ILLINOIS (RFD) — Ameren Illinois residential customers could pay less for electric delivery service under a plan filed Thursday with the Illinois Commerce Commission. Approval of the $7.22-million decrease would mean about $1.13 per month less on the typical residential customer’s monthly electric delivery bill. Ameren Illinois spokesman Marcelyn Love says if approved, this would be the sixth decrease in Ameren Illinois electric delivery rates since the state’s Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act (EIMA) passed in 2011.
Under the state’s Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act passed in 2011, Ameren Illinois says it’s customers have saved an estimated $45 million each year through avoided outages and increased service reliability. Coupled with expected lower supply costs, overall customer monthly electric bills are expected to be lower in 2020 than in 2012 and remain below the 2018 national average.