Ameren Illinois is taking steps to modernize its electric distributions system. Spokesperson Leigh Morris says the upgrade is designed to benefit customers and improve service, despite all of the controversy surrounding the so called "Smart Grid."
The company laid out its action plan in paperwork filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission. The ICC has until October to review the plan and make a decision. If all goes well, Morris says new rates will go into effect at that point. Customers can see how the new rates will impact them after February 1st by logging onto IllinoisRateFacts.com.