CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- On the 14th of July, 2010, ComEd sent me an upwards-of-sixty-dollars bill for a single month worth of electricity. Previous month's bill was $23. I called the company, and a representative wanted to know if I have a dog, or if the meter is behind a gate with a lock. Also, according to her, I should have known about the "rate increase." None of this made sense to me. When I called back the next day, a third party informed me that, according to ComEd, my power usage and their "prediction" of how much power I was going to use were "different."