There’s a game of disinformation that the two electric utilities play in Illinois.
Com Ed makes contributions to legislators in southern Illinois and Ameren gives money to state representatives and senators in northern Illinois.
I guess these power companies (pun intended) realize that few will know what Ameren supplies.
It’s electricity, just like Commonwealth Edison.
Com Ed is seeking special legislation which will raise everyone electric rates to keep its nuclear power plants open.
Just as it sought special legislation to force us to pay for the installation of smart meters, which, of course, will allow it to lay off meter readers.
The other excuse for the smart grid legislation was that the high power lines were inadequate.
How anyone bought the argument that a monopoly who was granted that monopoly in order to deliver electricity should get more money from its ratepayers because it has not kept its delivery system up to date is beyond me.
But the Illinois General Assembly fell for the pitch.
Here’s hoping we won’t have our rates raised again because of legislative action.
And that the $1,000 reported by Treasurer Mark Daniel will not influence Wheeler to vote for any bill that will raise our electric rates.
I have been in communication with both my State Rep., who is Wheeler, and my State Senator Pam Althoff.
Have you contacted yours to tell them you will not think kindly if they vote for any bill that will raise our electric rates?