A utility sector group toured microgrid facilities last week in Chicago and Champaign as part of a U.S. trade mission.
Clean energy advocates hope the increased threats highlighted in the federal report will push the state to embrace climate action.
An agreement to install a superconductor system in Chicago is a signal that the smart grid tech could be commercially viable in Illinois.
A new report says expanding clean energy could attract major investments and 20,000 new jobs over the next 20 years.
The city’s voluntary efficiency initiative revealed a need for more education and outreach to get smaller building owners on board.