A four-month pilot in the city’s West Side is testing whether scooter-sharing could help reduce emissions.
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.
The Illinois utility recently installed five off-grid streetlights at two public schools in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood.
Questions remain about its grid impact and usefulness, but some say the pilot could be a model for a larger program.
Almost seven years after Chicago’s two coal plants closed, the plant sites are significant factors in City Council races in the Feb. 26 election.