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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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Time-Variant Pricing 101: All Electricity is Not Priced Equally

Utilities / Energy : The Energy Collective (3 hours ago)

Utilities and regulators have made great strides in promoting renewable energy, increasing the efficiency of the power grid, and reducing pollution. But customers can be part of the solution by better managing their use of electrici... Read Post

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 (7 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


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