Case Number: 13-0552

  • March 28, 2014

    THE SMART METER PROGRAM IS AN INVASION OF PRIVACY AND SECURITY. WE HAVE TO HAVE IT EVEN IF WE OPT OUT!!! THESE METERS CAN BE HACKED EASILY BY ANY FOREIGN COUNTRY CAUSING MASS OUTAGES AND CHAOS. THERE IS NO FREEDOM OF CHOICE FOR THE CONSUMER. INFORMATION IS STORED AND CAN BE SOLD. WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS PROGRAM AND THEN BE CHARGED IF WE DON'T WANT IT. IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL TO TAKE AWAY FREEDOM OF CHOICE.
    JULIE KELLER
  • February 14, 2014

    As I gather solid scientic/medical evidence that "smart meters" are showing signs of having determental effects on many people health, you people decide to make it mandatory for people in Ill. And I hear you have levied a fine of about 21.00 a month if you don't want them. I do not want someone in a far off office to have control over my heating/air conditioning usage. And don't try to feed me the lie that it would never happen, because you know that is the end goal. I hope when it proves that people are getting sick and the monthly bills go up, they hold the entire commission PERSONALLY/FINACIALLY RESPONSBLE FOR THE DAMANGE!
    Mark Galvan Jr.
  • February 13, 2014

    I built a home in the Saddlebrook II subdivision which is located in Plato Center (just West of Elgin). Our lot is physically adjacent to the railroad tracks where ComEd is seeking authority to construct these 165 by 53 foot electrical towers.

    These proposed towers and the electromagnetic field that they will carry will directly affect my community/home: Noise, possible interference with Wi-Fi, Digital Antennas, cell phone,aesthetics, and potential health concerns. Any combination of these types of effects will also have a detrimental effect on my property values. As if the "great recession" was not enough, now I'm poised to take a hit on my property value due to these proposed High Voltage Towers. Of course, the substantial real estate taxes we pay will not likely take a commensurate hit.

    What my family and I are asking is that you strongly convey (mandate)to ComEd, that they bury these cables along parts of the "right of way" were their presence would impact private residences, especially those that are in close proximity to them. ComEd will of course baulk at the cost. Well have them amortize the cost over the expected life of that infrastructure (100 years?) and raise fees to recoup any remaining costs.

    Bottom line, we live out here and will be forced to live with whatever this commission allows ComEd to build. The great majority of the people out here that this transmission line will impact are law abiding, high tax paying citizens who use precious little government services and simply want to live our quite lives in peace. This commission's decision will dramatically impact our lives. Our ask is that you make a decision that would not decrease the quality or character of our neighborhoods...have ComEd bury the cables.

    Thank you.

    Rosendo Mendez Jr.
  • February 11, 2014

    Have you considered the security impact of smart meters on those customers who have government security clearances and maybe compromised by all the well documented methods of hacking those meters? Your placing some of your customers in jeopardy.

    If customers make the decision to refuse a (smart) meter now and incur monthly charges associated with this choice it should be with full knowledge that this refusal is simply deferring the inevitable," the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) said.

    Steve keefe
  • February 10, 2014

    Gov. Quinn was against the smart meters and the Gen. Assembly pushed them through anyway. Not only are these meters a health hazzard and risk to our family, but they are unconstitutional collecting data that invades our privacy. In the futher they will have the ability to control our appliances and shut them on or off as they wish. It's all about controlling the power grid and if Com Ed deems it necessary they can shut off your appliances so they will have extra energy they can sell to out of state consumers that pay higher rates than in state consumers. The public is being lied to about the RF health risks involved as well as the data that is collected and used. It is an infringemnt on our privacy. I have no objection to having a meter you can get the readins from but you don't need a smart meter to do this. Please revoke any approvals made for the smart meter and stop assisting in the enforcement of their installations. The consumer should have an opportunity to reject the meters without being penalized. The towns, cities, and states are capitolizing on the Subsidized money to push the smart meters. The Fed has spent 12 million $ on the project. You need to be protecting the consumer and citizens of this State from this type of bullying.
    Dan Hullett
  • February 10, 2014

    I just hear on the news tonight that I will be fined $21.50 per month for not having a Smart Meter. Why?

    Why should I pay $3.00 a month for 10 years to pay for the Smart Meter when I am opposed to it.
    As a resident of Illinois, I think I should have the option to not have a Smart Meter and if you insist that I have a Smart Meter installed I should not have to pay $3.00 per month for 10 years.
    The ICC wants me to have it, you should pay for it.

    Louise Pennington
  • February 10, 2014

    This correspondence is in regards to your recent approval of the new com ed smart meters. It dissapoints me either you are not aware of what these meters are capable of, or you approve them just the same. And to justify Com Ed to charge us for not accepting this invasion of privacy is unacceptable. First off, Com Ed already charges us in our monthly billing for the meter readers, but only read meters everyother month, as one is estimated, but we get charged every month. Now, I will be this charge doesn't get dropped when the new meters are installed are they? Furthermore; the monthly charge you are allowing already exceeds the charge we are already are paying which will not get dropped. I have no objection to a meter that gives them the meter reading only by them calling the meter by phone and getting the numbers, but this smart meter does much more than that. I urge you to reverse your stance on this issue and revoke your approval until you have fully investigated this matter and start representing we the people. thank you for your time, if I can be of any further assistance, please call me at
  • January 28, 2014

    Please do not allow Com Ed to charge people who option out of the smart meter program. There is no reason to charge the customer. People can continue to record their meter readings as they do with their gas meters. With smart phones a person could even take a picture of the meter and send it to them. Also, I see the smart meters as very easily being outdated. Technology is ever changing. Think smart phone. What will it cost to upgrade these smart meters? Who will pay for that if not the customer then the government in the form of a bailout.
    chris cooper
  • December 5, 2013

    I am strongly opposed to the smart meters. I already have heart trouble and hear it can affect people with pace makers and am dead set against them.
  • November 20, 2013

    I believe that I should not have to pay for refusing to have a device that makes me sick attached to my house. I have an immune system impairment and become ill when exposed different types of electricity. Radio frequency is especially difficult for me. I am unable to use a cell phone, and avoid spending time in buildings or houses with WiFi, baby monitors, wireless security systems, cordless phones ie most public places—or in areas where there is a high concentration of cell towers or multiple antennas. This condition has affected nearly every area of my life. True, it seems to be almost everywhere. But at least there’s one place where I can be relatively free of harmful radio waves and be well—in fact well enough to begin working again. That place is my house.
    My finances were depleted due to my illness. The idea of having to pay a fee monthly in order to avoid being bombarded by radio waves that will cause me to have a relapse is an outrage and should be unconstitutional.

    Lois Sachs
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