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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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General Electric to modernize Chicago’s electric grid

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid (last year)

General Electric Co. has won a $200 million deal to make 4 million smart meters for Commonwealth Edison Co. as part of the electric utility’s grid modernization program. ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC), plans... Read Post

The good and the bad about the Illinois smart grid performance metrics

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid (last year)

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 (3 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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