Commonwealth Edison Co. v. Ill. Commerce Comm'n, No. 2-06-1284

CourtUnited States Appellate Court of Illinois
Writing for the CourtHUDSON delivered the opinion of the court
Citation398 Ill.App.3d 510,338 Ill.Dec. 539,924 N.E.2d 1065
Decision Date06 April 2010
Docket NumberNo. 2-06-1284,2-06-1285,2-07-0078,2-06-1286,2-07-0066,2-07-0104.
PartiesCOMMONWEALTH EDISON COMPANY, Petitioner,v.ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION; The People of the State of Illinois ex rel. Lisa Madigan, Attorney General; Bluestar Energy Services, Inc.; The Board of Education of the City of Chicago; Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago; Castwell Products, Inc.; Chicago Transit Authority; Citizens Utility Board; The City of Chicago; Coalition of Energy Suppliers; Community Action For Fair Utilities Practice; Constellation Energy Commodities Group, Inc.; Constellation New Energy, Inc.; The Cook County State's Attorney's Office; The United States Department of Energy; Direct Energy Services, L.L.C.; Downers Grove Sanitary District; Dynegy, Inc.; Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies; Illinois Industrial Energy Consumers (styled as such collectively from the following petitioners: Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Caterpillar, Inc.; Daimler Chrysler Corporation; CITGO Petroleum Corporation; Corn Products International, Inc.; Ford Motor Company; Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.; Sterling Steel Company, L.L.C.; and Thermal Chicago Corporation); ISG Riverdale, Inc.; Midamerican Energy Company; Midwest Generation Eme, L.L.C.; Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation, d/b/a Metra; People's Energy Services Corporation; University of Illinois; and U.S. Energy Savings Corporation, Respondents.Chicago Transit Authority, Petitioner,v.Illinois Commerce Commission; Commonwealth Edison Company; The People of the State of Illinois ex rel. Lisa Madigan, Attorney General; Bluestar Energy Services, Inc.; The Board of Education of the City of Chicago; Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago; Castwell Products, Inc.; Citizens Utility Board; The City of Chicago; Coalition of Energy Suppliers; Community Action for Fair Utilities Practice; Constellation Energy Commodities Group, Inc.; Constellation New Energy, Inc.; The Cook County State's Attorney's Office; The United States Department of Energy; Direct Energy Services, L.L.C.; Downers Grove Sanitary District; Dynegy, Inc.; Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies; Illinois Industrial Energy Consumers (styled as such collectively from the following petitioners: Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Caterpillar, Inc.; Daimler Chrysler Corporation; CITGO Petroleum Corporation; Corn Products International, Inc.; Ford Motor Company; Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.; Sterling Steel Company, L.L.C.; and Thermal Chicago Corporation); ISG Riverdale, Inc.; Midamerican Energy Company; Midwest Generation Eme, L.L.C.; Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation, d/b/a Metra; People's Energy Services Corporation; University of Illinois; and U.S. Energy Savings Corporation, Respondents.Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation, d/b/a Metra, Petitioner,v.Illinois Commerce Commission; Commonwealth Edison Company; The People of the State of Illinois ex rel. Lisa Madigan, Attorney General; Bluestar Energy Services, Inc.; The Board of Education of the City of Chicago; Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago; Castwell Products, Inc.; Chicago Transit Authority; Citizens Utility Board; The City of Chicago; Coalition of Energy Suppliers; Community Action for Fair Utilities Practice; Constellation Energy Commodities Group, Inc.; Constellation New Energy, Inc.; The Cook County State's Attorney's Office; The United States Department of Energy; Direct Energy Services, L.L.C.; Downers Grove Sanitary District; Dynegy, Inc.; Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies; Illinois Industrial Energy Consumers (styled as such collectively from the following petitioners: Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Caterpillar, Inc.; Daimler Chrysler Corporation; CITGO Petroleum Corporation; Corn Products International, Inc.; Ford Motor Company; Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.; Sterling Steel Company, L.L.C.; and Thermal Chicago Corporation); ISG Riverdale, Inc.; Midamerican Energy Company; Midwest Generation Eme, L.L.C.; People's Energy Services Corporation; University of Illinois; and U.S. Energy Savings Corporation, Respondents.Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago, Petitioner,v.Illinois Commerce Commission; Commonwealth Edison Company; The People of the State of Illinois ex rel. Lisa Madigan, Attorney General; Bluestar Energy Services, Inc.; The Board of Education of the City of Chicago; Castwell Products, Inc.; Chicago Transit Authority; Citizens Utility Board; The City of Chicago; Coalition of Energy Suppliers; Community Action for Fair Utilities Practice; Constellation Energy Commodities Group, Inc.; Constellation New Energy, Inc.; The Cook County State's Attorney's Office; The United States Department of Energy; Direct Energy Services, L.L.C.; Downers Grove Sanitary District; Dynegy, Inc.; Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies; Illinois Industrial Energy Consumers (styled as such collectively from the following petitioners: Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Caterpillar, Inc.; Daimler Chrysler Corporation; CITGO Petroleum Corporation; Corn Products International, Inc.; Ford Motor Company; Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.; Sterling Steel Company, L.L.C.; and Thermal Chicago Corporation); ISG Riverdale, Inc.; Midamerican Energy Company; Midwest Generation Eme, L.L.C.; People's Energy Services Corporation; University of Illinois; and U.S. Energy Savings Corporation, Respondents.

398 Ill.App.3d 510
924 N.E.2d 1065
338 Ill.Dec.
539

COMMONWEALTH EDISON COMPANY, Petitioner,
v.
ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION; The People of the State of Illinois ex rel.
Lisa Madigan, Attorney General; Bluestar Energy Services, Inc.; The Board of Education of the City of Chicago; Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago; Castwell Products, Inc.; Chicago Transit Authority; Citizens Utility Board; The City of Chicago; Coalition of Energy Suppliers; Community Action For Fair Utilities Practice; Constellation Energy Commodities Group, Inc.; Constellation New Energy, Inc.; The Cook County State's Attorney's Office; The United States Department of Energy; Direct Energy Services, L.L.C.; Downers Grove Sanitary District; Dynegy, Inc.; Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies; Illinois Industrial Energy Consumers (styled as such collectively from the following petitioners: Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Caterpillar, Inc.; Daimler Chrysler Corporation; CITGO Petroleum Corporation; Corn Products International, Inc.; Ford Motor Company; Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.; Sterling Steel Company, L.L.C.; and Thermal Chicago Corporation); ISG Riverdale, Inc.; Midamerican Energy Company; Midwest Generation Eme, L.L.C.; Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation, d/b/a Metra; People's Energy Services Corporation; University of Illinois; and U.S. Energy Savings Corporation, Respondents.
Chicago Transit Authority, Petitioner,
v.
Illinois Commerce Commission; Commonwealth Edison Company; The People of the State of Illinois ex rel.
Lisa Madigan, Attorney General; Bluestar Energy Services, Inc.; The Board of Education of the City of Chicago; Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago; Castwell Products, Inc.; Citizens Utility Board; The City of Chicago; Coalition of Energy Suppliers; Community Action for Fair Utilities Practice; Constellation Energy Commodities Group, Inc.; Constellation New Energy, Inc.; The Cook County State's Attorney's Office; The United States Department of Energy; Direct Energy Services, L.L.C.; Downers Grove Sanitary District; Dynegy, Inc.; Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies; Illinois Industrial Energy Consumers (styled as such collectively from the following petitioners: Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Caterpillar, Inc.; Daimler Chrysler Corporation; CITGO Petroleum Corporation; Corn Products International, Inc.; Ford Motor Company; Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.; Sterling Steel Company, L.L.C.; and Thermal Chicago Corporation); ISG Riverdale, Inc.; Midamerican Energy Company; Midwest Generation Eme, L.L.C.; Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation, d/b/a Metra; People's Energy Services Corporation; University of Illinois; and U.S. Energy Savings Corporation, Respondents.
Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation, d/b/a Metra, Petitioner,
v.
Illinois Commerce Commission; Commonwealth Edison Company; The People of the State of Illinois ex rel.
Lisa Madigan, Attorney General; Bluestar Energy Services, Inc.; The Board of Education of the City of Chicago; Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago; Castwell Products, Inc.; Chicago Transit Authority; Citizens Utility Board; The City of Chicago; Coalition of Energy Suppliers; Community Action for Fair Utilities Practice; Constellation Energy Commodities Group, Inc.; Constellation New Energy, Inc.; The Cook County State's Attorney's Office; The United States Department of Energy; Direct Energy Services, L.L.C.; Downers Grove Sanitary District; Dynegy, Inc.; Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies; Illinois Industrial Energy Consumers (styled as such collectively from the following petitioners: Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Caterpillar, Inc.; Daimler Chrysler Corporation; CITGO Petroleum Corporation; Corn Products International, Inc.; Ford Motor Company; Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.; Sterling Steel Company, L.L.C.; and Thermal Chicago Corporation); ISG Riverdale, Inc.; Midamerican Energy Company; Midwest Generation Eme, L.L.C.; People's Energy Services Corporation; University of Illinois; and U.S. Energy Savings Corporation, Respondents.
Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago, Petitioner,
v.
Illinois Commerce Commission; Commonwealth Edison Company; The People of the State of Illinois ex rel.
Lisa Madigan, Attorney General; Bluestar Energy Services, Inc.; The Board of Education of the City of Chicago; Castwell Products, Inc.; Chicago Transit Authority; Citizens Utility Board; The City of Chicago; Coalition of Energy Suppliers; Community Action for Fair Utilities Practice; Constellation Energy Commodities Group, Inc.; Constellation New Energy, Inc.; The Cook County State's Attorney's Office; The United States Department of Energy; Direct Energy Services, L.L.C.; Downers Grove Sanitary District; Dynegy, Inc.; Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies; Illinois Industrial Energy Consumers (styled as such collectively from the following petitioners: Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Caterpillar, Inc.; Daimler Chrysler Corporation; CITGO Petroleum Corporation; Corn Products International, Inc.; Ford Motor Company; Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.; Sterling Steel Company, L.L.C.; and Thermal Chicago Corporation); ISG Riverdale, Inc.; Midamerican Energy Company; Midwest Generation Eme, L.L.C.; People's Energy Services Corporation; University of Illinois; and U.S. Energy Savings Corporation, Respondents.

Nos. 2-06-1284, 2-06-1285, 2-06-1286, 2-07-0066, 2-07-0078, 2-07-0104.

Appellate Court of Illinois,
Second District.

Sept. 17, 2009.
Rehearing Denied April 6, 2010.


924 N.E.2d 1066

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924 N.E.2d 1067

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924 N.E.2d 1068

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924 N.E.2d 1069

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924 N.E.2d 1070

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924 N.E.2d 1071
Paul F. Hanzlik, E. Glenn Rippie, Foley & Lardner LLP, David M. Stahl, Adam Oyebanji, Eimer Stahl Klevorn & Solberg LLP, Darryl M. Bradford, Commonwealth Edison Company, Anastasia M. O'Brien, Richard G. Bernet, Exelon Business Services Company, all of Chicago, for Commonwealth Edison Company in No. 2-06-1284.

John P. Kelliher, Illinois Commerce Commission, Chicago, for Illinois Commerce Commission in No. 2-06-1284.

Julie L. Soderna, Citizens Utility Board, Chicago, for Citizens Utility Board in No. 2-06-1284.

R. Eric Robertson, Ryan E. Robertson, Lueders, Robertson & Konzen, Granite City, for Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Caterpillar, Inc., Corn Products International, Inc., Daimler Chrysler Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Illinois Industrial Energy Consumers, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., Sterling Steel Company, LLC and Thermal Chicago Corporation in No. 2-06-1284.

Christopher J. Townsend, Joseph E. Donovan, Christopher N. Skey, William A. Borders, DLA Piper US LLP, Chicago, for Coalition of Energy Suppliers, Constellation NewEnergy, Inc., Direct Energy Services, LLC, MidAmerican Energy Company, People's Energy Services Corporation and U.S. Energy Savings Corp. in No. 2-06-1284.

Paul F. Hanzlik, E. Glenn Rippie, John P. Ratnaswamy, Michael J. McMorrow, Foley & Lardner LLP, David M. Stahl, Eimer Stahl Klevorn & Solberg LLP, Darryl M. Bradford, Commonwealth Edison Company, Anastasia M. O'Brien, Richard G. Bernet, Exelon Business Services Company, all of Chicago, for Commonwealth Edison Company in No. 2-06-1285.

John C. Feeley, Carmen L. Fosco, Carla Scarsella, John P. Kelliher, Thomas R. Stanton, Illinois Commerce Commission, Chicago, Elizabeth A. Rolando, Bill VanderLaan, David Rearden, Illinois Commerce Com'n, Springfield, for Illinois Commerce Commission in No. 2-06-1285.

Paul F. Hanzlik, E. Glenn Rippie, John P. Ratnaswamy, Foley & Lardner LLP, David M. Stahl, Eimer Stahl Klevorn & Solberg LLP, Darryl M. Bradford, Commonwealth Edison Company, Anastasia M. O'Brien, Richard G. Bernet, Exelon Business Services Company, all of Chicago, for Commonwealth Edison Company in No. 2-06-1286.

Elizabeth A. Rolando, Illinois Commerce Commission, Springfield, John P. Kelliher, Illinois Commerce Commission, Chicago, for Illinois Commerce Commission in No. 2-06-1286.

Richard C. Balough, Karen Rowan, Eugene L. Munin, Barbara Smith, Kevin J. Loughlin, Stephen Wood, Rachel Kaplan, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, for Chicago Transit Authority in No. 2-07-0066.

John P. Kelliher, Illinois Commerce Commission, Chicago, for Illinois Commerce Commission in No. 2-07-0066.

Paul F. Hanzlik, E. Glenn Rippie, John P. Ratnaswamy, Foley & Lardner LLP, David M. Stahl, Eimer Stahl Klevorn & Solberg LLP, Darryl M. Bradford, Commonwealth
924 N.E.2d 1072
Edison Company, Anastasia M. O'Brien, Richard G. Bernet, Exelon Business Services Company, all of Chicago, for Commonwealth Edison Company in No. 2-07-0066.

Edward R. Gower, Charles R. Schmadeke, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Springfield, for Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp. in No. 2-07-0066.

Mara S. George, Corporation Counsel, City of Chicago, for City of Chicago in No. 2-07-0066.

Richard A. Devine, State's Attorney, Cook County, Mark N. Pera, Supervisor, Marie D. Spicuzza, Deputy Supervisor, Assistant State's Attorneys, Chicago, for Cook County State's Attorney's Office in No. 2-07-0066.

Patrick N. Giordano, Paul G. Neilan, Giordano & Neilan Ltd., Chicago, for Building Owners & Managers Association of Chicago in No. 2-07-0066.

R. Eric Robertson, Ryan E. Robertson, Lueders, Robertson & Konzen, Granite City, Conrad R. Reddick, Wheaton, for Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Caterpillar, Inc., Corn Products International, Inc., Daimler Chrysler Corp., Ford Motor Company, Illinois Industrial Energy Consumers, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., Sterling Steel Company, LLC and Thermal Chicago Corporation in No. 2-07-0066.

Edward R. Gower, William P. Hardy, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Springfield, Michael C. Noland, John A. Milano, Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp., Chicago, for Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp. in No. 2-07-0078.

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