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Votes to extend Illinois smart grid plans

09 Dec 2014
Illinois Senate has put forth a legislation that will give the state’s largest utilities, Ameren and ComEd, two more years to develop their smart grid programs and charge rates based on those programs.

The Illinois Citizens Utility Board is generally supportive of the smart grid bill and believe that if implemented correctly, will provide benefits.

The bill looks to extend tariffs by two years, but leaves a deadline of Dec. 31, 2017 for state regulators to “prepare and file with the General Assembly a report on the infrastructure program and the performance-based formula rate.”