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We need a “smart” power grid, and we can’t get it for nothing

Commonwealth Edison and Ameren Illinois took the hint. The utilities got hammered in Springfield after they proposed a plan to finance improvements in their electricity grids. They have agreed to revise the controversial legislation in a way that does more to protect consumers, but they’re still getting a chilly reception. Their latest measure is substantially [...]
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The good and the bad about the Illinois smart grid performance metrics

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid (2 years ago)

Utilities, smart grid pundits, industry suppliers and regulators across the U.S. are interested in the performance metrics proposed by Commonwealth Edison in its 2013 smart grid progress report filed with the Illinois Commerce Commi... Read Post

Illinois’ Largest Utilities Embrace the Smart Grid

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid (6 months ago)

Over the next five to seven years, smart grid infrastructure, including advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), will be deployed for customers of the two largest utilities in Illinois: Commonwealth Edison and Ameren Illinois. Over f... Read Post

Thinking Across the Plug: The Coming Integration of Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid (yesterday)

Can a power grid manage the load when 250 million electric vehicles (EVs) are all plugged in at the end of rush hour? Can the batteries of plugged-in electric vehicles act as a power reserve to help utilities smooth generating load?... Read Post


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