ComEd delivery fee hike to add $5.50 to average bill

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December 18, 2013 2:50:20 PM PST
Electricity bills for Commonwealth Edison customers are going up next year.

The Illinois Commerce Commission approved an increase in the delivery fee for electricity on Wednesday.

That will add about $5.50 a month to the average ComEd bill.

It will raise $340 million for the utility.

ComEd said it need the increase to help for its modernization program including the installation of smart meters.