ComEd’s Favorable Regulatory Treatment for Grid Investments Comes Under Fire

By [email protected] For the past nine years, Chicago-based utility ComEd has earned excessive profits from a regulatory structure set in place by a 2011 state law whose passage has been linked to a bribery scandal that’s embroiled key state lawmakers and ComEd’s former CEO.

That’s the charge leveled in a Tuesday report from the Illinois Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) asking state lawmakers to force the utility to align its capital investments with its customers’ interests. The consumer watchdog group says that should start with reforming the regulatory structure set in place by 2011’s Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act.

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