate increase passed by the ICC.
  • May 26, 2011

    Not very happy how you keep pandering to ComEd. I know it all seems like a game of checks and balances but there comes a point we you just have to say no.

    They, like all of us, need to plan for future growth and 'rainy day' issues as a point of business.

    How are they trying to lower their internal costs? Modernization should be self-paid and not reliant on consumer bailout or 'investments'

    Let get real, their profits are great and I want to see them work to save for the future and not just expect us all to pay more.

    Your decision to support their rate increase is conducive to what is worst about a regulatory commission... Just a little bit here a little there... never hanging tough in represeting the middle class consumer who always pays the bills.... We take it in the shorts all the time you are not representing my best interest

    Cordell Crane
  • May 26, 2011

    I do not understand why rate increases for consumers can be written into law, yet restriction on executive compensation is taboo. Is this not a double standard, with the consumer bearing the brunt of the improvements that Com-Ed (Exelon) should have been implementing on a regular business instead of allowing the infrastructure to decline, and reap profits (big pay raises) then cry necessity to you the commission.
    Diane Kush
  • May 25, 2011

    on-line tracking # 1282:

    NO rate hikes should be granted. We are told there is no inflation and no one but CEO's get income increases. Therefore, there is no reason for COMED to get any increase. If they cannot manage on what they get now, then they are simply inefficient and greedy.Furthermore, what is the point of encouraging energy conservation if a large chunk of a bill is fixed and the small amount you save by conserving electricity is more than offset by unwarranted rate hikes.

  • May 25, 2011

    on-line complaint tracking # 1290:

    How dare you grant this monopolistic bunch of greedy clowns a rate increase when they're only going to perpetrate their usual early summer increase as well? I need to give wealthy edison an extra three dollars a month PLUS their usual rip-off summer increase like I need another hole in my head! Are you being paid off by these crooks?

  • May 24, 2011

    i am against the rate increase
  • May 23, 2011

    I do not agree with the proposed rate hike for ComEd and they just got one and it is wrong. what are people suppose to do and pay. I want ICC to vote no to the rate hike
  • May 10, 2011

    I am opposed to the approval of the proposed 7% increase in ComEd's rates. ComEd already charges more than most other utility companies in the U.S. and this added burden on those of us who are struggling to make ends meet in this bad economy is unfair. In particular, their request for an increase on the delivery of power is especially troubling because even if consumers try to reduce consumption by turning off lights or performing other energy-saving measures, their electric bills will still be higher. Say no to this increase.
    Jerry Janota
  • May 5, 2011

    I AM VERY MUCH OPPOSED TO A RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON. REVENUES FOR THEM ARE HIGH ENOUGH ALREADY. UTILITY SERVICE IS NOT SOMETHING ABOUT WHICH CONSUMERS HAVE A CHOICE. CONSUMERS HAVE TO HAVE UTILITY SERVICE.
  • May 3, 2011

    I think your rate increase is outragous, our bill was just increased. i vote no this increase
    Stephen Paddock
  • May 3, 2011

    WE already have the highest rates in the nation and a company that does not keep up infrastructure, yet continues to care more about its stockholders than its customers. And now it will be purchasing another energy company and thus have more of a stranglehold on customers. They should NOT be allowed to raise their rates!!!!
    Pam Eberlin
  • May 3, 2011

    Please reject Com Ed's $326M rate hike. An almost $300M rate hike was approved just 3 years ago. The Illinois Attorney General's office does not find this request to have any merit at this time and, in fact, believes the consumers of the state of Illinois are entitled to a $40M rate cut in addition to the repeal of the earlier hike. So, please act in favor of the citizens of this state and reject the rate hike request currently before you.
    Maura
  • May 3, 2011

    PEOPLE WHO WORK DON'T GET AUTOMATIC PAY RAISES EVERY YEAR. WHY SHOULD THE UTILITIES? I AM OPPOSED TO THE PROPOSED AUTOMATIC, RATE INCREASES FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
  • April 27, 2011

    I disagree with this increase. I have no family to help me. This would cause me great hardship. There are so many surcharges that this is not necessary. They are taking away my food and medicine money. I shop once a month to Aldy's. I can’t even afford better groceries and I’m suffering each month to afford my current bill. Last winter I went without heat. The whole last summer I went without my air conditioner just so I could afford the bill. I live with one light bulb. This is how I live. But people should not have to live like this in the USA and in Illinois.
  • April 27, 2011

    I am against the rate increase.
  • April 19, 2011

    As a senior citizen, working full time (I am 75 years old), I am struggling to keep my home, and even in the winter, I keep my thermostat at 60 degrees so I don't have to pay so much. I can't take another rate hike. I don't know how much longer I can keep on working and if this increase is allowed, I will probably freeze to death !
    Jo Ann Hunsinger
  • April 19, 2011

    Any electric rate increase should not be granted. The stock/band holders need to bear the responsibility for providing adequate or improved service to the public and therefor, bear the cost. Any rate increase should be limited to the current rate to the inflation as determined by the US Federal Reserve only (if any is granted.)
    George Anderson
  • April 19, 2011

    3% rate increase for Commonwealth Edison.

    Why?

    Your reply is expected and appreciated.

    Norma Wawrzyniak
  • April 18, 2011

    I am opposed to the rate increase.
  • April 13, 2011

    I got a masters degree last Aug and I can not find a full time job. my family is on food stamps we can not afford anymore. if ComEd gets another rate increase it will ruin the sate business will leave and everyone still living in illinois will not be able to afford anything. They just got a rate increase don't let them get another one people can't afford it.
  • April 13, 2011

    on-line complaint tracking # 0870:

    RE: proposed rate hike: I propose that their rates be linked to the Social Security Administration benefit cost of living index. That is supposed to be the general level of inflation. If that is good enough for millions of people to live on, then it certainly is good enough for a corporation. ComED should find ways to cut their internal costs, including the salaries and benefits of its executives.

  • April 12, 2011

    I feel that this is no time for a rate hike. It is getting extremely difficult to raise children and pay a mortgage, gas, food and utilities and still save enough for higher education and retirement. However, I feel that the request for the adjustment for the low income policies and smart grid are understandable. I also want to voice my deep rejection of changing the way the rate is tallied. I feel that a consumer should be rewarded for efficient energy usage. Changing the rate to how the power is ditributed is only discouring people from using their power effieciently and will not only hurt consumers but everyone in the long run.
    Scott Stadig
  • April 12, 2011

    Dear Illinois Commerce Commission,

    Please reject ComEd's $326-million rate-hike plan.

    ComEd's proposed rate hike includes an increase in the monthly customer charge from $7.64 a month to a whopping $18.73 for single-family homes. Yet, experts for CUB and the Illinois AG's office argue that the company can't justify any rate hike, and in fact should be giving its customers a $40 million rate cut.

    It's never a good time for an unjustified rate hike, but the company's timing is particularly bad. Its request comes on the heels of ComEd's last rate hike, for $273 million, and as its customer struggle to support their families in the middle of a slumping economy.

    Please, protect Illinois consumers and say NO to ComEd.

    Sincerely,

    Claudia Sylvers

  • April 7, 2011

    It would be nice to have an increase, but my pay has not increased for the past two years, yet everything around me has gone up considerable, GAS, FOOD, etc etc, how much can the little guy bear?

    1-2 percent, maybe, but not 7%.....

    mike ryan
  • March 31, 2011

    Please reject Comed's $326 million rate-hike plan.

    Comed's proposed rate hike includes an increase in the monthly customer charge from $7.64 a month to a whopping $18.73 for single-family homes. Yet, experts for Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and the Illinois Attorney General's office argue that the company can't justify any rate hike, and in fact should be giving its customers a $40 million rate cut.

    It's never a good time for an unjustified rate hike, but the company's timing is particularly bad. Its request comes on the heels of comed's last rate hike, for $273 million, and as its customers struggle to support their families in the middle of a slumping economy.

    Please, protect Illinois consumers and say No to comed.

  • March 31, 2011

    Please reject Comed's $326 million rate-hike plan.

    ComEd's proposed rate hike includes an increase in the monthly customer charge from $7.64 a month to a whopping $18.73 for single-family homes. Yet, experts for Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and the Illinois Attorney General's office argue that the company can't justify any rate hike, and in fact should be giving its customers a $40 million rate cut.

    It's never a good time for an unjustified rate hike, but the company's timing is particularly bad. Its request comes on the heels of comEd's last rate hike, for $273 million, and as its customers struggle to support their families in the middle of a slumping economy.

    Please, protect Illinois consumers and say No to ComEd.

  • March 31, 2011

    Please reject Comed's $326 million rate-hike plan.

    ComEd's proposed rate hike includes an increase in the monthly customer charge from $7.64 a month to a whopping $18.73 for single-family homes. Yet, experts for Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and the Illinois Attorney General's office argue that the company can't justify any rate hike, and in fact should be giving its customers a $40 million rate cut.

    It's never a good time for an unjustified rate hike, but the company's timing is particularly bad. Its request comes on the heels of comEd's last rate hike, for $273 million, and as its customers struggle to support their families in the middle of a slumping economy.

    Please, protect Illinois consumers and say No to ComEd.

  • March 31, 2011

    Please reject Comed's $326 million rate-hike plan.

    ComEd's proposed rate hike includes an increase in the monthly customer charge from $7.64 a month to a whopping $18.73 for single-family homes. Yet, experts for Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and the Illinois Attorney General's office argue that the company can't justify any rate hike, and in fact should be giving its customers a $40 million rate cut.

    It's never a good time for an unjustified rate hike, but the company's timing is particularly bad. Its request comes on the heels of comEd's last rate hike, for $273 million, and as its customers struggle to support their families in the middle of a slumping economy.

    Please, protect Illinois consumers and say No to ComEd.

  • March 31, 2011

    I am calling about Com Ed's request for a raise in their rates. I think it is utterly ridiculous! The company does not take care of their customers as it is. We have a big green electric box/transformer in the back of this condo association's property. It is very rusted and I have been asking that it be replaced for years. The same equipment has been there since the 1970s. It took too long to get a response to my request for it to be replaced. When they finally came out to work on it, they inadvertently replaced a different big green electric box/trasformer.....one that was relatively new. This is just an example. There are over 1200 homes in this complex. The association is always after Com Ed to fix or maintain some piece of Com Ed equipment but Com Ed is always reluctant. They do not deserve a rate increase.
  • March 30, 2011

    I OPPOSE THE PROPOSED RATE INCREASE...TIMES ARE TUFF VOTE NO!
  • March 29, 2011

    I oppose case number 10-0467 - NO RATE INCREASE!!!
    Dorothy J Johnson
  • March 29, 2011

    My electric bill has gone up to almost 30 more a month than it was a year ago. No real reason why. I just know that another rate hike is out of the question. I am retired, live in a single wide mobile home, and pay over a hunderd dollars every month for this service. Way to much already. They are out of their minds and greedy as can be. Very sad.
    Connie Uthene
  • March 29, 2011

    I ask the ICC to vote against the rate hike proposed by Commonwealth Edison.
    Jim Bolker
  • March 29, 2011

    I am opposed to the rate increase.
  • March 28, 2011

    Right now I am not working the house costs a lot. most people near me are seniors, lived in same house 30 or 40 years and can not afford higher rates. employment is down at an all time low. people can not afford it. how can they justify rate hikes. this new legislation to bypass the icc is just nuts. you will have more people needing public asst to pay bills. that is a waste of money. CEDA help to pay higher rates? Where is the money going. Use energy eff bulbs but no diff on amt of bill. I do everything to conserve but its not working. The middle class is hurting this is just crazy. I have been out of work 4 years. I will have to use a candle for light and heat if the bill goes up more for elec.
  • March 28, 2011

    #235

    Dear Commerce Commission:

    Please reject ComEd's $326 Million rate-hike plan.

    ComEd's proposed rate hike includes an increase in the monthly customer charge from $7.64 a month to a whopping $18.73 for single family homes. Yet, experts for the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and the Illinois Attorey General's Office argue that the company can't justify any rate hike, and in fact should be giving its customers a $40 million rate cut.

    It's never a good time for an unjustified hike, but the company's timing is particularly bad. Its request comes on the heels of ComEd's last rate hike, for $273 million, and as its customers struggle to support their families in the middle of a slumping economy.

    Please protect Illinois consumers and say NO to ComEd.

    Sincerely

    Osie Washington
    7537 S. Aberdeen Street
    Chicago, IL 60620

  • March 28, 2011

    As a customer of Com Ed, there is no reason whatsoever to have as high of a customer charge as they are requesting. I do business in 2 separate states and Illinois does not know how to do business properly. The ICC should require utility companies to go to a 4-tier pricing structure. In California, my customer charge is less than $4 and delievery is approximately $1.50. Illinois should only allow utility companies to bill consumers based on the electricity used instead of burdening those who use very litle electricity with a huge customer charge. Illinois really needs to get smarter. Currently I am living in a third world country and they have better technology than what Illinois has today.
  • March 28, 2011

    #245

    Dear Commerce Commission:

    Please reject ComEd's $326 Million rate-hike plan.

    ComEd's proposed rate hike includes an increase in the monthly customer charge from $7.64 a month to a whopping $18.73 for single family homes. Yet, experts for the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and the Illinois Attorey General's Office argue that the company can't justify any rate hike, and in fact should be giving its customers a $40 million rate cut.

    It's never a good time for an unjustified hike, but the company's timing is particularly bad. Its request comes on the heels of ComEd's last rate hike, for $273 million, and as its customers struggle to support their families in the middle of a slumping economy.

    Please protect Illinois consumers and say NO to ComEd.

    Sincerely

    Michael Reis

  • March 28, 2011

    I AM OPPOSED TO THE PROPOSED RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
  • March 25, 2011

    Cust opposes proposes $326 million rate increase.
  • March 24, 2011

    I do not want ComEd to receive any rate increase, let along a 7% rate increase. ComEd already had a rate increase in 2008. Also they should not receive an increase on delivery rates to consumers homes. I am a senior and this increase will mean that even if I turn off lights or turn down the thermostat ComEd will still increase my bill. This is not fair. So please no rate increase or delivery increase for this greedy ComED.
    Marilyn Williams
  • March 24, 2011

    I don't think ComEd needs another rate increase. ComEd made more than enough profit last year. Please deny increase.
  • March 23, 2011

    Another burden for a retiree: not only is it a rate increase, but there's all those ancillary taxes and miscellaneous charges that go up incrementally with the rate increase. The true increase is much larger and harder to bear. Why not cut costs, with the incremental drop of all those ancillary taxes and miscellaneous charges?
    David W. Hornby
  • March 23, 2011

    I think any increase is rediculous when my condominium building at 111 s.morgan st. cannot get repair service on the lines coming into my building.After four phone calls to Com Ed supervisors about our problems with their lines,i had to call the ICC to help us get some repairs to our service.I also have filed a damage claim for our equipment which was damaged due to single phasing from Com Ed.I still have not heard anything from Com Ed on this matter.Due to the very poor sevice we received from Com Ed i think there should be absolutly no increase in electric rates! Customer service should be #1,but is not in many customer cases.
    Bruce Grodetz
  • March 23, 2011

    They do not need a rate hike!!!
    ComED is killing those of us who live in all electric buildings.
    After they eliminated the discounted winter rate for heating, monthly bills of $400 are not uncommon. For a small townhouse kept at 67 degrees and a new furnace, we don't have a lot of options....and $400 is too big a chunk of monthly income. And according to news of alternative sources, there will be no savings for "space heating" customers. Why?

    Joan Aldrich
  • March 23, 2011

    PLEASE REJECT COMED'S RATE HIKE.
  • March 16, 2011

    I am against the rate increase for ComEd, my bills were $65. last year and now are over $90. per month in the winter months. I am a senior living on a fixed income and cannot afford this increase.
  • March 15, 2011

    ComEd has consistently increased rates and asked for more increases over the years. At a time when families are struggling to pay for basic necessities, it is at the least inappropriate and at the worst theivery to demand more money from customers, especially considering that ComEd has made it clear that they will only continue to bleed customers in the future. Enough. We all make sacrifices, and ComEd, despite needing to "attract investors" (per Friday, March 11, Chicago Tribune article) needs to curtail their demands.
    Rachel White
  • March 15, 2011

    No increases. They are at the beginning of a whole new era. They should be lowering their rates.
    John and Rosemarie Collins
  • March 14, 2011

    I oppose 10-0467 to increase ComEd's rates.
    Dale Fitschen
  • March 14, 2011

    Please do not give ComEd a rate increase. Our household budgets are strained right now. We have learned to live on less and ComEd should do the same. We are tapped out and have no more to give.
    Linda Hirschmiller
  • March 14, 2011

    Under ComEd's rate-increase proposal would increase from $7.64 to $18.73 for a single-family home. That's more than a 100% increase. I would really appreciate a rate like this. Since I am retired, I have had no raise in Social Security for two years AND and told there is no inflation to back-up an increase for us. Please freeze electricity rates for two years. They can tighten their belt just as we have had to do.
    Barbara Votaw
  • March 14, 2011

    I have been unemployed for over a year now and undergoing treatment of cancer. Any increase in electric utility rates would just make it that much harder for me to cover basic living expenses. I would hope that ComEd could defer or avoid any increase in electricity rates until there is more improvement in the economy.
    Mary Plastina
  • March 14, 2011

    Can't you wait until the economy improves a little before you slap us with more increases in our service? Where do you think lower income people get the money for all of this? Please at least hold off on this for awhile.
    Jill Liedlich
  • March 14, 2011

    I am a Courrier with a local hospital. I work long hours and pay my bills. But it is getting harder and harder as grocery prices, taxes and utilities go up in price. I cannot see a rate increase for Com Ed. My employer has not even contributed to my 401K for years. I am lucky to get a raise every year. I cannot afford an increase in my electric bill. Com Ed should not get a rate increase at all. Times are tough for everyone and they will just have to cowboy it up like I have.
    William J. Kasten
  • March 14, 2011

    It looks like Com Ed learned well from the Gas Co. By raising rates for delivery charges they know that people like me, who conserve, can do nothing but pay the rate increase with no options. Illinois has been hit by a massive tax increase. The WBBM business report stated that 1 in every 4 mortgages in the Chicago area are stressed. The unemployment rate and the under-employed rate are beyond bad. The local school has a referendum to increase property taxs next month because the state will give them no money. Now Com Ed wants a delivery charge increase. Please forgive me if I feel that I am being assaulted on all sides. Please give Com Ed no rate increase at all. They need to live within their means like me and everyone else out here that has to control the spending. Tell them that they have to cut their costs like I have over the last couple of years.
    Michael Hirschmiller
  • March 14, 2011

    I received my bill for last months electric useage and almost sent my heart back into A-Fib. My bill was for $441.67 approx. at first I thought it was for a three month period but I was wrong. My bill in the last 3-4 months has gone from $187.00 approx. to the new cost of $441.00. I have not added any lights kept the heat down low in my electric sunroom put timers on all but a couple of lights and do not run any applicances in peak hours. Why would the bill go up so drastically in the last three months. Walking my dog last night at 8:00P.M. I noticied all my neighbors do not have any outside lights on or for that matter only read by the light of their T.V. I wonder if the great COMED realizes that they are making my neighborhood and a lot of other neighborhoods unsafe to walk or drive at night. I wonder if the COMED execs. have the same type of bill for their northshore mansions. I think not.
    Ed Kwiatkowski
  • March 14, 2011

    Commonwealth Edison Company is part of the Exelon Empire.
    Com Ed needs to be a stand alone company and not part of Exelon before you ever think about increasing any rates.

    The Com Ed Company is very highly over loaded with overpaid and overstaffed people. Com Ed needs to be down sized and the work force contracts reworked and made smaller as well as their health and pension plans reduced prior to any increase in rates. I would check how they outsource the work and be sure they bid all work and materials that cost more than 50,000 dollars. I would stand very tall and tough on this item of bidding all work and materials. This is an area of cost savings if done right.

    The ICC must remove Com Ed from the skirts of the Exelon Company which is very profitiable and well managed.

    The Com Ed company needs to rethink how to provide a working distribution system at the lowest possible cost to the rate payers.

    They need to start thinking about going underground and putting up steel distribution poles on problem lines and through areas where restoration will be a problem during storms. installing lines underground along main highways which are difficult to maintain due to heavy traffic or difficult access, the use of longer spans and doing more maintenance by using better technology to track all parts of the distribution plant.

    Are their asset mangement procedures updated and are they looking to do better and what have they done to reduce the indexes such as Saida, Caida and others

    They need to show for example how they keep track of pole grounds testing, lightning protection by flash densities, isokrounic levels and performance of lines with actual field notes of them doing something not just sitting in trucks and typing at computers. They need provide all the written material with completed jobs, pictures and field reports to show how and what they do improve the system or keep the system at high state of being ready.

    Is there system rated as to each lines ranking, reliability and impotance to the stability of the system. Do they have a number 1, a number 2 line, etc to indicate a degree of efficiency or importance in the system or are they all just lines and are treated the same.

    I think Comm Ed needs to improve on what they have installed before we give them any more dollars. They can start by hiring part time workers to do the work instead of paying over time. They need to improve on their job classifications by reducing the number of classifications and consolidate them and create less of them so people can do more.

    Com ED needs to do more with a smaller work force and less money and maintain a quality system before they get any more rate increases. Why is this true? This is true because the people in their service area are moving out and so the number of customers are going down and the need for more services, lines , transformers and facility requirements are going down and the need for additional funds is ZERO.

    Say no to any rate Increase.

    Richard P Schlueter
  • March 14, 2011

    ComEd should NOT be allowed to increase electric rates. Basically, ComEd wants the general public to fund ComEd's business and business practices. For the past 10 to 15 years, we have our meter read, on average, twice a year. We constantly call ComEd for a meter. Invariably, ComEd asks us to read the meter (they will explain how). If it's so simple, why can't the people they've hired for the job actually perform the job? Why is it legal for ComEd to "estimate" my bill and hold onto my hard-earned money and when the meter is finally read, ComEd owes me. Instead of refunding my overpayments, they want to apply them to future bills. As far as I'm concerned they are already using my money to fund their business.
    The ICC should force ComEd to deliver on it's current contracts before allowing a rate increase. How about removing the "meter reading" charge from the bill whenever the bill is an estimate? How about decreasing the billing whenever a user provides the reading? ComEd is a monopoly who does not care about it's customers; they only care about the amount of green they can amass and I'm not talking about grass.

    Linda Donnell
  • March 14, 2011

    Since July of 2005 I have replaced most of my appliances and my furnace with high efficiency models. I have added insulation and use only CFL and LED lighting. Over the past 6 years my energy consumption has gone down while my average bill remains the same. Adding a surcharge for items which I do not want to donate any money towards is not fair. I doubt that any of the additional charges will do much for a smart grid but rather line the pockets of the idiots who hold stock in Exelon. Electric vehicles and low-income assistance are feel good measures which the average consumer will not benefit. We do not qualify for assistance and cannot afford the price tag for an electric car. Instead of digging deeper into the consumers' pockets, invest your profits into these programs.
    Michael Nahra
  • March 14, 2011

    No rate hike at all, its been crazy will all the state Tax, property tax hikes etc already so we don't want another hike

    Ask government to get their budget straight and avoid waste

    Anish Shah
  • March 14, 2011

    I am also a retired person with fixed income who needs to watch my expenses so I can relate to the concerns of the other people making comments. But most of the cost of my ComEd bill is based on the market cost of electricity which is not at issue here. In the share that ComEd can keep I think the most important factor should be the reliability of the service. Besides the total inconvenience of nothing working during an outage, with food spoiling, etc., a long outage is scary since my basement could flood or pipes freeze and ruin my house. I live in a plain older house, but many of the newer houses in our area have back-up generators, which says a lot about people's confidence in ComEd's service. I wonder if the pressure to keep ComEd's rates low is causing them to shortchange maintenance so that their service quality is slipping. I don't know if ComEd can justify this rate increase or not, but if they do get one I hope it is contingent on them upgrading old equipment and reducing outages so I don't have to worry so much about the power going out or spend money on a back-up generator.
    B. Hasher
  • March 14, 2011

    As a homeowner for some 37 years and a senior who manages the family budget very carefully, the proposed surcharges to our electrical comsumption is not acceptable.

    The state and federal government should pay for such programs as low-income customer assistance, electric vehicle testing (we will never buy this product) and smart grid investments.

    We already have to file for low income tax relief on our property taxes just to continue to stay in our home and enjoy what we have worked for all these years.

    To augment entitlements and ask to pay for programs we will never use is totally unfair to the people who successfully manage their lives.

    These proposals cannot stand on their merit and should not be put forward to encompass all Com-Ed customers.
    Thank you, Resident and Taxpayer

    clifford huske
  • March 14, 2011

    The unemployment rate is high. Wages have not risen. ComEd is a public utility. Public utilities are not private companies whose sole purpose is making profit and killing competitors.

    Public utilities serve the people first and their business interests second. ComEd needs to be reined in and reminded of their mission: to serve the needs of the community, not to maximize their profits.

    Richard Katz
  • March 14, 2011

    The proposed rate hike by ComEd is unfair, unjustified and would be extremely harmful to consumers. PLEASE don't allow it!
    Ronald Goulding
  • March 14, 2011

    We heard recently that Commonwealth Edison is looking for a rate increase again. We are sure you have heard all this before, but we would like to add our reasons for not approving an increase. We live on Social Security, which has not given us an increase in two years. We have added CFL bulbs, lowered thermostat temperatures to reduce gas and electrical consumption, watch less TV, use fewer lights at night, and store foods outside in cold weather. Yet we have had the highest electrical bills the past three months than we have ever had. Someone is blowing a lot of smoke. They are trying to increase the value of their stock and don't care about the consumer.
    An increase is compounded by the recent increases by AT &T. In September 2010 they increased our Call Pak 100 from $9.95 a month to $12.00 a month. Our latest bill includes a $4.00 increase to the Call Pak 100, and a $4.00 increase in the Line Charge. We are now paying $16.00 a month for the Call Pak 100, a nearly 80% increase in that charge alone. When we signed up for the Call Pak plan, we were told the plan and price would never change. Had it in writing, but after all these years, can't find it. And AT&T says they can do whatever they want, there are no guarantees.
    It is time to stop Commonwealth Edison. They should not get an increase until there is reliable competition.
    Thank you for your attention. Dale & Judy Maxwell

    Dale & Judy Maxwell
  • March 14, 2011

    Rather than passing costs along to customers, Commonwealth Edison should look at themselves to cut costs. Their employees are paid quite well and given a vast range of benefits not aligned with the general public. I have known several employees and have been floored by how well they have been compensated given the work they do and dedication they show. Every employee I have encountered has bitterly complained about their company. Yet, in addition to pay that is quite good, they are given great health care plans and financial services. On the job they are given food, clothing, and generous time off. Speaking of time off, they frequently are 'working' and are in restaurants and bars at the same time. They have also been at home sleeping (while working), they sleep at work, and they visit family and friends, all on company time. Then there is the matter of stealing. Commonwealth Edison employees steal everything but the walls! I have seen toilet paper, paper towels, first aid kits, tools, machines, and a host of other items in Edison employee homes. And the items have been taken continually for 20 to 30 years. It appears that households have never had to buy these items. I had a teenaged customer once who was wearing a very nice Carhardt jacket with Edison's name embroidered on the front. He informed me that his neighbor was an Edison employee and got "all kinds of stuff" from the company including tractors, trailers, etc. enough to fill the neighbor's garage! Then, when Edison employees reach their 50's, they are able to retire and receive what are fabulous pensions in today's world. I don't get it. I know Edison has brought in consultants to try to change things, but all of this is still going on, so they seem to have wasted money on the consultants. And despite the fact that their pay and benefits seem somewhat out of line with the rest of the world and they rob the company blind, they retire comfortably and early. In sum, I think Commonwealth Edison needs to take a long look at what their employees are costing them, rather than asking the general public to pay more and contribute to this ridiculous situation. Please do not identify me as I do not wish to receive the wrath of any current or former employees.
    Pat C
  • March 14, 2011

    Currently, our electric bills are some of the highest in the country. It is not the fault of the consumer that ComEd has pocketed its' profits (or paid its' executives) instead of upgrading its delivery methods. My power goes out regularly, without storm, wind, etc. As consumers, we need your protection. If not you, then who?

    P.S. Could you make the characters below any harder to read? Makes me question if you truly want our input.

    Patricia Powers
  • March 14, 2011

    I oppose ComEd's rate request on this docket. We struggle with our monthly bill now which is high with very little usage because we are only in our place part time. We people on fixed income are hurting so please consider the facts and do not approve this increase.
    marcia Dellefield
  • March 14, 2011

    I WANT THE ICC TO REJECT COMED'S REQUEST FOR THE RATE INCREASE.
  • March 14, 2011

    I am opposed to the rate increase.
  • March 11, 2011

    I think it's unnecessary and uncalled for. we're trying to get back on our feet with the economy and these people are trying to pick more money from our pockets.
  • March 11, 2011

    Mr. Yakfich objects to ComEd. proposed rate increase. He states, the rates are already too high. On SSI fixed income. He says, the executive pay needs to be cut.
  • March 10, 2011

    I want to complain that i reject ComEd's proposed rate increase. And I also want to say no to house bill 14.
  • March 9, 2011

    I reject the hate hike for ComEd. They don't need no rate hike they always overcharge people. what they do is terrible.
  • March 8, 2011

    I am a senior and I am upset at the thought of having more pressure on those already working to pay bills. I get social securtity but have not seen increases. I worked I have a degree where will I get the money to pay these bills. there has to be a better way. this is hard for everyone but mostly for seniors and low income. everything goes up tax utility bills but no more money comes in. it's hard to pay bills now. the answer is to cut the pay for people working at that company.
  • March 8, 2011

    I would like the Commission to reject Com Ed's request for a rate hike. They do not even read my meter regularly and they think they deserve a raise? I vote no.
  • March 8, 2011

    I believe ICC should not give comed any raises people cannot afford it.
  • March 8, 2011

    I object to any rate increase don't they know we are in a recession and people on fixed incomes and cannot continue to pay for these rate hikes.
  • March 8, 2011

    my opinion is, my rate high went up about 33% from Dec to Jan. I happen to be retired and on a fixed income, primarily SS. I don't see where it is justified that ComEd receive a $400M increase in rate increase. I am not using a lot of electric. My heat is provided, as is my hot water, so electricity I am using is for a couple of lamps, tv and clock.
  • March 8, 2011

    I'd like the ICC to reject ComEd's rate hike. I just don't want to pay more for electricity.
  • March 7, 2011

    cust opposes proposed rate increase.
  • March 7, 2011

    I would like to ask the ICC to reject Com Ed's request for a rate hike.
  • March 4, 2011

    A rate increase would impact my family finacially in a negative way.
  • March 2, 2011

    I am strongly opposed to ComEd’s request for a rate hike. Our monthly bill has increased from just around $90 to around $200 over the last couple of months with no dramatic increase in our usage (for the winter months). Working in the construction industry I am well aware of several of ComEd’s inefficient operational practices. The way I look at it if they did some soul searching and looked themselves in the mirror they would be able to capitalize on their “newly” found money and not have to keep coming to their customers and draining our savings accounts. We need a system that will allow competition to prevent these big companies like ComEd from abusing the working families. I urge the ICC to deny ComEd’s request.
    Matthew Hanegmon
  • March 2, 2011

    Do not increase the fixed cost - delivery - of electricity. This is a regressive charge, costing a larger percentage of income as a household's income is lower. Such a charge has no effect on the amount of power consumed.

    Also, unfair is charging more for daytime usage. Some consumers must be home during the day. Most have the common sense to not run appliances that add heat to an air conditioned home, and so a day/evening charge differential has little effect on power demand. Incrementing a higher charge as usage increases will increase your profit while not placing a heavy utility cost on lower income families.

    Joyce Szot
  • March 2, 2011

    Why are you letting COM ED raise their fees? Look at Madison Wis and the pension problem, well a person I know retired from COM as a Lineman and he gets an inflation adjusted pension and subsidized social security - he is only 55 - which adds up to over $90,000 a year. Subsidized social security is where he collects SS from his company until he is old enough to collect from the gov.
    James Majczek
  • March 2, 2011

    I have read thru a lot of good comments that have already posted. All I can do is reiterate the same concerns. Rate increases will further weaken an already weak economy. Retirees are already having a hard time making ends meet. I can only urge the powers to be to vote "no" to any rate increase. Let ComEd manage expenses and contain costs like so many other companies are having to do.
    Linda Smedberg
  • March 2, 2011

    Please reject the rate hikes requested in connection with 10-0467. No verifiable justification has been shown to support this request. We need to protect rate payers over corporate executives.
    Leonard and Phyllis Adams
  • March 2, 2011

    We in the middle class are getting poorer and poorer. Let us get this economy going before you start taking more from our pockets.
    Rita Haelman
  • March 2, 2011

    Electric hike again? Stop it. You're killing us.
    Ayda Jazrawi
  • March 2, 2011

    Give us a Break,
    No increases in the electric rates. iI've heard from about 10 people that they are going to move out of Illinios beacause of the cost of living. Increases in Property Taxes, State Income Taxes, and Sales Tax are going to drive people out of our state. Please do not even think about raising the Electric Rates.

    Thank You,

    Frank Shannon

    Frank Shannon
  • February 17, 2011

    I'M NINETY-TWO YEARS OLD. I HAVE RECEIVED NO SOCIAL SECURITY INCREASE IN TWO YEARS. THE LIHEAP GRANT I RECEIVED WAS NOT ENOUGH TO PAY FOR ONE MONTH'S SERVICE. THE ELDERLY POPULATION IS GROWING AND THERE ARE PROBABLY MANY PEOPLE IN THE SAME SITUATION. I HAVE A ONE YEAR OLD, ENERGY EFFICIENT FURNACE AND THE BILLS ARE STILL SKY HIGH. PEOPLE WHO CAN'T AFFORD THE PROPOSED INCREASE BY COMMONWEALTH EDISON MAY BE FREEZING OR DYING IN THEIR HOMES. I'M OPPOSED TO A RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON.
  • February 16, 2011

    Dear ICC:
    I am opposed to any rate increases by Commonwealth Edison. During this extremely difficult recession, it is an unfair burdon to put upon people. We personally are struggling to maintain our home and stay out of debt. We maintain a frugal budget, but have already had to forsake health care and postpone home repairs to avoid acruing debt. An increase on basic electric service would put us over the edge.
    PLEASE, PLEASE, do not allow this rate increase. Com Edison should pull their weight in this lean time and make adjustments as everyone else has had to.
    This is not the time for expansion of an empire, when the country's people go hungry.

    I hope wisdom is still valued.

    Sincerely,
    V.Smith

    Victoria Smith
  • February 15, 2011

    We are against any propsed increase in eletric rates... Com Ed should have figured the costs into their General Operating budget-not be penalizing comsumers. granted it will benfeit in the long run.... it is still not the consumers plcae to help pay for the upgrades. That is the job of the CFO or CEO to put that in the budget as does other companies. We are barely making ends meet as it is. Especially those that are elderly and those with kids with disabilites that do not qualify for SSI since are spouses or he family in whole make too much alledgedly ! Also those that are on un-employment cannot afford it either !!!!!! Give us consumers a break-especially with everything else going up ! FREEZE all increases for 2-3 years !
    Kim Hall
  • February 15, 2011

    We are sorry to read about and hear about on WTTW-TV Channel Eleven of the rate increase for our house in Chicago, Illinois because our bill is already high. The program Chicago Tonight has debated this rate increase.
    I want the rate increase to be ended; our family pays enough.
    The Illinois Commerce Commission has our letter. It shows through Com Ed bills how our RATES HAVE GONE UP.
    No more shall Com Ed be permitted to raise elecric rates as the Recession has caused us to cut back on elecricity. Thank you.

    Mr. and Mrs. Don Hohl
  • February 15, 2011

    Please! vote NO! there are many many older and low income families in Illinois who are unable to pay their utility bills now.A rate increase would only add more people to that list. This would only strain the already stressed budget.
    vince szymczak
  • February 15, 2011

    Don't approve any rate increases for ComEd. The current rates are too high as it is. We are retired and can't afford this additional increase.
    Gaylord Baxter
  • February 15, 2011

    Please vote no on this proposed electric rate increase.
    Dick Geisler
  • February 15, 2011

    Enough. No more rate increases for money hungry Commonwealth Edison. We live on Social Security. My government told me there is no inflation. For the last two years we received no monthly increase in our checks. My little savings account earns two tenths of one percent interest. These are difficult times for those of us who are retired. I am asking the ICC to help us and not give the Commonwealth Edison Company a rate increase at this time. Thank you.
    Gary Nelson
  • February 10, 2011

    I want it known that our house is all electric and cannot afford to pay more money for electric. we are on social security and dispute any rate increase. Poor people and people on fixed income cannot pay more.
  • February 7, 2011

    The price of food and gas is going up. My taxes are going up. My Social Security is not. I can't afford another rate increase
    Michael Taylor
  • February 7, 2011

    As a lifelong resident of Illinois and a ComEd customer since my marriage in 1966, I and my husband have received Com Ed service. We have endured periodic rate increases even though we did not like them. However, this newest rate increase comes at a difficult time for us and many other seniors, since we are both retired and living on a fixed income and especially since our Social Security check has not increased for 2 years and this being the start of the third year with no increase. Thank you.
    Mrs Jean Claude P Kruchten
  • February 7, 2011

    Stop caving in to these greedy utility companies and start protecting the Illinois citizens in this state. These are difficult economic times for the people of Illinois. ComEd wants a rate increase and my water company wants a rate increase. Where does this end? I'd like a rate increase for my savings account and an increase in my Social Security check, but that's not going to happen anytime soon. Don't approve any rate increases for ComEd.
    Tim Capps
  • February 7, 2011

    No rate increase at this time.
    Barbara Hansen
  • February 7, 2011

    This is going to further hurt seniors who are retired and trying to make ends meet on a reduced income. Com Ed should have an R&D budget instead of putting the costs of infrastrucure improvements on the shoulders of the consumer. All of us who have households to run are doing it with less. Utility companies should learn to run their companies like we run our households, cutting expenses.
    Rita Montano
  • February 7, 2011

    This is not the time for Commonwealth Edison to be proposing rate increases. So many people are still out of work or underemployed.
    Margaret Patterson
  • February 7, 2011

    I cannot afford a rate increase of any kind. I already cut my use of electricity back a lot and still struggle to pay my present electric bills. I could not afford to pay higher ones.
    Mary B Kennedy
  • February 7, 2011

    This utility is minting usurious profits in the face of a Dior economy. Let COMED "FAT CATS" take a reduction in their personal incomes if the company really needs more revenue. If the company was held accountable by a yardstick of payroll dollars spent per/KWH, it would quickly cleanup the sloppiness and gross incompetency in its operations. I have seldom experienced such rank incompetency in my 30 years of operating a business.
    Russell Froelich
  • February 7, 2011

    I myself have not received an increase in pay since 2007. We had at one time gotten cost of living increases based on CPI but even that has been curtailed because of the economic conditions. If ComEd can show that they are operating with more austere measures in place than they had in 2007, including lower pay levels, increased health costs, leaner discretionary costs, lower travel costs, lower advertising costs as they are the only game in town anyways and then show that there is a need for a rate increase for R&D and infrastructure upgrades that will improve not just maintain an older system of delivery, then their increase should be evaluated and considered. If not then no it should not until these measures are proven to be in place.
    GUY MITCHELL
  • February 7, 2011

    The constant whining for increased rates is not unlike the State offering a lottery to pay for education. They got the lottery but the money from the lottery has gone elsewhere and the taxpayers are filling the holes in the bucket for education.

    Rate increase requests always come with promises of how they are going to upgrade the system, improve delivery and benefit the consumer, when in fact the utility returns with the same claims and their hands out, reaching toward the consumer's pocketbooks for yet, additional increases.

    To date there has been no proof of real need and no record of accomplishment of efficacy in use of prior rate increases. Due to the current economic conditions and slow recovery, there is soon going to be a tipping point achieved. That tipping point will pour a large number of those on fixed income and the nearly poor over the cliff's edge.

    This is the wrong time and the wrong argument for rate increases, particularly for a utility that seems to be consistently needy and incapable of running a successful business. I suggest there is money to be saved by refraining from investing in influence peddling in the state legislature and apply those dollars to doing business. This could more than pay for what every infrastructure enhancements they require.

    Gail A Talbot
  • February 7, 2011

    My bill went from $91.00 last month to $245.00 this month! I cannot get an explanation for this. I know of an elderly lady living by herself and her bill was $509.00! That is outrageous! Lo and behold several days after receiving this bill a young lady came into the store where I work and explained to me about price protected rates. I signed up the store and I will be using an alternative provider and putting a cap on my rate and intend to pass this along as to many people as I can!
    Sheri Semon
  • February 7, 2011

    My wife and I are both Seniors on a fixed income. With property taxes, food prices, the price of gasoline all going up, we are opposed the proposed increase in electric rates. With personal bankruptcies on the increase, home foreclosures on the increase, the difficulty for Seniors to find a job, even if they are able to work and the difficulty in selling a house in today's market, we are opposed the proposed increase in electric rates.
    Thank you.

    Don Cramer
  • February 7, 2011

    Enough with rate hikes! While some people may be able to financially afford paying higher bills, the unemployed, senior citizens, and the poor cannot afford these hikes in prices that seem to become more and more frequent. I have done everything possible to conserve gas and electricity but our efforts are for naught. As a senior citizen, after paying for Medicare, Medigap, and Part D, I have very little left from Social Security and I cannot pay more for electricity and gas. The system is corrupt with bad decisions from government and private businesses and the citizens are forced to pay the price of their mistakes. You still don't get it! If they want a hike, they must protect the unemployed, seniors, and the poor with lower rates for these groups.

    I do support the idea of smart metering which esentially allows users to manage consumption of electricity by using applicances during non-peak hours. Arizona Public Service (APS) has this system in place and it works well, with minor sacrifices by consumers. Basically between 9am and 9pm are high-peak hours at higher rate. After 9pm to 9am, lower rates apply, also on weekends. APS is also a gluton for rate hikes, however, AZ is a desert and share water from the Colorado river to generate electricity for Nevada, California, AZ, and Colorado. ComEd has plenty of water for power generation and should manage their business better.

    If you want more money, cut the salary of the big wheels at ComEd and let me know their reaction.

    Carmen A. Rosaly
  • February 7, 2011

    YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!!!! Raise rates???? My last two bills were over $100, which is a fifty percent increase, and I kept my usage to a minimum. Appliances not used, window air conditioners were unplugged, at yet my bills increased. What you people seem to forget is, even when a person is employed, they are on a "fixed" income. Right now, in most sectors, raises are a thing of the past since the economy is so bad. Where is this money REALLY going? And don't insult my intelligence by lying. It's got to be lining someone's pockets, and it's certainly not mine!! Maybe if all the upper-management staff took a salary DECREASE, Com Ed wouldn't have to continually raise rates.
    Donna
  • February 7, 2011

    I do not agree with the request for a rate increase on the delivery of power to homes. This increase strikes at the heart of those who have grave difficulty paying for their electricity now. No matter how much someone cuts back on usage, their costs will still rise JUST for getting power delivered to their homes. Charging those who are home all day higher rates just exacerbates the financial difficulties of the unemployed who are home, not because they want to be, but because they have to look for a job. The same thing goes for seniors--one of the most financially distressed segments of our society.

    Allowing this petition, as well as the one for the Alternative Plan, to pass, is unconscionable.

    Mary Lynn Bower
  • February 7, 2011

    We are on a fixed income. Our rate is high enough now. If it goes up it will be harder to pay the bill. It's a struggle to survive now days.
  • February 7, 2011

    I HAVE ONLY ONE CHOICE WITH MY ELECTRIC COMPANY AND THAT IS COMED. THEY HAVE A LEGALIZED MONOPOLY AND THAT'S GRANTED BY THE ICC. EVERYTIME THEY WANT AN INCREASE AND IT GET'S DENIED BY THE ICC THEY FIND SOMEWAY AROUND AND GET IT ANY WAY. I OPPOSE THE RATE INCREASE.
  • January 27, 2011

    We disagree with ComEd's request for an increase. Seniors cannot afford an increase when we did not get an increase in our Soc Sec checks because there was no increase in the cost of living. Younger families cannot afford it because the cost of education keeps increasing. Others cannot afford it because the have lost their jobs. How can ComEd even think of asking for an increase? Everyone else has to take pay cuts and pay freezes. Why can't ComEd tighten their belt like we have to? They are the only ones who have any money.
    Ron & Kathy Skoda
  • January 25, 2011

    MY COMMENT IS IF COMED NEEDS MORE MONEY AGAIN, THEY SHOULD CONSIDER ALL SENIOR CITIZENS THAT ARE ON SOCIAL SECURITY. THEY HAVE NOT HAD A RAISE IN 3 YEARS!! EVERYONE WANTS MORE MONEY BUT THE SENIORS DON'T GET ANY MORE.
  • January 24, 2011

    I am definitely opposed to this rate increase. We seniors on fixed income struggle as it is with the high cost of electricity and even when we reduce our usage the bills remain high. We are trapped so give us a break.
    Larry dellefield
  • January 24, 2011

    I am OPPOSED to this, and other rate hikes ComEd is requesting. They are an irresponsible, glutonous company that constantly whines about not having enough. It's the same old story no matter how much money we give them.
    Rate increases have been given to them and they use the funds to do something other than what they claim they needed the money for, like "infrastructure" or "upgrades". The DO NOT KNOW HOW TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS for projects.

    This HAS TO STOP!

    Sharon J. Andrews
  • January 24, 2011

    I am VEHEMENTLY OPPOSED to ANOTHER rate hike. How dare they ask for MORE money when many of us are out of work and ComEd's CEO makes millions. There is NOTHING this CEO can do to warrant that kind of salary. Shame on Com Ed. All they do is LIE to the public and continue to claim they don't have the funds for infrastructure. If the folks in charge at ComEd were COMPETENT, they would review their operations and how OUR money is spent, and strategize to come up with ways to make things work without raising rates.

    It's not rocket science!

    Sharon J. Andrews
  • January 24, 2011

    Enough is enough. Give us a break we have enough to worry about with everything going down hill with jobs and economy.
    Joan Fries
  • January 24, 2011

    I am against the rate increase for ComEd. The company had a huge profit in the fourth quarter of the year. Their request for the increase is many times more than the cost of living over the past few years. Illinois residents are hurting financially. Why should a profitable company be able to ask for more money.

    I also believe that the rate increase request and the alternative regulation request should be combined into one case to see the combined effect on consumers.

    Sue and Randy Pippen

    Randy Pippen
  • January 24, 2011

    Is it going to take reports of people found frozen to death from exposure in their homes, and/or dead from the heat because they could not afford the already high rates granted COMED for IL government to step up to the plate? How dare any company paying their share holders profits claim a need for rate increases at a time when not just seniors but others of us are struggling. Any current Law maker not actively and vocally against this increase doesn't want to be re-elected.
    Marti Berkowitz
  • January 24, 2011

    I think it is terrible that you are asking to increase rates when the economy has not recovered for your customers and on top of that our Govenor has increased taxes. Even though I would not qualify for aide, it is still difficult to pay these raised prices for the others.
    Karen Juszak
  • January 24, 2011

    A 7 percent increase..this is very difficult for the consumer. We have cut back on our electric usage but that won't help our bill if the delivery charge is not pro-rated based on usage. Please reconsider.
    Thank you.
    Jennifer Loftus

    Jennifer Loftus
  • January 24, 2011

    I vote No on the rate increase. Our rates are high enough. As a senior it is getting harder to pay these huge bills. I am in an all electric condo so i have no other choice for my heat and cooking. I have my thermostat turned way down but my bills keep going up. I vote NO!!!
    Helen G. Rendak
  • January 24, 2011

    Our electric rates are too high now and should not be increased.
    Tom Weigel
  • January 24, 2011

    I am opposed to any rate increases at this time. Chicagoans already have the burden of some of the highest energy bills in the country. It's outrageous that our public figures are so insensitive to the difficulties of older citizens on a fixed income, but also, the middle aged adult who must worry about college costs as well as disabled, frail parents. This rate increase will only add to the stress.
    Mary Lou Zelazny
  • January 24, 2011

    i am voicing my concern and frustration over the pending rate increase for Comed. The average woring man cannot keep up with all of the :
    tax increases (state) utility increases Comed case number 10-0467 gasoline pump increases (illinois has the highest in the country) health insurance increases real estate tax increases ....while earning wages that have not kept up with the above

    FORECLOSURES ON HOMES are at and all time high and politicians and BIG Conglomerates just don't get the picture.

    Senior citizens cannot keep up with this pace. On top of this Comed wants to levy high rates during the day light hours when senior citizens are usually home case number 10-0527

    I sincerely hope that these request for rate hikes be turned down I urge this decision to be made in favor of the working man and not on behalf of Comed whom always manages to find ways in increase their profits and bonuses.

    dale cederberg
  • January 24, 2011

    case number 10-0527.

    Edison is a monopoly. Edison has no competition. Edison does not so anything without the process going to increased salaries for Rowe and the rest of the top executives. What worries do they have regarding competition, none.

    The ICC supposledly regulates how much of a profit Edison can make and that money should go for a reasonable salary increase baised on inflation and the rest should go to system reinforcement and to pay off debt.

    How high of a salary will you let J. Rowe and the boys make?

    Publish Edison salaries and ask peopole if Edison should have a rate increase.

    MSgt. Gilbert Cichy, USAF Ret.
  • January 24, 2011

    People on Social Security have had no Cost of Living increases for the last two years.
    Gasoline prices have gone as high as $3.21. Groceries have gone up in price. Medical costs have increased. Now ComEd wants a rate increase. Enough already!!

    Alice Ketelaar
  • January 24, 2011

    Case 10-0467 and 10-0527 need to be combined into one hearing so that the commission and the public are fully aware of the total econmic burden.Com Ed and its owners collect all the profits and must be resposible for all necessary infrastructure improvements. Has Com Ed already hired Emil Jones as tneir lobbyist????
    m. Porada
  • January 24, 2011

    I believe that this case along with case 10-0527 - alternative regulation - should be combined into one case so Commissioners can see the true, combined effect and negative impact on consumers.
    Deborah Purpuro
  • January 24, 2011

    I wish to speak up in regards to the proposed rate increase for Commonwealth Edison. Please don't! People here and all over, especially senior citizens and those on disability like myself (who have not received a cost of living increase in over two years) are struggling to make ends meet and can not afford a 7% rate increase. I also request that you combine case 10-0527 for alternative regulation and the general increase case above into one case so commissioners can see the combined effect on consumers.
    Thank you for your time.
    Mrs Hollek

    Mrs Hollek
  • January 24, 2011

    With increasing property taxes, rising gas prices, and increasing income taxes, living on a retirement income that comes from social security (pegged to a cost of living index - 0% for 2011), a fixed Motorola pension, and a depleted 401K due to the past 10 year volatility in the investment markets our quality of life is going down.

    We have taken and continue to take measures to conserve on all our utilities (electric, gas, water, and telephone) and with one proposed increase in rates all savings pale when compared to the increase.

    Give us a break!

    Steve D'Amico
  • January 24, 2011

    I do not support the proposed rate increases nor the decrease in regulation. I am a 70 year old senior on social security.
    Geraldine Ketterson
  • January 24, 2011

    please hold off on the rate increase until 2014
  • January 21, 2011

    I am opposed to an Comed rate iincreases. I cannot afford to pay bill now and with an increase it will be ever more. When I call to report or try to get info. they are basically unresponsive and have poor customer serv.
  • January 18, 2011

    I believe that this case along with case 10-0527 - alternative regulation - should be combined into one case so Commissioners can see the true, combined effect and negative impact on consumers.
    Thomas Taylor
  • January 18, 2011

    I believe that this case along with case 10-0527 - alternative regulation - should be combined into one case so Commissioners can see the true, combined effect and negative impact on consumers.
    Linda Pettyjohn
  • January 18, 2011

    We cannot afford another electric hike at this time. We do not need the "smart meter" either. Everyone one is taking a piece out of our paychecks at a time when paychecks are getting smaller!!! I vote NO for the rate increase that ComEd is trying to pass!
    Pamela Weber
  • January 18, 2011

    Another greedy company wants to be heard from. Are you taking your cue from congress? What the hell is this? Kick em when their down? No! I absolutely DO NOT SUPPORT A RATE INCREASE. How greedy can you get? The phone company, the gas company, gas prices going up, now you. The service isn't getting any better. How much money will it take to make ALL OF YOU satisfied? You are all the problem not the solution to what is happening in the world. What is happening to the voices in congress, our voices supposedly, are they deaf or are they on your payroll. Keep getting greedy and it can't end well. There are to many people struggling to make ends meet. If you don't know how to balance your budget, hire me I'm excellent at balancing a budget I've had to do it for 12 years. The more money you guys get the more you spend foolishly learn how to budget.
    Arlene Motykiewicz
  • January 18, 2011

    The request by ComEd to raise rates is a travesty. A rate raise at this time not only affects those on fixed incomes, but those who HAVE no incomes because of layoffs. Please do not allow this to happen. With the state income tax increase it will be double the financial insult to those already struggling.
    Monica Lehotan
  • January 18, 2011

    Please reconsider this huge rate increase and its impact on Illinois citizens who will now be facing a 66 percent state tax increase as well. I know you have upgrade expenses. But this economy is a time when consumers need relief rather than additional piling on of expenses. Many of us have lost our jobs and are trying to either find new ones or get by as best we can. Remember, too, that the unemployment rate--high as it is--doesn't reflect the true number of unemployed since some of us aren't eligible for unemployment at all and some have already fallen out of eligibility.

    I'm asking you to give us a break, please.

    Sonia Solomonson
  • January 18, 2011

    As a senior citizens, on fixed incomes, my wife and I cannot afford an increase in electric rates. We aren't getting the cost of living increase from Social Security, and we must find ways to control costs. Commonwealth Edison should do likewise.
    Terry Mabus
  • January 18, 2011

    I feel Com Ed should not be granted a rate increase,as Illinois allready has some of the highest electric rate in the country.

    Money spent on paying for utility bills just takes away from spending money on the countrys recovery.

    People on fixed incomes have not had a increase going on three years. Utility increases take food from them. How you like to eat hot dogs and beans three time a day?

    Scott Moravik
  • January 18, 2011

    I am against this request of ComEd for rate increase. Please do not allow the increase as it will affect users already burdened by the recession. ComEd should tighten its belt as their users do.
    P. Angeles
  • January 18, 2011

    Just what we need, an increase in the electric rates. Unfortunately, the social security check only goes so far. It's bad enough they raise the rates in summer when I need the air conditioning without increasing their rates even more.
    Barbara Fallmer
  • January 18, 2011

    I oppose raising the cost of delivering electrical power to homes. My husband and I are retired and on a fixed income. Raising the delivery charge does not allow us to cut our costs by turning off lights, etc. This is unfair. Coupled with the alternative rate regulation, we would have higher bills than we can afford to pay.
    Susan Brownell
  • January 18, 2011

    -Another rate increase-why? The citizens of Illinois have just been hit with an income tax hike, unemployment is over 9%, and we are rated the worst place for retirees to live in the entire country! Are you trying to get everyone to move out of the state? Doesn't ComEd have one of the highest electric rates in the nation? The people of Illinois have had to cut back just to make ends meet; can't ComEd do the same?
    Margaret Sabol
  • January 18, 2011

    please no! just when folks are really "getting" the reduce, reuse, recycle motto ...our conserving won't show results because your proposed delivery charge increase will wipe out any savings...there has to be a better way...you are looking to make upgrades to your system, it's pricey but will/should pay for itself in less man hours to fix outages, less pull at peak times,...vs. your customers being made to pay for your continued profits
    stephanie hansen
  • January 18, 2011

    In regard to the $396 million increase, I personally feel it is redundant, plus the fact, that no matter what steps would be taken to lower our bills, they would not be effective. That kind of increase for delivery of power to homes is
    totally unfair to the consumer.

    Geraldine Bakosh
  • January 18, 2011

    I don't think this increase should be approved especially with the state our economy is in. People are out of work in huge numbers and cannot be expected to pay more for electricity.
    David Krantz
  • January 18, 2011

    With Illinois already paying some of the highest electric rates in the country, it is unconscionable for ComEd to request another rate hike. Even for people lucky enough to still have a job, the private sector has either frozen or cut wages during the past two years while the public sector continues to spend as if there were no economic recession. Before any rate increase is requestedf, ComEd should follow the private sector and cut costs, salaries and benefits. Retirees and the unemployed cannot handle any more increases, and this could well push more small businesses into bankruptcy. Please do not approve any request for a rate increase.
    Linda Porter
  • January 18, 2011

    Please do not allow Com Ed to increase the cost of electrictiy,especially NOT on the delivery costs, we can control electrical use in our home somewhat, but we are unable to do this on the delivery cost. seniors at home need their A/C among other electrical use to make life bearable. TV is about the only entertainment/company one has sitting in the house in the winter (hopefully a warm house) do not let run away electric bills take that away also.
    we are opposed to any increase, SS does not give anyone a COLA, everything else is going up in price, kindly speak up at least against this portion of another rate hike
    thank you
    Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Joesel

    Dennis W. Joesel
  • January 18, 2011

    My husband and I are retired and live on a limited income. This proposed increase is cruel for people like us. It is very regressive.
    lynn windsor
  • January 18, 2011

    We are enduring some of the most heinous hits, one after another, thru taxes and fee increases. Companies HAVE to learn that, just as a wage earner, there is a limit to what might be in the 'pay envelope.' These are necessary infrastructures and I understand they have been cutting costs, but I also hear and see that pensions, salaries, perks, especially to upper mgt are unacceptable. For seniors, middle class, homeowners, I ask that the rate hike be denied. We can only do so much to cut our energy usage. We also have limited budgets with which to pay.
    Carol Findling
  • January 18, 2011

    I'm against any rate increase. How can you even think of asking for this when our economy is still screwed up? I don't understand you people. Take a pay cut and sacrifice like everyone else is.
    mike
  • January 18, 2011

    Dear Illinois Commerce Commission:

    Please do not increase our electric rates this year. In a year where retirees are struggling to pay for basic necessities in this time of economic crisis, it is not fair to allow ComEd to ask for another rate increase. Even though we will watch our consumption use, we understand that it will have not effect on the cost of power. The rate increase is on the cost of delivery to our homes. We do not have the money to make major changes to solar power. We just want to be able to afford living during our retirement.
    Also, ComEd is asking to make a deal which looks shady to us, that is having the freedom to charge whatever they want in the future in return for upgrading the electrical systems. Shouldn't they be doing that anyway?
    Please carefully considering our request and the requests of other Illinois citizens.
    Thank you,
    Edward & Margaret Pyterek

    Mr. Edward and Dr. Margaret Pyterek
  • January 18, 2011

    As a 51 year old who is making less than $20 an hour, I feel that Commonwealth Edison is not entitled to raise their rates. There may be other cost cutting measures they can utilize such as wage freezes or reductions and pension review. As a citizen of Illinois, my only option for electricity delivery is through Common Wealth Edison.
    Todd Jones
  • January 18, 2011

    ANOTHER RATE INCREASE. ARE YOU KIDDING? OUR ELECTRIC BILL IS OVER INFLATED NOW. DO YOU THINK THE PEOPLE OF ILLINOIS HAVE BOTTOMLESS POCKETS? WE HAVE REPLACED ALL OF OUR ELECTRIC APPLIANCES, HAD AN ELECTRICIAN CHECK OUT OUR WIRING, REPLACED THE WINDOWS, ADDED INSULATION, CHANGED FROM WINDOW AIR CONDITIONERS TO CENTRAL AIR, EMPTIED OUR NEST, SO NOW THERE IS JUST THE 2 OF US. DID ANY OF THIS HELP REDUCE OUR ELECTRIC BILL? NOT A PENNY.
    WHEN WE GO ON VACATION & ALL THAT IS RUNNING IS THE BASICS. DO WE SEE A REDUCTION IN OUR BILL? NO. WHEN I CALLED COM ED & ASKED THEM IF THEY COULD REPLACE THE METER, I WAS TOLD THEY DO THAT PERIODICALLY. WHAT IS THEIR MEANING OF THAT. I'VE LIVED HERE SINCE 1967 & IT'S NEVER BEEN REPLACED. PLUS THE PERSON I TALKED WITH WAS EXTREMELY RUDE. NOW THE BILLS ARE ESTIMATED. PLEASE NO MORE. WE CAN'T AFFORD ANOTHER RATE INCREASE. OUR BILL IS TOO HIGH NOW. A RATE DECREASE WOULD BE MORE APPROPRIATE.

    Mrs. David Weaver
  • January 18, 2011

    I am a senior citizen barely making ends meet. I have not nor will I be getting a cost-of-living raise from Social Security (it will be two years after 2011), interest rates for any savings are just about zero, and yet ComEd is asking for a 7% increase in rates. This is unscrupulous.
    F. Anderson
  • January 18, 2011

    The rate increase is untenable, I am an retired elder, an AARP, many of us are struggling as it is to make ends meet, a rate increase would be too much for most of us to handle.
    elaine bachman
  • January 18, 2011

    When will these exorbitant rate increase requests stop? More importantly, when will ICC stop granting them? Just because ComEd asks for them does not mean they should automatically be granted. I have had to install a backup generator because of the many power outages I have experienced over the years. Some of these outages were on bright, sunny days. ComEds terrible service does not warrant any increase. It already has one of the highest rates in the country. If other electric utilities can supply electricity for less, ComEd can do likewise.
    Keith Graham
  • January 18, 2011

    I don't believe that with the economy being what it is right now and com ed's rates already high that they need to go higher. We are already paying for their experimental Smart Meter Program with little benefits.


    Frank Bender
  • January 18, 2011

    I do not believe Com Ed should receive a rate increase considering this would put an added burded on the people of Illinois. It is hard enough trying to make ends meet when you are on a fixed income. Think of the hardship this would put on a lot of us.
    beverly c. meyer
  • January 18, 2011

    I am not in favor of these increases. ComEd makes a profit. The cost of improving their infrastructure should not be paid for by us. That is a cost of doing business and should be paid for from their profits.
    Susan Bajner
  • January 18, 2011

    I work for a non-profit organization for the developmentally disabled, and we employees have not received any type of raise for 3 years now....There are thousands of others like us in Illinois, doing front line work and getting paid peanuts, while inflation, and people like Com-Ed, the TV cable companies, gasoline companies, etc., etc., keep raising their prices....WHEN IS THIS TYPE OF BUREAUCRATICAL BS GOING TO END...START LOOKING AT THE PEOPLE WHO CAN'T AFFORD YOUR UNJUST, UNTIMELY AND UNWANTED PAY HIKE.....The problem is YOU HAVE NO COMPETITION.....You think that just because it costs you more, yeah right, to deliver your power to homes, everyone can afford it!!! Excuse me, are you really serious, are you really living in the same world as I or the thousands of other like me are? I don't think so....Come out of your plush offices and canvass some of the cities, and villages, where we live and ask people for their opinions.....If you did you would be ashamed of yourselves for asking for a $396 million increase....We, as consumers could take as many frugal steps as we wanted-turn off lights, turn down thermostats, yet still get higher electric bills....That's a big hit, especially for people on fixed or like me on limited incomes...The ICC staff have already proposed reducing your delivery charge increase to $78 million when, in reality, you shouldn't have asked for any increase at all in the first place.
    Charles W. McCaffree
  • January 18, 2011

    A rate increase, as proposed in this case number, would create financial hardship for many residents of Illinois, including those on fixed incomes, young families with only one income, the unemployed and those who are living on reduced wages. As a retiree, an increase in my electric bill would cause difficulty. As someone who has tried to reduce my consumption of electricity, I feel this requested increase should be denied - why should I try to conserve, when big business isn't trying?
    Annmarie Mahallak
  • January 18, 2011

    Re: Docket # 10-0467 and the rate increase...I am totally against having to foot the bill for Com Ed to improve its infrastructure to continue to provide service. Isn't that what business has to do with the earnings it has made over the years?

    Re: Docket # 10 - 0527 and the alternative rate increase...When I hear of things like this I conjure up the idea of the state if Illinois taking over the utility companies and running it ourselves. What a bunch of hooey charging more for the same electricity for which one would have to pay during evening hours. I do not hesitate to say that residential customers do not use as much electrical energy as business do. These businesses are operating during the peak hours and using more energy.

    Richard A. MacHarg
  • January 18, 2011

    I oppose a general increase in electric rates. Com Ed has also proposed an alternative rate regulation plan; 10-0527. Why were these submitted separately. Perhaps Com Ed is hoping both will pass and increase the cost to consumers at an even higher rate.

    Families are struggling to make ends meet. The temperature on cold winter days in some homes is below 65 degrees just because families can't afford to keep the home warmer. At the same time I go to businesses and stores which are so warm I am uncomfortable even in short sleeves.

    Those who can least afford the costs of a rate increase and alternative rate regulation plans will be those hardest hit. Please turn down Com Ed's requests.

    Bonnie Nungester
  • January 18, 2011

    Don't we now pay enough to COMED??? As a Senior, living on Social Security....and without an increase in SS for the last two years......this is terrible!!! Stop spending so much on bonuses, parties, travel, etc. We've had to cut back so why can't you? Just try living on what the Seniors have to. This is not right!
    R. M. Avery
  • January 18, 2011

    Illinois residents cannot afford this increase. Especially senior citizens and the unemployed people.
    Larry N. Hill
  • January 18, 2011

    As a Widow on a fixed income, I am highly opposed to the rate hikes that you have requested with case # 10-0467 and 10-0527. I have already tried to lower my electric bills by using the new energy efficient light bulbs, turning off lights and turning down my thermostat.

    Your idea to charge higher rates during daytime hours will especially hurt Senior Citizens who are home during the day or families with small children.

    I understand that the cost of everything goes up, but what do Seniors do when they get no cost of living increase and what little money is in savings is earning no interest. Yet you are requesting huge increases in the rates.

    You need to find a better way to recoup your losses, not on the backs of Seniors and low income families.

    Sincerely,
    Karen M. Hansen

    Karen M. Hansen
  • January 18, 2011

    The price of copper is way up...so maintenance and new lines will cost more. But the price of natural gas is way down along with the CPI in general (other than oil), so operating expense should be easy to manage at current levels or at least at less than inflationary trends.
    I think you should base your rate decision on real-life market conditions that influence ComEd's operating expense rate of increase and on ComEd's commitment to developing new clean energy sources. You should require them to install 'smart' meters and other conservation technology that has long-term benefits for the population.
    The argurment that elders will be adversely affected because they are at home during the day and will pay higher daytime rates cannot be a roadblock to long-term benefits for those same people (I operate a business from my home, so I am an affected party). Higher rates for the poor can be addressed separately from proper resource management that benefits Illinois' total population.

    Steve Smith
  • January 18, 2011

    Thanks for proposed rate hike. It will go well with the income tax hike and the high costs of gas and food. You're doing your part to keep us dirt poor.
    Joan F Koenes
  • January 18, 2011

    I am absolutely against this rate increase, especially since this increase will be on delivery of power and not on the actual usage. We would still get higher bills even when we try to conserve energy. We live on Social Security and it would be a great financial burden for us to have to pay more.
    Mrs. Fumiko Michael
  • January 18, 2011

    If a rate increase is needed to maintain current service levels, then I'm okay with it. Service has been very good in recent years. I remember this was not the case 10 years ago, but improved markedly once a rate increase was improved. My only concern about the current proposal is that it calls for an increase in the delivery charge that all customers pay. This will hurt people on fixed and low incomes. It would be better, I think, to leave the delivery charge alone and apply the increase to usage. At least this will allow financially strapped customers the opportunity to reduce their usage to offset the rate increase.
    George Florian
  • January 18, 2011

    As a senior citizen living on a fixed income, I feel this increase is unfair because there is nothing a consumer could do to reduce her bill since this is a delivery cost increase not a consumption cost increase.
    Barbara Kilton
  • January 18, 2011

    Dear ICC -
    I would like to voice my opposition to the proposed 7% increase in electric rates by ComEd. My understanding is that this rate hike is not related to the cost of electric power, but is based on the cost to deliver that power to homes serviced by ComEd. In other words, if the consumer wishes to conserve energy to save money - he/she will still be hit by even higher utility bills if this rate increase were to be approved. I understand that ComEd is in the business of generating electric power to sell to it's customers, and that the costs of bringing that power to my doorstep may be on the rise; however, this proposal is truly inflated and unjustified in my view. Other businesses work to cut costs and eliminate waste when profit margins are threatened. I propose that ComEd do the same in this struggling economy.
    Respectfully,
    Gary L. Voss
    Byron, IL 61010

    Gary L Voss
  • January 18, 2011

    I have retired just last year. I am on a fixed income right now for the first time in my life. There have been no cost of living increases for SS or pensions. So now I am trying to learn to live on the income I have. My home is all electric and last months bill was the largest one ever in my home of 30+ years. Now ComEd wants more, again. I do not feel they need another increase. They should learn to manage their business like all others are having to do and that is to cut back and be more efficient. Just raising rates may help them but not the middle class customer that is their base of income.
    scott fuhler
  • January 18, 2011

    what an outrage. you only care about linning your own pockets. the more i cut back the more you charge. i am ashamed to have to have comed as my supplier, wish i had another choice.
    charlene bean
  • January 18, 2011

    As a 76-year-old retiree trying to live on my savings, I strongly oppose this rate hike.
    During the current recession is no time to raise rates.

    John P. White
  • January 18, 2011

    This proposed rate increase will cripple us senior citizens who live on a very fixed income, no cost of living increase from Social Security in the past two years due to no increase in living expenses, I do not know what planet the government is living on all they have to do is go grocery shopping and look at Unility companies increasing their rates like Com Ed and now Quinn and the congress increasing our income tax, to see that living is becoming almost impossible.
    Margaret Ryan
  • January 18, 2011

    With the way the economy is at the present time and with the increase in state income taxes done by a bunch of thiefs in the backroon in the middle of the night, this is not the time to be raising my electric rates. The whole bill reads like a scam.
    George Demakos
  • January 18, 2011

    I urge the ICC to deny Comed any rate increases. They are unfairly passing the cost of upgrading their equipment (cost of doing business) onto the already drained consumerswhile they rake in high profits. It is unfair that Comed and it's other subsidiaries make high profits while the average person stives to make ends meet on a fixed income. It is totally unfair that we should pay for their executives to receive large salaries and bonuses for hardly doing anything. STOP THE RAIDING OF THE MIDDLE CLASS!!! With all the increases in taxes and the price of goods in this state, after living in this state for 70+ years (all my life) we are beginning to seriously think about moving to another state that doesn't allow companies to rape it's consumers.
    ARLENE
  • January 18, 2011

    Please do not approve the requested rate hike for Com Ed. The company continues to use rate hikes to make unreasonable profits. Selling excess electricity to other utilities should not be financed by we rate payers. Say no to excess profits! We have no competition in Illinois for electric rates. No rate hikes without competition.
    michael griffith
  • January 18, 2011

    Hike again???? come on, how do you expect seniors who are on a fixed income and these hundreds of people out of work to pay their bill. 7%, this is high way robery. This recession we are in, does Commonwealth Edison realize how this will effect our economy????
    Victor Glinka
  • January 18, 2011

    This request should be denied. Because we are all doing our best to go green and reduce power usage ComEd is obviously looking for a new way to incresae profits. This request goes against the idea of conservation by removing incentives to reduce the use of electriciy since the cost is now trnasferred to the transmission and not the use.
    Ronni Grey
  • January 18, 2011

    I am opposed to any rate increase proposed, especially 7%. This far exceeds any reasonable amount that one might expect in this economy. Since the increase is based more on the systems delivery it leaves no way for seniors such as myself and wife to recoup any of this added expense by further economizing on usage.
    Gerald Hanna
  • January 18, 2011

    I oppose this increase. I am on a fixed budget and already pay a significant amount for electricity. My thermostat is set at 67 days and 64 at night. I have lights on only in the room in which I am. There is not much more I can do to limit or reduce the cost of this commodity. Com Ed wants a 7% increase, I got no cost of living increase from Social Security, people are out of jobs and those who have jobs are not getting 7% increases. Is the utility being well managed? Why is such an increase justified?

    wE have just been told that we will pay 67% more in personal state income tax. I say NO!

    Mary Houston
  • January 18, 2011

    I am opposed to a rate increase for Com Ed for the delivery charges of that power to the homes. This would be a fixed costs, beyond control by consumers such as conservation of energy. This would impact on people with fixed and limited incomes. Illinois is already had hit with unemployment rates and poverty levels.
    Sheryl Hutchinson
  • January 18, 2011

    The calculation of the anticipated rate hike by ComEd is truly unfair. Those persons that are unemplokyed, those persons whose compensation has expired and certainly those persons who are retiree's will be hit the hardest with this unfair increase. How do you expect your customers to be able to stetch their meager income to cover all the increases being leveled on us, especially since our income has not been increased for the second year. It would be nice if city government would do business with industries that did not take unfair advantage of people when they can barely take care of themselves, namely our senior citiizens and retiree's.
    Verna L. Brantley
  • January 18, 2011

    I am a retiree living on a small fixed income and cannot afford another rate increase. With the increase in Illinois state income tax of 2%, gasoline costs increasing daily, I cannot afford to pay more for my electricity. Charging us more on the delivery of power to our homes is totally unfair.
    Peggy Zanko
  • January 18, 2011

    A $369 million increase on the cost of DELIVERY of power (not the cost of the power) is outrageous! At the very least go with your staff recommendation of $78 million. And why not combine this request with Com Ed's other request #10-0572 so that comparison of consequences can be better assesed?
    Richard L. Johannesen
  • January 18, 2011

    Why should we have to pay for ComEds stockholders? Rates are high enough. They need to do some belt tightening from the share holders to the upper leadership.Too much is being put on the consumers back. Electric rate hikes, income tax hike, gas coal plants, gasoline. All of this needs to reviewed as a total impact to the people -not just one at a time.
    Doug
  • January 18, 2011

    My husband and I are both retired on a fixed income. No social security raise for 2 years. Along with millions of others, we cannot afford an increase. Budget YOUR money better - that's what we're told to do - make ComEd bigshots take cuts in their pay. What is this world coming to. No one cares about anything but profit.
    Barbara Kellogg
  • January 18, 2011

    Comed has some of the highest rates in the country. They overbuilt nuclear power plants for years based on a moronic population growth estimate, which didn't happen. Now they ask for more money. The answer should be NO. They also discontinued the special lower rate for people using heat pumps as an alternate source of heat. I purchased a heat pump based on the discount rates that were being offered. Now I can only use natural gas, because the electric rates do not make sense to use with my heat pump. I really need to leave this corrupt state of Illinois. Hell they just raised the income tax and corporate taxes. Stupid idiots running this state.
    David Jordan
  • January 18, 2011

    ComEd's proposed increase puts an unfair burden on people with fixed incomes. Raising the cost of delivery charges does not allow users any way of reducing their bills by conserving energy. They are a monopoly that wishes to guarantee profits. They should not be allowed to to that by raising rates.
    Kathy Westburg
  • January 18, 2011

    Re: 10-0467 & 10-0527

    Please combine both cases, so that commissioners can better evaluate the combined effect on consumers.

    Considering that our local grid goes down about 4X a year, and for long hours at a time, Com Ed should be upgrading on its own current dollars.

    Thank you

    Sharon Lieberman
  • January 18, 2011

    I believe that ComEd's delivery charge increase should be capped at the $78 million figure proposed by the ICC Staff. I also feel that this case should be combined with case #10-0527 for purposes of transparency into the combined effects of these 2 proposals.
    Charles Vaughan
  • January 18, 2011

    How can you raise rates when we have to take A freeze on social security,insurance
    costing more,pus taxes going up. Soon be in A soup line.
    About to move to another state that utilities,are considerably less.

    roger bahr
  • January 18, 2011

    I think the comm ed company should be allowed a small increase based on the national inflation rate just as most wages and most social security benefits.
    Howard Whitney
  • January 18, 2011

    I am on social security disability and there is no way I can increase my income. As you know we have not had an increase in social security for the last 2 years and there is no where I can cut my budget to include an increase in my electricity bills. I feel there should be a discount for fixed income customers or a way to pro-rate our bill based on income. Please do not approve an increase in electricity rates.
    Viola Bressan
  • January 18, 2011

    What is Com Ed trying to do to retirees wth fixed income. Actual bill for 6/10 $80.75, estimated 7/10 $188.80, Actual 8/10 $245.91, 9/10 estimate $10.53. Summer rates in past a high max of $150. Manner of billing with actual reading every other month will be in effect until new auto readers are installed. Nobody can afford these rates. Now they are proposing another increase.

    As a senior, all of my utilities have been raised regularly. No COLA on my SS Benefit, no $250 Stimulus because Republicans voted that down. RTA taking away free rides. Come on folks, give it a rest.

    Kathy Matyskela
  • January 18, 2011

    Recently read in my AARP newsletter about this rate increase. I think it is inappropriate to base a rate increase on delivery of power to homes, which does not encourage or reward anyone for frugal use of power and certainly is no incentive to ComEd to cut costs.

    Also, I would like to hear a great deal more from ComEd about the necessity for this rate increase. Most particularly, I would like some proof that ComEd is cutting its costs to the bone, rather than following the bad example of our Illinois legislature in looking more money from taxpayers/customers.

    Karen S. Tschanz
  • January 18, 2011

    I'm really tired and really hurting. ComEd rates have increased significantly. Where will it end? Please do not increase rates again!
    Jim Moran
  • January 18, 2011

    I think Com Ed needs to start looking at the way they do business and start fixing items that they have let go for years. We have the worst reliable electric service and pay the highest electric rates. For someone on a fixed income the company makes it very hard for the average Joe to make ends meet. We have brown outs all the time and Com Ed can not figure out the problem. If they are going to only be a supplier of our electricity and want a raise they need to prove they are going to do better with the service we should get and don't. Thanks for letting me sound off on the rate increase that is definitely not deserved for Com Ed.
    Dianna Remour
  • January 18, 2011

    in rebutal to the new raise hike / they say they want to charge for delivery of electric not how much / this means what ever you do to conserve power it won't help your bill / kind of counter productive to the governments GO GREE PROGRAM / also according to com ed disclosure statement 53% of power supplied is nuclear power / how about that / this is a unjust bid espically @ a economic time like this / please help us and maybe a government controlled utilities program is neded at this time

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    john ault
  • January 18, 2011

    BEING THAT THE WIFE AND I ARE BOTH RETIRED YOUR 7% INCREASE COMING THIS SUMMER WOULD JUST MAKE IT A BIT HARDER FOR US TO MEET ALL OUR OBLIGATIONS. AS YOU WELL KNOW OUR SOCIAL SECURITY BENIFITS ARE FROZEN FOR ANOTHER YEAR. OUR HEALTH CARE COST ARE ALWAYS INCREASING. OUR PIE JUST KEEPS ON SHRINKING BUT WE ARE'NT ENJOYING IT.
    MR.& MRS. GERALD BERNAR
  • January 18, 2011

    I believe this increase unfair. Being on a fixed income, there is no way that I could attempt to lower the cost of my electric bill.
    Diane Wolniewicz
  • January 18, 2011

    No more rate hikes until the recession is completely over and unemployment is below 4%. there is no excuse to rob from the poor and give to the rich!
    John E. Girard
  • January 18, 2011

    Com-Ed should be looking at ways to save money not charging more. There is a lot of waste throught out the company. There is a glut of middle management and the amout they are paid is much higher than other private industries. In these times we all most make duy with what we have and cut back where we can. I don't see this in any of the public ulities nor of government agencies.
    Dennis Devitt
  • January 18, 2011

    1-11-11

    No to ComEd's second request for alternative rate regulation plan.

    NO DEALS.

    ComEd should always spend their money (from profits) on system upgrades. It is ComEd's responsibility to upgrade their systems. Not the consumer. Since we pay outrageous rates for electricity now, I don't see why we (the ICC) should approve a general increase in electric rates to "recoup $2 billion in improvements to the electricity infrastructure". This is their job, to keep the system running, make improvements as and when necessary and to find and fix outrages more quickly. To install "smart meters" in homes for remote meter reading should only be for new homes built or new buyers of homes. Let ComEd charge a reasonable dollar amount to install "smart meters" in new homes and existing homes recently sold and let the new buyer pay a reasonable amount for the "smart meter" installation, etc.

    Why should I have to pay for an electric car pilot program? If ComEd wants to start this program then they should pay the cost of this program from their earnings/profits. I don't think I will ever see or use a electric car in my lifetime. And, why is ComEd so interested in a program for electric cars? Isn't that the automobile industry's baby? Why would ComEd want such a program?

    Alternative rate plan would offset future investments in the electric grid and an electric car pilot program per ComEd spokesperson.

    The rate increase and the alternative regulation programs should be voted down. We are in a recession. Where does ComEd think I will get the money to support their programs? I recently retired and on Social Security. I did not receive a COLA raise last year or for 2011. And most probably, the State of Illinois management will increase the state income tax by 3 to 4 percent. So I'm behind and behind and behind.

    NO DEALS. NO RATE INCREASE. NO ALTERNATIVE REGULATION PROGRAMS.

    Let ComEd use their earnings/profit money for future investments in the electric grid and an electric car pilot program.

    Norma Wawrzyniak

    Norma A. Wawrzyniak
  • January 18, 2011

    The notion that a rate increase is needed to cover $2 billion in electrical infrastructure improvements is ridiculous. All industries need to invest in their businesses through new technology and other improvements and it is a cost of doing business. Am I to believe that ComEd spent the money first and is now seeking to cover it? If so, it was a very poor business decision. ComEd is a monopoly in each of their service areas. As consumers, we have no choice in the matter. As a result, I do not believe that ComEd is entitled to expect the normal profits enjoyed in more competitive businesses. In fact, they should probably be a non-profit organization, since they enjoy the benefit of a captive client base. In addition, I still suffer from power outages due to storms, etc. and I have not seen and benefit from these supposed infrastructure improvements. I am NOT in favor of granting ComEd any rate increase, particularly at this time, and in this economy.
    William Harper
  • January 18, 2011

    Why in the world does this utility constantly need increases in rates? Are not the Illinois rates the second most expensive per kwh in the nation? And then they think they are so clever as to adding to the total bill with all the other additional charges. I am surprised they don't have a special charge for their "coffee" breaks. Perhaps they need a good "management" house cleaning instead!
    Jerry Jordan
  • January 18, 2011

    we do not need more rate increases . our bills are to high now ,get rid of your waste , we see it everyday .
    Terry Wentz
  • January 18, 2011

    I am against ComEds requested increase of delivery cost. I already pay $34 a month in "delivery" charges, even when my lights are off.
    John Moloney
  • January 18, 2011

    Its a time to halt irresponsible increases in costs that are drowning people in Illinois that are barely making ends meet after almost 3 years of a dead or shakey economy that has devistated savings and retirement accounts. Government has to drastically reduce spending rather than burying us under unmanagable increased taxes. Increasing the utility expenses will only result in having to lower thermostates more, living more hours in the dark and going without air conditioning in the summer. Government is suppose to shape a responsible structure for society to florish, not support irresponsible and wreckless development, spending habits that break the social fiber of its citizens. Enough on the backs of the small individuals and its time for elected officials to take responsible actions and participate in the reductions in life style we are all facing who don't have the salaries and expense accounts.
    Russell Brown
  • January 18, 2011

    I am objecting to the Com Ed increase proposed for June 2011.
    My previous bill for October 29 to December 1, 2010 was $33.24
    and I was home only 8 of those days. My current bill from
    December 1, 2010 to January 4, 2011 is $92.00. I am a senior
    citizen on a fixed income and I can barely afford this. I am very
    aware of saving electricity when not in use. Please do not increase
    my Com Ed bills.

    Joyce Walker
  • January 18, 2011

    The requested rate increase is for the delivery of electricity, not the cost of it. Why should the cost of delivery increase any at all? This is just another scheme that ComEd is promoting to fleece the public who are now saddled with rates that are too high. Reject this request!
    Richard Fandel
  • January 18, 2011

    Another rate increase. How are people on fixed incomes supposed to afford this. Will this money actually be spent on fat retirement checks? Lets put this proposal, along with 10-0527 down.
    Lynne Mesnard
  • January 18, 2011

    Ladies and Gentlemen of the ICC:

    Once again, the citizens of Illinois seem to be at your mercy if Commonwealth Edison's request for a $396 million for delivery of electric power to our homes and a ridiculous alternate rate regulation plan are approved. I understand, that in these tough economic times, we all reach for ways to be more stringent in our spending. We consistently see increases in gasoline, food, water, and utility prices. Many of those increases are understandable, but Commonwealth Edison's virtually consistent demands for increases in their product are almost criminal.

    Please deny both of their requests. The good people of Illinois cannot handle another increase in their daily living expenses and Commonwealth Edison does not need to increase their profit margin yet again.

    Thank you!
    Mary Vohwinkle

    Mary C. Vohwinkle
  • January 18, 2011

    There should be no rate increase for ComEd as their rates are already to high. also we dont need to pay for other peoples smart meters. We are only retirees.
    Clara Dixon
  • January 18, 2011

    Dear Sirs or Madams:
    I do not usually comment on these items, as I have felt that you are normally doing a good job,
    however, I now feel that the ICC has become a conduit for cash to many corporations thst have the
    major population under their complete control. I and my wife are on a fixed income, but we are not
    under the poverty level yet. Most of the "lower Income" individuals are below the "Level", and you do not even consider the people who are trying to keep their heads above Poverty. When Com Ed split from Excellon, and started seperate charges for all the different "Items", our electric bill tripled, and we had a tough time with it then. (We have a rural all electric home, no other services are available except Bottled gas. Well,septic,sewer,heat, and hot water, are all electric ,and no Central air.) We cannot afford to install a Furnace and all the piping, or any of the other accessorys that would be needed, and Alternative Energy sources are beyond our means, even with all the "TAX Credits" offered. We have replaced our lamps with CFL'S, but they do not last as long as they are supposed to. We have insulated, replaced windows, and stopped drafts and other losses as much as we can afford, and we keep lights, and heat turned down, hang clothes outside, and only run large laundry loads and short dryer times, we also keep our hot water heater Wrapped in a fiberglass blanket and it was replaced with an Energy Star rated one.
    We are at a loss as to what we can do further to reduce these costs......? ConEd, I'm sure has written down a lot of their wxpenses, and has paid out all of the Bonuses to the Management and
    Shareholders, and seems to be asking for pure Profit on the Backs of the consumer, this seems to
    be trend of the Future, and needs to be reversed, A reasonable profit is necessary to maintain
    viable busineses in our country, but, I believe that many "public" utilities require a much needed
    review by and outside source that DO NOT have any ties with former executives or officers of the
    respective Regulated companies, or former Employees!!!! We just received our current Electric bill,
    and it is $377.00+, when we normally have a monthly winter bill of about $265.00, yes we did have some Christmas lights on for limited times,through the use of a timer, (cut back from our usual long
    time). Before the Corporate Split, our average winter bill was approximately $185.00 to Very cold
    weather bills of approximately $250.00. Thank you for your time. Dave:

    David W. Cole
  • January 18, 2011

    I don't think comed should get this increase. These are hard times, and everyone is having a hard time making ends meet.Please say NO to this proposed incrase.
    Joseph Tazbier
  • January 18, 2011

    My understanding is that Com Ed received its last rate increase in 2008.
    Before another rate increase is considered or approved, I believe Com Ed should propose programs for more efficient means of power production and distribution rather than just pass all its costs on to the consumer. Soon, more than half of the population will be jobless and retired. There is no reason to expect we can continue to foot the bill for any and all increases that don't show some type of savings.

    Richard Hager
  • January 18, 2011

    With the number of households currently unable to pay their electric and guess bills, it is reprehensible to even consider granting another rate increase to ComEd. Exelon is one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world. The Public Utilities Act was passed to protect our rights to basic necessities, like electricity, not to keep us quiet while utility companies continue to charge as much as they want. Do not sacrifice our right to live to continue to stuff the pockets of ComEd and Exelon.
    Jeremy Kane
  • January 18, 2011

    I am against any rate increase for this company. cannot pay the bills now
  • January 18, 2011

    How do they keep giving the company raises. I am on a fixed income and have had no raise in social security in 2 years now. I can't do this anymore and it is annoying to keep paying this company more and more.
  • January 18, 2011

    AS A SENIOR A RATE INCREASE FOR COMMONWEALTH EDISON WILL CERTAINLY HURT ME. I AM VERY UNHAPPY WITH THE PROPOSED INCREASE. I'M UNHAPPY THAT THE INCREASE WOULD BE IN THE DELIVERY CHARGE. I HOPE IN THESE TURBULENT ECONOMIC TIMES THAT THE ICC WILL SHOW BETTER JUDGEMENT AND DENY THE INCREASE.
  • January 14, 2011

    I DON'T BELIEVE THE RATES FOR SERVICE WITH COMED SHOULD BE RAISED. BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT ECONOMY I THINK THE RATES ARE HIGH ENOUGH AS THEY ARE.
  • January 13, 2011

    I don't feel we should have another rate incrase. the current rate is among the highest in the us. my neighbor has comed stock and has never done so well. the company is doing well right now. I'm retired and my income does not increase no social security cost of living for two years. the money is not out there for people on a fixed income. now with the increase in state income tax it will be more difficult for everyone especially those on a fixed income. since everyone is doing without comed should do the same.
  • January 13, 2011

    I believe they should have a raise , but not the amt. they are requesting. we wants good dependable service, but believe the amt. they want is way too much.
  • January 13, 2011

    cust read in AARP magazine that ComEd has proposed another rate increase. cust is a disabled retired teacher living on a pension, seniors cannot survive these days with the high costs of utilities. cust requests the ICC to reject ComEd's rate increase.
  • January 13, 2011

    cust is against ComEd's proposed rate increase.
  • January 13, 2011

    As a retired person on a limited income increases have a direct impact on my financail ability to pay bills. Over the past 5 years we have borrowed to improve the efficency of our home for electrical use. we have installed efficent furnance and ac and have replaced all of the windows in our house with triple glaze super insulated. as a result our electric use has been reduced by 37% we have only seen a 9% reduction in our bill. this is due to rate increases and now more rate increases are being asked for. this will bring us back to what we were paying seven years ago? I realize that improvements must be made however could not some of the expense come from ComEd profits. Not the blood of customers?
  • January 12, 2011

    I don't feel we should have another rate incrase. the current rate is among the highest in the us. my neighbor has comed stock and has never done so well. the company is doing well right now. I'm retired and my income does not increase no social security cost of living for two years. the money is not our there for people on a fixed income. everyone is doing without comed should be the same.
  • January 12, 2011

    Com Ed has already had a recent rate hike. I was one of the people who experienced an outage of June of 2010. I was without power for 4 days! This caused extra expense in that my groceries spoiled. I'm a divorced woman with 2 sons living at home. My sister who is a widow also lives here. She is only able to find part time work. I'm employed as a waitress and am living month to month. With the new IL State tax hike, that money will be coming out of my food budget. If Com Ed raises their rates again, they must expect us to pay in blood. Property taxes are increasing. I have no health insurance. What are they expecting from us?
  • January 12, 2011

    I DO NOT FEEL COMED SHOULD BE RAISING RATES AS MUCH AS THEY ARE. THE RATE INCREASE IS SUPPOSED TO FUND INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE. I BELIEVE COMED SHOULD FUND IT'S INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE WITHOUT A RATE INCREASE.
  • January 12, 2011

    cust is against the rate hike proposed by ComEd, cust read about it in AARP.
  • January 12, 2011

    cust is against the proposed rate hike for ComEd
  • January 12, 2011

    I THINK THEY HAVE MADE ENOUGH OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS AND CONSIDERING THE ECONOMY COMED DOESN'T NEED ANY MORE. THE STATE IS ABOUT BROKE ANYWAY AND THE TAXES WILL BE GOING UP. WE DON'T NEED TO BE PADDING THEIR COFFERS ANYMORE. ALSO THIS ISN'T THE TIME TO BE TAKING AWAY JOBS WITH THE "SMART METER PROGRAM."
  • January 12, 2011

    I BELIEVE THAT COMED ARE "BLOOD SUCKERS" THEY SHOULD USE THE BILLLION IN PROFIT THAT THEY'VE MADE TO PAY FOR ANY IMPROVEMENTS THAT THEY DO. WHY SHOULD THE CONSUMER BE PAYING FOR THESE IMPORVEMENTS WHEN THEY ARE MAKING SO MUCH MONEY AND WE ARE NOT? I'M A 71 YEAR OLD SENIOR AND ALL I HAVE IS MY SOCIAL SECURITY WHICH IS TOO MUCH TO GET ASSISTANCE FROM COMED ED. I'M CLOSE TO $25 OVER THEIR LIMIT. I'M ANGRY AND OPPOSE THE RATE INCREASE.
  • January 11, 2011

    I am upset about comed asking for another increase. I had to go on social security early because I was laid off and could not find another job. Now they want another raise and I cannot afford it. we did not get a raise in social security and what a seniors suppose to do. they should give a senior citizen discount. I am very opposed to this.
  • January 11, 2011

    I would like to say NO to Com Ed's rate increase. Electric rates for seniors on fixed incomes and for the working poor should not be increased. I'm against it. I am a member of AARP and I hope the rates are not increased.
  • December 27, 2010

    I THINK THE ELECTRIC RATES ARE ALREADY HIGHER THAN THEY SHOULD BE. I AM OPPOSED TO A RATE INCREASE FOR COMED.
  • December 21, 2010

    Under no conditions do I support Com Ed's current request for an increase in rates. Please do not act as a mere rubber stamp for these utilities.

    A heretofore quiet citizen who has observed the ICC for a long time and been shocked with the trend of decisions in favor of the utilities. I am so motivitated that I am investigating ways of replacing members of this commission.

    Theodore Simons
  • December 21, 2010

    Vote NO on Commonwealth Edison's request for a rate increase.
    jim bolker
  • December 13, 2010

    I AM CALLING TO ENCOURAGE THE ICC TO VOTE NO TO COMED'S PROPOSED RATE INCREASE.
  • December 10, 2010

    I an a senior citizen and have not had a raise on my social security for several years and cannot hardly afford the electricity now. I do not want the rate to raise anymore or I won't be able to pay at all.
  • December 9, 2010

    I am really outraged that comed would even propose a rate hike. Our electric rates are already through the roof. I am asking that the ICC not approve this rate increase.
  • December 9, 2010

    Customer called to oppose the proposed ComEd rate increase. Customer is on a fixed income, and now ComEd wants to raise the rates! Between property taxes and now the utility, customer doesn't understand what the government and utility companies are thinking.
  • December 9, 2010

    Customer called to oppose the proposed rate increase by ComEd. If the company needs an increase, go after it when people have money once the economy improves.
  • December 7, 2010

    Please don't let Com Ed raise their rates again. We just saw an increase!

    We're trying to hold our own by using compact fluorescent bulbs, new insulation and new windows, and unplugging things not being used; but we're still losing ground.

    Allen Green
  • December 2, 2010

    I think it is ridiculous that comed is asking for a rate increase. Comed needs to learn how to cut cost for themselves, just like every other business has to. Everyone is struggling. Comed needs to become more efficient. Maybe it’s time for comed hire a new boss. Maybe that new boss needs to be an expert in efficiency. It's time for new management just like they do everywhere else in the world.
  • November 22, 2010

    My electric bill from ComEd dated November 11, 2010 is about 1/2 of what is should be. It is an estimated bill. Is there some reason that the electric company is trying to make bills low this month? Are they increasing rates and plan to charge me at the higher rate when my meter is read? Obviously no one complains about a lower bill, but the electric company always over charges on estimated bills. Something is very wrong and I am sure that this low balling was not done by mistake. All the previous records indicate what our bill should be. Temperature, kWh show that the bill should be twice as much.

    I thought I should bring this to your attention in case they are using this month to show that they are not receiving too much money. Or perhaps they want to end the year with less income on the books. Sincerely Georgieanne and Marvin Alef

    NBVWY

    Georgieanne and Marvin Alef
  • November 22, 2010

    I am a senior citizen and I do not approve the rate increase for comed.
  • November 18, 2010

    I would like the ICC to reject the comed rate increase.
  • November 17, 2010

    If Exelon and ComEd would stop paying those ridiculous salaries, they wouldn't need their requested $400 million rate increase. That's another great result of deregulation.
    Jerry Brown

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    Exelon puts salaries on ice; executives saw '09 pay drop
    By: Steve Daniels February 05, 2010

    (Crain's) -- Exelon Corp. is freezing executive salaries and cutting incentive compensation in 2010 to save $150 million.

    The Chicago-based power company, which owns Commonwealth Edison Co., is taking the cost-saving steps because it faces a challenging 2010 after an equally difficult 2009, it said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Friday.

    As a result, CEO John Rowe's salary will remain $1.47 million, and his performance shares and stock option awards are cut to $2.2 million in 2010 from $12.2 million last year.

    In addition, the significant decline in Exelon's stock price since it peaked at $91.64 in July 2008 has caused the total value of Mr. Rowe's stock holdings (including unvested options and shares) to fall to $22.2 million last year from $49.2 million in 2007, according to the filing. Exelon's stock closed Friday at $44.24.

    The steps Exelon is taking to cut compensation costs this year include reducing target values for long-term incentives by a third. They also entail cutting the company's match for 401(k) retirement plans to 3% from 5% of base salary, with a profit-sharing formula that provides for an additional 3% match in good years.

    In 2009, Mr. Rowe's total compensation was $6.4 million, including the $1.47 million salary, $1.6 million in long-term cash incentives and another $2.7 million in stock awards. That was down from a total of $10.4 million in 2008.

    Christopher Crane, president and chief operating officer, saw total compensation in 2009 of $3.2 million, including $821,154 in salary. That compared to $5 million in 2008.

    At ComEd, CEO Frank Clark pulled in total compensation of $2.5 million, down from $3.3 million in 2008. Virtually all his compensation was in cash, since ComEd employees don't participate in Exelon stock awards. It's a way of demonstrating that the utility subsidiary is separate from the parent that owns the nuclear power plants in Illinois that supply much of ComEd's power.

    And ComEd President Anne Pramaggiore was paid $1.3 million, down about $50,000 from 2008.

    Jerry Brown
  • October 18, 2010

    Customer service very poor - I object to increase.
    Giera
  • September 7, 2010

    ComEd officials have recently pulled all take home vehicles for first responder employees, these employee's drove these trucks home and when trouble occured were dispatched directly from their homes to the problem. upper management has now forced these employees to park at reporting centers sometimes having these employees drive past outage areas to get truck and return, as a rate payer i find this very unacceptable and not a good business move considering this company has petioned your acency for a rate hike
    John smith
  • September 7, 2010

    I received my bill for Aug 2010 and it was for $1100. It is clear that there is something wrong as they provide a chart/graph for my usage for the whole year and on average it is at 1600-1800. It is at 9350 for Aug. They said it is right. They will not work with me.
    Shannon Bartell
  • August 19, 2010

    Please fight this unnecessary rate hike by comed. Any utility that is asking for a rate hike in these times is unjustified. This money is going towards their bottom line not towards improving any infrastructure. As long as they are making a huge profit and are rewarding their executives with huge salaries and bonuses any rate hike is unacceptable.
    cesar casillas
  • August 19, 2010

    I have been in my house for 10 years now. My average bill in the summer is around $240.00. I was very shocked when I received my bill and it was for $388.00. Im tired of the utility companies being a monopoly and filling there pockets with money.
    Kim Rossi
  • August 17, 2010

    Under NO uncertain terms should ComEd recieve a rate hike! They have been providing poor service, has nothing but questionable business practices, has raked consumers over the coals for years. I have been over charged for YEARS. And they excpect us to pay for their mistakes in billing anyway. Incorrect OVER ESTIMATES, Faulty meters, Faulty wirring. OUTAGES. ComEd deserves NOTHING but MAJOR FINES for what they have put the american consumer/citizen through. They need to tighten their belts just like everyone else has to. They need to start caring about their customers and stop abusing their power! They Need a COMPLETE OVERHAUL IN MANAGEMENT and ABSOLUTELY NO RATE HIKE! I am ABSOLUTELY AND UTTERLY DISGUSTED WITH ComEd!!! AND SO IS EVERYONE ELSE!!!
    Angela Perri
  • August 10, 2010

    NO MORE RATE HIKES ! ! I am 74 yrs old and struggling to keep my head above water. I cannot take any more rate hikes. I work full time now just to keep going. These rate hikes will bury me.
    Jo Ann Hunsinger
  • August 10, 2010

    I filed an informal complaint reguarding commonwealth edison on Friday July,2 of 2010 and still have not had a response to this issue. The tracking number is 1620-2010. I have been waiting to hear from you but have heard from comm ed and they still insist that we owe a substantial amount. Ihave tried to work out a resolution with the utility company but dealing with them is extremely difficult and they are not very friendly and thats putting it mildly. First they said the meter was frozen and sent a technician out who told me that we had been overcharged by 500 killowatts and then they sent another technician to replace the meter. I live in a one bedroom 600 square foot apt. and 2 to 300.oo a month for electricty seems ridicilous.. Therefore I would like to proceed in filing a formal complaint. According to Comm. Ed, they sent us a letter and consider this case closed but I will not close this case until the balance is in the normal limits of what we actually use each month. I can be reached at 708-395-5583 and my acct.#with Comm. Ed. is #5474460015. Please send necessary forms to file a formal complaint to my home adress-2242 N. 73rd Ave. Elmwood Park ,Il. 60707 or you can E-mail the forms to Bakabowbakabow@yahoo.com attn. Darold Hendershott. Your expedition of this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.
    darold hendershott
  • August 10, 2010

    My rate increased twice within the last 4 months. And they want another rate increase??? My current bill has tripled since last month. It appears that it was an underestimated meter reading and current month was an actual meter reading that included last months usage under new rate increase. Additionally my rate was increased in April 2010. I asked if I can do a payment plan however they advised me that I will still get charged a late fee if not paid in full. I am on a fixed income with an unemployed husband and a $177 electric bill is ridiculous. I tried to get this resolved but instead they sent me a new bill with a $7 savings that was not due for another month. The next day I got a another bill that was $293.01. Now they told BBB that the issue was resolved but it was not. According to old rate I would have saved $30-$45. This is a MONOPOLY!!! I hope someone can stop them. THIS IS SO UNFAIR to us!

    PLEASE HELP!!!

    Ana Otruba
  • August 2, 2010

    After struggling for more than a year with frequent ComEd outages (every few days last summer and lasting for long periods) and little responsiveness, our village has had to step in and finally gotten some infra-structure improvements pertaining to a particular square series of blocks in town. However, after allegedly completing the repairs, ComEd left a major mess around replaced utility poles in our alleys and does not respond to calls for completion and/or cleaning up the areas. This is not the first in a series of problems with ComEd. They say AT & T must remove the replaced poles. However, it was ComEd crews that destroyed property and left major messes. And they're aspiring to rate increases? You must be kidding!
    Richard & Hylene Dublin
  • August 2, 2010

    Do NOT give Com-ed permission to raise their rates by 7%. If they need the increased revenue they should take it from their massive profits. Com-ed has made several blunders in there years as the only electric company serving the Chicago area. The Zion Nuclure plant is just one of those blunders. We all continue to pay for that mistake on the lake every month. As a monopoly you need to control their greed or give the consumer an alturnative.
    Jeffrey Smith
  • August 2, 2010

    ComEd is expected to seek a big, new rate hike soon. I am categorically opposed to any increases in ComEd's rates.

    ComEd's parent, Exelon, had a profit of $2.7 billion last year. This isn't a financial position from which you ask for a rate increase. During these trying economic times, when consumers are in such dire straits, they don't need to be hit with a rate increase that they can ill afford.

    ComEd's healthy balance sheet and consumer anguish are two good reasons that ComEd should not be rewarded with a rate increase.

    I strongly urge you to not grant any rate increase to ComEd.

    George Goldstein
  • August 2, 2010

    In response to the COM ED rate hike, I have filed complaints three times with your agency against COM ED. I have been gouged and over charged for electric usage in the amount of hundreds of dollars and I'm the only one in my home!
    When is something going to be done to stop these outrageous bandits who seem to feel the sky's the limit with consumers?????

    People are barely surviving as it is! PLEASE do something to STOP COM ED!!!

    Judith Baron
  • August 2, 2010

    I read in the Chicago Tribune last week that Commonwealth Edison plans to seek a rate increase for the Chicagoland area soon. As a money-squeezed citizen of Chicago, IL. it is my hope that the members of the ICC will not grant the proposed increase to ComED. This company has sought and has been granted rate increases on a regullar basis in recent years by the ICC. Isn't it due time to see any further rate hikes at this time of harsh economic realities from the 'consumers' point of view? Can ComEd survive without a rate hike? More importantly: Can Chicago and Illinois consumers survive another rate increase? Please, let's be reasonable, do the right thing and don't grant ComEd another increase in their rates.
    Anthony Blackwell
  • August 2, 2010

    WE CANNOT BELIEVE THAT THE ICC WOULD EVEN CONSIDER GIVING COMMENWEALTH EDISON ANOTHER RATE INCREASE. THESE BILLS HAVE GOTTEN HIGHER AND HIGHER AND PEOPLE CANNOT PAY THESE INCREASES. WE CANNOT COMPREHEND WHY THE COMISSION EVEN CONSIDERS THEIR REQUESTS. EVEN IF THE COMPANY WAS GOING BROKE WE WOULD NEVER VOTE FOR ANY INCREASE OF ANY KIND! THIS ICC SHOULD BE DISOLVED BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT LISTENING TO THE ILLINOIS CITIZENS OR DOING THEIR JOBS IN THE BENEFIT OF THE ILLINOIS TAXPAYER. IF ANYTHING EDISON SHOULD BE LOWERING THEIR RATES! WE THINK EVERYONE ON THIS COMMISSION SHOULD STEP DOWN AND ALLOW A PUBLIC VOTE ON ANY AND ALL INCREASES THAT THIS PHONY COMPANY SAYS IT NEEDS.
    MR. AND MRS. JEFFREY NEIS
  • August 2, 2010

    The customer service provided by ComEd doesn't warrant any increase; in fact, since they're doing less, and doing it with a poorer attitude, they should be punished with a decrease in the cost of providing service. Two years ago(May 08), I received notice by mail that my service was being moved to a new address- and I wasn't moving! Nothing like that has ever happened before in the more than 20 years I've been at this location. Today I discovered that my bill has been estimated for the past 3 months because I have two dogs in my yard. I was reprimanded for not opening my electronic bill because then I would've known that my meter reading was estimated and not read; however, because I *was* paying my bill electronically through my bank, I never saw an electronic version of any billing information for the past year, and when I look up my account on their website, I see no indication as to whether meter has been read or estimated. Of course, I have gone back to a paper bill, and I'll happily read my own meter, since they haven't bothered to invest in the wireless technology that the gas company has had for several years now. No increase for a decrease in service.
    Mary Willoughby
  • August 2, 2010

    Dear Citizens of Illinois and Commission Members:
    In these times of economic stress and high unemployment with loss of paychecks and benefits it appears, again, that Commonwealth Edison continues to push the envelope in their efforts to obtain higher revenue to enhance profits. While they are entitled to a reasonable return on the investments to cover higher wage demands from their employees and increasing costs of maintenance, the attitude is one of laissez faire, the consumer be damned.
    As in the past, the Commission will supposedly study the proposal and proceed to act on their political persuasions and contacts, ignoring the fact that they work for and are paid by the citizens of the State of Illinois. This is a constant irritant under the skin unless some noble person, or organization, opposes the proposal, in toto, or fights to obtain a fair and reasonable increase. Obviously, there is waste and mismanagement in many organizations, which should be thoroughly explored prior to granting any concessions to a public company considered a monopoly. Once a company has bought out the competition, the users have no choice but are forced to deal with the surviving company for their product.
    As the case may be, the citizens of Illinois must look to the ICC for the wisdom and decisions of a Solomon.
    Ed Blitz

    Edwin C. Blitz
  • August 2, 2010

    We do not need or deserve another rate hike from any Illinois Electric company. They continue to make money and do little to maintain the lines that are in place. The workers on the ground are the only people for ComEd that deserve money, not the people at the top that continually want hikes to pay for their lifestyles. Illinois is hit hard enough as it is with unemployment and a broke government. ComEd's rate increases will not benefit anyone but them. The last round of rate increases caused my bill to increase by much more than their estimated increase. There are too many fees that are being charged as it is. I cannot afford another increase!
    Peter Knipschield
  • August 2, 2010

    We've had enough of the rate increases this utility has again proposed without substantial justification. There is no oversight in regards to the spending or necessity of the millions of dollars requested for the delivery of power, not the cost of power and I can say for myself and I am certain countless others, that we have got to put a stop to this endless spending. We are not in a position to afford additional spending at a nearly 7% increase in proposed costs to us. Say no to this increase with giving them the opportunity to present for an increase once the economy rebounds. We all have budgets and corporations present budgets as well. This we understand. However, where is the accountability. ComEd should present a budget that is not higher but lower than what is proposed? They should squeeze the numbers as much as they can to avoid an increase in costs?
    S. Green
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