Illinois House approves smart-grid for Comed

March 21, 2013 4:19:50 PM PDT
The Illinois House overwhelmingly approves legislation that could soon raise your Comed bill.

The bill backed by Comed would help fund the utility company's 10-year plan to complete its so-called smart-grid modernization.

The governor opposes the bill, but Thursday's passage gives Comed veto-proof majorities in both chambers.

Comed says right now the average residential customer has a bill of $82 a month.

The increase would add another 40 cents a month in 2014.

Those bills would then jump another 80 cents a month three years later in 2017.