ComEd customers paying for modernization legislation exposed in bribery scandal: report

Report claims consumers have seen a 37% increase in the delivery portion of their electricity bills
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Consumers are paying the price for the legislation that ComEd obtained in the recently exposed bribery scandal, according to a new report.

The Illinois Public Interest Research Group claims the "smart grid" and modernization legislation allowed ComEd to increase profits by 47% over eight years.

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The watchdog report also claims consumers have seen a 37% increase in the delivery portion of their electricity bills.

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While ComEd admitted to its role in the bribery scheme, it disputes the report's findings. They said consumers have seen benefits from the modernization, including fewer unplanned outages.
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