A study from the Illinois Citizens Utility Board suggests that low-income customers may pay more than their fair share for electricity.
Stakeholder groups generally support the utility’s proposal but have concerns related to consumer protections.
A Federal Communications Commission proposal would expand Wi-Fi traffic to part of the spectrum used by utilities.
As utilities deploy smart grid technology, more are also investing in telecom infrastructure to transmit data.
Unlike the first phase, ComEd isn’t legally obligated to use renewables, but the company says it will seriously consider them as it reviews proposals.